A spa is a place you can go to get get massage, facials,
and body treatments
like sea salt scrubs
There are several different types of spas
. The most numerous are day spa
, where you drop in for the day. There are also destination
or health spas
and resort spas
, where you stay overnight. Hot springs or mineral springs spas
are places where you can "take the waters," the foundation of the historical spa experience.
offer more medically oriented services and are sometimes attached to a plastic surgeon's office.
The International Spa Association defines spas as "places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit" Depending upon what your goals are, and what you are looking for in a spa experience, you will want to know differences in spas and what they offer.
No government agency is regulating the word "spa" so it's important to investigate what an individual spa offers.