If you are preparing to open a spa, you will need to carefully consider the equipment that you purchase. Spa equipment establishes the indulgent and therapeutic environment for your clients while giving you access to the tools and supplies that you need to apply the treatments. Selecting the right equipment is essential for the function, convenience, and ambiance of your spa and can provide legitimacy to a new business.
There are several types of spa equipment, each of which addresses a different need within the spa industry. In order to determine which equipment you need you should first evaluate the types of treatments that you will be offering. For example, if you plan to offer massage as a treatment option, you will need to set up massage treatment rooms that include a massage table, the appropriate linens, and aromatherapy supplies. Massage tables, however, are not appropriate for other spa treatments. To provide your clients with comfortable and relaxing furniture in which to enjoy such treatments as facials or body scrubs, you should select spa tables. These pieces cradle the client in a comfortable position that allows them to release their tension and fully indulge in the experience of their spa treatments.
A hot towel cabinet is another piece of spa equipment that you may wish to consider. When placed out of sight of the client, these cabinets do not detract from the soothing aesthetic of your spa, but provide the luxurious sensation of a warmed towel for use during and after treatments. Utilizing the same therapeutic power of heat, hydrocollators provide healing, tension-relieving warmth through specially designed packs that are heated within the unit and then applied to the client’s body. Lotion, gel, and oil warmers also add an additional layer of indulgence to treatments as the products are brought to a comfortable temperature so they do not break the pleasure of the treatment with cold products.
Beyond the equipment that you select, you must also supply your spa with the products necessary for performing the treatments your spa will offer. The products that you choose will set the tone for the effectiveness of the treatment and the satisfaction of your clients. You should select those products that are most appropriate for the type of spa that you want to run. For example, if you hope to relay a sense of natural healing, you may want to offer massages enhanced with hot stones, herbal body wraps, and vegetable collagen facials.