A spa day is a perfect gift for a loved one. It’s simple – book it, give them the voucher and go! But wait, as you scroll through the many options available, the realisation sets in that choosing a spa day is far more complex than originally anticipated. A slight panic sets in and all kinds of unanswered questions emerge. Let the panic subside and continue reading as we attempt to guide you in selecting the right experience for your partner or family member.
The key is to make the whole experience relaxing, so you need to get the location right first. Your partner or family member wants to enjoy as much time at the spa as possible, so booking a spa four hours away so they can have a massage defeats the object of the relaxing experience! Of course, if the spa break is over a period of three days, it is worth travelling that little bit further to maximise the experience without cutting into the relaxation time too much. This is particularly true if you are city dwellers and you can stretch to a spa weekend in a country retreat.
Once the location (or at least a vague estimate of travelling time) has been decided upon, you can proceed to choosing the right spa break for your loved one. If they are already a member of a gym with sauna facilities do not book a simple spa package as the chances are they already have regular access to the types of facilities provided! Likewise, if they get a regular manicure (‘getting their nails done’) – it is pointless to book a spa break where beauty treatments include a manicure and a pedicure. Women like to be pampered and most of the time you cannot go wrong with a massage or a facial if you are really stuck. These treatments are not something a woman will have as regularly and so will be a real treat particularly in the relaxing environment of a spa.