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Spa week relieves New Yorker’s stress

Spa week relieves New Yorker’s stress

For those who live in hectic New York City, Spa Week could be exactly what is needed to make it through another busy month Beginning Oct. 10 and running through Oct. 16, spas will be offering spa treatments for just $50 in Manhattan and
other boroughs.
Spa Week was founded by Cheryl Reid in 2004 to help lower the stress that the Big Apple brings. Most people would say that they cannot
afford a spa treatment, especially the most popular service — the massage — also the most expensive of treatments. The average price of a massage is $85, a facial $91 and a body treatment is $95. The biannual Spa Week was created for such complaints and reduced the price of such services down to half the usual cost.
The concept of Spa Week, to help people treat themselves while saving money, has spread over 29 cities. “Since its inception, Spa Week has gone from one of Manhattan’s best kept secrets to an international spa enthusiast’s dream,” said Reid. Over 140 million people attended Spa Week last year on a national scale.
Spa Week is presented by Carefree and it promotes hundreds of day, medical and resort spas along with yoga and pilates studios and other healthy and fitness centers that will offer two to three exclusive services for a discounted price, according to the Web site [Spaweek.com].
The list of different spas and the treatments can be found on Spaweek.com, and one can become a member and choose from a list of participating spas according to one’s state of residence. Some spa treatments may be highlighted in pink or green ink, pink signifying wellness-oriented spas and green denoting that they are eco-friendly or organic spas.
It was recommended that people booked an appointment up to three weeks before Spa Week. Any bookings or cancellations should be directed toward the appropriate spa/salon. Janice Hernandez, 21, says she is planning to attend. “I’m getting a full body massage, mani/pedi, facial, haircut and blowout for only $150. I know Blossom in Astoria includes the massage, manicure and pedicure for
only 50.”
“I’m confident that the future of Spa Week will assist in educating Americans on the importance of spa as a part of a new improved healthy lifestylecampaign,” Reid concluded.

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