From spa rookie to spa pro: Tips to prepare for a relaxing retreat

By | December 24, 2013 | Travel

From spa rookie to spa pro: Tips to prepare for a relaxing retreat


It’s no secret that I love going to the spa. As part of the Hot Mom Spa Squad, I’ve chatted with the team at Spa Week Daily about why I spa, taken advantage of the amazing events offered in my own area by the fabulous Arizona Spa Girls, visited numerous spas in my area, on my family vacations, and on girlfriend getaways. In fact, one of the most memorable events from any of my trips is usually my spa experience.

I’m fortunate to live in Scottsdale, Arizona – one of the spa meccas of the world, but I enjoy experiencing spa treatments whenever I travel. I especially love spas that incorporate local culture, natural surroundings and scenic beauty into their spa’s ambiance and facilities.

As Moms, we often look for simple, no cost ways to relieve stress, but every once in a while (or perhaps on a more frequent basis), we need to treat ourselves. I’d much rather give up other services or treats (cable TV, Starbucks, etc.) to afford a spa treatment. Whether you’re looking for budget-friendly, mid-range or splurge options, there’s a spa service for every budget.

Before I became a spa aficionado, there were tips and tools I learned through trial and error to get the most out of my treatments and complimentary services. Fortunately for you, the folks at Marriott created this handy infographic of spa tips. It even contains tips for the spa rookie and the non-spa goer.

You need this. Making time for yourself is priority number one, so just do it! After all, a happy mom means a happy family.

On your next vacation, let yourself escape into an atmosphere of relaxation and healing. Whether you’re a spa rookie or a spa pro, use the following tips to prepare for your next spa experience.

Use these spa tips to prepare for a relaxing retreat – An infographic by the team at Marriott Spas. Marriott International is a leading hospitality company with over 3,800 properties in over 74 countries and territories around the world.

I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, however all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Charmin Calamaris

Charmin is a wife, mom of two boys and creator of the Momiverse. The Momiverse is an online magazine for busy moms (is there any other kind?) dedicated to helping moms make time – and take time – for themselves. She traded in her career in land use planning and environmental policy to become Chief Executive Navigator of the Momiverse. You can connect with Charmin in her "online office" on Twitter or Facebook.

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