Some would describe a visit to the spa as a luxury. I beg to differ. In my opinion, spa visits are an occasional necessity. Depending on the stress level of your life, you might need the occasion more often than other people do.
One great thing to come out of the recession? A proliferation of deals and specials and discounts and incentives to spend again. Allow me to share with you the most spa-riffic deals on my radar.
First things first, can we talk about Groupon? If you haven’t signed up by now, you are seriously missing out. Click here to rectify that. Now sit back and watch the deals roll in every day! On a weekly basis I get offers on discounts on facials, massages, manicures and pedicures amongst many other things.
And if you’re really in it to save, don’t stop at just one discount site. I also heartily recommend you sign up for Living Social, which tends to offer more spa deals and incentives than other discount sites. If you’re looking for a variety of offers on a consistent basis, I recommend signing up for both of them!
Maybe you’re more of a spa newbie, and you want to go when there’s a special deal and the offers are cheap. Well you’re in luck in the month of March – Spafinder’s Wellness Week™ will offer sweet spa deals between March 21-27. All you gotta do is click here to visit spafinder.com, browse the site for sweet wellness tips, recipes etc and then enter an email address and zip code to search for half-off and $50 special spa treatment deals near you! The list of Chicago-area spas is pretty impressive, and I hope to check at least one of them out so stay tuned for an upcoming review!
If you are like me and LOVE to spa, you don’t want to stop at one week of incredible offers. And you don’t have to! After you enjoy a spa-riffic March, you can look forward to an equally indulgent April thanks to Spa Week. It’s launching their highly anticipated $50 Treatments in 17 new cities this season. Spa Week is April 11-17, but booking begins March 14 and these appointments fill up quick! Click to check out their upcoming offerings.
So if you’ve never been to a spa, or your mom’s never been to a spa, or your sister…this is a great time to treat them and yourself to a truly pampering experience. If you’re a first-timer, I recommend you check out my spa rules of engagement to get an idea of the best way to do it. Of those 5 rules, the most important one is TIP. These discount deals are sweet for consumers, and they don’t necessarily hurt the spa owners…but the women and men who are actually doing the discounted massages and body scrubs, pedicures and facials are often getting shafted on the deal and from what I hear, it winds up hurting their pockets the most. So make sure to leave a nice tip for the person who made you feel special, and enjoy your indulgence!
What’s your fave spa treatment? I love a good body scrub, but I’m dying for a decadent massage!