It probably makes a lot of sense that in the midst of a snowy day or the few days after that when coming to Kneaded Relief we would have you change into a pair of provided sandals. Clearly most everyone can understand that tracking water through the spa could be a pain for those to clean up or a potential hazard to their fellow guests. And it probably goes without mentioning the potential of squeaky shoes that the winter brings, however at Kneaded Relief regardless of the time of year, we offer all of our guests (except those getting a pedicure and bringing their own sandals) to change into a pair of ours.
Part of the ambiance of Kneaded Relief is the attribute of “pure quiet”. Voices are lowered to max a whisper, phones are turned off and put away (even the sound of clicking keys can be heard), and doors are so ever carefully shut. To also help achieve that whisper of a sound atmosphere, we ask that you change your shoes to our sandals. Squeaks are eliminated, high heels clicking across the floor are gone and heavy footed walkers lose a bit of the “clomp” as they come down the hall. We know for some it is a pain to change your shoes and maybe even potentially an uncomfortable situation because our sandals might be a little too small or too big or maybe you find yourself with a pair that has the massagers on them and they hurt your feet. In these cases, we ask you to bring a pair of your own sandals to put on.
In the end, though the quiet is restored due to the changing of the shoes, what we are really hoping for is that our guests find additional relaxation and serenity from stepping out of the outside world and into ours. So next time you head to Kneaded Relief and a Guest Service team member asks for your shoe size let them know what size shoe you wear, slip off your shoes and cares, and slide into the Kneaded Relief relaxation foot apparel. You will be providing yourself and those around you that extra little bit of “spa…ahhh”.
Dana Neal – Spa Manager, Group Fitness Instructor and Sandal Wearer