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Spa Treatments for Less Than $100

Monday, June 15th, 2009


With all of us tightening our belts these days, the one question I’m constantly asked is “How can anyone afford to go to a spa?” And my response is almost always, how can you not? Sure, “spa” connotes images of luxury and pampering—the two things you’re supposed to sacrifice in this economy. But what if you changed you’re perception of “spa” to mean stress relief, injury prevention and skin resurfacing instead? Would you put down the $99 pair of sunglasses you’re about to buy and instead reserve a $65 facial? If you knew that massage helps improve your circulation, would you spend money on it rather than splurging on a calorie-packed dinner?


Don’t get me wrong, I’m just as much a fan of wine diners as I am massages. And what woman doesn’t need another pair of sunglasses to round out her wardrobe? But the more I delve into the spa lifestyle of spa owners, entrepreneurs and athletes, the more I realize that spa-ing is by no means a luxury—it is a necessary, preventative measure that can improve your well being, especially in times like this.


And you don’t even have to spend more than $100 to spa. From salon spas to day spas to resort spas in San Diego (and nationwide for that matter), you can find special promotions and mini-treatments that will get you in the door for less than you might think—and you’ll even have access to a steam room or whirlpool tub. Here’s a list to get you started. You can also check out our spa deals & discounts for more, and don’t forget the great deals you can get at spa happy hours, listed on our spa events page.


“Quickies” at Rock Spa, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Vital Leg Detoxifying: A stimulating mask and massage for the legs. Increases circulation and restores energy to tired and fatigued legs. 25 minutes. $75

Express Yourself: Personalized mini-revival facial which includes a cleanser, mask and moisturizer. 25 minutes. $65

Rejuvenate: head, neck and shoulder. 25 minutes. $65


The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn’s “Short & Sweet Spa”

Made to Order Facial: 20 minutes. $70

Back of Body Massage: 20 minutes. $75

Swedish Foot Massage: 20 minutes. $70


Mini-treatment at La Jolla Spa MD

Lime and Ginger Salt Glow Scrub: 30 minutes. $85


The Catamaran Spa’s June Promotion

Cucumber Green Tea Cold Stone Facial: 50 minutes $100


Rock Spa luxury day spa at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Rock Spa luxury day spa at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego