A First Timer’s Guide To Sanno Spa

After years of hearsay about facials and massages, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and visit Sanno Spa. If you’re feeling a little anxiety about your first time at a spa, take heart that it’s completely normal to have some pre-spa jitters. This is a new environment with it’s own culture, etiquette, and style. Luckily, with these tips for spa first timers, you can walk into your spa day feeling cool, calm, and prepared. first time at a spa - Sanno Spa

Before you arrive

Book Early

As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm. Make sure you book your spa day as far in advance as possible to ensure that you’re able to get your desired treatments. For hotel guests, though it may be tempting to be spontaneous with your spa treatments (and of course, there’s nothing wrong with a little spontaneity), booking your spa outing at the same time that you reserve your room will let you get your plans confirmed and will remove any booking stress from your vacation days.

Be Vocal About Your Preferences

Don’t be afraid to speak up. It’s your first time at a spa, so you want to be as comfortable as possible with your spa experience. When you book, let Sanno Spa know if you have preferences as to your massage therapist, or if there’s anything else the spa should keep in mind on your visit, such as an injury. Being vocal about your preferences will help us give you the most positive experience possible.

Check for Packages

One of the hardest parts of booking your first time at a spa is deciding which of the countless treatments you should get. Chances are, there may even be treatments you never heard of before. Remove the confusion from booking your day at Sanno Spa with our spa packages. These combinations of treatments will offer you a harmony of relaxation — plus, many of them include vouchers for a yummy lunch at Fresh Salt.

Upon Arrival

Sanno Spa sitting areaBe More Than Punctual

Rushing is the antithesis of relaxation, in our opinion. Prime yourself for relaxation by arriving to Sanno Spa at least a half hour before your first treatment. This will give you plenty of time to check in, slip into a comfortable robe, and rest in one of our sitting areas. We want you to get into the spa mindset before your first treatment even begins.

Unplug For Your First Time at a Spa

Imagine you’re lying on the massage table, in a trance of serenity, and then, just like that, the spell is broken by the incessant buzzing of your cell phone. Avoid this relaxation blunder by turning off your phone and disconnecting from reality for the day. Tell your friends, family, and travel companions where you’re going and then say goodbye. This is your time.

During your Spa Day

Mani and Pedi Sanno SpaTreatments 101

For a true first timer to a spa, start slow with a manicure and pedicure. This will let you get used to sensation of another person pampering you, and will give you the instant result of beautiful hands and feet. We also recommend the Detox Massage to any first timer to Sanno Spa. Let our massage therapists work the toxins and tension out of your muscles, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated. Finally, for those of you who want to leave Saybrook Point with glowing skin, be sure to try the Eminence Organic Back Facial.

Speak Up

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: speak up. The fastest way to have an unsatisfying spa experience is to think you have to suffer through anything. If there’s a treatment you’re not enjoying or your massage is too intense, let your therapist know. Your comfort and relaxation is always our priority.

After you leave

Stay in the zone

Don’t break the spell once you leave your first time at a spa. Allow yourself a transitional period of relaxation. Whether it’s taking a leisurely stroll by the marina or a nap in your bedroom, keep the quiet and calm environment of Sanno Spa infused into your actions. With all the gorgeous and peaceful settings on the Connecticut coast, you may just be able to keep this spirit of relaxation and serenity through your entire stay at Saybrook Point.