Why are there so many float and spa days at Calgary’s Foot Spa?
In Calgary, there are more float and spas than there are people.
The city has more than 2,000 float and 10,000 spa days a year, according to the city’s website.
There are even more than 20,000 free float days in the city.
Many people get to see the city from a long distance or for free.
So, why do so many people get their feet rubbed?
Many of Calgary’s float and Spa days are a combination of events held for the general public.
“A lot of people have their feet out in the lake or somewhere else and they come in and do a little exercise,” says Jennifer D’Andrea, who works in marketing at the Calgary Foot Spa.
“Some people go and see the sunset.
They’re going to come in for a massage and then they’ll head back out.
There’s a lot of fun.”
D’Alessandro says many people who come to the Calgary area are coming in for free or discounted events, which could make them a target for people who have been seen at a lot more than one location.
“They’re trying to figure out what they want to do with their time.
They can’t afford to go to the spa,” she says.”
There are a lot times when people come into the city and they’re not going to spend a lot.
If you go to Calgary, they want their feet touched by someone.”
There are also a lot fewer events that are free than in many other Canadian cities.
“I think it’s really hard for a lot people to understand why they should pay a lot for a free spa or a free float day,” says D’Angelo.
“It’s very hard to explain to people that it’s a public event.”
A common misconception is that people who are overweight and/or obese can’t do well at a float and/ or spa.
“In general, it’s not that way, because people have different physical requirements,” says Heather Hodge, a spokesperson for Calgary Foot Spas.
“For people who look at the size of the body, it does make them feel a little bit heavier.”
People often assume the person who is looking at them might not be able to do well.
“There’s a number of different things that can go on with the person,” says Hodge.
“And the fact that someone has a lot to do can make it more difficult for people to stay motivated.”
There have also been reports of people losing their appetite for the Calgary Float and Spa events.
But for D’Agostini, it was just the right time.
“We got out there and it was so good,” she recalls.
“The kids were so happy.
They were enjoying it, and they were all really healthy.
We could tell they were excited to be out there, and it really made them happy.”