FRENCH SPA… SAVOIR VIVRE AND GOOD MANNERS

We, Parisian girls looove the spa. In Paris, it is talked about everywhere, girlfriends give each other addresses, a new place opens every week! But when we've never set foot in a spa, we wonder how to do. And French’s are crazy about etiquette… so relax ok, but stress an hour before for fear of looking like a loser, no way. A short guide to good manners could certainly be useful.

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Respecting several rules, you will ensure that everyone can focus on enjoying the treatments.

SPA HOTEL FOUR SEASON G51.Do not disturb others, swimming pools, saunas and fitness rooms are places of relaxation, so it is not recommended to bring children in.

2.Mute cellphones, the SPA is a place for resting, relaxation and silence. 

3.Show up for treatments ten minutes before the scheduled time, in bathrobes and slippers.

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4.Take a shower before each body treatment and before getting in pool or jacuzzi.

SPA Four-Seasons-Hotel-George-V5.Wear flip-flops with clean soles and bathrobes (or towels) to enter a pool area.

6.Men should shave at least four hours earlier before any face treatment and women should depilate before coming to the spa.

7.Bring your personal bathing cap in case… some spa could request to wear it to enter the pool. 

8.After treatments do not use the pool or saunas, and limit the intensity of sunbathing, because it may diminish the effects of the therapy.Spa-Valmont-pour-Le-Meurice-1--630x405---Guillaume-de-Laubie

9.To cancel a treatment, advice with 24 hours of delay, otherwise, you could be charged the amount due for the booked treatment. 

10.Do not bring personal food into a spa or a spa pool area.

11.For a facial treatment, stay in your underwear, the hostess of the spa will lend you a bathrobe or towel to be comfortable.

12.For a body treatment, the spa will lend you a disposable thong.

13.In the hammam, wear a bathing suit or keep a towel if you prefer (more and more luxury spas require bathing suits to avoid people getting naked in front of others, creating embarrassment).

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14.Feel free to say that you want to be massaged by a woman if you prefer, without justifying yourself.

SPA HOTEL FOUR SEASON GEORGE V15.Conversation? You are here to relax: close your eyes and relax... in silence

16.Remember to go to the toilet before the massage begins: there is nothing worse to spoil the moment and no longer enjoy it at all.

Cécile - Health & beauty

Bonjour, my name is Cécile. I grew up in Provence between a grandmother creating perfumes and a naturopath mother. In this healthy and close upbringing, I learned how to listen to nature and discovered that our body is undoubtedly one of the greatest human resources. I’ve been a Parisian since I began my studies as a medical journalist. I discovered another world, fast and stressful but although exciting, where nature is too often absent. I started to divulge to my friends and readers, my secrets of youth or how to take charge of their health in order to get the most out of life. 

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