Five things you should be concerned with when visiting a spa

People visit a spa to enjoy a relaxing couple of hours to de-stress and enjoy the benefits of a spa treatment. Since there are many Asian massage parlors, the quality standards of each spa can differ greatly. Here are five things you should be concerned with when visiting a spa.

Rough handling – Some therapist may be rough and offer treatments that are vigorous to the point that the client is in pain. Let your therapist know if you prefer a gentle touch over a vigorous message.

Pushy therapist – Some therapists will try to get you to buy additional treatments or products even if you have made an appointment for a specific treatment. If you feel that your therapist is pushy, politely but firmly decline.

Allergies, reactions, and overall health conditions – It is best to reveal any allergies, reactions or health conditions that may affect you during or after the treatment.

Dangers for pregnant moms – Expecting moms should avoid treatment that involves high heat, like treatments that use steam, sauna or hot tubs. Instead choose a prenatal massage, facials, reflexology or aromatherapy.

Infections – Some spas may not be as clean as you think and therefore can be a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Experts recommend that the best way to reduce the chance of infection is to take a shower soon after your treatment and change into fresh clothing.