Not sure what to expect when getting your first massage? Want to know what happens after you put the robe on? Well, although we’ve given you our singing rendition of spa etiquette, LaVida spa – with participating locations in Detroit, Chicago and Charlotte, is here to ease your anxieties with this short, straightforward video. We hope it will provide all our spa newbies with some insight into what your first experience will be like. Let’s dim the lights, put on some relaxing music and watch the video:

Don’t you feel better now? Spas are there to make the customer relaxed. Massages can be customized to fit your needs so be sure to communicate with your therapist what you are looking to gain from your experience. Don’t be afraid to tell them if they are applying too little or too much pressure. Also, if you find a therapist who you enjoyed, be sure to book them for your next appointment to continue that relationship.

LaVida‘s $50 Spa Week treatments (varying from location to location) include:

  • 60 Min Spa Week Special, includes Hot Stone Massage with Soothing Aromatherapy Session
  • 60 Min Custom Facial with Glymed Plus Peel, choice of 5-Berry Pigment Control Peel or Chocolate Power Skin Rescue Peel, includes Cleansing, Masque, Moisturizer and Massage
  • 60 Min LaVida Signature Sea Salt Glow Exfoliation with Mineral Rich and Therapeutic Salts from the Dead Sea
  • 90 Min LaVida Treat, includes 30 Min Custom Facial with 60 Min Relaxation Massage with Hot Towels and Aromatherapy Body Creme
  • 75 Min Ease into Fall Package, includes Eyebrow Shaping, 60 Min Signature Facial with Decollete and Arm Massage

Check the $50 Directory on for LaVida Massage spas near you (and other massages to suit your fancy too!)