April 23, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – From banged-up knees to broken hearts, mom’s been there for you since the beginning. So why not treat her this Mother’s Day to a relaxing, nurturing spa experience?

According to Mom Central Consulting, 76 percent of moms who are making cuts in spending are no longer buying items for themselves. So whether it’s a weekend escape for mother and daughter, a day full of stress relief, or an hour for a manicure, isn’t mom worth it?

“I recently heard of a daughter who planned an entire day of relaxation for her mom at a spa in Texas,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “To the mom’s surprise, the daughter, who she hadn’t seen in two years, flew in from Alaska to share the experience with her. So why not give your mom an experience she’ll cherish for more than just a day.”

For 2009, ISPA members are offering an incredible array of specials.


Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, FL – Pickles and Ice Cream – 50-minute Prenatal massage, 25-minute ice-cream bath, plus deep fried pickles. Normally $299, special $249.

Marvelous Moms:

Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, CA – Desperate Spa Mom — Your choice of a 45-minute facial or sensorial scalp treatment, foot reflexology and membership fee for the day. Normally $190-220, special $155.

Skin Deep the Body Spa, Huntington Beach, CA — Mothers Day BYOB- “Bring your own Baby.” A massage therapist will demonstrate calming infant massage techniques. Relaxation for you and your baby. $10 (this is not a typo).

The Spa at Trump, Las Vegas, NV — Indulgence Package — A facial, body scrub, aromatherapy massage, plus stress relieving patches and Sprayology’s homeopathic oral spray. Normally $465, special $299.

Girls Getaway:

SpaTerre at Paradise Point Resort Spa, San Diego, CA — Celebrate Mom With Three Generations — Mother, daughter, and granddaughter each receives a Passion Flower Pedicure, manicure, and lunch on a private spa terrace! Normally $200, Special $150 per guest.

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Lake Arrowhead, CA — Very Important Girlfriends — Enjoy a cocktail party with your own ice-cream cart while watching your favorite movie. The next morning indulge in two 25-minute treatments, and lunch. $289 per guest.

About the International SPA Association

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