Going On A Spa Getaway Abroad? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Going on a spa getaway is one of the best things that anyone can do for their physical and mental health. As a recent survey has shown that 75 percent of adults experience moderate to high levels of stress in any given month, taking some time to relax and de-stress should be a priority to improve overall wellness. The serene environment of a spa resort, as well as all the relaxing activities that one can do in it, can help to ease tension and improve mood. If you’re planning to go on an overseas spa trip, packing well for your getaway, as well as knowing all the local spa customs, can help you make the most of your experience. Here’s a guide to going on a spa getaway abroad.

How to Plan a Spa Getaway Abroad

Reserve your treatments before you leave

Whether you’re going to Bali or heading to a spa resort in Jamaica, reserving your spa treatments should be a priority before leaving for your trip. Specialists at Viva Day Spa recommend booking treatments in advance to secure your preferred date and time. This way, you can get your massage, moisturizing facial, or any other spa treatment done when you want them so you’ll have time to participate in other activities, such as a yoga class or a group meditation session. You may also want to consider getting in touch with a spa manager if you need recommendations on what treatments to get so they can tailor fit your treatments according to your needs. Make sure to ask if they have any spa packages that are bundled with room rates so you can save some cash on your trip

Turn your cellphone off

Being at a spa resort allows you to decompress as it offers you a way to temporarily escape from the stressors of daily life. That being said, you should also consider going on a digital detox while you’re on a spa getaway as spending hours scrolling through your social media feed can also cause a certain amount of stress. Take selfies if you must, but only post them once you get home, and remember to turn off your phone while you’re having spa treatments. 

Speak up

If it’s your first time getting a new type of massage or an unfamiliar treatment, don’t hesitate to ask your therapist or technician to explain more about it. Even if you’re in a foreign country, it’s very likely that the staff can understand and speak English well, and this is often the case if you’re staying in a highly rated spa resort. You should also speak up if you feel any pain during treatments so that the technician can make adjustments to ensure that you’re comfortable while you’re having a massage or a med spa treatment. 

A spa getaway in a beautiful destination can help to heal your mind, body, and soul. Consider these tips if you’re going on a spa trip abroad so you can get the most out of your treatments.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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