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What Should I Wear to the Spa?The Om Spa

At The Om Spa, we pride ourselves on being non-pretentious. Your comfort is our priority! We recommend wearing loose fitting, comfortable clothes or just wearing what you feel the most relaxed in. You will be asked to remove all jewelry, therefore we strongly recommend leaving all jewelry at home.

 

I’ve Never Had a Massage, Facial or Nail Treatment Before!

No worries. Our expert staff will walk you through the treatment, explaining what you’ll be experiencing every step of the way from beginning to end.

 

Can I Go to the Restroom During A Treatment?

Absolutely. Your therapist will ask you prior to your treatment if you would like to use the restroom. If at any time during the treatment you need to use the restroom again, just ask.

 

Can I Choose a Male or Female Therapist?

Sure thing. We have both male and female therapists, so just let us know which you prefer when you book your appointment.

 

Should I Eat/Drink Before Coming to the Spa?

We suggest eating a light meal prior to a massage or coming on an empty stomach. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol or limiting the amount of alcohol you consume prior to massage. Eating and drinking is perfectly fine prior to skin care and nail care appointments.

 

Do I Have to Get Completely Undressed for a Massage or Facial?

This is completely up to you. Most people choose to undress completely, and some choose to leave on their underwear. Prior to your massage or facial, your therapist will exit the room for you to get completely comfortable. During a massage treatment, we use a draping technique in which the therapist will use the sheet to cover the entire body except for the body part being worked on. During your facial, you’ll be wearing a wrap under the sheet that allows your neck, arms and décolleté to be exposed for treatments. We do ask that any guests under the age of 17 wear a bathing suit or under garments while receiving services.

 

What Body Parts Are Treated During a Traditional Massage?

At The Om Spa, we massage the back, neck, head, hands, feet, legs, arms, décolleté and gluteal muscles. If you would like to skip any of these areas, just tell your therapist. Or if you’d like special focus on one of these areas, let us know that as well. This is your time and experience, and we pride ourselves on delivering customized treatments that fit your specific need(s).

 

What’s the Difference Between Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage?

Swedish massage is a luxurious massage technique that melts the muscles and the mind using long fluid strokes with varying pressure to improve muscle tone, circulation and joint flexibility. This type of massage is generally less intensive than a Deep Tissue Massage. A fusion between Swedish massage and structural massage, Om’s Deep Tissue Massage relieves aches and pains that are stored in the deepest parts of the muscles. Perfect for working out knots and alleviating stubborn tension and soreness.

 

Will I Be Sore After a Massage?

Since massage therapy is releasing lactic acid from the muscles, it can sometimes leave you sore. This is only temporary though and is due to the lactic acid — which is crystallized in the muscle — being worked out. This is why it is so important to drink plenty of water following a massage. You need to help hydrate the tissue and flush the toxins being released.

 

Can I Use the Shower Before a Massage?

Yes, however your must arrive early to shower. Please notify the front desk upon booking that you will be using the shower, and they will let you know how early to arrive prior to your appointment — so you can make your appointment time.

 

Is It Safe to Get a Massage Right After an Injury?

No. We recommend waiting at least 48 hours after an acute injury due to possible swelling in the area. When you have swollen tissue it can be counterproductive to massage. You should ice any swollen areas and see a doctor if the swelling persists.

 

What Will My Skin Look Like Right After a Facial?

Usually you will leave with glowing skin! However, most facials come with extractions, so some redness may occur right after the facial. We do use a high-frequency wand with all facial treatments to lessen redness when and if it occurs.

 

Can I Get a Facial the Day of an Event?

We recommend The Special Event Facial to prepare for an event for more beautiful skin. This facial can be performed just prior to an event for that red carpet glow.

 

What Should I Bring to a Pedicure?The Om Spa Pedicure

We recommend bringing a pair of open-toe shoes or sandals that do not touch your toenails.

 

How Long Does It Take for My Nails to Dry?

It can take your nails several hours to dry following a manicure or pedicure. It is best to wait to put closed-toe shoes on for as long as possible after your service to protect the integrity of your nail treatment.

 

I’m Taking Medication for My Skin. Can I Still Get A Treatment?

We will not perform peels, microdermabrasion or hair removal services on pregnant women or on guests who are using Retin A, Accutane, Avage, Tazorac, Differin or any other medications that increase skin exfoliation or compromise the skin.  Peels, microdermabrasion or hair removal cannot be performed on people who have recently had laser treatments, plastic surgery or a sunburn.