OK, now it’s time for a cross Spa Goddess Sarah.
Why do you book a spa day? I know that for me it’s all about the relaxation, the ambience, the chance to get away from it all. The treatments are a massive part of that, being massaged, pampered, the lovely aromatherapy scents, it’s all just a little bit blissful.
So when I read a scathing article about the fact that the products used in spa treatments cost a fraction of the cost of the actual treatment, I got just a bit frustrated. That’s not the point, really, is it? Of course, everyone has to make a profit. We all know how the world works, and UK spas are not a charity. But more importantly, for me, it’s not about how much the facial or body treatment products cost to buy wholesale. If I cared that much I’d buy my Elemis, Dermalogica or Clarins on the high street or online and do it myself in the bathroom instead.
No, it’s all about the experience. You can carry out your own facial at home but isn’t it lovely to have a bit of Indian Head Massage or reflexology done while you’re waiting for the masque to soak in? Have you ever tried to give yourself a body wrap? Isn’t it a pain in the bum attempting to give yourself an exfoliating body scrub – even with the most delicious products known to woman, you get it all over the bathroom floor and it’s a right pain to clean the shower afterwards.
Yes, you can do all these things at home, but you don’t have the ambience, the use of the spa pools and sauna afterwards or the soothing hands of a trained spa therapist. A pamper day is just that – a day to be pampered. Not a day to be mean-minded and wondering whether you’re getting your money’s worth of moisturiser. Do you agree? I’d love to hear your opinions!