Make Sure the Spa is Clean
Spa treatments, if performed improperly or in unsanitary conditions, could potentially spread germs and bacteria and lead to infections. Body wraps, facials, massages, saunas, pedicures and manicures -- any of these procedures or treatments could be a vector for disease or infection. This is especially true once you consider how many different people visit a spa each day.
For that reason, it's definitely a good idea to visit a spa before your appointment. Feel free to ask them about their safety and cleanliness practices, and take a tour of the facility. Keep an eye out for good sanitation practices and staff that behaves in a professional and courteous manner. If you see something that doesn't meet your standards or appears to be unsanitary, find a different spa.
A good spa will have clean towels, bathrobes and sandals available for all clients.
Find out how to make sure a spa is licensed in the next section.