So, I'm wary of opening this question for feedback, as it has the potential to deep dive quickly into a toxic thread. Instead of a thread with rationale presentation of differing viewpoints. But if it gets out of hand I will close the thread down.
I think I've been fairly cautious during the pandemic, more so then some of those around me. I hate masks with a passion, but am compliant in all public settings as required, and seeing folks ignoring mask policies or wearing the mask under their nose and mouth raises my ire considerably. But on the other hand I'm getting on planes and traveling through airports, so am assuming the risks that come with that, although hopefully small. I've had contractors working long hours in the house, unmasked because it would have been a deal breaker otherwise. I've gone to manicures and pedicures and hair appointments since the day they reopened, albeit mask compliant. I might still wear a mask for those personal services for awhile longer, even if it's no longer required, and I am fully vaccinated.
But one of the things I haven't yet done, is resume spa appointments. Normally a mainstay of my usual vacation routine. Specifically, massages and facials.
I'm fairly comfortable with the idea ofa massage if it's outside, in a cabana or tent with natural airflow. But I'm less certain yet about the risk of facials or massage services inside. And would hard pass on any massage requiring a mask. Obviously not an option at all for a facial.
What do raveling folks here think about inside massages and facials currently during trips? Are they activities you'd be comfortable resuming?
Any / all thoughts and perspectives are welcome.