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How Long Should My Hair Be for Waxing or Sugaring?

For optimal results and a more comfortable experience, hair should be between 1/4″ and 1/2″ in length. If hair is longer, please trim to 1/4″ prior to your appointment. We will not wax or sugar guests who are sunburned, using Retin … Continue reading

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I’m Taking Medication for My Skin. Can I Still Get A Treatment?

We will not perform peels, microdermabrasion or hair removal services on pregnant women or on guests who are using Retin A, Accutane, Avage, Tazorac, Differin or any other medications that increase skin exfoliation or compromise the skin.  Peels, microdermabrasion or hair … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take for My Nails to Dry?

It can take your nails several hours to dry following a manicure or pedicure. It is best to wait to put closed-toe shoes on for as long as possible after your service to protect the integrity of your nail treatment.

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What Should I Bring to a Pedicure?

We recommend bringing a pair of open-toe shoes or sandals that do not touch your toenails.

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Can I Get a Facial the Day of an Event?

We recommend The Special Event Facial to prepare for an event for more beautiful skin. This facial can be performed just prior to an event for that red carpet glow.

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What Will My Skin Look Like Right After a Facial?

Usually you will leave with glowing skin! However, most facials come with extractions, so some redness may occur right after the facial. We do use a high-frequency wand with all facial treatments to lessen redness when and if it occurs.

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What Should I Avoid Before & After Hair Removal?

For 24 hours post-hair removal, we recommend avoiding contact with salt water, pools or jacuzzis. We also recommend avoiding sweating or physical exertion — including contact sports — 24 hours prior to hair removal services.

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What’s the Difference Between Waxing & Sugaring?

Waxing and sugaring are two techniques used to remove unwanted hair by removing the hair follicle from the root. Wax is hot and applied on the skin in the direction of the hair growth, then removed with a strip in … Continue reading

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Is It Safe to Get a Massage Right After an Injury?

No. We recommend waiting at least 48 hours after an acute injury due to possible swelling in the area. When you have swollen tissue it can be counterproductive to massage. You should ice any swollen areas and see a doctor … Continue reading

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Is It Safe to Get A Massage After a Workout?

Yes, this is a great time to get a massage! The massage will help flush out lactic acid from the muscles and help relax the body.

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Can I Use the Showers Before a Massage?

Yes, however your must arrive early to shower. Please notify the front desk upon booking that you will be using the shower, and they will let you know how early to arrive prior to your appointment — so you can … Continue reading

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Will I Be Sore After a Massage?

Since massage therapy is releasing lactic acid from the muscles, it can sometimes leave you sore. This is only temporary though and is due to the lactic acid — which is crystallized in the muscle — being worked out. This … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage?

Swedish massage is a luxurious massage technique that melts the muscles and the mind using long fluid strokes with varying pressure to improve muscle tone, circulation and joint flexibility. This type of massage is generally less intensive than a Deep … Continue reading

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What Body Parts Are Treated During a Traditional Massage?

At Viva Day Spa, we massage the back, neck, head, hands, feet, legs, arms, décolleté and gluteal muscles. If you would like to skip any of these areas, just tell your therapist. Or if you’d like special focus on one … Continue reading

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Do I Have to Get Completely Undressed for a Massage or Facial?

This is completely up to you. Most people choose to undress completely, and some choose to leave on their underwear. Prior to your massage or facial, your therapist will exit the room for you to get completely comfortable. During a … Continue reading

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Should I Eat/Drink Before Coming to the Spa?

We suggest eating a light meal prior to a massage or coming on an empty stomach. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol or limiting the amount of alcohol you consume prior to massage. Eating and drinking is perfectly fine … Continue reading

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Can I Choose a Male or Female Therapist?

Sure thing. We have both male and female therapists, so just let us know which you prefer when you book your appointment.

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Can I Go to the Restroom During A Treatment?

Absolutely. Your therapist will ask you prior to your treatment if you would like to use the restroom. If at any time during the treatment you need to use the restroom again, just ask.

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I’ve Never Had a Massage, Facial or Nail Treatment Before!

No worries. Our expert staff will walk you through the treatment, explaining what you’ll be experiencing every step of the way from beginning to end.

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What Should I Wear to the Spa?

At Viva Day Spa, we pride ourselves on being non-pretentious. Your comfort is our priority! We recommend wearing loose fitting, comfortable clothes or just wearing what you feel the most relaxed in. You will be asked to remove all jewelry, … Continue reading

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