Jonesin’ for a spa treatment but can’t stomach the price? You’re in luck.
According to the International Spa Association (ISPA), even some of the world’s top spas are becoming more accessible. Recession-friendly mini-treatments are all the rage, allowing guests to afford multiple appetizer-sized treatments, even during a recession. In 2010 ISPA reported that 46 percent of its member-spas saw an increase in shorter (30 minutes or less) treatment bookings, and 86 percent offered shorter treatments.
Here’s where to get pampered on your next vacation:
- The Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Newport recently transformed itself after a resort-wide $35 million renovation and offers treatments designed with innovative, marine-based products. The spa now offers affordable 25-minute Spa Tapas like the Tapas Soles Foot Massage, Color Shot Tasting and Tapas Facial. They run one for $50, two for $95, three for $145, and order four for $195.
- The Yachts of Seabourn’s Spa Villas offer express spa services on the outdoor spa deck ranging from mini-hot stone massages, facials and acupuncture to manicures, pedicures and paraffin treatments. With the waves as a backdrop, these mini-treatments are available aboard all Seabourn yachts. Prices start at $15.
- Seagate Spa, Delray Beach, Florida in the newly opened Seagate Hotel offers several mini spa treatments, each under $65, including a sea salt body polish, reflexology, the express facial and a relaxing massage.
- Hotel Terra’s Chill Spa in Jackson Hole has a selection of “spa tapas” for a quick rejuvenation. The LEED Silver Certified property at the foot of Grand Teton National Park offers a menu of 25-minute services for $75 each.
- The Spa at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. offers 30-minute sessions of its Swedish Massage, Facial, Ayurvedic Head Massage, and Reflexology treatments as well as several 30-minute body treatments, like the Buttercup Body Polish and 30-minute mineral water soaks – all starting at $48.
- The New York Palace Spa & Fitness Center offers 25-minute treatments with five types of massage therapies (restorative massage, aromatic hot towel massage, reflexology, arnica muscle rejuvenation, neck and shoulder massage) between $100-$110. The shorter services are popular with the busy professionals that frequent the Spa & Fitness Center for a lunchtime treatment and brief workout.
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