Types of Spas
All spas are not the same. In fact, there are many different kinds of spas, each serving different needs. At Spa Finder, we have organized spas into the following eight categories:
a health-renewing experience and inspires guests to healthier, more
joyous living. Dedicated education programs, physical fitness
activities, professionally administered spa services and healthful spa
cuisine are the heart and soul of a Destination Spa program.
on the grounds of vacation resorts. They are places where treatments
for mind, body, and spirit are offered to complement such resort
activities as golf, tennis, horseback riding, and water sports.
Healthful spa cuisine is on the menu, but so is traditional fare and
alcohol. In the evenings, guests can enjoy resort pastimes like dancing
and live entertainment. Children's programs are also offered.
special facility that addresses each guest's specific health issues.
This kind of retreat welcomes guests with health problems as well as
those who are interested in learning how to live healthier lives. Some
Wellness Spas follow a traditional medical model while others use a
Weight Management Spa
that specialize in lifestyle change for weight loss and weight
maintenance. Most of these spas are medically oriented and include
spas are as varied as the cultures in which they are found. Many
European spas retain an Old World elegance and a leisurely pace, while
spas in Asia and other parts of the world make creative use of
indigenous design and healing traditions.
spas are designed to provide a healing, beautifying, or pampering
experience in a short period of time. Guests may book individual
treatments that generally last for an hour or a package of treatments
that may take up to a whole day. Found throughout North America today,
Day Spas are freestanding or located in health clubs, hotels, and
type of spa has on its staff both medical and spa professionals whose
primary purpose is to provide comprehensive medical care in an
environment that integrates spa services, therapies, and treatments.
Mineral Springs Spa
These spas offer an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal, or sea water used in hydrotherapy treatments.