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Lawrenceburg...
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Spa Etiquette

Countdown five days. Considering visitng a spa, which I have never done, would love a massage. Beyong the cost of the treatment, do you tip the person who gives you the massage? If so, when? Never have done this, and don't want to be a chump.

San Leandro...
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1. Re: Spa Etiquette

normandog,

You will love the spa and massage it's one of the things I love about Vegas. You do tip the spa and I usually give 10% to 15% of the treatment. Also you can go on the casino/hotels web site and check out the spa guides to help you out with what they call etiquette. It's very helpful.

zbethg

try doing a search on the forum for other spa questions or keep asking on this thread for more specifics as you go along.

Mount Pleasant...
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At the spas I have been to, you put the tip in an envelope for the person that did your massage. This was done at the counter where you would check in at the places I have been to. I would guess it would be almost the same everywhere.

Boston...
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If someone else from the Spa gives you a tour and is helpful, goes out of their way, feel free to give them a few bucks also.

Fond du Lac...
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If you're using the spa at the hotel you're staying at, you should be able to charge the treatment to your room and add the tip when you sign the room charge form. Enjoy - it's a great treat.

Detroit, Michigan
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5. Re: Spa Etiquette

I was thinking of getting friends a mani, facial and pedi for their honeymoon in the form of a gift certificate. What do you think of QUA at Caesar's for that? Ridiculously expensive? No prices online for that.

Greater Perth...
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i wont spa in usa again, single sex facilities, the last thing i needed was a nude man joining me in the spa. the women (if i can call her that) that did my massage just beat me up and charged me for it. now i dont have a problem with that, it would have been more fun if she had been wearing leather.

Lawrenceburg...
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7. Re: Spa Etiquette

Thanks you everyone, I'll report back in my trip report, as for you Stuart1975.....well, nevermind.

Jacksonville, FL
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8. Re: Spa Etiquette

I agree with kgouin: my experiences at spas have been identical - when you pay for your services, there's envelopes at the front desk to put the tip in. This also allows the masseuse/aestetician to accept it graciously and discretely.

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i think it is just good Karma to tip them after they have rubbed you down completely. A few bucks won't hurt especially if you ever go back to that person.

Buffalo NY
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10. Re: Spa Etiquette

Remember that Vegas is expensive, so the normal $50 you spend at the local massage place will not get you a Happy Ending here, so you may need a $200 tip.