The Sims 4 Spa Day Game Guide
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New Game Options
Treat your Sims to a day of pampering with The Sims™ 4 Spa Day. Visit the all-new Perfect Balance Spa for a revitalizing massage, or work on the all-new Wellness skill with some yoga. After a relaxing mud bath, step into the sauna to melt away the daily stresses. You’ll also get a variety of all-new objects and décor, so you can pack your home with so much tranquility that your Sims can’t help but find their inner peace!
Create A Sim Fashions
Female Adult/Teen/Elder – 6 Hairstyles and Hats, 8 Tops, 6 Bottoms, 3 Outfits, 5 Pairs of Shoes, 1 Accessory
Female Children – 1 Hat, 1 Top, 1 Bottom, 1 Outfit
Male Adult/Teen/Elder – 4 Hairstyles and Hats, 8 Tops, 6 Bottoms, 1 Outfit, 3 Pairs of Shoes, 1 Accessory
Male Children – 1 Hat, 1 Top, 1 Bottom, 1 Outfit
Hairstyles and Hats
New Game Options & Interactions
The Spa Venue
When loading saved games that do not have a Spa Venue in the world, The Sims 4 will prompt you to use an automated lot placement to add one to your neighborhood. If you do not want to place one at that time, exit out and place the Spa at a later time via the “My Library” tab in The Sims 4 Gallery.
Placing the pre-built lots are not your only option though. If you decide to build your own lot for the world you live in, the following requirements must be met for the community to be considered a Spa.
Spa Venue Checklist
- 4 Spa Equipment
- 1 Storage Locker
- 1 Shower
- 1 Toilet
- 1 Sink
Aham Ashram Yoga Studio (Spa, 30×20, 2 Bath) – Realign your Sims’ Charkras in this state of the art Yoga Studio. Have your Sims take a class or make their own practice and fill your Sims’ senses and renew their minds and bodies with the enlightening ambiance of this studio.
Center of Center Massage (Spa, 30×20, 2 Bath) – Need a place to relax? Need to escape the woes of a stressful life? Say no more! The Center of Center Massage will take care of your worries and make them fade away like a distant memory. Restore, meditate, become enlightened and renewed or simply visit to stare at the magnificent water wall present in the establishment.
Perfect Balance Spa (Spa, 30×20, 2 Bath) – This two-story spa is the ultimate pit stop for the soul! It features relaxing fountains, a meditation room, full-service locker rooms, self-serve wellness bar, massage tables, hand and foot massage chairs, gym room, and a Yoga studio! The Perfect Balance Spa has it all, nestled within soothing wood and stone decor.
Luxe Health Club (Gym, 30×20, 2 Bath) – Luxuriously decorated, this gym has all the amenities for all your Sims’ fitness needs. Have your Sims indulge in all 3 floors of state of the art accommodations and activities that would practically make them want to live inside. We wouldn’t blame them if they did.
Benefiting from Meditation
Sims who reach a state of tranquility while meditating will experience a “Successful Meditation”. During this time, Sims have a chance of increasing other skills, improving their relationships, finding forgiveness in their hearts for enemies, and thinking of ideas that result in increased performance at work or school.
If you’re looking to get around your neighborhood a bit faster, increasing the Wellness Skill is the way to go. Once a Sim reaches Level 7 of the Wellness Skill, they will acquire the ability to Teleport onto any public space of the active neighborhood. Just click the ground and go! (Not available for inactive lots and neighborhoods)
❗ Sims who unlock the hidden location lots of The Sims 4 have the option to teleport there as well.
Pausing Motive Decay
Sims who reach successful meditation with a high level Wellness Skill, have the ability to freeze their motive decay. This allows your Sims to enjoy relaxation without the need to replenish their needs. (NOTE: You may have to cancel and restart the meditation interaction once you level up in the Wellness Skill to activate this powerful benefit.)
The Sims 4 Spa Day adds new unlockable recipes that are part of leveling up in the all-new Wellness Skill. Once a Sim has leveled up and maxed the Wellness Skill they will unlock the following recipes:
The Sims 4 Spa Day includes brand new fish that add to the already available “Fish” Collection. These new fish types can be purchased directly from an Aquarium, or can be found in most fishing spots around the world.
|Cichlid||Common||§7||Cichlids span in a wide range of body sizes. So no "one size" fits all for this kind.||Found in Aquariums and almost all fishing spots in any neighborhood.|
|Discus||Uncommon||§14||Due to their distinctive shape and bright colors, Discus are popular as freshwater aquarium fish.||Found in Aquariums, Sylvan Glades and Forgotten Grotto. Use Rainbowfish as bait.|
|Exotic Goldfish||Uncommon||§15||The fanciest of the goldfish family. Don't tell the other members we said that.||Found in Aquariums|
Added in The Sims 4 Spa Day are two new Aquariums. Your Sim can purchase fish directly from the aquarium, restock the aquarium for §150 simoleons, or they can fill the aquarium with fish from their inventory. Selecting the “Open” interaction will allow a Sim to take and deposit up to 6 fish at a time.
Using the new incense burner objects, Sims are able to burn a variety of incense aromas for a mood boost in the immediate area. Sims can Light, Smell, and Put Out these burners at any time. The selected flavor will burn for 2 hours continuously unless you select to put it out before it goes out.
The Sims 4 Spa Day adds new songs to already existing radio channels in the game, but it also adds a brand new Radio Station called “New Age”. You can listen to the new channel via Stereos or Wall Speakers.
This section includes details of all the new gameplay available with The Sims 4 Spa Day. Images have been sized down in most cases, so click the images for a larger view.
The Sims 4 Spa Day introduces the all-new Wellness Skill. Sims can master their mind, body, and emotions, through wellness skill books, yoga, massage, or meditation. Sims with a high level Wellness Skill can unlock advanced yoga poses, a variety of good quality massages, and many other benefits.
• Wellness Level 1 – Your Sim’s new skill in Wellness will allow her to perform various yoga poses, meditate, and give a massage. More yoga poses, massages, recipes, and socials are unlocked at higher levels.
• Wellness Level 2 – Sims can Discuss Cognitive Focusing Methods, bake Sugar Free Carob Coconut Cake, and perform the Boat Pose in Yoga.
• Wellness Level 3 – Sims can give Aromatherapy Massage and perform the Triangle Pose in Yoga.
• Wellness Level 4 – Sims can offer Mental Relaxation Tips and perform the Tree Pose in Yoga.
• Wellness Level 5 – Sims can give Deep Tissue Massages, perform the Warrior Pose in Yoga, and might levitate when meditating!
• Wellness Level 6 – Sims can give Sports Massages, Suggest Visualization Techniques, and perform the Lord of the Dance Pose in Yoga.
• Wellness Level 7 – Sims can Teleport when levitating, make Superfood Salad, and perform the Bridge Pose in Yoga.
• Wellness Level 8 – Sims can give Stone Massages, Recommend Self Esteem Exercises, and perform the Handstand in Yoga.
• Wellness Level 9 – Sims can give Fertility Massages.
• Wellness Level 10 – Sims can brew Lemon Honey Ginger Detox Tea and Share Detox Secrets.
Meditation is one of many ways for Sims to increase their Wellness Skill while maintaining a peaceful mind. Sims who reach a state of tranquility while meditating will experience a “Successful Meditation”. This provides some great benefits to your Sims, and also unlocks the act of levitation!
During successful meditation, Sims have a good chance of increasing other acquired skills, improving their relationships, finding forgiveness in their hearts for enemies, and thinking of ideas that result in increased performance at work or school. Additionally, If you’re looking to get around your neighborhood a bit faster, Sims can even acquire the ability to Teleport onto any public space of the active neighborhood.
Lastly, Sims who reach successful meditation with a high level Wellness Skill, have the ability to freeze their motive decay. This allows your Sims to enjoy relaxation without the need to replenish their needs. (NOTE: You may have to cancel and restart the meditation interaction once you level up in the Wellness Skill to activate this powerful benefit.)
Yoga is yet another way to increase the Wellness Skill, while maintaining tranquility for your Sims. Yoga Mats can be purchased in buy mode and can be used anywhere your Sim takes them! Performing yoga not only increases Wellness, but also increases a Sim’s Athletic skill. Being Focused helps Sims perform at a faster rate.
Yoga can be performed by using the “Practice”, “Routine”, or “Pose” interactions. All interactions will run your Sim through a loop of different poses, but each provides different benefits for your Sims. The following poses are available when Sims perform Yoga and advance in the Wellness Skill.
Practicing Yoga will give your Sims a focused moodlet that will help increase their Wellness Skill at a faster rate, while Yoga Routines give an emotional boost. The following routines are available via the Yoga mat at any time.
Energy Centering Routine – Practicing Yoga can put a pep in one’s step and fill the soul for 8 hours. (Energy +1)
Brain Boosting Routine – The smooth motion of moving between Yoga poses inspires creative thinking for 8 hours. (Inspired +1)
Mind Concentrating Routine – The art of Yoga brings focus to those wandering thoughts of the mind for 8 hours. (Focused +1)
Sims can attend Yoga classes when visiting the Spa! Yoga classes are announced by notification, and begin 30 minutes after they are announced. The Yoga instructor has a pink icon over their head, and Sims can “Join” the class by interacting with the instructor.
When classes begin, Sims walk up to one of the available Yoga mats and begin the class. Each class lasts approximately 90 minutes and costs §110 Simoleons. (Sims cannot join a class already in progress.)
When classes are not in session, Sims can interact with the Yoga instructor and ask them to conduct a Yoga class on the spot. The following Yoga Class Routine options are available:
Energy Centering Routine – Practicing Yoga can put a pep in one’s step and fill the soul for 12 hours. (Energy +2)
Brain Boosting Routine – The smooth motion of moving between Yoga poses inspires creative thinking for 12 hours. (Inspired +2)
Mind Concentrating Routine – The art of Yoga brings focus to those wandering thoughts of the mind for 12 hours. (Focused +2)
If you do not want to use the pre-built Yoga classes, feel free to create your own! To do this, purchase the Instructor Zen Again Yoga Mat in Buy Mode for §140 Simoleons, and place it inside of a Gym or Spa. Once you’ve placed the Instructor’s Mat, an NPC will automatically spawn to conduct classes.
❗ Instructor’s Yoga Mats will only spawn NPC’s on Gym and Spa lots.
❗ Non-NPC Sims cannot interact with the Instructor Yoga Mats.
❗ Place regular Yoga Mats within the Green area of the Instructor Mat. Yoga mats can be used during a class so long as at least half of the Yoga Mat is within the green area shown below.
All Sims teen and older can give and receive a variety of massages. The quality of the massage is tied into the Wellness skill, and can leave your Sim with either a positive or negative moodlet.
Sims can interact with a Massage Therapist NPC (back), a Reflexologist (foot/hand), the massage table, the massage chair, or even ask a nearby Sim for one of the various back massages. Getting a massage even boosts friendship levels with whomever is giving you a massage. Below is a complete list of massages available in the game.
❗ Some Sims will end up with negative moodlets when receiving massages from a strangers.
❗ Sims can interact with the massage table and chair on any lot with two or more Sims.
❗ Sims who own a massage table at home can hire a massage therapist via the telephone
|Deep Tissue Massage|
|Stone Massage 300|
|Aromatherapy: Lotus Blossom|
|Aromatherapy: Mint and Rosemary|
|Aromatherapy: Ylang Ylang|
Mud Bath & Body Soak
Mud baths and Body Soaks are interactions that have been added to nearly all existing bathtubs in The Sims 4. All Sims, children included, can now work out their tension and enhance their mood in the comfort of their own home. Below is a list of every type of Mud Bath and Body Soak available in the game.
❗ Mud baths will leave your bathtub dirty after each use, and can possibly even clog it!
❗ Some Sims find a mud bath to be very uncomfortable!
The Sauna is a relaxing object whose sole purpose is to ease your Sim’s tension. All Sims, children included, can “Relax” in the Sauna and enjoy a boost of happiness!
Sims with a Level 5 Mischief Skill can also “Sabotage the Sauna with Sulfur”. Sabotaged Saunas will release a yellowish, rotten egg smelling steam that makes Sims uncomfortable for up to an hour. Oh what fun!
Death by Sauna
Relaxing in the Sauna will give your Sims a boost of happiness, but spending too much time in the sauna will result in a very uncomfortable situation. Once a Sim has received the “Superfluous Steaming” moodlet, it is best to keep them out. If a Sim enters the Sauna before this 8 hour moodlet has lapsed, the Sim will die.
Sims who die of excessive steam exposure end up as ghosts who are very hot and dehydrated. When this ghost comes into contact with water puddles, they have the ability to “Absorb” the puddle. How’s that for hydration!?
Being in the Sauna can be a lot fun for Sims who want some alone time! Sims in a romantic relationship can use the Sauna to “Woohoo” or “Try for a Baby”. Talk about Hot and Steamy!