By Susan Romero
It’s that time of year again when we start to think about Valentine’s Day, and we found some great spa treatments to enjoy alone, give to your Galentines or enjoy as a couple. After all, every day should be Valentine’s Day.
Haven Spa has several great Valentine’s Day treatments. There is a 60-minute Couples Massage with a choice of Swedish or Deep Tissue massage, or the Geek, Bitch or Tourist massages. $280 per couple. If you want to treat yourself or a Galentine, give the Spoil Me four-hour package that includes a Remedy facial therapy, one hour Swedish massage, Haven Foot Renaissance, and a Classic European Manicure. You also receive a $15 credit towards any item in the Haven Spa boutique that must be used the same day. $378 per person.
The Treat Me, three-hour package is perfect for the Valentine on the go, since it packs in a lot of treatments in a short timeframe. Despite the short length of the treatments, this package is guaranteed to relieve stress. I tried it and, beginning with the 30 minute Swedish massage, incorporating aromatherapy, I was able to relax immediately. Then I had the 30 minute Escape Facial, including expert facial massage, that had me on the verge of sleep. I took a brief stop in the relaxation area and then enjoyed my Classic European manicure, and pedicure. This package also includes a $10 credit towards any item in the boutique. $235 per person. http://www.havenspanyc.com. 250 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012, 212-343-3515.
If you want to give a smaller gift, Eve Salon, has nail treatments that are perfect for your Galentines. They can have their nails artfully designed with hearts, XO’s, and I love you’s. Eve Salon does a great job on nails, and the results will last longer than most manicures. http://www.evesalonnyc.com , 55 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011, 212-807-8054.
Guerlain Spa at The Plaza Hotel has some luxurious treatments in a soothing setting that any Valentine will cherish. If you want to splurge and impress your significant other, or just pamper yourself, Guerlain Spa is the perfect place to go. Since the spa relocated to The Plaza last year, Guerlain revamped its treatments and literally improved upon perfection. I recommend the Orchidee Imperiale The Black Orchid Cure, a 90-minute facial that truly renewed, resurfaced and brightened my skin. The facial itself is a decadent, thoroughly relaxing indulgence, and the spa showers and amenities make the whole experience one to remember. The $400.00 cost is a well worth it. http://www.guerlainspas.com. 1 West 58th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, 212-872-7200.
For a really different Valentine’s Day treat, gift your special someone with a Suvara Spray Tan, a favorite of celebrities that will have your Valentine feeling like a VIP. The founder and CEO of Suvara World, Marcella Mazzucca, created a unique, vitamin and antioxidant enriched, organic tanning formula that gives an airbrush spray tan unlike any other. Marcella counts among her loyal clients: Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Miranda Kerr, Blake Lively, Chrissy Teigen, and many more.
I was fortunate enough to experience this tanning session with Marcella in her portable tanning tent. The formula was customized to the shade I wanted, so I knew exactly what to expect. Initially, I did not want my face tanned, but Marcella convinced me that I would love it, and it would be natural looking. With that, I stepped into the tent wearing only disposable panties and a protective hair cap. The spray was comfortable, light and cool, but not cold. Before I knew it, my tan was done. I then received what Marcella called “detailing,” from her assistant, which consisted of dusting of a special lavender powder on my décolleté, application of protective lotion to my cuticles and toenail beds.
When I looked in the mirror, my tan was flawless and fabulous. I have never had a more natural looking spray tan. I looked and felt as if I had spent a week in the Florida sunshine. My tan lasted almost two weeks and faded gradually, just like a natural tan.
Be sure that your Valentine follows all the pre-tanning and post-tanning instructions, to ensure a flawless tan. As a bonus, give your Valentine the new Suvara Six Plus Three Spray & Glow self tanner to add an instant glow in between tans. For more information on Suvara, visit http://www.suvaraworld.com.