GIVE A SPA FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Forget flowers. Forget candy (who needs those extra calories after holiday over-indulgence). Better to give the gift of de-stressing in a beautiful and comforting environment—in other words, a spa.
The following ISPA members are offering specials this Valentine’s Day:
The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL – Harmonize: The Art of Couple’s Massage lets couples learn massage techniques that they can use at home throughout the year. This 70-minute session for $190 is conducted under the supervision of a trained massage therapist.
Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel, St. Pete Beach, FL – Chocolate Raspberry Anti Oxidant Facial exfoliates skin with raspberry seeds, then moisturizes with a chocolate mask loaded with vitamins. The finish is a nutrient-rich hydrating raspberry infused crème. This 45-minute treatment at $75 includes a complimentary three-piece travel kit and is valued at $30.
Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX – Love in Any Language with Special Guest Chef: Elizabeth Escobedo teaches you the history behind Valentine’s Day while you enjoy a four course Valentine’s tea. You’ll learn the recipes, too, so you can recreate them at home. Rates start at $1,555 per person, for a three-night resort package in signature accommodations.
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY – Ready to renew your vows? Take Two lets you do it in style, with charming Victorian accommodations, all meals and a spa credit; $329 per person.
The Oaks at Ojai, Ojai, CA – A Pre-V-Day stay, Feb. 1-12 for two includes food, workouts and evening programs for $144 each (a 25 percent savings).
Oasis Day Spa, New York, NY – Couples Duet Package includes 60-minute side-by-side facials and massages for $400.
The Ritz-Carlton Westchester Spa, White Plains, NY – >Sugar Scrub Champagne exfoliates with raw sugar cane, while champagne grapes provide antioxidants for the appearance of youthful skin. Orange essential oils act as a calming antiseptic, while green tea soothes the skin. This 60-minute treatment is offered at $150.
The Spa at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA – The Chocolate Spa->Sampler, Feb. 1-25, might get your mouth watering; have a cocoa massage, cocoa bath and a choice of polish or sugar scrub. A three-hour treatment for $196.
Spa Réveil, Austin, TX – 24K Gold Facial fights off damaging free radicals and prevents premature aging while stimulating cellular growth. Available through Feb. 28 for $150.