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I have an advantage, I work at the spa. I pick one day out of the month. I usually get a massage/body wrap, facial, manicure/pedicure, and getting my hair done. It’s so relaxing! 🙂

I love getting the swedish massage, any of the wraps that we offer (every one of them are great), our signature facial we offer (fits every skin type), the mani/ped. with paraffin, & I get my hair colored. 🙂 Do you get treatments done too?

I love the spa! But do find it expensive. I usually get a pedi and or mani once a month. I also go in for waxings monthly.If you ever in Asia the spa experiences are incredible and so affordable. 3 hours of papering for 30USD.I’m less likely to go in for facials are they are pricey, even though your skin looks amazing afterwards.

I agree, it can be pretty cost-prohibitive here in the states!

What are some of your favorite treatments?

Even if I’m totally broke (which is most of the time) I scrounge up money to get a facial once a month. If you go to a beauty school its no more than $20 and they do a good job. As for manicure/pedicure I usually get one for special occassions or to pamper myself, about 6 a year.

I haven’t yet been to a spa – they are prohibitively expensive here (in India) and I’m not too happy with the service levels with the (slightly) cheaper beauty parlours. The only time I had a full spa service was just before my wedding.

They’re not too cheap here, either. They’re definitely a special occasion kind of treat for me and my budget.

I got a spa package for my birthday last year, massage, wrap mani/pedi facial..the whole deal. It was fantastic. I swore I was going to treat my self to at least one of those things on a somewhat regular basis…and I have never gone again! I would really love to at least get regular pedicures..they were my favorite part!

I am a Director and Professor for Spa Hospitality and Management at a Major University. I have Deep Tissue massages as often as I can to reduce and relieve stress and Facials every week because I am the face of my spas. I see spas as preventative medicine and anti-aging more than luxury. Twice a year a program called Spa Week encourages Spas across the country (US) to offer at least 3 1 hour spa treatments for $50 – check out http://www.spaweek.org to find affordable spa treatments in highend spas near you.

Happy Spa-ing!

Thanks for the heads up about Spa Week! That could be really useful for those of us on na budget 🙂

What kind of treatments to you recomnend to those who are new to spas?

I definitely recommend a basic Swedish massage or basic deep cleansing facial for first timers. This is a great way to get you integrated into the world of spa and also allow you to relax a bit – plan on staying to enjoy any amenities they may offer after your service. And, don’t be shy about asking questions. That’s what their team is there for.

🙁 I wanna go to a spa!! deep sigh!!!

I go get a facial once a month, but that really not that fun…kinda painful….and I always get a lecture. So it helps but I wouldn’t really call it enjoyable. Plus I am such a tightwad that it would be hard for me to enjoy a spa treatment knowing how expensive it is.

Oh, how awful, that sucks that it’s painful 🙁 I’ve only had one facial to date, but I remember it was quite soothing luckily!

Your facials should not be painful – nor should your skin care specialist be giving you a lecture – it is their job to educate not dictate. I would say do some research and find a new spa.

I go to the spa for waxing & facials. Facials are a nice treat for yourself. I wish I could go more often for other treatments, but the services are pretty pricey. It’s nice when someone gives you a spa gift card for a special occasion.

Oh wow I’m a spa junkie. Facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing…I get all of them on a regular basis. Being a full-time working mom with a family, I need all the relaxation time I can get!

well, my face is somewhat decent ..but I know alot of pale ladies get chemical peels…and that makes your face brighter and smoother…I wanted to try that, but since I have a permanet tan…I’m not sure…it might leave my face blotchy :/.

I wanted to to try the oxygen facial.

but the only thing I get done…is my feet…once in a great blue moon my nails…they grow and holds its on.

I usually go for the massages at spas. Super relaxing. Don’t go to one very often since it’s kinda expensive. Nevertheless, it’s always a treat when you get the chance!

Besides, sometimes when I see a certain friend of mine I get a Thai style massage from her. 😀 So yes. Free massages!

I love spas and their treatments! I go about once a month or every other month, depending if I have money and if I am in dire need of a massage! =) It’s relaxing and gives time for me to de-stress myself. I always get a korean style body scrub and a thai massage.

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