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The International Spa Association (ISPA). defines the word spa in the following way: “Spas are devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.”

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The different types of Spa is quoted from a Spa-in-Asia article.

Day Spa
Spa facilities that have no overnight accommodations, most focus on beauty and relaxation programs, such as facial and body treatment, manicure, pedicure, hair treatment and massage, that may last as few as an hour for one treatment, or even half day or whole day for a combination of multiple treatments.

Destination Spa
A place where totally offers complete spa experience with overnight accommodations and usually offer multi-day . It’s a kind of all-inclusive programs with specific or general treatments such as detoxification, relaxation, stress reduction, body and mind enrichment, weight loss and more.
The price is usually high and included accommodation, healthy meals and all facilities.
The property itself should provide full facilities and services which ideally are hydrotherapy tubs, wet rooms, steam baths, saunas, swimming pool, fitness, class exercises and outdoor activities. The activities are fixed schedule in a wide selection for guests to choose from. There might be some additional expenses for some special treatments or services.

Medical Spa
A place where totally offers complete spa experience with overnight accommodations and usually offer multi-day . It’s a kind of all-inclusive programs with specific or general treatments such as detoxification, relaxation, stress reduction, body and mind enrichment, weight loss and more.
The price is usually high and included accommodation, healthy meals and all facilities.
The property itself should provide full facilities and services which ideally are hydrotherapy tubs, wet rooms, steam baths, saunas, swimming pool, fitness, class exercises and outdoor activities. The activities are fixed schedule in a wide selection for guests to choose from. There might be some additional expenses for some special treatments or services.

Hotel & Resort Spa
Hotel and Resort spas is a spa section located within a hotel or resort, it’s one of a services offered to hotel’s guests. It provides a variety of professionally administered spa services, fitness, and wellness programs to enrich your body and mind, mostly are short-hour programs which guests can choose particular services easily on a daily basis.
A good thing for this type of spa is when you and your companion have different needs in joining the activities, one can choose to go for some treatments at spa while another can go outside for windsurfing.

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