Spa Celebrates Mom and Me

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / September 7, 2011

The Oaks at Ojai

The Oaks at Ojai, California, offers a 40 percent off Mother-Daughter (or son) package with rates starting at $115 for overnight accommodations, and includes all-day hikes, three low-cal meals per day, and a choice of innovative fitness classes (hula and belly dance!) plus mind-body seminars.  www.oaksspa,com 

Loews Santa Monica Beach

At Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in So-Cal, mom receives the “Beauty in Bloom” package, which consists of a 50-minute Aromatherapy Massage; a 50-minute deep-cleansing Facial; a $25 gift certificate for spa product; and complimentary use of Ocean Spa’s amenities for the day, which include sauna, steam, and fitness studio, all for $250.  Bargain!

Playa Viva

Escape to Playa Viva, 30 minutes south of Acapulco, Mexico, for reviving weekend called “Mother’s Day Peaceful Pampering.”  Start with a yoga class followed by a complimentary hour-long massage and a free manicure and pedicure.  Moms can also take advantage of Playa Viva’s unique offerings at the Turtle Sanctuary, helping collect eggs from the endangered animals on Playa Viva’s private beach, a nature preserve.  They also receive free childcare all weekend long!  Rates start at $295 and include airport transportation, food and beverage.

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey, M.S. is a travel and wellness expert who earned a Master’s Degree in the health sciences while writing and editing for industry giants, such as The New York Times, Fitness Magazine and Her true passion is adventure travel and her spa reporting has taken her all over the world.
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