Spa days are a great way to escape from the stresses of every day life. If you’re looking for a way to unwind and relax, a spa day is for you. If you’ve never been to a spa or haven’t been for a while, you may be wondering how to prepare.
What you bring to a spa day will depend on where you’re going, what treatments you plan on having, and what facilities you plan on using. This guide will explain what to bring to a spa day, so you don’t forget anything.
This may sound like an obvious one, but if you’re planning on using the water-based facilities like hot tubs, you’re going to need a swimming costume. Most spas will have a pool, saunas, steam rooms, and jacuzzis. These are all part of the spa experience, and you don’t want to miss out on that.
Whether you prefer bikinis or swimming costumes, wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. You’re there to relax, so the last thing you want is to feel self-conscious.
Some spas will provide a towel, but as some don’t you should bring your own towel just to be sure.
However, if you’ve contacted the spa and they’ve said they provide a free towel upon arrival, you may want to leave yours at home to save space. We still recommend bringing a small one just incase.
Comfort is key at a spa, so ensure you wear comfy clothes such as joggers, t-shirts, leggings, hoodies etc. Again, you can to feel as relaxed as possible.
That being said, if you’re coming straight from work or are visiting as a tourist or business traveller, with less wardrobe options available, don’t worry.
Bringing your own toiletries (especially if you have a specific taste) is a must at a spa. Spas will always provide the basics such as hand wash, toilet roll, and maybe some body wash options. However, I would suggest you bring any extra toiletries you think you may need or want.
Some spas provide slippers when you go in, but if they don’t we recommend you take a pair of flip-flops. This is for convenience and hygiene purposes. Slippers or Flip flops allow you to slide them on and off.
While this may not be a necessity, but if you read, we recommend you bring a book or kindle with you. Reading is a relaxing hobby, and reading may help you relax while you have some free time between treatments.
If you’re not a reader, maybe bring some earphones in case you want to listen to some relaxing music or a podcast. It’s good to have something to keep you occupied or help you unwind.
While it’s better to be over prepared than underprepared, there are certain things you should leave at home.
Most spas will provide hairdryers in the changing rooms, so you might as well save the space and leave yours at home. As for speakers, music is fine via earphones but speaker use would be unacceptable, and even though all spas should be safe and secure excess jewellery may be a worry or simply uncomfortable.
So that is everything you should consider taking to a spa. Remember that no one is judging you. The staff want to ensure that you’re happy and relaxed. So if you forget a few things or wear the wrong outfit, it won’t matter too much.
Considering your next treat day?
We first opened our doors in August 2020 to bring a unique day spa environment to Dublin and visitors from across Ireland.
A visit to Unique Day Spa will mean you can avail of a range of spa facilities including our hot tub, saunas and stream room, Floatation Room, Salt Therapy Room, Presso Therapy Room and InfraShape Room.
You’ll also be able to enjoy a range of body, head, facial and back massage treatments from our expertly trained Estheticians.
Everything is designed with you in mind, meaning you’ll leave us with a feeling of being spoiled, pampered, relaxed and looking forward to your next visit.