Sports Massage for Monday Night Football Aches

Spa deals to heal you from the aches and pains of America’s (second) favorite fall pastime. 

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There’s a lot of tension involved with being a die-hard sports fan, and there is no sport that people go crazier over than football. Have you ever pulled a muscle from excitedly cheering in the stands of your team’s home stadium or even from jumping up and down wildly in front of your couch? We feel you. It happens to the best of us—even the most coordinated and athletic sports fans (and players!) sometimes suffer an injury. Or, you may just be feeling extra tense after a week when your team had a super close game (every game, for some of us). Whatever the reason you may be feeling sore, your favorite athletes enlist sports massage to help them soothe their aches and pains—and you should, too.

Whether you’re highly invested in tonight’s game, or still reeling over a Sunday loss, one of these sports massages will definitely help ease your physical pain. Unfortunately, we can’t promise it will do anything about your emotional trauma. Spa Week is happening now, so call one of the below spas for some tension release today:

60 Minute Sports Massage at Akai Wellness Center in New York, NY

50 Minute Sports Massage at N4 Med Spa in Brooklyn, NY

50 Minute Sports Massage and Chiropractic Evaluation Treatment at Spa Xanadu in Arcadia, CA

60 Minute Sports Massage at Physical Advantage in New York, NY

60 Minute Sports Massage at Euro Skin & Body Spa in Manchester, NH

60 Minute Sports Massage at Origo Spa Lounge in New York, NY

Visit SpaWeek.com for other great massage deals near your hometown!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Top 5 Worst Brow Mistakes + How to Fix Them

Cautionary words from the owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar. Don’t commit these brow crimes!

Perfect eyebrows are a must-have on every girl’s beauty wish-list. It happens to the best of us though…we get overzealous on the quest for lust-worthy brows, and it doesn’t end well. According to Boom Boom, owner of NYC’s Boom Boom Brow Bar, these are the top five brow faux pas:

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1. Over Plucking–brows that are too thin, have gaps, are too short or start too far from the center of the nose. Put the tweezers down and see a professional.

2. Bleached Out Brows–don’t let the sun or haircolor bleach/lift brow color, brows disappear.  Keep them bold by wearing sunscreen, tinting or filling in with brow powder.

3. Constant Picking–hair gets on different growth cycles and critical eyes tend to be obsessive and do damage to shape/density. Get a monthly shaping and be done with it.

4. Losing the Arch–the best brows have a slight arch, if holding a brush parallel to the outside edge of the colored part of the eye (the iris), where the brush meets the brow is where the highest part of the arch should be. Lose it and it will take time to recover.

5. Using a Pencil–REALLY?  Those days are over (thank god!), looks terrible–STOP!  

If you’re reading this in horror recalling the time you went to town with the tweezers last night, not to fear. Here are two options for those in need of a brow pick-me-up:

Boom Boom Brow Bar makes a product called Brow Job. It is a serum that stimulates hair growth and promises results in just one month. The cost is $49 for a three month supply.

Or, forego at-home brow maintenance and leave it to the pros. Here are some Spa Week-approved spots to get a professional brow treatment–and in June, they’re all offering deals!

  • $40 Triple Threat: Brow Tint, Brow Shaping and Lash Tint at Glamourela INC in New York, NY
  • $22 Mini Makeup Lesson and Brow Wax at Fabu Face Spa in Decatur, GA
  • FREE Eyebrow Wax for First Time Waxers at Tones Spa in Bronx, NY
  • $50 Bikini and Brow Wax Combo at U Boutique & Med Spa in Plano, TX

Arielle Sidrane is the Media Coordinator at Spa Week Media Group.

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Shine on New Year’s Eve

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The countdown is on for the biggest night of the year! It’s just days away — are you ready? New Year’s Eve is the one night a year that girls can truly be as flashy as they want and no one can say anything about it. Of course we hope everyone is taking advantage by trying out some fun new makeup looks!

NYE is a perfect time to splurge on salon makeup application — but with these deals, it doesn’t even have to be a splurge. Browse the makeup discounts we’ve set up just for you below:

$35 Winter Makeup Application at Bliss Spa & Salon in North Andover, MA (was $50)

$109 Party Ready Package: Party Makeup Application with Sparkle and Shine Manicure at Eshe Day Spa and Salon in Chicago, IL (was $132)

$50 60 Minute Make-Up Application with Aveda’s Passion Flower Makeup Collection at Avant Salon & Spa in Austin, TX (was $75)

$70 Holiday Party Gal Package: Blowout, Brow Wax, Polish Change and Express Makeup Application at Kekei Salon & Beauty Lounge in Boston, MA (was $88)

$30 Makeup Application (Mon-Thur) at The Face & Body Spa in Yardley, PA (was $55)

$50 Glamour Makeup Application at Allure Day Spa in Davie, FL (was $65)

$25 Blow Out with Complimentary Makeup Application at David & Mary Salon Spa in Carmel, IN (was $85)

$287 Hot Stone Massage and Facial, Spa Pedicure, Hair Style and a Finish Makeup Application at Joiya Day Spa & Hair Design in Hamden, CT (was $337)

Enjoy a Spa Deal in your hometown before the end of the year! Browse more here.

 

 

10 Mid-Summer Spa Deals: Hair Removal, Teeth Whitening, Sunburn Relief + Pedicures

 

The Fourth of July has already come and passed, and it’s hard to believe how quickly this summer is flying by! We hate to admit it, but summer is just about halfway over! Here at Spa Week, we’re definitely in need of a little mid-summer refresher to rejuvenate ourselves inside and out. Check out some of July’s hottest spa deals to find the perfect mid-summer pick-me-up to keep you looking and feeling great right through Labor Day!

Hair Removal

Of course smooth, hairless skin is a summer must-have. Between waxing and a multitude of laser options, these days there are tons of ways to nix unwanted body hair for the long term (much more so than your razor!). Check out these spectacular spa deals to ensure your skin is beach-ready to start the second half of summer!

$45 Basic Brazilian Wax at Skin Spa Austin Lounge in Austin, TX (was $75)

$139 Beach Ready Laser Hair Removal for Package for Underarms and Bikini at Alegria MedSpa in Torrance, CA (was $169)

$49 Brazilian or Full Leg Wax at Reve SpaSalon in San Mateo, CA (was $75)

$29 Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal for Underarm at Depi4ever in New York, NY (was $150)

Teeth Whitening

 

One too many glasses of red wine this summer may leave your smile looking a little bit discolored. Now is the perfect time to revive those pearly whites with a teeth whitening session (at an unbeatable discount!), and be ready to flash that Hollywood-worthy grin all over town!

One Session of Teeth Whitening with 2 Light Cycles at Spa at the Waterway in The Woodlands, TX – $150 (was $250)

$59 40 Minute In-Office Laser Light Teeth Whitening Session at Restorations Wellness Center & Spa in Devner, CO (was $159)

Pedicures

 

Show your feet some love this summer – they take serious abuse this time of year, between being pinched into too-tight 5 inch wedges, pounded on in sneakers at the gym or dragged barefoot through the rough sand on the beach. Treat your feet to some much-deserved primping and pampering this month with these amazing toes-only spa deals:

$33 Spa Pedicure at Touch Companies in Rosemont, IL  (was $45)

$58 50 Minute Summertime Toes Pedicure at The Spa at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ  (was $70)

$25 Green Tea Relief Pedicure at Teree Salon & Spa in Auburn, MA (was $45)

Sunburn Relief

 

Spent a little too much time in the sun last weekend? It happens to the best of us. Luckily, some spas are offering deals on LED Sunburn Treatments that increase collagen formation and reduce skins inflammatory chemicals, so your sunburn can heal more quickly. Next time, we’re sure you’ll remember to be more diligent about your SPF!

$45 45 Minute Sunburn LED Treatment at Point Pleasant Wellness Spa in Wilton Manors, FL (was $60)

 

There are so many amazing treatments to choose from, all that’s left for you to do is pick your favorite (or four), log onto spaweek.com/deals to find a deal near you and book away! Enjoy!

Decisions, Decisions! 12 Major Spa Week Options

Decisions are tough.

You had trouble deciding what to wear this morning, what item on your to-do list needed to actually be done, and you went back and forth between salad and sandwich for lunch today at least 7 times. With about 800 spas participating in Spa Week this season… how will you ever decide which $50 spa treatments to book?

Well, to get you started, we wanted to introduce you to  some of our wonderful spas that got SO popular in one location that they multiplied like jackrabbits across the USA. You can visit these pampering havens in 12… 32… even 78 branches participating in Spa Week!

Spa Week runs October 10-16th and booking has begun, so hop on over to Spaweek.com (jackrabbit speed) to schedule your appointments ASAP! Now let’s meet these ever-expanding spa empires…

LifeSpa

It’s the spa famous for offering FREE 2-hour daycare during Spa Week while you get pampered! LifeSpa and Salon is a full-service spa and salon located inside select Life Time Fitness centers. Open to both members and non-members, they offer innovative hair, body, skin care and massage therapy services. They have 78 total locations in Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, New York, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and New Jersey. Spa Week specials include:

  • 50 Min Customized Massage with Choice of Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Relaxation or Muscle Therapy Techniques and Warm Foot Cleanse
  • 50 Min Signature Facial with Natural Vitamin Infusion and Soothing Arm Massage
  • 60 Min Pampering Package: Includes 30 Min Spa Manicure, 30 Min Pedicure and Deep Hydrating Treatment

Red Door Spa

Celebrating 100 years of beauty expertise in 2010, the renowned Red Door Spas is always on the cutting edge. Red Door Spas guarantees guests a unique and encompassing experience which delivers the highest level of technical expertise and impeccable guest service, and for years has been one of Spa Week’s most coveted. You can find one of their 32 spas located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC and Washington. Don’t miss out on their Spa Week specials:

  • 50 Min Spa Week Stress Melter Ritual with Exfoliation, Aroma Therapeutic Body Wrap and Relaxing Scalp Massage
  • 50 Min Spa Week Renewal Facial for All Skin Types
  • 60 Min Spa Week Spiced Eden Pedicure with Pressure Point Massage and Warm Paraffin Treatment

Completely Bare

If you watched any of this past season of Real Housewives of New York, you know that Cindy Barshop believes in the best hair removal on earth. Or maybe it’s because you’ve visited the RHONY star’s completely bare spa, acclaimed by many as the #1 destination for hair removal for both men and women. They offer breakthrough treatments (ahem) and unparalleled service, from specialty waxing to laser treatments (go behind the laser beam with this live laser hair removal video!). You can find one of their 7 locations in California, Georgia, Texas and New York. Their Spa Week specials include:

  • Completely Bronzed Spray Tan
  • Laser Hair Removal for Basic Bikini
  • Brazilian Wax

Exhale Spa

Known for their award-winning Core Fusion classes, Exhale is a new kind of spa – merging the paths of mind and body well being. They provide an experience that improves and transforms lives in one environment, and they’ve got quite the zen’d-out facilities in which to do it. They have 12 locations in California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Texas. Take advantage of the following Spa Week offers:

Known for their award-winning Core Fusion classes, Exhale is a new kind of spa – merging the paths of mind and body well being. They provide an experience that improves and transforms lives in one environment, and they’ve got quite the zen’d-out facilities in which to do it. They have 12 locations in California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Texas. Take advantage of the following Spa Week offers:

  • Smart Facial Peel Tailored To Skin Type with Cell-Stimulating Botanicals
  • 5 Pack of Mind Body Classes: Transform your Body with your Choice of 5 of exhale’s Award Winning Core Fusion and Yoga Classes
  • Pure Manicure and Pure Pedicure Package: Includes Full-service Nail Therapy with Ginger-Infused Lotion, Organic Lavender Foot Scrub Exfoliation and Smoothing Organic Heel Balm

Natural Body Spa & Shop

Have you heard about the “Green Spa Pledge?” Spa-ing with a conscience is one of Fall 2011′s top 10 treatment trends, but Natural Body spas have always performed on the  foundation of being eco-chic. Having taken this pledge, and having partnerships including Earth Share, Green America Approved Businesses, Green Spa Network, and the U.S. Green Building Counsel, Natural Body specializes in nature-based products and providing services that not only consider their customers but the environment as well. They have 13 locations throughout Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Their Spa Week specials include:

  • 50 Min Primavera Purifying Facial
  • 50 Min Organic Signature Massage

Jurlique

We hear it’s a pretty good spot for a spa bachelorette bash! Among other things. Jurlique strives to raise and produce the purest, most potent ingredients and uses naturally active ingredients to balance all skin types for a younger-looking complexion. They have 4 locations in New York, California, and Arizona. Don’t miss out on their Spa Week specials:

  • 50 Min Medley Massage
  • 50 Min Skin Restoring Facial
  • 50 Min On-the-Go Manicure and Pedicure Combo

Fresh

Yes, many of these storefronts that you see have little skincare spas in the back, and they’re just as delicious-smelling as their famous bath, body, beauty and skin products. Fresh is known for their exotic and yummy-smelling ingredients like ginseng, anise, nectarine, brown sugar, lychee, and even cannabis. With 5 spa locations in New York, Texas, California and Nevada you won’t want to miss out. Take advantage of their Spa Week specials:

  • 45 Min Umbrian Clay Purify & Balance Facial Experience
  • 45 Min Black Tea Age-Delay Facial Experience
  • 45 Min Ancienne Ultimate Age-Delay Facial Experience

American Laser

With over 8.5 million treatments conducted since 2002, American Laser has been busy… like our jack rabbits. Their Skincare Solutions are designed to improve the areas you almost love and transform those you wish you could love. Anyone else admiring the pic above? They have 26 locations throughout California, Illinois, and New York. They are offering the following Spa Week specials:

  • Skin Tightening
  • Foto Facial
  • VelaShape

Laser Cosmetica

 Gotta love the big fuzzy bear! Laser Cosmetica is the authority on Laser Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation. With 6 locations in New York, they are offering the following Spa Week deals:

  • Photofacial (originally $500!)
  • Microdermabrasion or Glycolic Peel
  • Laser Hair Removal Choice of Lip, Chin, Underarm or Regular Bikini

Halcyon Days Salons & Spas

Rest your pretty little feet after a day of shopping with 6 The Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, and Michigan. With 13 total locations, you can also find them at Halcyon Days Salon and Spa at Neiman Marcus NorthPark in Dallas, Texas. The company also goes under other aliases: Kiva Day Spa in Chicago, Illinois. Philipes Day Spa & Cosmetique in Indiana, Indianapolis. Essentiels Day Spa in Boulder, Colorado. Charles Grayson Spa & Salon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stonewater Spa & Boutique in Missouri and Florida. $50 treatment options include:

  • 50 Min Aromatic Well-Being Facial
  • 50 Min Therapeutic Full Body Massage
  • 70 Min Featured Pumpkin Manicure + Pedicure Retreat

Clarins

Clarins helps bring the luxuries of France to you (oui s’il vous plaît) with facial and body treatments that were developed in Paris but are available for our pleasure. They have 16 locations throughout California, Illinois, Florida, New York, Virginia and Massachusetts. Ladies AND gents, their Spa Week services include:

  • 60 Min Clarins Tri-Active Facial Treatment
  • 60 Min CLARINS Men Facial

Massage Envy

They are a spa with a big heart (after all, massage leads to heart health) and are proud to show their support for the troops. Massage Envy is making wellness a part of everyday life with 14 locations participating in Spa Week this season throughout New Jersey and Florida. Their Spa Week specials include:

  • 50 Min Relaxing Escape Swedish Massage
  • 50 Min Aromatherapy Massage or Sports Massage
  • 50 Min Happy Mommy Pre-Natal Massage

Did this help at all? Confuse you more? Be sure to check out all the spas participating in your area on spaweek.com, and when making decisions about the spa just remember: when in doubt, DO IT ALL. ;)

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