Baby Boomers Love Spas

Local Nail Spa Having One of My Favorites, a Pedicure

There’s no question that baby boomers love spas. After all, what’s not to love? Spas offer a chance to relax, rejuvenate, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They’re also a great way to meet new people and enjoy some quality time with friends.

As Baby Boomers age, their discretionary funds are more available than when we were raising children and supplementing their activities. This leaves the Boomers the ability to spend supplemental cash as they see fit. I am among this illustrious population, and my body tells me so daily. I am not any different than most Boomers and love when I can be pampered, and my body treated like royalty.

We regularly go to our local spa. Our visits are so frequent that sometimes we might consider getting a spa built in our backyard with the help of California Pools which can build custom pools and spas. Home spas offer all the same benefits as traditional spas, but they can be tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. Plus, they’re more convenient and often more affordable than visiting a spa. Here are a few tips for building the perfect home spa for baby boomers:
1. Choose a quiet, secluded location.
2. Invest in quality products and equipment.
3. Make sure your space is comfortable and inviting.
4. Consider hiring a professional to help you design and build your home spa.
5. Tailor your home spa to your specific needs and preferences.

Obviously, not everyone has the space or money to build a home spa, but a visit to your local spa or nail salon to have your aching feet massaged and pampered can really make a difference. Aches and pains don’t really become an issue until about fifty. I mean, until fifty our body does not throw any major tantrums. Our bodies resist, fight, and try to help us survive. But unfortunately, after reaching fifty, it almost becomes impossible to resist spas. After all, everybody needs to avail of some kind of treatment to thank their bodies for their life-long service.

Actually, when someone nears the age of retirement, it becomes their responsibility to take care of their body as a gesture of thankfulness towards their body parts that have been doing everything to help them earn. And honestly, I am one such gratitude-laden person who tries to have a full body massage monthly to help my aching muscles get some relaxation from the treadmill and light weight training at my gym with my “Silver Sneakers” status. Without these spa treatments, I’m not sure I could get out of bed daily!

Whether you’re a baby boomer yourself, or you’re simply looking for ways to help your ageing parents relax and rejuvenate, spas can offer a variety of benefits that are perfect for easing aches and pains. So, if you’re looking for ways to relax and escape the everyday grind, the spa is the place for you!

Photo of The Day #78, My Special Pedicure at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

I am very fond of pedicures and having my feet massaged. When given the Spa menu at the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat I opted for a pedicure, as opposed to a massage. Over the prior week I had received two wonderful Thai massages. One massage was in Bangkok and the other one in Phuket, so I decided I would go for a change of pace. I made my reservation and went to spa a few minutes prior to my pedicure. The waiting room was filled with deep cushioned chairs and lounges and I thought, given a few minutes I might just doze off.


Entrance to The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Entrance to The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat


The attendants let me know that I would have a session in their Antioxidant room prior to the pedicure. When I inquired what that meant, they led me in and had me lay prone on a mat and relax. Almost immediately the room was filled with a very warm blast of air and I felt like I was in a sauna. The attendant informed me that my session, which would basically eliminate toxins from my entire body, was to last fifteen minutes. After what seemed an eternity, and an inability to breathe I got up and decided I had to leave the room and grab a few whiffs of oxygen. Once I was outside I discovered I had only been in the room for right at five minutes. I cannot understand how anyone could last the full fifteen minutes.


Antioxidant Room at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Antioxidant Room at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat


I was then lead into the pedicure room by the attendant scheduled to perform my pedicure and she began the process. I interviewed the young lady, as she began the procedure and I discovered that she was from India, a graduate of business school and was at the Banjaran to learn how to run a spa. Her dream was to return to India and open her own spa, after absorbing everything she could at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. I inquired how they interviewed her and she stated by a Google Hangout. I thought that was very cool, given we conduct a Google+ Hangout almost weekly with our son in Japan. I love the process. Obviously they thought she was what they needed, as she was hired and given two weeks to move to Ipoh Malaysia, where the spa is located.



The Pedicure Room for the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

The Pedicure Room for the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat


My pedicure was to last one hour, but it turned out I was in the room for 90 minutes, as we talked about her dream and my travel blogger business. I was amazed to learn that she was fluent in four languages. She was a very intelligent, extroverted young lady and I could tell she would achieve her dream and have that spa one day. I believe this with all my heart. She was well versed in customer service attributes and was learning the details of all the spa processes. I wish her the best of luck and need to thank her publicly, for what turned out to be the best pedicure I have ever had. If she continues down this path, learning all the other spa treatments, her spa in India will be very successful and profitable.



*** My trip to Thailand and Malaysia was sponsored by Thai Airways, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Tourism Malaysia USA. All opinions are solely mine and as always, generated without any influence.



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