PRLog - Jun. 10, 2010 - A spa is a service establishment with a relaxing environment that offers services for the overall enhancement of the customer's well being. Spa services include body treatments, facials, massages, manicures and pedicures done in private rooms by trained or professional massage therapists and estheticians.
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Xaviera Arata Editor of the Cheap Hot Tubs website -- http://www.CheapHotTubs.me -- pointed out;
“…The higher end spas are of course more expensive…” Added Xaviera Arata
There are variations on how the term 'spa" came about. One is that it was derived from the Latin phrase "salus per aquae" or health by means of water. Another is that it came from Spas, a town in Belgium with mineral water springs. Spas were first found in places with hot springs and sources of mineral water. People came to get healing from being immersed in hot water. Now, without any regulation on the use of the word "spa", even small establishments offering massages identify themselves as spas.
Going to a real spa is expensive but with the availability of less costly spa equipment and products for the beauty rituals, it is now affordable to set up a home spa. A home spa costs less because the customer no longer pays for the overhead at commercial spas.
The initial cost in setting up a home spa is mainly the purchase of the following:
1. Lightweight hot tub or whirlpool spa and accessories
There are many models to choose from, there are even portable hot tubs but you can still experience the same hydrotherapy effect like at the expensive spas. You can also choose the desired seating capacity, from two to six people.
2. Beauty and spa products
There are less costly but effective brands available. You just have to research or ask around.
3. Preparation of the location or site for the home spa
After the home spa is installed, the operating costs will depend on the following variables: Frequency of use, electricity, water, maintenance chemicals ( testing of pH level, water cleanliness test ), fees for the masseuse, and consumable beauty products. Hire massage therapists working from home because they charge much lower fees than those at the commercial spas.
The environment in a home spa is of course not as luxurious as the commercial spas but the basic reason for going to the spa, the various treatments and massage, can be just as good in a home based spa.
“…With a home spa, you save money and time which is a luxury to some. Isn't that worth the initial trouble of scouting for and installing a spa at home?…” Added Xaviera Arata
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