Mother’s Day spa deals that last all month, plus the hot new spa trend
Each month, we talk to Ava Roxanne Stritt, the Spa Travel Gal, to get her best spa travel picks of the month, and, since you can’t have May without Mother’s Day, this time we’re talking gifts.
Stritt’s top Mother’s Day spa pick is Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa in Palm Beach County, Fla., where the holiday is more than just a one-day celebration. Jupiter Beach has put together some special treatments and events for women, and every Thursday in May, the spa will extend its evening hours for “Twilight Thursdays,” when Mom can relax with a glass of champagne and spa pampering.
Reserve a spot between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and get 10 percent off all products that night, including the great Jane Iredale line. Note: If you can’t make it there, save online by checking out ShopAtHome.com’s Jane Iredale deals and discounts.
As for treatments, Stritt recommends the new Hydro Peptide Fountain of Youth facial, usually $140 but currently discounted to $120. It includes a two-step peel, but it’s not your typical, hardcore acid peel. This is a soothing, gentle vitamin C peel will leave Mom’s face feeling fresh and looking youthful, with no downtime.
“This spa is recognized because it’s got a real sanctuary-type feel. It’s quiet and a good place to forget about the outside world,” Stritt says. “Give Mom what she really wants: decadent treatment.”
Top off the experience with the signature dark chocolate drink, full of antioxidants (so you can justify the indulgence and say that it’s healthy for you).
Another big spa trend worth exploring: juniper berry treatments.
Juniper berry is a key ingredient in gin (believe it or not), and is the next big spa treatment ingredient, Stritt forecasts.
Juniper berry is known for its natural ability to purify the skin, promote weight loss and eliminate negative energy through aromatherapy, she says. Spas all over the world have begun carrying juniper berry treatments, with a distinct, rich blue hue.
In Switzerland, Stritt noticed juniper berry as part of an exfoliating treatment to remove negative energy. Another spa used it as a de-stressing face and eye treatment, and, in Zanzibar, it was part of a slimming, detox body wrap, infused with clay to help blast body fat. Stritt also spotted it in Sante Fe as part of a stress-reduction pedicure.
“You’ve got many different locations and the U.S. hopping on to a new ingredient, and I can’t remember ever seeing it on a spa menu before,” Stritt says. “It’s the new wonder ingredient.”
Photo courtesy Jupiter Beach spa
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