The Spa Day game pack was the second pack of this type released for The Sims 4, yet its concept holds up well. This is likely due to the pack’s inclusion of several different gameplay elements as well as its very usable selection of clothing and furniture.
Spa Day allows sims to visit spas where they can enjoy a massage, practice meditation, take a yoga class, or spend some time in the sauna. Builders can enjoy creating new fitness centers and spas and Maxis have also provided some pre-built lots on the gallery for those who just want to enjoy a relaxing trip.
Here’s everything you need to know about this surprisingly versatile game pack before you decide if it’s for you.
10 You Can Visit A Spa
Spas are a new lot type that is fully staffed by NPC sims, in the same way as many other community lots are. The pre built lots in the gallery are nice but anyone wishing to build their own spa can really extend their services.
Spa items can also be easily added to gyms or pools, as well as to sim’s homes. They fit in perfectly and items such as the yoga mat and meditation stool are particularly suitable for home use.
9 There’s A New Wellness Skill
The wellness skill underpins the pack’s new activities. Sims will earn wellness for meditating, doing yoga, or giving massages. As their skill increases, sims will find themselves being able to give massages that offer mood boosts to others as well as unlocking some unique interactions.
High wellness skill will not only allow relaxing activities to boost a sim’s mood quicker but it can also allow them to levitate. Keep practicing and they’ll even be able to teleport around the neighborhood.
8 Meditation Can Help Your Sims Relax
Meditation is one of the fastest ways to relax a sim and boost that wellness skill. The meditation stool takes up only a small amount of space and can be pushed up against a wall if required using the move objects cheat.
Meditating will slow a sim’s need decay a little and can also provide a boost to their overall mood. These increase as wellness skill improves.
7 You Can Participate In Yoga Classes
Yoga is a skill sims can practice on their own or choose to learn in a class. Both variations will also help with fitness skill. Each full session is around 90 minutes of a sim’s day but will give a long-lasting moodlet.
Yoga classes cost 110 simoleons but they grant +2 moodlets that last for 12 hours, compared to 8 hour long +1 moodlets for solo sessions. Brain boosting yoga makes sims inspired, energy centering energizes them, and mind concentration offers a boost to focus.
6 There Are Several Types Of Massage Available
For sims who want a massage, there are full-body massages as well as hand and foot massages available. The massage table offers a choice of nine different options, although the fertility massage option is only available for sims who can get pregnant. For those who prefer a hand or foot massage, there is a massage chair that offers four different options.
Full massages last around 90 minutes and hand massages are half this time. Both will cost money but offer moodlets for 4, 12, or 24 hours. Moodlets from hand, foot, and body massages can also stack so this is worth remembering.
5 Sims Can Enjoy The Sauna But It Can Also Be Deadly
The Sauna is a new item that can offer a variety of different interactions for sims. Regular use will increase fun needs as well as social needs, assuming it is used with another person. For extra fun, couples can also WooHoo in an unoccupied sauna.
After 90 minutes the fun should be up as this is the point sims needs take a turn for the worst. They will start to get uncomfortable and will want to leave. If they are prevented from doing so then they’ll overheat and end up with a visit from Grim.
4 You Can Enjoy Bath Soaks And Incense At Home
For those who want to keep the pampering at home, there are also a number of new bath soaks and a mud bath option to choose from. These cost 30 – 60 simoleons and can be used in any regular bathtub.
The baths offer moodlets but these don’t stack. The mud bath offers a longer-lasting moodlet but will reduce hygiene so you may need to follow it with a regular bath or shower.
You can also further boost moodlets by burning incense, which costs 20 simoleons. Just don’t leave it unattended as it can cause a fire.
3 There Are New Fish And Aquariums
This pack includes two new aquariums as well as three new types of fish. Watching fish can be very relaxing and sims can stock the tanks with fish they catch or buy a selection automatically. Buying will cost more than the fish are worth but is instant.
Each aquarium can hold up to five fish and both designs are sleek and versatile, allowing them to fit into homes as easily as they fit into spa waiting areas.
2 The Clothing Includes Casual Gym Wear
The clothing selection is very much based on casual wear. There are a number of spa specific items, including towels and robes, as well as gym wear. Many of the yoga and gym outfits are versatile enough to be wearable as everyday items.
There are yoga pants, tank tops, hoodies, shorts, and crop tops. Many have mix and match swatches that match together well across the different pieces.
1 The Spa Build Items Are Surprisingly Versatile
If you love neutral colors then this pack is for you. Pretty much everything in the build and buy catalog comes with black, white, and grey swatches. While some items are spa specific, such as lockers, many others are much more versatile.
The selection includes chairs, a sofa, lights, bathroom essentials, a counter, some mirrors, and some gym equipment. There are also decor items and some simple neutral floor and wall tiles that match almost everything in the game, along with some big plain glass windows and doors.
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