Photo: David Stesner for AllureDo you love a good spa visit? (Stupid question?) Then you'll really love Allure Spa. It's our ultimate guide for spa-goers-packed with useful tips and tricks that are worth their weight in detoxifying mud. Some of the best insider knowledge:
- Time it right. You're most likely to get the best service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays before noon. That's when spas are least busy, so the staff won't be rushed.
- Respect the order. Don't ever book a pedicure before a body wrap. There's a sequence, and it goes like this: body, face, feet, and hands.
- Drink responsibly. Avoid liquids one hour prior to your treatment-you can't zone out during a massage if your mind is on the ladies room.
- Drop a name. Spas love regular clients. If you have a friend who frequents one, mention her when you're booking your own appointment. You're more likely to get great service and the time slot you're after.
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