New Valentine’s Gift Trend: “A Room for Two” at the SpaWhen you think of hitting the spa, you probably think of a silent, solitary experience. But, according to SpaFinder, more spas than ever are offering romantic treatments that are designed for couples to enjoy together – everything from chocolate massages to champagne bubble baths. (Translation: By giving your Valentine a SpaFinder Gift Certificate or Gift [...]
NEW YORK, NY – February 7, 2008 – When you think of hitting the spa, you probably think of a silent, solitary experience. But, according to SpaFinder, more spas than ever are offering romantic treatments that are designed for couples to enjoy together – everything from chocolate massages to champagne bubble baths. (Translation: By giving your Valentine a SpaFinder Gift Certificate or Gift Card, which can be used at over 4,000 spas, you can give yourself a seriously romantic date.)
Ordering is as easy as falling in love. Just log on to Spafinder.com to order a certificate starting at just $50. SpaFinder can ship your card overnight and you can send an instant last-second Valentine’s e-card announcing that your gift is on the way. SpaFinder Gift Cards are also available at 35,000+ retail outlets across N. America, in increments of $25, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Staples.
Popular Couples Treatments – Recipes for Romance
To help couples soak in the romance at a spa this Valentine’s Day, the spa experts at SpaFinder have compiled a list of popular couples’ treatments for 2008 which can be enjoyed at hundreds of spas nationwide, as well as a sampling of Valentine’s Day couples offerings at spas nationwide.
- Couples Chocolate Massage + Champagne and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries/Cherries
- Couple Rose-Petal Bubble Bath + Champagne
- Chocolate Bath Soak + Hot Stone Massage + Chocolate Body Butter (Cream/Whip) or Facial
- Candlelight Bath Soak + Massage + Foot Scrub/Pedicure/Manicure (Paraffin) + Facial
- Signature Facials for him and her + custom and side-by-side Massages and manicure/pedicures
- Natural Mud Treatment + Cocoon Wrap + Light Massage
Ellis added that SpaFinder has seen a need for a complementary gift certificate and gift card that reaches an expanded demographic. While SpaFinder will continue to offer premium gift certificates and cards under the “SpaFinder” name, primarily for use at top tier spas around the world, the Spa & Salon Wish division will increase retail channels and serve a more mainstream audience seeking beauty services and products.
Sample of Romantic Spa Offerings this Valentine’s Day:
Most spas have special couples packages for Valentine’s Day, and this is just a small sampling. Go to Spafinder.com, where hundreds of spas have posted Valentine’s specials, often with special discounts just for SpaFinder users. It’s as easy as typing in your zip code at the Spafinder.com ‘Spa Search’ tool.
The launch of Spa & Salon Wish will also open up opportunities for SpaFinder to market its new SpaBooker online booking program, which has seen rapid market acceptance and sales since its launch in October. SpaBooker, which allows participating spas to support live appointment booking on SpaFinder.com and affiliate sites, will be made available to salons across the U.S. to help them increase their bookings and business.
CANYON RANCH SPACLUB, Las Vegas, NV
’Rasul Ceremony’ with self-application of chocolate-fondue body mask, and cognac-cherry body scrub, followed by a 50- minute couple’s side-by-side massage, with application of chocolate syrup and cognac cherry body whip combination.
VODA Spa, West Hollywood, CA
At the sleek, new Russian-bath inspired Voda Spa, try “Lover’s Lane” featuring a candle-lit couples massage in the private, rose-strewn couples retreat, chocolate or champagne and roses pedicures, a romantic lunch and more.
ARGYLE Salon and Spa, also in West Hollywood, CA
Enjoy The “Lover’s Somage,” a full Hour of Chocolate Indulgence massaged into your skin. Enjoy a milk bath while sipping on a glass of champagne. (All treatment rooms are private suites.)
SPA SPACE, Chicago, IL
Numerous specials, including “Body and Solemates” with private couples’ ‘Art of Touch” instructional massage (4 hands are better than one…), followed by side-by-side strawberry/champagne pedicures, strawberry sugar scrubs and hydration—topped off with champagne and strawberries with whipped cream.
IGUAZU DAY SPA New York, NY
One of several couples packages, a 2 1/2 hour experience including steam bath, couples massage, side-by-side manicure-pedicures, and champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
FINELIVING AYURVEDA SPA New York, NY
The ‘Rose Petals and Sandalwood Valentine’s Treatment’ includes warm herbal oil Abhyanga massage, followed by sandalwood and rose powder exfoliation and rose petal, sandalwood, milk and honey body paste applications.
THE WELLNESS SPA, Edmond, OK
The highlight is the “Play in the Mud” treatment, which includes hydro-massages, paraffin hand treatments, self-apply mud, seaweed or garden mint masques, and Vibrosaun sessions.
PHANTOM HORSE SPA, Phoenix, AZ
During the “Painted With Love Body-Painting Treatment,” couples paint one another with natural muds in a private spa room, followed by a cocoon wrap, and oil-based light massage.
AQUAMEDICA, Long Branch, NJ
‘Romance for Two’ Package: It all begins with five hours in the steam room, followed by a just-for-two massage, Atlantic facials, soft-touch manicures, beach pedicures and lunch for two.
OASIS DAY SPA, Harker Heights, TX
Learn how to keep the spa romance alive at home with basic massage ’how-to’s’ taught by licensed massage therapists, then enjoy a couples massage, champagne toast, chocolate-covered cherries, and bottle of massage oil to take home.
To find out more about SpaFinder Valentine’s gift programs, or what spas are offering for Valentine’s Day, etc., please contact Betsy Isroelit at 213.300.0108 or betsy @rbicom.com
Betsy Isroelit, RBI
(213) 300-0108, email@example.com
About SpaFinder, Inc.:
The world’s largest spa marketing and media company, SpaFinder reaches millions of wellness-focused consumers via its global media network, including the award-winning SpaFinder.com, Luxury SpaFinder magazine and the annual Global SpaFinder Directory. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing programs, including localized, native-language websites showcasing day spas, salon spas, and onsens. Redeemable at 4,000+ spas worldwide and available at thousands of retail outlets across North America and the United Kingdom, SpaFinder Gift Certificates and Gift Cards represent the world’s largest spa gifting program. Through its investment partnership with SpaBoom, the company also provides an array of technology and online marketing services for spas. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.