Spas promise to soothe, slough and cleanse. But do they deliver?
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the wellness travel boom, the industry is still growing rapidly. People are seeking a new normal, and many are traveling for self-care. The number of destination spas — particularly those that cater to health and wellbeing – are on the rise, too. The best ones offer a holistic experience and results, from skin treatments that fight cellulite to detoxes in fairytale Alpine villages.
If you want to know what to expect, the best way to evaluate a spa is through first-party opinions posted by current and past customers on their manufacturer sites. These heartfelt reviews can help you narrow down your options. For example, reading a review on the Equinox NYC Spa Hotel in New York City can give you a good sense of the amenities and services to expect at this luxury wellness resort.
It’s also important to read spa reviews on products, such as hot tubs, to determine the level of service and maintenance you can expect after the sale. Some hot tub brands only sell their products through dealers, and these dealers are typically responsible for warranty service calls and the care of the spas they sell after the sale.
If you’re looking to buy a spa, make sure the dealer you choose has a solid reputation. And, of course, it’s a good idea to visit the spa in person before you buy, to see if the setting and aesthetic appeal work for you.