Short on Time? Making the Most of a Quick Spa Appointment


Who doesn’t love to feel pampered? The only problem is that when schedules get super hectic, the first thing to go is usually self-care. This is unfortunate because self-care isn’t selfish. In fact, just taking a short 30 to 60 minute break and letting it all go while you indulge in a little luxury is often enough to recharge and leave you feeling ready to take on the world. If you’ve been daydreaming of a spa day but just haven’t felt you’ve had a moment to breathe, let alone schedule an appointment, let us assure you that you don’t need to set aside an entire day to enjoy the spa experience.

Instead of waiting for the elusive “free” day to enjoy some spa luxury, why not take a trip on your lunch break or sneak away for a little morning pick-me-up before the demands of the day have the chance to steal away your “me time”. There are several options for spa services that provide a burst of rejuvenation, even when you’re short on time. Here are a few ideas of how to get the most out of a short spa appointment.

Get the Technicalities Out of the Way

If you’re a seasoned spa-goer, then you’re already familiar with what to expect from the experience. However, for those making their first trip or visiting a new spa, there are plenty of questions they may have about the experience and the services they’re going to receive.

While the technician or massage therapist working with you will be more than happy to answer your questions and make sure you’re comfortable, you can save time and get the most out of every minute of your spa experience by asking questions ahead of time. For example, if you’re interested in knowing more about the experience of the staff, what to expect after a treatment or have questions about the products being used, these are all questions that can be answered with a quick pre-appointment phone call.

Focus on What Matters

While nothing beats the full treatment of an entire day at the spa, it just isn’t practical to try to cram too much into a short appointment. When you’re limited on time, it’s best to choose one service that will make you feel the most rejuvenated.

For example, if you’ve been spending a lot of time on your feet and are just feeling worn out, then a 30 minute foot relief pedicure could be your focus, or if stress and a hectic pace have been taking their toll on your skin, then an express facial can be the special treat that leaves you glowing and refreshed.

Plan for Extras

The last thing you want out of your spa experience is to feel stressed, so make sure to account for a little extra time to take care of the extras that might pop up. For example, you might want to rinse off after a massage or reapply makeup after a facial. There’s also the chance that you might decide on a little add-in like a polish touch up or a quick wax. Give yourself a little wiggle room in your schedule to make the most of your appointment.

Book an Appointment Today

Stop making excuses about why there isn’t enough time to take care of yourself. You deserve a little break and a trip to the best day spa in Chicago. Contact Reflexion Spa today and let us help you schedule a spa appointment that will leave you feeling refreshed, even if you only have a lunch hour to spare.