Moms treat yourself: 50 percent off spa treatments

With the bad economy you may not be treating yourself to spa treatments. (I know I’m not.) However, during Wellness Week, sponsored by Spa Finder and other companies, many spas are offering massages, facials and other services for up to 50 percent off.

Now the catch as we’ve talked about before is you have to give up that email address.

The website also has an interesting wellness pledge and talks a lot bout how to find peace and center yourself.

Here’s the pledge:

I pledge to:

Change my breakfast: I will kick off my day with a healthy meal that includes foods like oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, seeds, nuts and whole-grain cereals and toast.

Choose to move: I will walk more by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further from the store or taking a desk break to go for a five-minute stroll.

Hydrate: I will drink a glass of water before breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Connect with nature: I will walk outside, breathe more deeply and enjoy the outdoors for a few minutes each day.

Make my sleep a priority: I will build boundaries around my sleep by sticking to a set bedtime, and by not eating or working in bed.

Embrace the power of touch: I will recharge myself and others through the simple act of giving or receiving a hug, foot rub or five-minute massage.

Give myself the gift of silence: I will find 10 minutes a day away from screens of any type — phone, TV or computer and enjoy the quiet.

Have you been booking any spa treatments? (The lady that does my eyebrows once a year said she’s getting no facials booked at all.) Would 50 percent off be enough of a discount for you to book?

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March 14th, 2012
2:31 pm

Eyebrows once a year? Wow, wifey has her’s done once a month – and she’s a true red head and her eyebrows are barely noticible anyway… But, yes, she gets the spa treaments because I buy them for her. I normally purchase these for her from Sanda Gana since it’s fairly close to the house. As a general rule I will buy her a gift card that contains a couple of deep-tissue massages and a couple of facials.


March 14th, 2012
2:34 pm

I am not a spa person but honestly I have never been to a spa, so maybe I would like it? I do not like back massages and cannot even stand the vibrating chairs when I get a pedicure, which is about twice a month. They always try to turn them on and I say NO thanks. I had one on once and my back hurt for days. I do go to the chiropractor and can tolerate that.

I do try to choose to move and even park farther away in the parking lot. I am protective of my sleep and always have at least 30 minutes of quiet time alone each day. My clients sometimes ask to take me to dinner but I prefer to eat alone and in quiet, with a book. I have been talking all day. Since I walk my dog at least twice a day, I do enjoy the outside. I am hugged by dozens of children each day and get my hug factor. I need to improve on hydrate and breakfast. I ate a boiled egg today and yogurt and have been doing better since I have been on a diet. I have not had a donut, bagel or most any dessert in 2 months. I have had 3 cookies in the same time span. My downfall is crackers and I have had NONE. Not sure I actually feel better but I can wear clothes that I have not worn in a while!


March 14th, 2012
2:36 pm

I get my eyebrows done once a month. I missed the once a year comment…how can you last that long? Mine would be a mess.


March 14th, 2012
2:50 pm

When my running mileage goes above 40/week, I start getting massages. That only happens about once a year, though. They ARE great stress relievers.

BTW, if you have to park in the back, it’s a different kind of massage parlor. Although, those are stress relievers also. I mean, that’s what I hear.

Soccer Milf

March 14th, 2012
2:53 pm

My husband goes to spas all the time. he says he needs a release whatever that means.


March 14th, 2012
3:21 pm

I try to get a massage every month…Massage Envy. (But if my massage therapist stays on his leave of absence too long I’m cancelling!). I splurge on the spa atmosphere very infrequently. I have to get my eyebrows and lip waxed regularly or my brows will look like catepillars. Hot mess. If you saw my hands and feet right now you might never let me post again…horrific. But my most important forms of self-care are massage, naps, and church.


March 14th, 2012
3:31 pm

Brows once a year??? Once a month should be more like it otherwise you’ll have the dreaded unibrow before you know it.


March 14th, 2012
4:27 pm

Good job MJG!!!! Very proud of you.

K's Mom

March 14th, 2012
5:56 pm

I am afraid to do spa treatments this late in my pregnancy, too many friends have delivered early after a late 3rd trimester massage. Come July though, I want to get a massage and a facial!

I love my monthly pedicures. I do my own eyebrows because I have one that is really thin and it got completely taken off one time and it looked weird. I rarely do manicures because I do too much with my hands and I mess them up within about 24 hours….


March 14th, 2012
7:34 pm

I responded but it’s lost.


March 14th, 2012
7:47 pm

Manis and pedis are a rare splurge (more because DD is always with me than for any other reason), but I have most of the tools and do okay at home. Fortunately, I have blond eyebrows so I don’t need to wax (actually have to darken them a little). I do love a good deep tissue massage; my mom and I take a girls trip once a year to get massages and stay overnight in Blue Ridge. We’re almost due for our trip :o)

I like the wellness pledge…definitely the get out/exercise more. I’ve been tied to my laptop lately – work is just crazy – so I feel like a slug. Got to do better!

Would 50% off incent me?…depends on what it is and who the provider is.


March 14th, 2012
7:56 pm

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March 14th, 2012
8:00 pm

What is a spa? :-)


March 15th, 2012
7:03 am

One of my best buddies, and a great climber, knew that I had been very stressed out and needed something to make me relax. He said that I needed an Asian Massage. I hadn’t heard of a particular ethnic massage being any better than any other ethnic massage, but I knew the Asians were just mad to apply quirky folk medicines, like endangered animal parts, instead of Viagra. So, I said, what the hay, let’s finish our beers and catch a cab, so those other, several beers won’t get us in trouble.
Funny thing about an Asian massage, the masseuse are all women, with these other large, parental looking folks manning the front desk/cash register. There was a Buddha shrine right behind the counter, for their masseuse that were devout followers. You got to pick your masseuse, and you could, for a higher, but discounted price, get multiple masseuses to work on you at the same time. I had some extra cash, so I went that route. I didn’t even have to remove my clothes; they did it for me. Then, to my surprise, they slowly removed their clothes. I hadn’t counted on that , but hey, what do I know about Asian customs? I didn’t want to offend, and they were lovely.
Funny thing, I had forgotten what parts were the most stressed, and these professional masseuses went right to those heavily stressed parts and went to massaging, sometimes with parts of their bodies that I hadn’t thought you could massage with. Professional, indeed…stress evaporated, along with some other stuff, and I got a really nice hot shower included in the package. They were so attentive to their clients, they jumped right in the shower too and kept right on massaging. I had found a piece of heaven, and thanked my friend for introducing me to another culture. I could see checking out the Icelandic massage next. I hear those masseuses are just as professional, and blonde haired, with blue eyes. I just love exploring the world and all of the cultural differences.


March 15th, 2012
9:06 am

ROFL at Shaggy, as always.