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SPA ETIQUETTE: From Stripping to Tipping By ANITRA BROWN

Spa etiquette can be a source of anxiety for first-time spa-goers<, but it’s easy once you know a few basics. Here are some basic rules of spa etiquette to help you know what to expect and feel at ease.

5 Most Relaxing Massage and Spa Destinations in the World

1. Kerala

Massage and Spa Services in Kerala

In India, Kerala is the most recognized wellness destination. Here an abundance of greenery and the charm of backwaters make a perfect backdrop for a spa treatment. There are super luxurious resorts and budgeted massage centers where you can choose from an amazing variety of spa treatments. Ayurveda treatments, however, are the most popular here. Luxury or budgeted, Kerala has a spa treatment to suit everybody and every pocket.

2. Thailand

Massage and Spa Services in Thailand

This beautiful country is famous for offering the most soothing massage treatments. You can book a luxury spa resort or a budgeted hotel for a spa package. Traditional Thai massage is not to be missed when you are in Thailand. Indulging in a relaxing body massage in an urbane therapy room that overlooks the azure ocean is an ultimate holiday idea. If you feel a desperate need for a break from your hectic life, it’s time to head to Thailand for a spa holiday.

3. Bali

Massage and Spa Services in Bali

Bali is a picturesque spa destination that attracts wellness holiday seekers from all over the world. Its fabulous jungle spa and resorts vow you the most rejuvenating spa treatments. Whether you are looking for traditional spas and body massage treatment or a spa package that is inclusive of modern amenities such as Jacuzzi, sauna, salon etc, Bali offers you both, in the most luxurious to the most comfy budgeted setting. You can even book spa resorts overlooking the enchanting terraced paddy fields or one near the ocean. They offer an amazing choice in spa indulgence packages, so pamper yourself as much as you can.

4. Budapest

Massage and Spa Services in Budapest

Famously called, “The Spa Destination of the World”, Budapest boasts of several natural thermal springs that cause the formation of many mineral-rich baths. Romans built many luxurious public and private bath around these springs in the 16th-century that paved way for making Hungary a famous spa destination. Some of the ancient baths still exist, while many modern spa centers use the water from the thermal springs to offer an ultimate spa experience to their guests. Taking a dip in these natural mineral-rich water provides relief from many types of body aches, sports injuries, and skin ailments. Luxuriate in an ancient Turkish spa and experience the healing power of the mineral-rich waters.

5. Turkey

Massage and Spa Services in Turkey

If you have always been enamored with the sight of movie actors pampering themselves in exotic hammams (traditional Turkish bath), its time you spoil yourself with a holiday in Turkey. A hammam in a regal mansion dating back to the Ottoman Empire is an ultimate indulgence; you would surely not like to miss if you have a passion for wellness holidays. From the capital city of Istanbul to Cappadocia, you can find plenty of options for booking a spa or massage package.

If pampering yourself is on your mind, spending a few days in an exotic spa destination with your beloved or BFFs make for a fabulous holiday idea. Book yourself an indulgence package at a retreat of your choice and treat your mind and body with rejuvenating relaxation.