Your spa experience should by all about YOU-your comfort level, your needs and reaching your goals should be the focus of every spa visit. Whether you are an experienced spa patron or you are getting ready for your first visit, knowing these simple spa tips can help bring your expectations and reality a little closer together.
1. IDENTIFY THE REASON FOR YOUR VISIT BEFORE CHOOSING A SPA. There are many reasons to seek a spa day, so the more you know about what you hope to achieve with your visit, the better your ability to choose the type of spa will be. The International Spa Association has published these lists below identifying spa goals and spa types:
- STRESS MANAGEMENT
Learn relaxation techniques, how to manage stress, and other strategies for feeling more in balance and in control.
- PEACE OF MIND
Pursue a spiritual journey of introspection and reflection through meditation, yoga, tai chi, chi gong and other practices or activities that lead to serenity, understanding and self acceptance.
- PAMPERING AND PLEASURE
Guests indulge their senses with massages, facials, mud or aroma baths and other delightful treatments as they enjoy a completely relaxing vacation. It can be anything from a girl’s makeover, make up classes, precious moments shared by couples, mothers and daughters… to special occasions like weddings and graduation.
- HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Explore your health, learn to deal with issues such as smoking or medical concerns and discover how lifestyle choices can lead to optimal wellness.
- COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT
Specializes in medical enhancements such as skin smoothing laser treatments, facelifts, Botox or treatments for cellulite, body shaping and cosmetic dentistry.
2. KNOW THE SPA TYPE THAT WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS. Just as there are many reasons to seek a spa visit, there are also a variety of spa categories, offering specific types of treatment.
- CLUB SPA
A facility whose primary purpose is fitness and which offers a variety of professionally administered spa services on a day-use basis.
- DAY SPA
A spa offering a variety of professionally administered spa services to clients on a day-use basis.
- DESTINATION SPA
A destination spa is a facility with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to develop healthy habits. This lifestyle transformation can be accomplished by providing a comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthful cuisine and special interest programming
- MEDICAL SPA*
A facility that has a full-time licensed health care professional on-site, which is further defined as a health professional who has earned a degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as defined by the AMA. All applications are reviewed individually and international standards are taken into account when applicants from outside the U.S. apply for membership.
- MINERAL SPRINGS SPA
A spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or seawater used in hydrotherapy treatments.
- RESORT / HOTEL SPA
A spa located within a resort or hotel providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components.
Our Asarch Center DERMAspa is a Medical Spa. Over the past decade, the Medical Spa has become the go-to facility for all of your skin health needs. At a medical spa both aesthetic and medical staff are present and cosmetic and medical treatments are offered within the center. Medical Spas offer a range of treatments, formerly offered only in your dermatologist’s office, in a relaxing and serene environment. Patients are cared for before, during and after procedures. Though still offering a soothing environment and luxuriant treatments, a medical spa focuses on total skin health and wellness.
With our full service DermaSpa medical spa, we are able to offer both a relaxing spa environment and cosmetic procedures conducted by skin care experts with medical supervision. The procedures in our medical spa are designed to enhance your skin’s health and appearance, ranging from facials and peels to injectable fillers and advanced laser treatments.
Dermatologist Dr. Richard Asarch is the founder of the Denver-based Asarch Center for Dermatology and Laser and its accompanying state-of-the-art DermaSpa, the first medical spa in Colorado. The Asarch Center and DermaSpa are directly across the hall from each other, giving patients instant access when medical and cosmetic dermatological issues intertwine. Dr. Asarch has spent 35 years in practice evaluating and adopting the latest advances in cosmetic dermatology and is an authority on skin cancer having successfully performed over 30,000 Mohs Surgeries.
Schedule your appointment or consultation with us today by calling 303-761-6325.