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Pamper your valentine

Posted: February 4, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: February 4, 2011 1:55 a.m.

The lighting, music and mood while receiving a massage, especially when booked as a couple’s outing, can lead to romance later on, according to Newhall’s Spa Villa owner Mary Velek.

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Sure, chocolates and flowers are nice, but if you really want to make your Valentine feel special, how about a massage or treatment at a local day spa?

With everyone’s busy, stressful lifestyles, a massage is often the perfect way to say I love you, according to Karen Maleck Whiteley, owner of Balance Point Spa in Canyon Country.

“Gifts are nice, but I think it’s really nice to give someone an experience,” she said. “It says you’re important, it’s a way to take care of someone you love in a way they may not normally treat themselves to.”

Of course, on Valentine’s Day, you can also up the romantic ante by booking a couples day at the spa. “Most of us have plenty of things, but I think it’s more meaningful to do something with someone you love,” Maleck Whiteley said. “We sell a lot of couple’s treatments, such as a side by side massage with a foot treatment and sauna, so people can come in together.”

Whatever your budget, there’s a day spa experience available in the Santa Clarita Valley perfect for you and/or your valentine, whether it’s frolicking in the therapeutic mud grotto at Valencia’s Glen Ivy Day Spa or experiencing champagne and chocolate enhanced massages at Newhall’s Spa Villa or Valencia’s La Beau Organic Day Spa.

If your Valentine is particular to an all-natural experience, the latter can be especially pleasing. “Our spa is great for people who are concerned about the harm of toxins and chemicals. All of our products are USDA certified organic,” said Sophia Kupis, manager of La Beau.

Many studies suggest massage can be helpful for stress relief as well as managing anxiety and depression, pain and stiffness control and lowering blood pressure and boosting immunity.

A couples massage, in particular, can have even more benefits. “With the low lights, candles, soft music, strawberries and chocolate, our couples massage can definitely lead to romance later on,” said Mary Velek, owner of Spa Villa.

Here’s a roundup of Valentine’s Day spa specials near you.

Balance Point Spa
18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country
(661) 252-0650

Total Pampering Day
15 minute sauna
Dead sea salt glow
Hot stone massage
Euphoric facial
$260 (Reg. $330)

Your Choice Package
15 minute Sauna
Classic facial
Pumpkin spice body scrub      or 60 minute massage
Paraffin hand treatment
$145 (Reg. $175)

Heavenly Combo

Euphoric facial
90 minute massage
$185 (Reg. $220)

Blissful Couple
15 minute sauna
90 minute side by side massages
Kiran forest foot treatment for two
$215 (Reg. $260)

Make your own package and take 15 percent off

Beyond Harmony Med Spa

18635 Soledad Canyon Road #101, Canyon Country
(661) 298-8008

Hearts and Flowers

One hour aromatherapy massage
Beyond Harmony facial
Hand and foot paraffin
$130 (Save $50)

Cupid’s Kiss

1/2 Hour Back/Neck Massage
Petite facial
Hand and foot paraffin treatment
$100 (Save $30)

Glen Ivy Day Spa
24320 Town Center Drive, Valencia
(661) 260-1244
Glen Ivy is offering $100 gift cards for $85 through Feb. 14. Guests can enjoy spa treatments ranging from massages to facials and body wraps and/or a trip to the Grotto, an underground series of four chambers, for a unique deep hydrating experience that includes exfoliation, moisturizer, tea and an apple. The grotto is $35 a la carte or $15 extra with treatment Monday-Thursday or $25 extra Friday-Sunday.

Infiniti Med Spa
27019 McBean Parkway, Valencia
(661) 259-8100

A one hour signature massage is $49 (normally $75) and a one hour facial is $59 (regularly $85) for first time clients. Infiniti cannot book couples massages.

La Beau Organic Day Spa
24313 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia
(661) 287-5828

Your choice of a massage with aromatherapy and warm stones, a revitalizing chocolate body wrap, or facial, all accompanied by champagnes and chocolate for $70. All treatments can accommodate couples, just double the charge(s). La Beau uses USDA certified organic products in all its treatments.

Spa Villa Salon
23206 Lyons Ave., Suite 107, Newhall
(661) 799-8502

Couples massage with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne
$130 (save $52)

Customized signature facial and one hour massage
$120 (save $41)

Villa cherry berry renew facial and peel

$74 (save $35)


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