Facilities & Amenities

Childcare

Properties that provide onsite child care services and programming.

Cold Plunge Pool

At day spas, cold plunge pools are normally paired with saunas or steam rooms to provide an invigorating and refreshing counterpoint. Cold plunge pools contain chilled water (often around 50 degrees Fahrenheit) in which guests can immerse themselves for a brief time after a sweat-inducing steam or sauna. The alternating hot/cold temperatures are said to aid in effective circulation and detoxification. Guests with heart conditions and pregnant women should not use the cold plunge pool.

Concierge

The hotel staff member who assists guests by providing information, recommendations and reservations for specialized services within or outside of the facility.

Dry Cleaning

Clothes cleaning service available.

Food/Beverage Available

Light meals and drinks provided.

Hammam

A hammam is a public bath influenced by ancient Roman and Turkish traditions. Conventionally, the hammam includes a cold pool in the center of the structure and diffuse, high-intensity mist. In the past, the hammam served as a central gathering point for the community where people could socialize, relax, and practice personal hygiene. Day spas have revived this ancient tradition, adding contemporary spa touches such as aromatherapy steam treatments, exfoliating skin treatments, and hydrotherapy.

Infrared Sauna

Infrared saunas use light energy to heat the skin in a manner similar to that of a conventional steam sauna. Proponents of infrared saunas claim that the deeply penetrating heat generated by infrared light provides effective detoxification without creating a possibly unsanitary humid atmosphere. Sauna sessions have been known to carry health benefits such as improved circulation, stress reduction, and increased metabolism. Women who are expecting should refrain from entering any sauna for the length of their pregnancy.

Locker Room

The total spa experience should extend far beyond the treatment room into the areas where guests await and prepare for treatment. Separate locker rooms for men and women boost a spa-goer's sense of serenity, freeing guests from fears of awkwardness or concern for the security of their valuables. The locker room is also the place where guests can wash and dry off after a relaxing spa service. Many spas feature a steam room and/or sauna in the locker room. Robes, slippers, and grooming supplies are often available in the locker room to ease guests' transitions out of and back into their daily routines.

Meeting Facilities

Combining a company meeting or conference with the relaxing potential of a spa getaway makes sense. A happy, healthy person is more productive at work. These spas offer state-of-the-art meeting facilities with myriad possibilities to fill participants' downtime.

Restaurant

Onsite chef prepares meals served by wait staff.

Retail Store

Variety of consumer items offered for sale.

Robes Provided

Relinquishing one’s work wardrobe in favor of a free-flowing robe is de rigueur at most day spas. This item of spa attire is meant to promote deep relaxation, a mental and physical state conducive to healing and introspection. Spa robes are often made out of cotton, terrycloth, or other materials chosen for maximum guest comfort and a cozy feel. Some spas provide disposable robes to ensure a hygienic experience. Robes are normally loaned for free to spa guests for use during their stay, but day spas often offer brand-new robes for sale. Guests are encouraged to wear undergarments beneath their robe.

Sauna

Many day spas offer sauna sessions, during which guests can experience dry or wet/dry heat intended to promote deep relaxation. Exposure to high temperatures in a sauna is also thought to aid in detoxification and weight loss. Some claim that heat exposure helps to strengthen the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells. Guests with high blood pressure or a cardiac condition should not enter the sauna. Consult the spa staff if you feel you have a medical condition that may react negatively to the extremely hot environment. Guests should remain in the sauna for no more than 30 minutes.

Showers

Before and after a full-body spa treatment, spa-goers usually prefer a shower for hygienic and relaxation purposes. Guests also commonly shower before stepping into the sauna or steam room. Day spas, though, often provide more then mere hygiene when it comes to a shower. Many spas offer massage-capable fixtures that can deliver pressurized streams of water to various parts of the body. Rejuvenating features like an overhead cold plunge can transform your shower into a therapeutic experience. Showers can be located in a day spa’s locker room, or even inside the treatment room for additional privacy.

Slippers Provided

The pampering at many day spas works from the bottom up. Slippers are provided gratis at these spas for guests to use during their stay. Slippers are customarily composed of soft, breathable material. Spa footwear can usually be purchased at the front desk or store area. White waffle-weave or foam slippers conform to the contours of your feet to relieve tension and pain. Some spas provide disposable slippers to ensure a hygienic experience. Spa slippers should not interfere with the results of a pedicure.

Steam Room

A steam room differs from a sauna by stressing humidity over temperature. The humidity of a steam room is said to have a positive effect on a number of chronic conditions, including acne and sinus congestion. The steam is also thought to improve skin health and circulation. Guests with muscle conditions or chronic pain have experienced temporary relief from steam exposure. Steam heat has also been recommended for those suffering from severe allergies or asthma. Guests with medical conditions should consult spa staff before using the steam room.

Swimming Pool

The spa concept originated around hydrotherapy incorporating thermal waters warmed and mineral-infused deep within the earth. The connection between day spas and the ancient Roman habit of "taking the waters" survives today in the presence of swimming pools as a crucial spa amenity. Swimming pools at day spas often include luxurious touches such as hydromassage, waterfalls, and ergonomic pool furniture. Where applicable, many spas feature swimming pools containing therapeutic thermal waters, either naturally heated or cooled for bracing effect.

Toiletries Available

Facility provides complimentary items such as deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.

Wedding/Event Space

A spa can be a great gathering place for people, whether the event is a wedding, an anniversary celebration, or even a business function. These spas have ample space for holding events, and most can help you plan any occasion.

Whirlpool, Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi baths and whirlpools are known for providing restorative hydrotherapy through pressurized streams of water. Whirlpool baths offer the healing touch of massage in a comfortable, customizable environment. Many of the latest models allow the bather to adjust the temperature and pressure of the water jets for various purposes. Some spas add essential oils and bath crystals to the water as an aromatherapy component. A session in a day spa’s whirlpool bath is a great way to relax before or after spa treatments. Whirlpools are especially recommended for those bothered by everyday aches and pains.