13 Things That Happen Behind the Scenes at Spas
Any reputable spa should measure up to the qualities on this list.
Anyone who’s worked a desk job knows the tight pain that sets in around the neck and shoulders after hunching over a computer all day. Your massage therapist is familiar with that too, because they’re trained to read your body for signs of tension, said Alma Custodio, who has worked in massage therapy for 20 years and currently oversees the Catamaran Spa
in San Diego, California. A good therapist will talk to you before the treatment to find out what problem areas you’ll want addressed, but they’ll also get a feel for where you physically hold your stress as they work on you. Getty Images