Globally, the spa industry is growing rapidly and becoming a very lucrative business as many people are now more conscious of personal care and new methods have been discovered to soothe the body and relax the senses. The rise of activity in the spa industry can also be attributed to higher stress in the corporate sector and even in day to day life. Many people make use of spa services in order to de-stress and it is also said to have health benefits which are related to better blood circulation, better response from the nervous system and release of muscle tension etc. Spas provide many services which include massages, acupuncture, manicures and pedicures, facials and the use of herbs and oils for improvement of skin conditions and the release of muscle tension. However, there are laws that prevail in the country that may apply specifically and directly to the activities of spas existing in that country.
A spa should ensure that first and foremost, the business is registered as a legal business entity under the law of the country. This registration act also states that all acts and regulations passed by the government should be observed and adhered to. Spas should also make sure that all herbs, oils and lotions that are used are of the highest quality and are suitable for use. When speaking of oils and lotions, it should be seen to that expired products are not used as these may affect customer health. In addition to this, professional staff should be hired, and it should also be of top priority that their attitude and working behavior is professional and formal, and that workers act respectfully towards customers. In some situations, it may be necessary to hire male and female masseuses for men and women respectively. Depending on customer requirements, it may also be necessary to have a separate section for men and a separate section for women, as in some situations, an erotic outcall massage service may be requested, which may cause problems involving the masseuse, customer and the company itself.
This could lead to bad publicity and legal problems, which could lead to closure of the business. It should also be a top priority that workers are not put into uncomfortable, compromising situations, especially if customers act inappropriately with masseuses or make requests such as a happy-ending massage treatment. This counts as sexual harassment which an honest organization should protect their workers from.
Considering the fact that some establishments masquerade as spas and massage parlors in order to offer illegal services, it is important to take precautions in order to ensure a safe working environment.