If the idea of going to a spa makes you nervous, you're not alone. Many people have their first spa experience when they get a gift card to a day spa.  Some people don't even use it because they're anxious about what will happen and the finer points of spa etiquette.  

But you can relax -- literally! The biggest area of concern is usually taking your clothes off for a massage.  This shouldn't be a worry, because Massage Africa therapists adhere to a very strict protocols for draping during massage.

Only the part of your body that is being worked on is exposed. The rest of it is covered with a sheet and blanket or sometimes a large towel. You can keep your clothes on for certain types of treatments such as reflexology. 

And you don't have to worry too much about knowing what to do, because someone will be there at every step to tell you where to go, what to do and what happens next.  

When It's Your First Time At OUR RETREAT

If you want to find out what our reatreat is like, you can always ask for a tour before you book an appointment. Our retreat may or not be able to accommodate you, but it's fair to ask.

When you book your appointment, tell the us it's your first spa visit. We will take as much time as you need to answer any questions you have: what different spa treatments are like, what we would suggest for you, when you should arrive, and so forth.

We will ask if you have a preference for a male or female therapist.  If you say you don't have a preference, you will probably be booked with a male. It's fine to state your preference.

Most people feel more comfortable with a female therapist, especially in the beginning.

How To Make The Most of Your Spa Experience

Arrive at least 15 minutes early, just to make sure you aren't rushed.  The whole idea is to relax, and being late is stressful.

When you check in at the retreat, will tell you exactly what will happen. Your therapist will first welcome you and give you a form to complee. If you hvae difficulity completing the form let your therpist assist you step by step. 

The therapist will tell you exactly what is expected. Your therapist is going to step out of the room for a few moments. You can hang your clothes on the hanger in the wardrobe and get between the sheets, face down.  Your therapist will knock before we reenter."   

At the end of the treatment the therapist will leave the room while you put your clotges back on, and wait outside for you to emerge.  You can return to the meditation lounge to rest, or proceed to your next treatment.