The Art of Giving Spa Gift Cards

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GOS: Acronym for Gift Of Spa. Stash it under our pillow, wrap it in a pretty box or cram it into a Ziploc baggy for all we care. Just give the gift that makes just about every woman (and maybe a guy or two) as giddy as a schoolgirl. Studies show that the higher the […]

10 Quick Ways to Relax

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It’s National Relaxation Day! Relaxation comes in many forms. You can escape to the spa or simply stop and take a deep breath. When the stress bug bites, bite back with a calming deep breath or try one of these tried-and-true tricks polled from the Spa Girls team. 1. Tune in. Create a calming music […]

Rookie Rites: Your First Spa Visit

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Tips for your first spa visit. Never been to a resort spa before? No worries, we've got you covered newbie Spa Girl! Here are our tips for a smooth ride on your first spa adventure. Decisions, decisions It's best to stick to basics on your first visit and opt for a Swedish massage or custom facial. […]

Maximizing Your Spa Dollars

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How do you save money at the spa in this not-so-pretty economy? It can be done. And with the gloomy financial clouds hanging thick and heavy over our heads, we think it’s even more reason to give yourself a spa day out. Here are our tried-and-true tips for making the most of your spa bucks. […]

Spa Secrets for the Perfect Bath

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Tips for the perfect home spa bathing experience. Taking a bath seems pretty straightforward: plug up the tub, turn on the faucet, squirt in the Mr. Bubble and hop in. While a bath can be so much more than just that, you also don’t have to go so far as creating a bathroom sanctuary dripping […]

What to Bring to the Spa

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Here’s good news: According to the International Spa Association, the spa industry seems immune to the current economic downturn and in 2008, spa visits were up by 16% (read more). The consensus is that while people seem to traveling less, they recognize the value of de-stressing at a local spa or salon. If that’s not […]

New Rules: Spa Etiquette for the Digital Age

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Do new spa etiquette rules apply in the age of mobile apps and deals galore? Read on to find out! We’re living in fast times with gadgets for just about everything and with beauty services that blur the line between spa and medical. And that means new rules may apply. Or do they? We checked […]

Give Yourself a Hand: Self-Massage for Deserving Digits

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Are your digits due for a little TLC? Use these self-massage and reflexology techniques to relieve tension in fingers, hands and wrists. When your purse strings are tight or you simply do not have time to make it to the spa, it is important to remember to take time out to pamper yourself. Relaxation and […]