Day spas are growing so rapidly that there are good ones within driving distance of just about everyone. Many people see the day spa as an integral part of their health and beauty routine. They get a manicure every week, a massage every other week, a facial once a month.
For other people, it's a new experience, a special luxury, a rare treat. Many have their first taste of the spa when they get a gift certificate. Either way, the day spa is the place to go for one or two treatments. It's a mini-getaway when all you can take is a few hours.
The destination spa is an all-encompassing experience, and a much bigger investment. It's a great way to jumpstart a diet or make a major lifestyle change in a supportive environment. Major destination spas have nutrional counseling, exercise physiologist to craft a cusomtized program, even smoking cessation programs.
Women are the most enthusiastic spa customers. A destination spa is a great place for mothers and daughters, sisters, girlfriends to go together.
But more spas are aiming programs at men. Destination spas with medical facilities attract them in higher numbers.
If the man in unenthusiastic about the spa experience, The resort spa is also a good choice. He can skip the spa and head for the golf course.
And don't forget the home spa. There are a lot of things you can do to make wellness part of your everyday routine.