Don Not Myth the Point
Myth: Spas are just "fat farms."
Passe. While many people go to spas to lose a little weight, there are
hundreds of reasons why people take spa vacations - getting away from
it all, starting an exercise program, pampering, de-stressing, learning
about healthy living, relaxing, hiking, playing sports - the list goes
Myth: Guests are held captive.
While some spas have check-in and check-out on a certain day each week,
you can come and go as you please during your stay. In fact, because
many spas are located in some of the most beautiful places on Earth,
guests are encouraged to venture out and excursions are often organized
to local attractions.
Myth: Spas are just pamper palaces for people to get fluffed, puffed and polished.
wrong with that? The myth here is that spas cannot be enjoyed by all
people. On the contrary. Many spas offer special programming which
includes racquetball, tennis, team sports, golf, fitness testing or
even medical evaluations. And don't forget, most people like pampering
Myth: The food tastes like cardboard but it must be good for me.
first-time spa goers say the biggest surprise is how delicious the food
tastes. They are also surprised to see nutritious versions of favorite
foods such as burgers, pizza, lobster and even desserts. Many spas also
offer healthy gourmet selections that are easy for guests to prepare at
Myth: Spas are like boot camp.
boot camp is a place to relax (we don't think so), then that's true.
Spas are noncompetitive and designed for people of all fitness levels.
You go at your pace. There's no reveille, no one is standing over you
demanding 50 push-ups. Remember, it's a vacation.
Myth: A spa vacation will take all my life's savings.
vacations vary widely in price and can be customized to fit your
budget. If you can't afford an extended spa vacation at this time, you
can always enjoy a shorter experience at a day, club or mineral springs