A day spa is a business which provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as massages and facials. It is different from a beauty salon in that it contains facilities like sauna, pool, steam room and whirlpool that guests may use in addition to their treatment. In contrast, a destination spa offers similar services integrated into packages which include diet, exercise programs, instruction on wellness, life coaching, yoga 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.
Day Spa Treatments
- body massage
- foot massage
- facials — facial cleansing with a variety of products
- waxing — the removal of body hair with warm wax
- body treatments such as body wraps, salt scrubs, etc.
- ear candling
- guasha (scraping)
Types of Day Spas
- Hotel Spas
- Urban Day Spas
In addition a Beauty Salon may also offer many of the same treatments found in a Day Spa, without the spa facilities.