Fatigue is one of the main health challenges facing women today. Much of it is due to insomnia–some of it “voluntary,” (trying to squeeze in everything on your “to do” list) some of it hormonal. Sleep is essential to good health, and more research is showing that a naps, properly scheduled, can improve well-being and increase alertness. (Insert “duh” here.)
Visiting a spa may be the one time that our guests actually get to unwind during their busy week (or busy month.) I know how I feel after a massage. What? It’s over? I have to leave? I was just starting to relax. At the end of a facial treatment, I have heard many clients sigh, “Can I just sleep here for another half hour?”
Well, yes, as it turns out.
When you enjoy a massage, body treatment, facial or pedicure, we’ll tuck you in for a nice 15-30 minute post-treatment nap if you like. And no, you won’t be in a public lounge, where you might worry about disturbing someone with your (quite charming) snoring. Or, heaven forfend, drooling. No, you’ll be in a private treatment room, blissfully alone, ensconced in fresh linens with a comfy pillow. And we’ll be very gentle when we wake you. No need to set that cute iphone alarm.
Spa naps are offered on a first-come, first-snooze basis. You can also reserve a nap when you schedule your treatment, on a space available basis! Best nap practices suggest that late-afternoon-to-evening naps should be avoided because they can disturb your natural sleep cycle. Of course, if you haven’t slept more than five hours this week, that point may be moot anyhow.
Try a spa siesta and tell us what you think.