From the Experts: Staff Spa Week Picks

Here at Spa Week we eat live and breathe SPA. Here are our informed picks for the places we’re heading to relax this week!

A lot of effort goes into planning Spa Week, enough so that even those of us in the wellness industry can get a bit stressed over it. That’s why we’re just as excited as you when Spa Week rolls around each season and we get to treat ourselves to $50 services! Here is an inside look at the expert-approved locations the Spa Week staff will be visiting this event:

Kaitlin, Senior Account Manager

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I’m going in for a Grapefruit Detox Cleanse Facial with Diamond Peel, Pineapple Exfoliating Treatment, Grapefruit and Mandarin Mask, Extractions and Oxygen Treatment at Joanna Vargas Salon, Skin Care Sanctuary. She’s a top celebrity facialist and I’ve been dying to try this spring facial. I can’t wait to go!

Spa Week is the perfect time to spoil yourself, so I’m also going to CityTouch Licensed Massage Therapy for a Personalized Massage. This is much needed – I’ve been training for a half marathon (it’s Sunday, 4/27) and I need to release some tension before the big race.

Valarie, Marketing Coordinator

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This Spa Week I’m headed to Euphoria Spa in Tribeca, for a Signature Fresh Air 10-Step Facial with Oxygen Blast and Moonstone Marmassage. I am excited for this facial because I am long overdue for one. I also was intrigued by this particular facial, as it was something I’ve never gotten done before. This spa also looks quaint and cozy.

Brynn, Account Manager

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I am going to Ling Skin Care—Union Square on Wednesday for both treatments: the Tourmaline Body Wellness Therapy and Energy Lift Facial with Tourmaline Gemstone. I’ve always wanted to try out the location since she is celeb fave, and it’s so close to Spa Week HQ!

Anne, Loyalty Program Manager

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I can’t wait for my appointment at CityView Spa in Long Island City for a Swedish Massage! Because the treatments are only $50, I can afford to bring my sister (who’s visiting) to the spa too! Plus, CityView has an array of amenities—including saunas, steam rooms, on-site bar and restaurant, so we plan to enjoy the afternoon there.

Liora, Graphic Designer & Project Lead

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I am going to L’Institut Sothys New York with my sister and we are both getting the 50 Minute European Facial with Extractions. I am also going to CityView Spa, with my husband for the 60 Minute Full Body Deep Tissue Massage. With the treatments being so cheap this is the perfect time to go all out!

Kelly, Public Relations Director

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Aqualia Spa is one of my top go-to spas in Manhattan for massages. I love that I can always get an appointment there last-minute, so it’s no surprise that they’re accommodating me this week even though I literally just called them a day ago to squeeze me in. I normally prefer Swedish Massages, but after the stress my body has endured from the long winter we’ve had, I really “knead” stronger pressure. That’s why I’m opting to receive the Aqualia Deep Tissue Body Massage for that extra attention to my sore and achy muscles.

Erika, Account Manager

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This weekend I’m going to be relaxing at CityView Spa in Long Island City. I’m going with my best friend and we’re both going to get a Swedish Massage.  I’m so excited because A: it’s my first Spa Week! and B: I’m in desperate need of a massage and this place looks awesome!

Melissa, Director of Affiliate Sales, Marketing

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This weekend I’m headed to Lavender Beauty Zone in Flushing. They got some amazing reviews for the All-Natural Organic Facial, so Spa Week seemed like the perfect time to give it a try! Plus, its 75 minutes which is always a bonus.

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Bloggers Dish—Spa Week 2014’s Top Treatments

Haven’t booked a Spa Week service yet? Some lucky people across the country got a sneak-preview, and reported about it for your benefit. Read on!

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It’s official, Spa Week’s Spring 2014 Event kicks off on Monday and the anticipation is really starting to build. Except for the lucky few bloggers across the country who got to experience their service early—yeah, it’s safe to say they are already sitting pretty, at ease with a calmed mind and body. Jealous? Then read on to decide based on first-hand reviews which service is right for you!

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Orange County, CA

Ciaran of Momfluential visited Clarins Spa for an Anti-Aging Facial. She said it was so relaxing that she almost fell asleep, and left with skin “soft and perfect as a baby’s bottom, with no irritation whatsoever.” Sounds like a great experience to us!

Read the full review here and book your service!

San Bernadino, CA (LA area)

Kristin of Our Ordinary Life stopped into Rosina’s Beauty and Wellness Center  for an algae body wrap. Of the great treatment she said “the detox really allows your body to feel great and it’s so relaxing sitting under the warm blankets.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Los Angeles, CA

Caryn from Rockin’ Mama visited goddesslynneBODYandSKIN for a customized facial and brow shaping, and was thrilled with the results. The personalized attention you’ll receive at this location is second to none!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Santa Monica, CA

Janis from Mommy Blog Expert was treated to a traditional Thai Massage at The Raven Spa. This mom of four teenagers was “pleasantly surprised how fast thoughts of my every day chaotic life escaped my mind” during her soothing treatment.

Read the full review here and book your service!

Carlsbad, CA (San Diego area)

We sent Danielle from Simm Works Family into Bella D’ora Spa for some Spa Week-style pampering in honor of her big 3-0. She loved how the spa allowed her some kids-free time and the chance to truly relax!

Read the full review here and book your service!

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St. James, NY (Long Island)

Janene of Bella NYC got to experience a combo hot stones/aromatherapy massage at Purity Spa and left “pretty much left speechless.” Not much more to say on that front, besides you better hurry and book one!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Newfoundland, PA

To check out the gorgeous French Manor Inn and Spa we sent in a true spa vet, Shannon of A Girls Gotta Spa! She described the location as a “peaceful hideaway that is elegant, a place to simply retreat.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Pottstown, PA (Philly suburb)

In honor of Spa Week, Cathi, of Chester County Moms, got her very first massage at Salon Twenty Two. Let’s just say, she wasn’t disappointed.

Read the full review here and book your service!

North Andover, MA (Boston suburb)

To tackle a review at Bliss Spa and Salon, we sent in Katrina from Lollipops and High Heels. She left her Stress Relieving Back Treatment “smiling, I had patience, and everything seemed calmer despite the chaos that comes from being an autism mom.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

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Canton, MI (Detroit area)

Gwen from Vacation Maybe was treated to not one but TWO of the services at Nature Cure Ayurvedic Spa. It was her first time at an Ayurvedic spa and she said “very impressed by the focus on balance as well as relaxation.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Westlake, OH (Cleveland area)

Patricia of Akron Ohio Moms got to treat her sensitive skin pre-Spa Week at Destiny Derma Spa & Salon. She got the Signature Facelift treatment and loved how it was “pleasantly citrus scented and not painful.”

Read the full review here and book your service!

Mokena, IL (Chicago suburb)

Lisa from My Thoughts Ideas and Ramblings went to Southwest Laser and MedSpa for the Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub. Not only was the treatment relaxing, but over a week later her skin was still baby soft!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Chicago, IL

Alison from Sassy Moms in the City got to check out Sempurna Restoration Clinic, a location that is new to Spa Week. She said that her chemical peel was “beyond miraculous.” Sounds like a must-try to us!

Read the full review here and book your service!

Nashville, TN

Kasandria from Southern Bella’s Ways to Save is showing her readers how to score big next week at The Woodhouse Day Spa of Franklin. She received a facial AND massage, and left feeling completely refreshed!

Read the full review here and book your service!

In case there was any doubt in your mind, there you have it, from real people just like you all across the county. Spa Week is the can’t-miss event of the spring…so check out SpaWeek.com today to be sure that you don’t miss out!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Spa Spotlight: Sanctuary On Camelback Mountain

Find out why The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is one of the top relaxing resorts.

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When we imagine our dream retreat, there are certain luxurious essentials that immediately come to mind. Location is obviously vital, and while our go-to is typically a beautiful beach, there’s much to be said about the stunning landscape that Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale Arizona creates.

A striking infinity pool is another item on our luxury list, and The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain surpasses our expectations, with a poolside oasis that boasts sweeping views of the setting. World-class cuisine is at the tip of your fingers, prepared by Food Network star Beau MacMillan, who serves as Executive Chef of Elements Restaurant. Indulge in premium local and organic produce, sustainable seafood and hormone-free meats, or vegetarian and gluten-free creations, also included in the diverse menu.

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And of course, no relaxing retreat would be complete without some serious pampering, available at only the very finest of spas. The Asian-inspired Sanctuary Spa services are undeniably enhanced by the tranquil atmosphere it creates, thanks to a zen garden, reflecting pond and Watsu pool.

While a premier retreat like the one outlined above may seem out of reach, that couldn’t be further from the truth! One lucky Spa Week-er stands the chance to win four nights of luxurious accommodations in a Spa Suite at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, simply by entering our Fashionably Fit Giveaway.

Included in this incredible retreat is airfare, provided by CheapOair.com, three spa treatments per person, two dinners at Elements Restaurant, and much more! Head over to SpaWeek.com to get all the details and enter to win!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Spa Spotlight: Massage Envy Spas

See the specialists at Massage Envy Spas for a $50 treatment that will leave you relaxed and renewed!

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Launched nearly a decade ago, Massage Envy Spas have earned immense popularity nationwide with over 900 locations in the United States. We here at Spa Week feel a special connection to Massage Envy, largely in part because of a shared philosophy that wellness and relaxation should be accessible to all. Massage Envy Spas offer top-notch services from experienced estheticians, yet affordable prices and flexible hours ensure that customers are spared all stress.

During Spa Week from April 21-27, Massage Envy is offering several of its most popular services for the signature Spa Week price of $50. Some of the highlights include the Murad Signature Facial that delivers youthful-looking skin and long-lasting results and Massage Envy’s Relaxing Escape Swedish Massage, which will transport you to your happy place, even if it’s a million miles away.

Several of Massage Envy Spa locations are participating in Spa Week, but with a reputation for creating an unparalleled spa experience, appointments are filling up fast. Find the Massage Envy Spa in a city near you, and book your appointment today before it’s too late!

Massage Envy Spa – Bayonne

  • Deep Tissue Massage – This specialized massage promises not to spare one sore muscle, and will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
  • Murad Healthy Skin Facial – Using Murad products, the facial corrects imperfections and leaves skin with a youthful glow that lasts long after the treatment.
  • Aromatherapy Swedish Massage – Tickle the senses with a relaxing massage paired with pleasing scents that create a serene environment.

Massage Envy Spa – Edgewater

  • Relaxing Escape Swedish Massage – Leave the stresses of your day-to-day behind with this idyllic massage that will transport you to a world of relaxation.
  • Aromatherapy Massage – They say scents can conjure memories, which means you won’t be able to stop reliving this unforgettable massage.
  • Murad Signature Facial – This signature facial delivers an even complexion while soothing any redness or irritations, leaving you looking radiance.

Massage Envy Spa – Hoboken

  • Relaxing Escape Swedish Massage – Escape the hustle and bustle of NYC right across the water with this massage that make you feel like you’re lying on a peaceful beach.
  • Healthy Skin Murad Facial – Seasonal weather can contribute to acne and imperfections, but this facial using Murad products promises to clear it right up.
  • Aromatherapy Wellness Massage – If you need some rejuvenation, this ultra-relaxing massage will make you feel rested and repaired.

Massage Envy Spa – New Brunswick

  • Aromatherapy Swedish Massage – Relax after a day spent downtown with a luxurious massage located in the heart of New Brunswick.
  • Swedish Massage with Sugar Foot Scrub Enhancement – Indulge in pure pampering with a Swedish massage and relaxing foot treatment that will leave you feeling new!
  • Deep Tissue Massage – Perfect for athletes, this massage goes deep to relieve sore muscles and speed up minor injury recoveries.

Massage Envy Spa – Woodbridge

  • Relaxing Escape Swedish Massage – When you walk through the Massage Envy door, prepare to be transported to somewhere else entirely with this ultra-relaxing massage.
  • Aromatherapy Massage – Scents like lavender and eucalyptus can be just as relaxing as a massage. Pair the two and you have a win-win combination!
  • Murad Signature Facial – Murad products don’t disappoint, and this facial will leave you impressed thanks to brighter skin and a clearer complexion.

Find the Massage Envy Spa location nearest you and follow the link to book your Spa Week treatment today!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Spa Spotlight: Blue Creek an Urban Health Retreat

Book a Spa Week appointment at Blue Creek an Urban Health Retreat for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience!

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Blue Creek is Denver, Colorado’s premier urban health retreat, offering customers solace from their hectic lives in a serene environment outfitted with raw and organic materials. At Blue Creek, the goal is to bring the outdoors inside, which is seen and felt through the spa’s running creek, aspen trees and reclaimed and recycled furnishings.

This balanced philosophy is similarly applied to the decadent spa services offered at Blue Creek, with an intention to support both the body’s internal and external health. This is why the rustic-chic spa works to identify and heal the root causes of pain or illness in order to provide long-lasting and truly restorative treatments.

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Prepare to be pampered on a very personal level at Blue Creek, where spa services are personally tailored and no detail is spared. There’s luxury on every level at this health retreat that incorporates all natural and organic products into treatments, which ensures optimal wellness.

If you’re in the Denver area, than Blue Creek is a spa that can’t be missed. As if you needed any more of a reason to visit this urban health retreat, Blue Creek is participating in Spa Week from April 21-27, which means their services are only $50! Check out the divine spa treatments being offered during the Spring Event and tell us which one you can’t wait to try:

  • 60 Minute Blue Creek Massage with Hot Stones or Essential Oils – If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, look no further because this treatment promises both, and more! Relish in 60 minutes of sheer bliss during a custom-created massage topped off with your choice of smooth hot stones or soothing essential oils.
  • 60 Minute Blue Creek Facial with Hot Stones – This version of the classic facial has a seriously soothing twist! If you’re in the mood for a beauty boost, Blue Creek’s facial will leave your skin feeling nourished and looking radiant. Meanwhile, a hot stone treatment will transport you to a place of ultimate serenity.
  • Total Body Package Including Acupuncture Treatment and Cupping – The value of this Spa Week treatment is unparalleled, and the service is truly restorative. Put your mind and body at ease with an acupuncture treatment by one of Blue Creek’s experienced acupuncturists, and try a cupping treatment that all of the celebrities rave about.

Click here to book your appointment at Blue Creek an Urban Health Retreat today because with a spa this special, appointments are filling up fast!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.