Posted on by Lina Gonzalez

Are you planning on visiting a spa in the near future? You may be concerned about which items to take and how you should dress for the occasion. You may even be wondering whether or not you will have to take all your clothes off for treatments.

The truth is, outside of a robe and slippers, which are usually provided for you at the destination, your most important concern will be your swimwear. If you want to make use of a facility’s jacuzzi, hot tub, steam room, or swimming pool ( who wouldn’t!) you will need to bring a bikini, swimsuit, or a pair of appropriate bicycle shorts.

Here are a few more things you should think about when choosing the right swimwear for your day of pampering: 

Spa Swimwear Etiquette and Considerations 

For the majority of your time at the facility, you will probably be in your swimwear, or a robe and slippers. Some treatments may require that you strip fully, or at least down to your underwear and that is where a swimsuit can come in handy. If you are not comfortable being completely in the buff, a string bikini makes a great, modest alternative. So, arrive for your procedures already dressed in your swimsuit and you will be ready to go! 

If you are going to use your swimsuit for that purpose, it’s probably best to come to the facility ready already wearing them underneath your clothes. This will also allow you to carry less and keep track of fewer items so you can focus on having a peaceful mind and a great time. 

However, it is probably best to bring with you an additional bathing suit. You can swim in one while having your treatments in another. You don’t want the uncomfortable feeling of being in cold, wet swim gear to take away from your pampering experience! 

Types of Acceptable Swimsuits 

Treatments and massages are appropriate scenarios to wear a two-piece instead of underwear. However, if you are full-figured in nature or a more of a modest person, a full coverage bathing suit is more than acceptable. You can also wear spandex exercise gear such as bicycle shorts or sports bras, as long as the facility permits it. Most places with pools, however, prefer that you wear a swimsuit specifically made for the water. 


Fabrics that Work Best 

Any swimsuit or clothing that is comfortable for you is what will enhance your experience for a relaxing spa day. However, some equipment, such as pools and hot tubs, require that individuals using them only wear particular fabrics. You will have to check with your facility to see whether or not this is an issue. For example, some cotton blends and similar materials can shed and bind up filtering systems. That is why t-shirts and yoga bottoms are usually discouraged in such areas.

Most swimwear is made from stretchy polyester which allow swimmers better movement and they are manufactured to be far less restricting. These materials are usually more than adequate for your stay. 

Color Preferences 

If you are planning this trip, you are probably ready to relax, and, as such, you will want to remain carefree in calming hues such as sky blue, light green, and seafoam. Bright reds, oranges, and yellows, as well as neon colors, are majorly distracting and can unconsciously rev up your senses, canceling out your trip’s purpose to destress. 

Are you planning on visiting a spa in the near future? You may be concerned about which items to take and how you should dress for the occasion. You may even be wondering whether or not you will have to take all your clothes off for treatments.

The truth is, outside of a robe and slippers, which are usually provided for you at the destination, your most important concern will be your swimwear. If you want to make use of a facility’s jacuzzi, hot tub, steam room, or swimming pool ( who wouldn’t!) you will need to bring a bikini, swimsuit, or a pair of appropriate bicycle shorts.

Here are a few more things you should think about when choosing the right swimwear for your day of pampering: 

Spa Swimwear Etiquette and Considerations 

For the majority of your time at the facility, you will probably be in your swimwear, or a robe and slippers. Some treatments may require that you strip fully, or at least down to your underwear and that is where a swimsuit can come in handy. If you are not comfortable being completely in the buff, a string bikini makes a great, modest alternative. So, arrive for your procedures already dressed in your swimsuit and you will be ready to go! 

If you are going to use your swimsuit for that purpose, it’s probably best to come to the facility ready already wearing them underneath your clothes. This will also allow you to carry less and keep track of fewer items so you can focus on having a peaceful mind and a great time. 

However, it is probably best to bring with you an additional bathing suit. You can swim in one while having your treatments in another. You don’t want the uncomfortable feeling of being in cold, wet swim gear to take away from your pampering experience! 

Types of Acceptable Swimsuits 

Treatments and massages are appropriate scenarios to wear a two-piece instead of underwear. However, if you are full-figured in nature or a more of a modest person, a full coverage bathing suit is more than acceptable. You can also wear spandex exercise gear such as bicycle shorts or sports bras, as long as the facility permits it. Most places with pools, however, prefer that you wear a swimsuit specifically made for the water. 


Fabrics that Work Best 

Any swimsuit or clothing that is comfortable for you is what will enhance your experience for a relaxing spa day. However, some equipment, such as pools and hot tubs, require that individuals using them only wear particular fabrics. You will have to check with your facility to see whether or not this is an issue. For example, some cotton blends and similar materials can shed and bind up filtering systems. That is why t-shirts and yoga bottoms are usually discouraged in such areas.

Most swimwear is made from stretchy polyester which allow swimmers better movement and they are manufactured to be far less restricting. These materials are usually more than adequate for your stay. 

Color Preferences 

If you are planning this trip, you are probably ready to relax, and, as such, you will want to remain carefree in calming hues such as sky blue, light green, and seafoam. Bright reds, oranges, and yellows, as well as neon colors, are majorly distracting and can unconsciously rev up your senses, canceling out your trip’s purpose to destress.