A day spa is the one stop solution to unwind, get pampered and to rejuvenate. People at the end of a stressful week at work, homemakers who need a break from routine to just those who need no reason to unwind find that a day spa is the place to go. From beautiful landscaped environs, hot baths, beauty care packages, massages and gourmet food, day spas offer enough to the stressed soul to recoup and recover.
Day spas are however not the lightest in terms of damage to the pocket, so it is wise to do some spadework well in advance so that your mind can be left free to unwind by not fretting over finances.
The average cost of a day spa depends on a variety of factors including:
- where you live
- how luxurious you want the experience to be and,
- most importantly as on whether you intend to have one at a resort or a hotel spa.
Prices in big cities predictably are higher than what it would cost in a smaller suburbia. Luxuries and added amenities always come at extra costs as well. You can however make the best deal out of it by putting a little thought into it, planning and scheduling it in advance. Keep in mind that most one-hour long massages and relaxation therapies at most day spas cost in the range of $100 upwards. The most high-end these services are, the more it would cost. Certain top tier day spas can even cost around $700-800 a night!
How to find the best offers?
- Book in advance: It pays to plan ahead and book in advance. Reserving a slot at the day spa at short notice is in all probability going to cost more than booking a few weeks ahead.
- Check lifestyle magazines: This would mean that you are aware of what you are looking for during your stay at the day spa. Knowing which services you would like to have at the day spa means that you can make an estimate of your spending.
- Check websites: This would be the single most important step while choosing the “where.” Most day spas have websites that detail all the facilities that can be availed while at the resort. Pay attention to the photographs and see if you like what you see!
- Look for special promotions: Most websites and magazines would prominently advertise special packages and promotions. Keep an eye out for them and make the best of it.
- Off-season Days: Try to time your visit around the off-season time of the year so that you avoid the hiked prices that come with the tag of vacation time! Also try to schedule your visit on weekdays instead of weekends.
- Get feedback: If you have friends who have been to some of the day spas you have shortlisted, ask them about their experience non-intrusively. Nothing beats first hand feedback.
- Make enquiries: Most websites have contact details listed, so if you have questions and need clarifications, never shy away from dashing off a polite e-mail or making a phone call. It always pays to know it in advance.
- Chart your finances: Be clear on what you are willing to spend for this luxury of unwinding. It is most likely that you will end up spending more than what you accounted for in any case, so a base estimate is very important.
Finally, what is the best offer? The relaxation, the ambience and the pampering! Once your planning is in place, let go of the stress and make the best out of the best deal you can make at the day spa and enjoy.