Various Types of Spas

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they hear the word ‘spa’ is massage. Well, they are partly right. Most spas’ specialties are giving their clients relaxation through different kinds of massages. The services that facilities provide depend on the type of spa it is.


Ayurvedic Spa

This type of spa follows an ancient Hindu healing system. Treatments are done with herbal medicine, purification and yoga. The concept of this spa is to create a balance between the mind, the body and the spirit. The various Ayurvedic treatments are good for detoxifying and cleansing, boosting immune system, and helping people with medical conditions in general.

Medical Spa

A medical spa offers various skin care procedures like treating fine lines, removing wrinkles, cellulite contouring, laser hair removal and more. A medical spa is supervised by a licensed medical doctor with therapists, aestheticians, osteopaths and physiotherapists that handle treatments and therapies.

Healing Spa

Healing spas are usually located in areas where people can enjoy the wonders of nature without being bothered by the pollution and noise of the city. There are mountain healing spas and spas near beaches or other water sources. People who go to healing spas want to undergo special programs for physical issues such as injuries or heart concerns, or for stress-related problems like insomnia.

Thermal Spa

This kind of spa is built around hot springs. There are numerous of benefits one can get from going to a thermal spa. The heat from the water can help with blood flow and metabolism. The water contains a lot of minerals that can relieve pain and treat certain kinds of skin conditions. Thermal waters are also great in detoxification.

Destination Spa or Resort Spa

Holidays can be well spent in destination spas. In here, a guest can choose from different programs depending on how long he or she would be staying. The programs include physical fitness activities, wellness lectures, spa treatments and healthy cuisine.

Day Spa

Compared to the other spas that provide programs during a client’s stay, a day spa does not require an overnight stay. Although this kind of spa provides similar treatments and some services, customers can only stay there for the day, thus the name ‘day spa’.

Most people who do not have the time to undergo extensive programs for their health, sometimes visit day spas to get quick treatments like facials, massages, body scrubs and wraps, and more.