Spas are a great place where you can escape and get pampered for a day. However, your day might not be all you want it to be if you don’t know the proper etiquette for day spas. Before booking a day spa appointment, understand these tips so you can get the most out of your trip.

Book in advance

Booking a day spa appointment should be done as far in advance as possible because appointment times tend to fill up quickly. If you want to go when the spa is not very busy, off-peak hours work the best. These include early mornings during the week. Try to avoid booking a day spa appointment on a Saturday if you want to dodge the crowds.

Get there early

If you arrive at your day resort appointment late, then your time for treatments will be shortened. This means your time in the massage room, sauna, or steam room won’t be as long as you booked it for. This is because these things are usually booked all day, so your massage therapist will have another appointment after yours. Some experts even suggest getting to the spa 15 to 30 minutes early so you can adapt to the spa’s environment before your appointment.

Have the proper attire

You will be provided with a bathrobe, slippers, and a towel when you get to the spa, but you can bring your own if that’s more comfortable. Make sure you wear something that is easy to slip off so you can fully enjoy the experience at the spa. If you want to take advantage of other amenities like the pool or the gym, bring the proper clothing for that. It might also be a good idea to bring a change of clothes for after your appointment, depending on your plans for when you leave the resort.

Roughly 72% of people said they went to a spa to get a massage in the last 12 months was for medical reasons (43%) or stress relief (29%), according to a survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association. No matter what your reason is for booking a day spa appointment, make sure you follow these tips so you can get the most out of your experience.