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What Is a Day Spa and Why You Need To Visit One

There’s nothing quite as relaxing and indulgent as a trip to the spa. Whether you’re a spa aficionado or a novice looking to add something...

What Is a Day Spa and Why You Need To Visit One

There’s nothing quite as relaxing and indulgent as a trip to the spa. Whether you’re a spa aficionado or a novice looking to add something new to your self-care routine, making time to visit a day-spa will help you to relax and rejuvenate. These destinations offer soothing treatments to help you look and feel your best, so you leave feeling ready to take on the day.

If you’ve never been to a day spa, here’s a quick guide about what constitutes a day spa, what kind of services a day spa offers, and why you should visit a day spa to pamper yourself.

What Is a Day Spa?

A day spa is an establishment that offers various spa services and treatments that do not require medical supervision. Unlike destination or resort spas that offer overnight accommodations, a day spa allows customers to indulge in a range of therapeutic and relaxation treatments without the need to stay overnight. You can visit a day spa for one service, or purchase a package of treatments to be completed back-to-back for a full-day itinerary of relaxation.

A day spa typically offers services for the face, body, skin, nails, and sometimes hair. This can range from facials and massages to body wraps, saunas, pedicures, and specialized treatments like microcurrent therapy or hydrotherapy.

What Is a Med Spa?

Another common spa destination is a med spa. Short for ‘medical spa’, a med spa employs licensed medical professionals - like nurses and dermatologists - who can administer medical-grade skin treatments. You might visit a med spa for facial injections, laser skin resurfacing, or higher-intensity chemical peels. 

What Services Does a Day Spa Offer?

A day spa offers services like

  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Makeup and skincare
  • Waxing
  • Microcurrent Therapy

You can choose just one treatment to target your unique needs - like a deep tissue massage to unwind and loosen tight muscles - or a full day of treatments for complete indulgence.

Why You Should Book a Day Spa Appointment

It can seem a little frivolous to book an entire day for yourself, especially if you haven’t done something like this before. However, these treatments are beneficial for the mind and body and offer a plethora of benefits that you will feel long after you’ve left the spa. Here are just a few of the reasons you might want to book an appointment at the day spa.

1. To De-Stress

It’s no surprise that chronic stress is bad for your entire body. Chronic stress occurs when stress levels remain high for an extended period. This leads to the body continually being in a fight-or-flight state, and stress hormones (like cortisol) are continuously released. 

If you experience ongoing stress, you might feel tension in your neck, shoulders, and back or begin to notice changes in your skin. Managing stress levels is crucial to your health and even reduces your risk of developing certain health conditions.

Treatments like massages, facials, and hydrotherapy are all great ways to minimize stress while simultaneously addressing areas of the body that show the most outward signs of stress. 

2. To Take a Holistic Approach to Your Health

Many factors contribute to your health: from your sleep schedule to nutrition and exercise. If you want to integrate more into your wellness routine, you may want to consider visiting a day spa. Many treatments like massages, for instance, have numerous benefits, like alleviating muscle tension that can result from daytime stress. 

3. To Take Care of Your Skin:

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and requires maintenance to help you look and feel your best. Drinking plenty of water, eating well, and practicing proper sleep hygiene are essential to taking care of your skin. In addition, you’ll also need a basic skincare routine of cleansing, hydrating, and protecting skin day-to-day. Still, you may find yourself suffering from skin conditions like fine lines, dull skin, or breakouts. Not only are these conditions frustrating, but they can make you feel less-than confident. 

Day spas can offer skin treatments to address skin concerns like:

  • Blemishes and bumps
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull, dry skin
  • Dark spots 
  • Loss of resilience

One of the best skincare services you can invest in at a day spa is microcurrent therapy. 

Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent therapy stimulates the skin and facial muscles to a plethora of benefits. With age your skin and facial muscles become slack, making them appear sagging or loose (hello jowls!). In addition, your skin produces less collagen and elastin with age, so it’s not as plump and elastic as it once was. This can cause fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface. 

Microcurrent therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment that targets both areas of skin aging by sending low-level electric currents into the deepest layers of skin and facial muscles. NuFACE offers professional-grade microcurrent devices aestheticians can use to deliver microcurrent treatment in day spas and medical spas. Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa is a trusted NuFACE Partner, offering NuFACE PRO treatments at locations nationwide to help you achieve your skin goals. 

NuFACE at Home

You can continue to build on the results you get from your NuFACE Professional Microcurrent Facial long after you leave the spa by using our aesthetician-created, FDA-cleared Microcurrent Devices at home. Our devices are easy to use and allow you to continue to target the areas that you’d like to tone, lift, and contour for even better results. 

Getting Started With NuFACE

It’s easy to get started with NuFACE. Our Starter Kits give you all the tools you need to give yourself an at-home microcurrent facial. The NuFACE TRINITY+ Complete Set offers one of our most popular Microcurrent Devices and our two FDA-Cleared Activators.

It is essential to use a Microcurrent Activator with your NuFACE Device. Activators contain glacial water and minerals that effectively deliver the electrical currents to your skin down to the MUSCLE for optimal results.

The TRINITY+ Complete Set has additional tools that give you even more spa-like capabilities at home. The LED Red Light Wrinkle Reducer Attachment helps target all-over facial wrinkles and the Effective Lip and Eye Attachment makes it easy to tighten, smooth and lift more delicate areas around the eyes and lips, like crow’s feet and smile lines.

Take a Day to Spa

Visiting a spa is an investment in your mental and physical health. These relaxing destinations are great for helping you relax, treating skin issues, and addressing stress in the body. Going to the day spa isn’t self-indulgent; it’s a necessary part of your total health and wellness care. Keep the spa-like feeling going at home with NuFACE Devices to tone, lift, and contour in just 5 minutes a day. 


Physiological effects of microcurrent and its application for maximizing acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise | PubMed

The effects of chronic stress on health: new insights into the molecular mechanisms of brain-body communication | PMC

Stress and Heart Health |

Massage therapy research review | PubMed

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