When you think of a spa, you probably think of massages and cucumbers on your eyes. Well, there are actually several different kinds of spas that offer different spa packages and services to their clients. What is a day spa? Let’s investigate.


Compared to other types of spas, day spas focus mostly on relaxation, well-being, beauty, health, and tranquility. According to Trip Savvy, about 80% of spas are considered day spas. Day spas put an emphasis on quiet, tranquil spaces and do their best to keep the feeling of “business” out of the facility. Guests come to get away from their every day lives for a few hours, so a day spa typically feels like an escape.


Day spas offer a variety of services, and the services offered depends on each facility. Typically, however, day spas offer things like facials, massages, manicures/pedicures, aromatherapy, stone massage, reflexology, and mud wraps. Many day spas are also a part of larger day resort where services like hair, yoga, tai chi, life coaching, nutritional services, and even dining. These treatments are not meant to show long-term results, but they will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.


The staff at a day spa provide a very laid back environment, so they are often not required to have any kind of licensed medical training. For spas that offer medical skin treatments, they need the proper certification, but those services are not offered at day spas. The cosmetic services offered at a day spa do not require licenses, but most aestheticians and massages therapist at day spas still obtain a license.


When you go to a day spa, you will typically receive a robe, slippers, tea, water, fruits, nuts, and access to locker rooms, the resting area, and more. Other types of spas usually do not offer amenities like these.

In 2016 alone, more than 179 million Americans visited spas due to an increased focus on wellness. This focus has continued through today, so more and more people are visiting spas. Are you still asking yourself, “What is a day spa?” Come book an appointment with us and we’ll show you just how relaxing a day spa can be!