April 17-23, all treatments $50
Booking opens March 20
Building on more than a decade of success, Spa Week is back for its annual spring event, with hundreds of spas offering top-of-the-line full-length health, wellness, and beauty treatments, including massages and facials, manicures and pedicures, microdermabrasion, peels, waxing, laser hair removal, and more, for $50 each, for one week only. Appointments go fast; booking starts today, March 20, online, and nailing the best times and treatments means signing up on spaweek.com and reserving services now. This year sees the return of favorites Essential Therapy, Skin Spa, L’Institute Sothys, GemVie, and Serene Max — all of which twi-ny has personally tried — as well as new services like Smooth Synergy’s Fanny Facial, for, that’s right, the tuches. A sculpting treatment that starts with an exfoliating scrub and then zaps the butt and upper thighs with microcurrents to tone and lift, the facial gives new meaning to “smooth as a baby’s . . .” Men aren’t left out; KUR Skin Lab offers the Bearded Boss Men’s Facial, while sensitive folks might want to try the organic, vegan, and allergen-free treatments from VMV Hypoallergenics and the Organic Pharmacy. NOTE: It’s important to remember not to schedule a treatment via the spa’s website; you must register on the official Spa Week site (a matter of entering your email address) and book from there in order to receive the special deals.