Cue the champagne and essential oils… SPA WEEK is NEXT WEEK!

Have you booked your $50 appointments yet?

Cue the champagne and essential oils… SPA WEEK is NEXT WEEK! Have you booked your $50 appointments yet? Millions of stressed out souls across North America are about to embark on a kneading, exfoliating, rejuvenating, strengthening, beautifying and enlightening spa adventure, celebrating the 15th installation of the one and only            

“Also put some extra Zen in your life by purchasing your SpaWeek Gift Cards now! Why have one more thing to worry about on your own persoanal day of bliss! Just visit this link to make it happen! They are printable immediately!” Fall 2011, presented by Carefree® and in partnership with Allure Magazine, is happening October 10th-16th. Spa Week’s founding mission: make the spa lifestyle accessible to ALL. To that end, this Fall 800 spas and wellness facilities across North America are participating, offering 2-3 of their top spa services for just $50 a piece (normally $75-$500). Massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, peels, mani-pedis, highlights, hair cuts, blowouts, acupuncture, fitness class packages, eyelash extensions, Botox… the options are endless! Browse all the $50 treatments, and create a spa adventure in your city! It is recommended to book as soon as possible for preferred treatments and time slots. 

When it comes to Spa Week, there’s something for every man, woman (even child):

FOR THE BUSY MOM:  No babysitter? No problem! Enjoy 2 hours of FREE Childcare while you get pampered during your $50 Spa Week appointment (choose massage, facial or mani/pedi/deep hydrating treatment) at LifeSpa. There are 78 Spa Week locations: MinnesotaTexasArizonaColorado, Kansas, Nebraska, UtahIllinoisOhioMissouriIndianaNew YorkFloridaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaMarylandTennesseeVirginia, and New Jersey. 

FOR THOSE WITH CHRONIC PAIN: Spa Week seeks pamper you into your most relaxed state, but there are specific treatments – both ancient and modern – that specifically target pain. Dating back thousands of years, Acupuncture, Cupping and Gua Sha will “poke,” “suck” and “scrape” away pain. (Try at Village Wellness Project in NYC, Cinnabar Acupuncture or Forat Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in LA, to name a few). At In Touch Wellness in Arizona, they’ll “zap” away pain with their tech-y new laser therapy for pain relief.  

FOR THE FITNESS BUFF: Get fit during Spa Week with a 5-Pack of Mind Body Classes at the prestigious exhale mindbodyspa. Transform your body with your choice of 5 of exhale’s Award Winning Core Fusion and Yoga Classes. Spa Week locations throughout NYC, LA, Palm BeachMiamiChicagoAtlanta, and Dallas (Also: look out for private Pilates and personal training sessions at other participating facilities across the country)

FOR THE MANLY MAN: Men account for 31% of spa goers in America, and did you know men have 15% more oily skin than women? Man up and get that massage or facial – even if they’re not specified a “men’s” treatment, men are still more than welcome to enjoy! Clarins is one of the pioneering men’s skincare movements, and one of their 2 treatments is the CLARINS Mens Facial. Spa Week locations in California, Illinois, Florida, New York, Virginia and Massachusetts.  

FOR ANYONE DEFYING GRAVITY: There are a ton of anti-aging facials and treatments being offered during Spa Week, but there is one in particular, simply called “Skin Tightening” worth checking out at American Laser Skincare, and it is normally $528. Stimulating healthy collagen, the skin tightening process firms sagging skin and fills in wrinkles at your jaw line, eye area, mouth and cheeks. Skin tightening actually jumpstarts organic cell growth, making your skin look and act more like the way it might… on the moon. American Laser Skincare has 26 Spa Week locations in New York, Chicago and California.  

FOR THE SEASONED SPA-GOER: partners with some of the nation’s most prestigious spa and wellness brands each season. To name a few on our Fall 2011 roster: The Standard Miami, Four Seasons Resorts inHouston and Scottsdale, Golden Door in Carefree, AZ, Kohler Waters Spa in Wisconsin, Chuan Body & Soul at the Langham in BostonPelican Hill Resort & Spa in Newport Beach, CA, and also completely bare and Red Door Spas locations nationwide. 

FOR THE TREE-HUGGER: Did you know that all treatments listed on in green are green-friendly picks for eco-chic spa-goers? In addition to those, check out all the famously eco-friendly Aveda spas participating. Also, Natural Body with locations throughout Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, is a leader in the green spa movement, literally paving the way with floors made of recycled school bus tires

And most importantly, FOR… YOU? Simply browse all the decadent $50 spa treatments on, and start making appointments to set your spa and wellness fantasy on fire.