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Dry Face

I'm dealing with near painful dry skin on my face. Will getting a facial at a local spa help me? [more inside]
posted by INFJ on Aug 11, 2016 - 32 answers

Should I go to the Spa?

Is it worthwhile for me--a lifelong, but casual racing fan--to make the trip to Saratoga? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Aug 3, 2016 - 8 answers

I need a holiday - where do I go?

I need to book myself a holiday but, never having travelling abroad, I'm a bit at a loss to figure out where I want to go. Given my list of requirements, can the Hive Mind suggest where I should start looking? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Aug 3, 2016 - 12 answers

You know what would make this mandatory training better? EXFOLIATING.

What are your favorite at-home spa products? [more inside]
posted by castlebravo on May 19, 2016 - 16 answers

How do I recapture the relaxation of my cruise at home?

A friend and I recently went on a cruise and it was the most relaxing and restful experience of my life. I've been trying to figure out how to recapture that experience at home. [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Apr 30, 2016 - 3 answers

tiny luxurious spa bathroom: no-bathtub renter's edition

Could you give me your recommendations for the most luxurious, spa-like, and renter-friendly accoutrements for a bathroom with no bathtub? I'm moving into a new place and would like to kit it out with the finest towels, mats, robes, and accessories. [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Mar 29, 2016 - 17 answers

Help me give my wife a break.

I'm off to a stag do the weekend after next thus leaving my wife all alone with our small child. I'd like to arrange a relaxing weekend off for her this weekend (in advance of me going away). Some sort of hotel for the night, maybe a massage or something. The problem I'm finding is that all the spa break things in London require booking for 2 people. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Mar 1, 2016 - 15 answers

Relaxing weekend near Phoenix

I want to get away with two good friends for a sunny, relaxing, pool and food-centric weekend in April. Two of us coming from Oregon, one from Denver-we are looking in and around Phoenix because we can get there cheaply on Allegiant. Feeling pretty overwhelmed by Tripadvisor so am turning to you folks. [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Feb 24, 2016 - 4 answers

Spa treatments with bonus pool access in Maui

We are looking for recommendations for a day spa (potentially at a hotel, and preferably on the beach) in Maui, where the purchase of a spa treatment would also include access to the hotel's amenities (pool/sauna/private beach access, etc) at virtually no added cost. [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Feb 17, 2016 - 2 answers

Fancy Spa Day: Chicago Edition

My mother is having a milestone birthday, so I am trying to find a way of making the day fancy and indulgent and special. Difficulty level: Chicago, in the worst part of winter. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Jan 26, 2016 - 12 answers

Can I run my hot tub with most of the jets missing?

We purchased a house last year that came with an older hot tub, the one I referenced in this previous question. I ran it all winter long, and gradually a bunch of the jets popped out; 24 of them overall (2 large, 5 medium and 17 small), which is probably most of them. [more inside]
posted by Koko on Sep 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Bathing in San Francisco

Along the same line as this post that inquires about bath houses in Los Angeles, I'm looking for a place to get clean in The City! [more inside]
posted by starscream on Jul 30, 2015 - 11 answers

Power animal for this specific branding project.

I am trying to find an animal that fits the whole medicinal/body care/spa kind of vibe because I want to create a logo. I thought of swans, but I am looking for animals that could appeal to a broader demographic (if that makes any sense).
posted by omar.a on Jul 14, 2015 - 24 answers

Spas in Manhattan where a big girl will feel at home?

I'm headed to NYC for the weekend and would like to spend part of a day relaxing at a spa, with massage, sauna, baths, the works (think Aire Ancient Baths or Russian Baths, for two I've considered). Where, based on your experience (preferably personal) will I be least likely to stick out as a woman who's a size 22? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2015 - 6 answers

Help a girl on a budget have a spa day in the privacy of her own home

I can't afford to go to a spa but I've always been enticed by the idea of a mud bath, getting a massage, etc etc. Sometimes I take some time to do a clay face mask and polish my nails which make me feel pretty good about myself not to mention relaxed. I'd like to create some sort of budget-spa/pampering experience in my own home. [more inside]
posted by atinna on Apr 12, 2015 - 26 answers

40th Birthday Getaway

I need to plan an awesome 4-5 day getaway for my wife's 40th birthday sometime in late March / early April. The less time we can spend traveling the better. We are based in Austin Texas so anywhere in the U.S. or parts close by wouldn't be out of the question. I am willing to spend 3 - 5k. I am looking for specific recommendations on a city / town / resort we can go to simply have an awesome time. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jan 5, 2015 - 11 answers

This desk is actually a yoga mat?

Can you help me sneak a pretend spa retreat into my actual life as a working mother? [more inside]
posted by chocotaco on Dec 12, 2014 - 17 answers

Spa in NYC

I'm planning on booking a spa day here in NYC at the end of October, and I need your help. I'm looking for spas that are (a) all about the pampering, and (b) not going to talk to me about my lymphatic drainage. [more inside]
posted by brina on Sep 17, 2014 - 10 answers

rookie homeowners

Is asking questions of the previous owner of one's new house a thing that people do? [more inside]
posted by Koko on Sep 15, 2014 - 21 answers

What are your ideas for a budget-friendly Spa night, at home?

I am in need of some pampering. So is my SO! We are just a little stressed from being busy, but we always set aside a few nights a week for just relaxing. What at-home spa activities do you like to do to help you relax? We have tried giving each other massages, clay masks, and baths. I want to know what you do, or want to do! Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Sep 10, 2014 - 11 answers

what are some popular resources for massage theapists and spa owners?

i'm just finishing up my bands latest cd, who's working title is "music for spas" (we're the house band at a resort/spa in bali) i'd like to sell it outside the resort and our shows, and in order to do that i'm going to have to promote it - mainly online as our budget is limited, but i'm willing to pay for some ads here and there if i think it will help out album reach a wider audience. tropical snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by messiahwannabe on Dec 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Spa with private hot tubs in NYC

Spa with private hot tubs in NYC? Looking for an equivalent to Watercourse Way in Palo Alto, CA, which rents out private rooms to individuals or small groups that feature hot tubs and showers.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Dec 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Please help me find a wellness escape where I can recover (East Coast)

One of my oldest friends just died and I'm feeling serious Crohn's pain starting to creep up again, threatening my remission. Everything in my life right now is stressful and exhausting, and I know that if I do nothing I will have a full-bore flair on my hands by thanksgiving. I need help finding a health resort/ wellness retreat on the East Coast - optimally between DC and Boston. My wealthy uncle says money is no object, so my only real stipulation is somewhere that isn't too scary/isolated for a young woman alone. [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Nov 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Beard trimming/shaping services in Austin?

My beau has decided he'd like to neaten up his beard, and I suggested finding a professional to do it the first time. (After that, it'll likely be easier to maintain.) Any recommendations for a beard trimmer or shaper/men's grooming salon/private individual in Austin? (Obligatory beard-and-kitten picture.)
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for an unusual spa and for gluten-free dining in Victoria, BC

I'm traveling to Victoria, BC with a friend. Are there any spas in Victoria that are unlike the spas we could find here in Seattle? Also: any restaurant recommendations for an omnivore and a gluten-free pescetarian? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Hut tub filter.

If you own/ed a hot tub (or close with someone who has), what do you wish that you'd known or done differently before hand? [more inside]
posted by nobeagle on May 13, 2013 - 15 answers

Fancy Food and Nakedness in SFO- advice please!

Where should a foodie, dining alone, eat dinner at in SFO weeknights? And lets talk about the bath houses... [more inside]
posted by TestamentToGrace on Apr 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Sanity in spa form?

I'll be wrapping up a stressful period of work and have a long weekend coming up. I'd like to find a spa, or hotel with spa within 4-5 hours radius of NYC to just veg. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Mar 16, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I keep my bath warm for longer periods of time?

- I live in an apartment and the water heater does not give an entire 40g of hot water [the capacity of the water heater and approximate capacity of the tub]. - I would like to relax in the bath for at least 20 minutes or more. - I've tried boiling water, aquarium heater [fail, takes to long to heat], basalt stones [too small to matter]. Do you have any ideas for lengthening my bath time? My water goes lukewarm after ten minutes, almost chilly.
posted by squirbel on Mar 9, 2013 - 23 answers

Where is the real life Rancho Relaxo?

My 40th birthday present to myself is to run away for several days by myself to indulge in restful solitude, nature walks, spa treatments and room service. I live in Oregon and am considering the coast, but could also be talked into Washington/California, or places other than the beach. Price is no object, but would prefer it to be within driving distance of Portland. Requirements and preferences within... [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Feb 18, 2013 - 7 answers

The economics of small manicure/pedicure spas in NYC

What are the economics of the tons of small manicure/pedicure spas and their employees in Manhattan? There are multiple places on many blocks, and when I pass them there always seems to be at least a dozen technicians in each, most of whom are just waiting for the next customer. [more inside]
posted by unionsquarepark on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Good day spas in and around Anchorage AK?

I'm spending next week with family in southcentral Alaska and I'd like to take my mom to a nice day spa in the area. I'm not having much luck getting a sense of what places are good from online searches. I'm basically looking for a great, warm atmosphere and quality massages. It doesn't have to be super-fancy (but that would ok too!), but it does need to be an enjoyable place--not run-down or unfriendly, if that makes sense. Are there any hidden gems that I should look into?
posted by missix on Dec 22, 2012 - 1 answer

Sauna time! Except without all the other naked people. Or the sauna.

Tips, ideas and suggestions for an at-home, DIY couple spa night? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Dec 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Massage gift packages in MA/NH?

I'd like a gift for a years worth of massage for my wife. Where can I find a company offering a deal on this? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Dec 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Can you recommend a spa in Portland OR?

Can you recommend a spa/salon in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by nickmark on Dec 17, 2012 - 7 answers

2-3 ways of relaxation

Can you recommend any great spas or resorts for grownups, within 3 hours driving from DC, for a couple of sisters? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Dec 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Nail Spa 101

Someday, maybe 10 years from now, I would very much like to own my own nail salon and mini day spa. Aside from saving my pennies, what can I do now to get myself prepared to make said salon a super hygienic, super chic, and hopefully successful enterprise? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me plan my spa week

I am going to spend a week's vacation at a resort that has a spa. This isn't really a spa getaway, but I've been to this resort before and the spa is very good. I would like to visit the spa on at least 6 days, to get either a massage or a body treatment. I know I will have both the time and money to do this. Can you help me plan which treatments to get and in what order? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Dec 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for good places for an Atlanta-area spa day.

I want to treat a friend to a spa day somewhere in the Atlanta area, I haven't lived in Georgia for years. Does anyone have suggestions? We'd be looking in the Virginia Highlands area if we decide to go into town or in the Jonesboro/Stockbridge/McDonough if we don't. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Nov 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Seeking recommendations for dog friendly spas/retreats

I need to relax! And I want to bring my dog. I'm looking for a wellness spa/retreat that is dog friendly. [more inside]
posted by grayber on Nov 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Monitor hot-tub temperature while away? any solutions beyond upgrading my system?

Monitor hot-tub temperature while away? any solutions beyond upgrading my system? [more inside]
posted by audio on Nov 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Public baths in Berlin

I am lucky enough to be going to Berlin for a week in September, and would like to know if some recommended public baths are okay. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Aug 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Spa town between Verona and Venice

Is there a small town, possibly a spa town like Merano or Wiesbaden, between Verona and Venice? That's not too expensive? And I don't need to hire a car for?
posted by Busoni on Aug 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Last one in the clay ball room is a 썩은 달걀

Are there any Korean-style spas in Minnesota? In the Midwest? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Aug 9, 2012 - 7 answers

West Coast retreat

Looking for an all-inclusive spa/yoga/outdoors retreat type thing, along these lines, but on the West Coast. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me rehab my spa pillows

Spa Pillow Rehab? Looking for suggestions on how to replace "skin" over foam spa pillows. [more inside]
posted by Big_B on Mar 22, 2012 - 1 answer

Any tips to find a massage package for a friend in a foreign land?

Osaka-filter Massage/Spa Package-filter. I like to buy a lady friend a good women oriented massage package she could use to relax massively while in Osaka. Any tips on how to find massage/spa resorts that offer this sort of deal? One difficulty I prefer to arrange/reserve/buy it while overseas. [more inside]
posted by Bodrik on Feb 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Hive mind, take me away!

Please recommend a healthy but not hardcore spa vacation for a stressed-out fat girl. [more inside]
posted by Flannery Culp on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Hokey medical spas near Indiana?

My wife really likes run down tourist attractions and old fashioned "medical" spas, both of which are found in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For her birthday this month I need something closer to Indiana (within 200 miles of Indianapolis). Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on Jan 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Dinner and spa suggestions in Calistoga

We have one dinner and one afternoon in or around Calistoga. Where should we eat? Should we do the mud/mineral bath thing? If so, where? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Oct 6, 2011 - 6 answers

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