What is the best day spa for you?

With so many different “day spas” in our area how do you decide what’s right for you? We’ve all been there, trying to read review after review and browsing page after page to simply paralyze ourselves into not making a decision because we are too afraid of making the wrong decision.

We have found that there are 3 categories that most “day spas” now fall into:

1.      Luxury spas

2.      Medical Spas

3.      Relaxation Spas

Luxury Spas

These types of spas usually offer amenities such as showers, mud baths, gyms, pools, etc. These spas typically charge higher rates for the same services you would get elsewhere. Typically you are paying for the experience and the amenities that spa offers. If you plan on indulging in all it has to offer, it’s not a bad deal but beware of the actual service you are receiving. Typically they hire new therapists that are inexperienced, and although you are paying top dollar, you are not guaranteed a professional service that is guaranteed to get you results.

Amenities: 3/3

Therapist Experience: 1/3

Service Menu: 2/3

Cost: 3/3

Medical Spas

Medical spas usually have a doctor or nurse practitioner on staff. They differ in the sense that they are medically driven for results and usually only carry medical grade skin lines. Medical spas tend to be run like doctor’s offices where it can be difficult to see or speak to your doctor because there is always someone else who relays information to them. Medical spas or med spas employ fully licensed medical staff who administer non-invasive cosmetic treatments - like Botox, microdermabrasion, fillers, chemical peels, and laser hair removal - in addition to more traditional spa treatments.

Amenities: 1/3

Therapist Experience: 3/3

Service Menu: 2/3

Cost: 3/3

Relaxation Spas

Relaxation spas are also referred to as ‘pampering spas’ or ‘pampering and relaxation spas’. These spas specialize in relieving stress and tension through massages, facials, and body scrubs. Typically, they are mid to low cost. They usually employ new therapists just coming into the field, and staff turnover tends to be higher in these type of spas. Although you may be able to get a great price, sometimes it's at the expense of quality.

Amenities: 2/3

Therapist Experience: 1/3

Service Menu: 1/3

Cost: 2/3

Where does Govea Esthetics + Spa fall into?

We are trying to bridge the gap between all 3 spa categories. We feel that the market is overly saturated with the same type of spas and nothing new has been created. We feel that it is more important to deliver a quality experience and treatment to our clients than offering amenities for the sake of charging higher prices. By focusing on the treatment and its results and not having to worry about a huge overhead expense for a build-out of a luxury spa, we can deliver a more affordable price to our customers. We also carry Skinceuticals which typically is only carried by medical spas due to its high cost of entry. By making the right investment in a quality skin care line instead of other things, we can confidently say that we are results driven. Our menu resembles what you would find at a medical spa but without the doctor premium. The type of results are the same but at a lower cost!  Plus, we offer the same services you would find in a relaxation spa!

Amenities: 2/3

Therapist Experience: 3/3

Service Menu: 3/3

Cost: 1/3

What’s your take on today’s spas? Give us your thoughts in the comments below. Let us know what your experience has been and whether you agree or disagree with the points made. We hope you appreciate our breakdown of spas and look forward to seeing you at our day spa!