A Vichy shower is a shower with from vertical shower heads in which large quantities of water are showered over a spa patron while he or she lies in a shallow wet bed similar to a massage table, but with drainage for the water. The therapist may also control a wand to assist in a more focused water massage. Melt away stress as the gentle, warm waters of the Vichy shower rain over your body creating a luxurious, healthful and deeply relaxing sensation. Vichy showers may also be used to warm and prepare the body for massage, or be incorporated into body wraps and exfoliation services to allow the guest to completely relax as the warm waters rinse products from the body. The city of Vichy, in central France south-southeast of Paris, contains five natural mineral springs.
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When I think of spa etiquette , I think of this friend who was visiting a Turkish spa in Budapest. Read: Everyone was naked. And no sooner had she stripped down and gotten comfy in the pool when she realized she had misplaced her locker key. She let her massage therapist know, and the therapist proceeded to take my completely naked friend by the hand and parade her around the entire spa—including the reception area—to help her find it. Needless to say, the language barrier was only the second most awkward part about the situation. But this anecdote still serves a good point: the spa is no place to be shy. But for something a little more full-body, like a scrub or Vichy shower, etiquette norms suggest you may be a bit exposed.
Spa nudity can cause some anxiety and confusion, especially if you're going for the first time , but there are some pretty simple rules for spa destinations in and around the United States when it comes to getting naked. The question most first-time spa guests ask is whether or not the massage therapist will see their body naked. Most resort spas and destination spas in Canada, Mexico, the United States, and the Caribbean stipulate that your therapist must cover your body with a sheet or large towel during your appointment and that only the part of the body that is being worked on is exposed.
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