Raleigh Day Spa Provides Guidelines for Selecting the Ideal Holiday Gift Certificate

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Raleigh Day Spa Provides Guidelines for selecting the Ideal Holiday Gift Certificate. Blue Water Spa in Raleigh offers massage, facials and more.

Blue Water Spa, a Day Spa in Raleigh, NC provides guidelines for choosing the ideal gift. Massage, facials and medical spa treatments are available for all your gift giving needs. To view all of Blue Water Spa's holiday gift packages, go to: http://www.bluewaterspa.com/holidaypackages.html

Spa gift certificates are becoming more and more popular and are right at the top of holiday wish lists for both men and women. Spas offer stress-relief, pampering, and results. Spa gift certificates are a wonderful way to show friends, family, employees, or the one you love, how much you care.

When selecting a spa gift certificate, consider the following:

Visiting the web site for a spa can give you an idea of the spa’s environment, their experience, and philosophy. The spa experience begins when a guest enters the door. By taking a virtual tour, you can get an idea of what the experience will be.

Spa gift certificates are available in either dollar amounts or by custom designed treatments and packages.

Some of the best gifts are things that one would typically not consider purchasing for themselves. A popular trend today is treatments using more than one therapist. There is nothing quite like a facial (which includes a massage of the face, neck, shoulders, upper back, hands and arms) combined with a second therapist simultaneously massaging the feet with both hands and hot stones. This type of treatment is absolutely decadent and can be surprisingly affordable. At Blue Water Spa, a Foot Fantasy can be combined with almost any treatment. This is a heavenly experience with a skilled therapist providing both a manual and hot stone massage using essential oils and a warm parrafin dip.

When considering a spa service for a man, be sure the environment is comfortable for a gentleman. Overstuffed sofas, needlepoint wall hangings, and especially co-ed waiting areas can be very intimidating to men. Instead, look for an upscale, contemporary environment with privacy.

Ask about gift certificate delivery. For those of us who wait until the last minute, gift certificates that can be purchased over the phone can be a big help. In most cases, gift certificates can even be emailed to ensure “on-time” delivery.

Be sure to ask the spa’s policy on aestheticians (facialists) leaving the room during a treatment. The therapist should be in the room at all times delivering pampering, relaxation, and results. A client who is left alone can feel forgotten and uneasy and certainly they are not getting the best treatment possible..

Adding some products to a gift certificate can enhance the spa experience. Aromatherapy candles, essential oils, soaps, shower gels, and luxurious massage cream can make for a romantic spa experience for a couple to share at home.

Kile Law, president of Blue Water Spa has been appointed to the 2005 board of directors for the National Day Spa Association. She is the recipient of the 2005 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Southern Spa Conference. In 2004, Kile was the winner of the ABBIES award for best editorial feature in an industry (spa) publication. Kile is often a featured speaker at medical spa and skin care conferences, and interviews with her can often be seen on television and in consumer beauty publications.

Blue Water Spa is a plastic surgery medical spa and laser center owned by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Law and his wife Kile Law. Blue Water Spa and Dr. Law have been featured extensively in both local and national media and have been recognized in “best of” polls in their metropolitan area since opening in 2003. Dr. Law moved his aesthetic surgery practice from Beverly Hills, CA to his hometown of Raleigh, NC to start a family. The Laws' have two young sons, both born in Raleigh. For more information, please go to http://www.bluewaterspa.com or http://www.michaellawmd.com or call (919) 870-6066.

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