The Latest from Blue Water Spa Is it your first time at the spa? Relax! This article will walk you through the basics.

If going to a spa for the first time makes you nervous, you're not alone. Many people have their first spa experience when they get a Gift Card to a day spa . Some people don't even use the gift certificates because they're anxious about what will happen and the finer points of spa etiquette.

1) Clothes?

The biggest area of concern is taking your clothes off for a massage. Don't worry! Modesty is always preserved during our Massage Treatments. You can keep your clothes on for certain types of massage, like reflexology. Of course if you are really shy you can get a facial, where they massage your face and arms but not your whole body.

2) Tipping?

When it comes to tipping there are lots of questions people have. First ask if tips are inlcuded. The frontdesk shoud be very help ful in this area. Most people feel comfortable tipping 15% - 20%, which depending on the service is anywhere between $15-$20 per treatment.

3) Coupons and Discounts?

Sign up For Email Blasts. Spas don't want to advertise their spa deals, but they email or text deals to regular customers. You'll find out about last-minute discounts, even free treatments, classes and lectures. It's a great way to save money at the spa.

Watch For Spa Week. With $50 spa treatments, this is one of the best ways to save money at the spa. Spa Week takes place in major markets twice a year.

Buy A Series. Treatments that require a series, such as laser hair removal and Microdermabrasion, are usually cheaper when you buy a series upfront. But it's only a bargain if it's the right treatment for you.

4) Which Treatment should you choose?

I would talk to the front desk personel about what your looking for. If you have acne and are looking to improve the overall apprearance of ytour skin than you shoudl stick to a facial, Whereas if you are looking to relax we would reccomend a massage, body wrap or scrub.       

5) Relax and enjoy!

Most people stress out over their time away from the many obligations of home life. Please, do yourself a favor, give yourself 1 hour of uninterupted relaxation time. You never know when you might have it next.