To Talk or Not To Talk

Many people wonder whether or not they should talk to their masseuse while getting a massage. Like many other spa treatment questions, the answer is up to you!

 

It’s usually best to close your eyes, lie back and relax into the massage, but ultimately it’s up to you. Be sure to speak up if you’re feeling too cold or too hot, if you experience any pain or if you would like the massage changed in any way.

 

Massages are intended to make you feel better – therapists would much rather you tell them what isn’t right rather than keep a stiff upper lip and not return because you didn’t enjoy your experience.

While in a massage, you are encouraged to speak to your massage therapist about the pressure of the massage.  Let them know if you’d like it a little deeper or to lighten up a bit on certain areas.  Other that, there is no need for further communication.  This is your opportunity lay there, relax and enjoy your well-deserved massage!

 

In the end, the massage is for your enjoyment and relaxation. If you prefer silence, your masseuse will abide. However, if you enjoy small talk, feel free to chat with your masseuse. Their job is to make your spa experience as enjoyable as possible!

 

Do you prefer small-talk or silence during your massage?

Find Your Inner “Spa Voice”

If you are in a spa setting that is communal (ie: manicure/ pedicure room, intention room, etc.), be careful how loud you speak, and the topics that you speak about with your service provider and/or others in the room.

 

Imagine having a relaxing pedicure while the lady next to you blabs about “the latest gossip” or worse yet, talks about her aching corns! A spa environment is sacred, and to disrupt it with gossip, banter, loud voices or rude comments spoils it for everyone.

 

If you’re a chatty Cathy yourself, then just try to relax, practicing some deep breathing exercises. Breathe in slowly through your nostrils and breathe out slowly through your mouth. Listen to the music, close your eyes and enjoy the moment.

 

Being considerate is essential.

 

Cell Phones

Don’t embarrass yourself and disrupt the quiet by forgetting to silence your cell phone. To some people a spa is like a church: a sacred place they go to seek solace, peace and most of all, quiet. Remind yourself to turn your phone to vibrate, or even off altogether, before you enter the spa.

 

When enjoying services at Bella Vita, we kindly ask that you use your “spa voice” and turn off your cell phones.  There’s nothing relaxing about being in the middle of massage or facial and hearing phones and loud voices interrupted your quiet time.  Use your time at the spa as a get away from your busy week and enjoy an hour or so of peace and quiet.

 

 

To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482

Arrive Early to Appointments

It’s important to arrive early to any spa appointment you have at Bella Vita!

 

It’s especially important to arrive early if you are a new client. Oklahoma State Law requires that paperwork be filled out for each client that we provide services to. Arriving 10-15 mins early gives you a chance to complete the paperwork.

 

Arriving early ensures that you complete all the necessary paperwork, and that this process doesn’t cut into your spa time!

 

 

This will also give you time to change into a robe, enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine and relax before your services begin.

 

So be sure to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to your next appointment to get the most out of your spa experience!

 

To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482

Spa Etiquette : Think Ahead!

WHY YOU SHOULD SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS AHEAD OF TIME/PRE-BOOKING:

1. Get What You Want

Scheduling in advance ensures you get the day/time that works best for you.

When you don’t pre-book, sometimes it can be hard to get the day and time you want. It’s a real drag to want a massage and have to rearrange other stuff or rush around just to make it happen. Plan ahead and you can always adjust if need be!

 

2. Prioritize Your Self-Care

Scheduling in advance gives priority to your self-care. Many of our clients have found that when they pre-book their next appointment(s), all the other pieces of their life settles around their self-care, instead of competing with their self-care.

 When we hold time for something, we tend to follow through. And when we don’t hold time for something, it tends to get lost in the shuffle. By prioritizing your self-care, you’re investing in your own well-being.

 

So why do we always ask if you want to rebook your next appointment when checking out? Because most of our clients have standing appointments every 4 to 6 weeks.  If you don’t think ahead at least 4 weeks, you will have a difficult time getting the day and time you prefer.  So book ahead and save yourself some frustration when calling to make your next appointment!

 

To schedule an appointment either view our website or call 918.369.8482

Spa Etiquette : Modesty Draping

Many clients, even those that have been getting massages for years, are unsure about how much they should disrobe for their massage. As with so many things, the answers vary.

 

The most important thing is for you to be comfortable and able to relax on your spa day. It’s also important to remember that no matter you how much you disrobe during a professional massage, you’ll always be draped with a sheet or towel so only the area being worked on is uncovered. You can also request that certain areas are avoided during massage.

 

Our therapists use a technique called modesty draping; this uses an additional sheet during the massage to protect your modesty. Modesty draping is used so that the client won’t be “exposed” during the a deep massage or a relaxing Swedish massage.

 

So relax, we’ll always have you covered!

 

Extra Tips:Thigh_Massage

Ladies – it’s best if you remove your bra. Occasionally massage oils and lotions can stain delicate fabric. It’s also more difficult to work the length of your neck muscles with bra straps in the way (many neck muscles attach to your shoulder blade or vertebrate in the mid-back).

 

Guys – if you want to leave your underwear on during a mens spa service, it’s better if you don’t wear the long boxer briefs that fit snugly around your upper leg. Those make it tough to fully work on your quadriceps, hamstrings, and other leg muscles. Briefs or traditional boxers are a better choice.

 

And remember, when in doubt – ASK!