SETTING THESAURUS

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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A reception area with comfortable chairs and sofas
Warm décor (sleek wood, thick carpeting, plush seating, low lamp lighting, cozy colors)
Cosmetics and beauty products for sale
Brochures for spa products and services
Bowls of potpourri, incense burners, and lit candles
Glasses and a pitcher of citrus-infused water
Complimentary herbal tea
Magazines to read while waiting for one's appointment
A telephone and pens and paper available for a client needing to make a quick business call before a treatment
Potted plants and fresh flowers
A dressing area containing lockers, changing rooms, mirrors, complimentary hair products, cushioned benches, towels, and robes
Private massage rooms with padded massage tables, a sink, thermostat controls, a hamper for towels, a swivel stool, a tray of lotions and oils, soap, a music player, stones, tissues, a towel warming machine, and adjustable lighting
Clients walking around in robes and sandals
Manicure and pedicure rooms containing foot baths, towels, polish and remover, lotion, cotton balls, nail clippers, pumice stones, cuticle pushers, files, buffers, and orange wood sticks
Hair care areas with shampoo sinks, reclining chairs, dryers, hair products, combs and brushes in jars of disinfectant, adjustable chairs, smocks, scissors, irons, and hair coloring supplies
A pool, hot tub, and sauna 
Rooms for mud treatments and body wraps (low lighting, a padded cushion table with high tub sides for drainage, taps and hoses for rinsing, warming machines for aromatic lotions and mud, application tools, towels, plastic sheeting)

SOUNDS:
Nature soundtracks or meditation chimes
Footsteps crossing almost soundlessly through plush carpet
Doors closing softly
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