The History and Origin of The Day Spa

How did the idea of a Spa begin? The word Spa is named after a small town in Belgium. Spa treatments go way back to ancient times of Egypt, Rome, and Greece.

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Egyptians believed if they were to reach a higher level of spirituality, they had to be clean and beautiful. Cleopatra used to make wraps with mud from the Dead Sea to maintain her legendary beauty. The benefits of using essential oils for healing and relaxation were discovered in Egypt. In Rome and Greece, spas were social gathering places for health and well-being. Hot steam and water vapors would beautify and detoxify their skin. In Greece, spas became incredibly beautiful in design, often decorated with extravagant flowers, fragrant scents, and amazing water fountains. Many spas in Greece were considered sacred. A visit to the spa became a valuable source for healing – for the body, mind, and soul. Enjoying time at the spa helped everyone feel more healthy, relaxed, and beautiful.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, spa visits became even more popular. In Europe and North America, spa treatments became specialized to treat various conditions of the skin and body. Spas began offering different services including waxing, manicures, pedicures, and even eyelash extensions. The modern spa of the 20th century became known the day spa, a place to visit during the day for numerous spa treatments. Spending a few hours at a day spa became a time to escape, to feel good and be healthy and beautiful.

In the 21st century, a day spa is a special place where you can find lots of quality services to choose from. At a multi-service day spa, you can stay for hours, or even the entire day, receiving all kinds of spa treatments. Just imagine your perfect day. You receive an expert manicure and pedicure followed by a rejuvenating hydra-oxygen facial, and finish with a 90-minute deep tissue massage. Just think how peaceful and relaxed you will feel, and how beautiful you will look.

A day spa is the perfect place for bridal packages, birthday parties and staff appreciation events. Invite your guests, family and friends to Colibri Day Spa to receive manicures, pedicures, massages and facials for everyone in your group. You can be served delicious treats including hors d’oeuvres, chocolates, fresh fruits and champagne during your spa party. Visit our website and book your appointment today! Call 941-800-1818 for more information. Join us for an afternoon of fun at Colibri Day Spa.

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