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  • First Piece of Advice – SPEAK UP! Why is speaking up so important
    This is YOUR session – and the experience is all yours. Your therapist wants you to enjoy every minute and benefit as much as possible from the time you spend with them. If you would like anything changed – the pressure, areas worked, position, temperature, music, etc… speak up! You will not hurt your therapists feelings by asking for something that will make you feel more comfortable.
  • When should I arrive for my appointment?
    To experience our full services without inconvenience The Necessity Spa ask that you arrive at your appointment about 10-15 minutes before the start of your service. Appointments are preferred however walk in appointments are welcome if a esthetician/therapist is available to accommodate your self-care needs.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash, Cash App, Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Spa Finder Gift Cards, HSA cards and all major debit and credit cards. To secure your appointment, we will require a credit card number; however, you can pay for your services on the day of your appointment with cash, credit or debit card and/or gift certificate.
  • Is gratuity included?
    Gratuities are at the discretion of our clients but is greatly appreciated. Gift Certificates do not include gratuity unless specifically noted otherwise.
  • Do you do group events or parties?
    Yes, we do! View events tab on our website to learn more and book group events or parties..
  • Can children come to the spa?
    Only children being serviced are allowed in The Necessity Spa. Children under 18 needs a signed waiver and/or accompanied by a parent or adult guardian for services. Online bookings cannot be made by or for persons under 18 years of age.
  • What is the purpose of a skin care regimen?
    A regular skincare regimen serves a multitude of purposes for your skin in the intervals between your monthly skincare maintenance appointments. It involves cleansing, toning, restoring balance, addressing specific issues, providing protection, ensuring adequate hydration, and taking preventive measures against wrinkles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and numerous other skin concerns.
  • What are the benefits of getting facials?
    Facials are designed to target specific skin concerns while also promoting relaxation and encouraging overall skin health. Allocating time for a facial not only signifies a commitment to self-care but also offers an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the significance of effective skin care practices. When complemented by a consistent home skincare regimen, facials can contribute to achieving skin that is not only healthier but also appears more youthful.
  • Who will perform the facial?
    Our team of licensed and skilled estheticians is here to assist you with all your skincare needs, prior to, during, and following your facial treatments.
  • Where does the facial take place?
    Our facial services take place in a dedicated facial room within our spa. Here, you can unwind in a private setting accompanied by soft music and enjoy a heated facial bed.
  • How can I determine which facial or skincare treatment is the most appropriate for my needs?
    Every new guest is required to have a skin consultation. This consultation is designed for you and the esthetician to work together in getting the most out of your skincare investment. During this session, you'll answer some questions that will help the esthetician understand your skincare needs and create a personalized plan to help you reach your desired skincare goals.
  • Do you have products that can help my back acne?
    We provide acne products that are utilized in both our acne facials and back treatments. Our range includes basic and intense options, tailored to the severity of the acne grade.
  • What is dermaplaning?
    Dermaplaning, also known as epidermal leveling, is a gentle, non-invasive form of manual exfoliation of the skin. Dermaplaning is the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, surgical blade to remove the keratinized cells on the outermost surface of skin. Dermaplaning is a quick, non-invasive, painless procedure in which surface dead skin cells and vellus hairs (peach fuzz) are manually scraped away.
  • How is dermaplaning performed?
    A dermaplaning service uses a surgical blade to gently exfoliate the outermost layers of the epidermis to remove dead skin cells, impurities, and debris from the skin.
  • What are the benefits of getting a dermaplaning service?
    Dermaplaning encourages the skin to regenerate new skin cells, which in turn leaves your complexion smooth, soft, and vibrant. As an extra bonus, dermaplaning removes the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. This is important because excess peach fuzz can trap oil and dirt, which can lead to other problems with your skin. Once you scrape away the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells, and remove the vellus hair, facial products and treatments are much more effective because they can penetrate the skin more easily. Regular treatments of dermaplaning have been known to: Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Smooth acne scarring. Improve skin texture and tone. Help to unblock skin congestion. Temporarily remove the vellus facial hair, also known as “peach fuzz” (hair does not grow back thicker or darker as a result) Generate new healthy cell growth. Enhance penetration of skin care products. Allow for smoother, more even makeup application.
  • Does getting a dermaplaning service hurt?
    There is no pain associated with dermaplaning, and in fact most people find it relaxing. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment and only the dead skin cells on the surface will be removed.
  • Will the hairs on the face grow back thicker or darker?
    No, the hair on the face is called vellus hair and it is physiologically impossible to grow back thicker or darker after a dermaplaning service, or any hair removal service. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies – vellus and terminal hair. Vellus hair is the fine, translucent hair that you can find on your cheeks, jaw, and neck that is often referred to as peach fuzz. Terminal hair is thicker, colored hair that grows under the arms, pubic area, legs, and eyebrows, and for men it’s also the hair for their mustache and beard . When vellus hair is cut, the structure of the hair does not become damaged, therefore it is impossible to alter the hair growth pattern or style. The vellus hair on your face does not and cannot grow back any darker, thicker, or faster after a dermaplaning service because the procedure does not trigger hair follicles. The hair will grow back over time at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
  • When should I get a dermaplaning service?
    It is recommended you get a dermaplaning service once every 4 weeks for optimal results. It is highly recommend that you get a dermaplaning service before a big event, such as a wedding or a class reunion, due to the smoothing and rejuvenating appearance it immediately produces.
  • Who is the best candidate for dermaplaning?
    Anyone who desires smoother, softer, healthier, more radiant skin is a great candidate to get dermaplaning. However, if you have active acne you are not a good candidate for dermaplaning. Ingrown Hair Treatment
  • What is a Brazilian wax?
    A Brazilian wax is the removal of all of the pubic hair, front to back and everything in between. However, you can choose to leave a patch of hair or strip of hair if you choose, as that is a personal preference.
  • How often should I get my waxing service?
    We recommend you get your waxing service done every 4 weeks, as that is the hair growth cycle so staying on that cycle is essential and has several benefits, such as the skin will be less sensitive if waxing is done regularly, the hairs will come out easier during the waxing service, and over time you will experience less hair growth.
  • How long, or short, should my hair be for waxing?
    The hair should be at least 1/4″ – 1/2″ long for best results. If you have coarse hair it should be closer to 1/2″ for the first few waxes. After a few waxes the hair will become finer, and then it can be waxed at a shorter length. If your hair is longer than 1/2″ We recommend shaving the area and then booking your waxing appointment for 2-3 weeks later. It may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin due to the fact that hair grows in stages and all of your hair is not at the same stage when starting the waxing process. It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again.
  • Is there anything I should do before my waxing appointment?
    For the best results during your waxing service, we recommend you do the following prior to your waxing service: Refrain from taking a shower or bath immediately before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective. Make sure the hair is the appropriate length for waxing. Make sure that the area(s) to be waxed is/are clean. There are certain medications and products that should not be taken or used if you plan to have a waxing treatment soon. Topical exfoliants used on the area to be waxed such as Retin-A, Renova, and hydroquinone, oral acne medications such as Accutane, blood-thinning medications, and topical/oral cortisone make the skin more sensitive and increase the likelihood of irritation or other complications. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure whether you should be waxed while taking these medications.
  • What should I expect after my first waxing treatment?
    Other than hairless skin, because everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing treatments you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Proper post-wax care will alleviate these symptoms quickly.
  • Will I get ingrown hairs?
    It’s possible that you’ll get ingrown hairs, as everyone reacts differently. Below are a few suggestions to help reduce the chances of getting ingrown hairs: Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area that was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use a gentle scrub in the waxed area about 5-7 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate every 5-7 days thereafter. You can use a mixture of tea tree and lavender oil on the waxed area since they are antimicrobial and antibacterial and will prevent irritation. Try to wear loose-fitting clothes for a few days after your waxing service to give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce moisture. The bikini, lip, and underarms are where we tend to perspire the most. Perspiration and moisture cause bacteria to grow. Once that area has been waxed, the follicle is wide open to this bacteria creeping in so it’s important to keep these areas clean and dry. Try to avoid heavy exercise that will increase perspiration and chaffing for about 24-48 hours after a waxing service.
  • What are the aftercare instructions for waxing?
    For 24-48 hours after a waxing service avoid: Direct sun exposure and tanning beds. Use of exfoliating products (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products, loofahs, scrubs, etc). Creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate. Deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles. Wearing tight clothing: results in irritation and inflammation. Excessive moisture and heat: from hot tubs and saunas. Swimming pools Exercise: may cause chaffing or sweating. Touching the freshly waxed area: this encourages irritation. After 24-48 hours, regular exfoliation with a shower gel and loofah or exfoliating glove will help keep skin soft and prevent ingrown hairs. Apply an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to any exposed freshly waxed areas. Since waxing exfoliates as well as removes hair, your skin will be more prone to sunburn in the days following your waxing service.
  • How do I benefit from waxing?
    Waxing reduces hair growth when performed on a regular schedule of every 4 weeks. While shaving crops the hair at the skin’s surface, waxing pulls it out by the root so it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week and the irritation associated with shaving
  • Can I shave between waxing appointments?
    No, please do not shave between waxing appointments! It disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in more hair at your next appointment.
  • Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?
    Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse. When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair that is very fine at the tip so there is no stubble.
  • What kind of wax is used?
    I use Nufree, and I absolutely love the results I get from it and so will you. Here are just a few of the reasons why Nufree is the most effective hair removal treatment in the world: Nufree is not a wax and never sticks to the skin. Nufree is self-preserving antibacterial/antimicrobial so it’s safe, clean, and germ free. Nufree is completely botanical and safe for the entire body. Nufree doesn’t dry and can be erased any time. Nufree is scientifically tested and does not use animal products.
  • Is there an age requirement or limit to receive a waxing service?
    We will wax clients of any age, but if you are younger than 18 we do require a parent to accompany you to sign our waxing consent form.
  • What is an ingrown hair treatment?
    An ingrown hair treatment, frequently referred to as a vajacial (like a facial, but for your intimate/sensitive areas), is just what it sounds like – a treatment aimed at helping to reduce the likelihood of getting ingrown hairs in your intimate area. An added benefit is that it helps lighten any hyperpigmentation or dark spots you may have and calms the skin if there’s any irritation from waxing, shaving, or laser treatments.
  • Does an ingrown hair treatment hurt?
    No! An ingrown hair treatment is calming and soothing. With that said, the extractions of the ingrown hairs, if done, can be slightly uncomfortable, but it’s definitely not unbearable.
  • What are the benefits of getting an ingrown hair treatment??
    Extraction of ingrown hairs Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells Soothes any irritation from waxing, shaving, or laser treatments Evens the texture of the skin Lightens and brightens the skin
  • Is an ingrown hair treatment safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women??
    Yes and no! With the products and protocol we typically use, an ingrown hair treatment is safe for breastfeeding women, but not for pregnant women. However, we can easily modify and adjust the products used and refrain from using the high frequency to ensure it’s safe for you even if you’re pregnant so you can still experience all of the benefits.
  • Can I get an ingrown hair treatment while on my period?
    Yes, an ingrown hair treatment can be performed even if you’re on your period as long as you’re comfortable with it being done.
  • Is a Brazilian wax included with an ingrown hair treatment?
    No, a Brazilian wax is a separate service. It’s highly recommended that you get an ingrown hair treatment immediately following your Brazilian wax for best results.
  • What are the benefits of massage therapy?
    The health experts at National University of Health Sciences presents the top five health benefits of adding regular massage therapy to your health and wellness strategy. Massage therapy from a licensed practitioner can: • Lower stress: 
The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches. • Increased Immune Function
: Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost immune system strength by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses. • Boost Mental Health and Wellness
: Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected by massage therapy. • Pain Management and Improved Range of Motion: 
Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management. • Improved Physical Fitness: 
Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy – massage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance, and prevent injuries.
  • When should I avoid getting a massage?
    In general, there are a few conditions that would prevent you from getting a massage. Of course, do not schedule an appointment if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cold, or a skin condition that is contagious. The first trimester of pregnancy is generally considered off-limits for massage, as are active chemotherapy or other intensive medical treatments. If you have a serious medical condition and you are unsure if a massage would be safe for you, massage therapists will recommend that you speak with your primary care provider to get approval first.
  • What if I fall asleep or drool?
    It is very common for guests to fall asleep during their massage. If you snore or drool, don’t worry, your massage therapist has definitely seen this before and will not judge. We love seeing you so relaxed!
  • What should I expect during my first massage visit?
    Your massage therapist should require you to fill out a health history form. They may also ask more in-depth questions to establish which areas you would like focused on, or if there are any specific conditions needing to be addressed. It is important to list all health concerns and medication so that your therapist can adapt your session to your specific needs without causing any harm. It is also important to specify any allergies so that your therapist may adjust the oil or cream being used during your visit.
  • Do I have to be completely undressed? What do you wear for a massage?
    You may undress to your level of comfort. Many people prefer to keep their underwear on during a massage, while others choose to be nude. Your massage therapist will leave the room so you can undress and lie on the massage table under a top sheet. Regardless if you choose to maintain some clothing or not, your massage therapist will always ensure that you are always properly covered.
  • Will the massage hurt?
    In general, massages should not hurt. In fact, if you are in pain during a massage, this may cause your muscles to seize up, making the relaxing effects more difficult to achieve. If the pressure is too intense, speak up immediately so your therapist can adjust. Certain techniques may result in soreness during the days following a massage, similar to that of a great workout, but in general, you should not have pain during or after your massage.
  • Do you talk during a massage?
    Some people enjoy having a conversation during their massage but keep in mind, the treatment is all about you releasing your tensions and enjoying the experience. Regardless of your choice, be sure to speak up during the massage if there is anything you’d like adjusted (temperature, pressure, music, etc).
  • What if I have body acne, skin conditions, or forgot to shave?
    Rest assured, massage therapists have seen and felt it all! Please do not feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Your massage therapist is focused on creating a relaxing and therapeutic experience for you, and you cannot relax if you are anxious about your body’s appearance. If anything, your therapist may be able to make product or technique recommendations to help alleviate any conditions that may be bothersome to you.
  • What if I get an erection during my massage?
    Sometimes it happens. Yet many men avoid massage for fear this will happen to them. Or, they choose to receive the massage but are unable to completely relax out of fear. But there is no reason to be embarrassed. Sometimes men can get an erection during a non-sexual, therapeutic, full-body massage. Touch administered to any part of the body can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which can result in a partial or complete erection. An educated, professional massage therapist understands this, and it should not be an issue for him or her. If you are still concerned, consider wearing more fitted underwear, which provides more support and coverage than traditional boxer shorts. NOTE: If the therapist feels the session has turned sexual for any guest, they may stop the session to clarify the client’s intent and may decide to stop the session immediately. Under no circumstance will sexual advances be tolerated in the treatment room.
  • How often should I get massage?
    Individual preference varies, so for most it depends on your pain, physical needs, emotional needs, and of course, budget. Receiving a massage regularly has the most benefit; this can be as often as weekly or monthly. With our Monthly Membership, you not only can treat yourself monthly but also enjoy other perks and benefits within the spa.
  • How much do you tip for a massage?
    Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. We recommend you think of your massage therapist as you would a waiter in a restaurant. Our Spa therapists love what they do, and your tip may reflect your appreciation for their service. We recommend tipping percentages be based on the full price of a regular massage, rather than the discounted price. For most people, this ranges from 15-25% depending on their level of satisfaction with their treatment.
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