A day spa is a business that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials. A day spa is different from a beauty salon in that it contains facilities such as a sauna, pool, steam room, or whirlpool that guests may use in addition to their treatment. A day spa is different from a destination spa as no overnight accommodation is provided. In contrast, a destination spa offers similar services integrated into packages which include diet, exercise programs, instruction on wellness, life coaching, yoga, Tai Chi and accommodations where participants reside for the duration of their stay. A resort-spa may also function as a day spa, if they allow access to patrons who are not guests of the hotel.
What kinds of services are offered at a day spa?
Treatments and charges vary greatly from spa to spa, but here are some of the services frequently offered. Facials usually include skin analysis, clarification, cleansing, exfoliation, mask, toning and hydration; facial paraffin treatments are also frequently offered. Body treatments may include sauna, whirlpool, jet bath, steam room, massage, mud bath, salt scrub, seaweed body wraps, clay or herbal body masks, reflexology and waxing. Day spas also usually offer nail services, such as manicures, pedicures and paraffin treatments.
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Hair Creme Baths
Hair beauty rituals are the focus of spas and salons across Asia, and are fast becoming popular worldwide because of conditions such as hair loss, dandruff and dry hair. A traditional hair creme bath is a two-step process. First, you want a custom designed oil treatment to apply to the scalp and roots of the hair. Warm some macadamia oil, or any carrier oil you prefer, with your choice of essential oils at a two-to-one ratio. For hair loss, add rosemary, juniper, or lavender essential oils to the carrier oil; for dandruff, add tea tree, eucalyptus, rosemary or cedarwood; for dry hair, add sandalwood, geranium or lavender essential oils. Part the hair, smear the oils along the scalp lines to cover the entire head.
Next, you need your rich conditioning creme base to apply on the hair. You can use either a manufactured product, or create your own naturally formulated base, experimenting with such ingredients as coconut milk, egg, mayonnaise and others, to arrive at your desired result. You can then spike it with additives for specific client hair conditions, such as seaweed to enhance hair growth; or avocado and aloe vera as hair food. Apply your spiked creme bath from the roots to the tips of the hair. Massage the scalp to help absorb both the oil treatment and the creme bath. Apply a hair cap or steamed towel, and leave on 20 minutes. Shampoo to remove all oily traces. As the hair is drying, consider a hair perfuming, which is smoking the hair with incense.