A Guide to Planning Your Spa Visit

When you choose to spend your vacation with Bluegreen Resorts at the Cibola Vista Resort and Spa in Peoria, Arizona, you will find yourself within close proximity to the Phoenix, Arizona, area’s rich variety of outdoor activities and vibrant cityscape. You can also enjoy being pampered at the resort’s luxurious on-site spa. Other Bluegreen properties located across the United States offer access to spas, and whether you are a regular spa client or novice, you will find plenty of ways to relax for a few hours or an entire day or weekend.

You can enhance your spa visit by planning ahead and doing your research. Following are a few simple insights to keep in mind as you prepare for your stay:

When you initially contact a spa to book an appointment, be sure to have a list of questions ready so that you can find out about the services and policies that are most important to you beforehand. Ensure that the staff answers your questions completely and to your satisfaction. Guidelines such as deposit requirements, tipping policies, cancellation lead-time requirements, and refund policies will vary from one spa to another, as will the types of treatments offered and the price range for each service. A 15 to 20 percent tip for each service
provider is customary.

In order to ensure that you feel comfortable, ask the spa for a tour. Be aware that in order to maintain their clients’ privacy, spas will not escort you through areas that are actively providing client services. The spa may also not be able to facilitate a tour during its busiest days or times.
Moreover, try to be sure to arrive on time. Many spas cannot accommodate latecomers, even those who are only about 10 minutes late. In addition, being early allows you plenty of time to situate your belongings in your locker, relax in the lounge, and prepare for your treatment.
If you have a preference for obtaining a massage from a male or a female therapist, be sure to make your request in advance in order to avoid surprises.
Remember to turn off your cell phone and electronic devices for the comfort and relaxation of fellow spa-goers.

If you take medication, check with your medical professional to find out whether there are certain spa treatments, such as the whirlpool or sauna, in which you should not indulge. In addition, remember that if you are booking any kind of exfoliation treatment, you should not shave for at least 24 hours prior to your visit.
If you have never been to a spa before, don’t hesitate to speak up and ask questions about what you can expect. Your treatment professional will want to know if something is uncomfortable or if pressure needs to be adjusted.

A little preparation can make your time at a spa the most bliss-inducing experience it can be.