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Mother’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to treat exhausted moms to a day of pampering and serenity at a local day spa. What better way to say thank you for all her hard work, than to indulge Mom with a day of massage, facials and soaks. Better yet, book a special Mother-Daughter package for some tandem bonding and unwinding. Here are five of the Bay Area’s best spa deals for Mother’s Day.
165 Channing Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
For over thirty-six years Palo Alto residents have enjoyed sophisticated pampering at Watercourse Way Bath House. This day spa provides quality treatments as well as upscale private hot tub spa rentals. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Watercourse Way offers a number of packages to help Mom relax and feel pampered. Choose from the Scarlett’s Retreat, that includes an hour long hot tub, dry brushing, aromatherapy facial and massage or the similar Oasis package with a foot treatment replacing the dry brush.
3287 Mount Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Just outside of Walnut Creek, the Lafayette Park Hotel was designed using inspiration drawn from French chalets. This East Bay hidden gem is home to a luxurious poolside spa with all the amenities. Mom can enjoy everything from a casual spa lunch to an afternoon unwinding in the outdoor whirlpool. To truly pamper her, check out the Mother-Daughter Getaway package for two that includes a poolside lunch, facial or massage and a makeover complete with makeup gift to take home. For moms looking for a solo getaway, there is a Half-Day Spa Retreat package that includes a full-body exfoliation, aromatherapy massage, lunch and eighty minute facial.
534 Laguna St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hayes Valley’s Earthbody Day Spa is the only all-organic Day Spa located in San Francisco, and provides holistic treatments and bodywork. For mothers in the throes of two of the most intense periods of motherhood, Earthbody offers both prenatal and postpartum full-body massage, as well as separate hand, foot, scalp and belly massage. For those looking to connect with mom, there is a Mother-Daughter Spa Ritual package that promotes grounding and connection through full body massage, dry brushing and enzyme facial masks. Alternatively, go all out and splurge on the Goddess Treatment which is two and a half hours of blissful indulgence that includes, among other things, a neem oil scalp treatment and basil-lemongrass foot pumice ritual.
601 Murray Cir.
Sausalito, CA 94965
Located just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, is the singular Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center Spa. Going beyond the traditional hotel-spa model, the Fort Baker based Cavallo Point garners an appreciation for both nature and the arts through hiking, art and cooking classes. Moms will love the healing serenity of Cavallo’s day spa, which houses everything from a tea bar and garden to an outdoor mediation pool. During the month of May, all moms who bring in a picture of their child will receive a 25% discount for midweek treatments Tuesday through Thursday. At the spa, Mom can partake of traditional treatments and massages, morning yoga classes, acupuncture and even hypnotherapy.
1161 Gorgas Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129
Send Mom over to the Presidio in San Francisco to pamper herself at the tranquil SenSpa. Devoted to wellness and detoxification, SenSpa offers holistic treatments to promote healing and wellbeing. There are a variety of treatment bundles available ranging from the Nurture Bundle perfect for moms-to-be, to the SenBody Head to Toe Bundle complete with massage, facial, foot and scalp treatment, and lunch. For the ultimate indulgence, book Mom the Heaven Bundle. This full-day spa package is sure to leave any mom in a state of zen and includes a 50 minute massage, hour-long body treatment, 80 minute facial and spa lunch with glass of wine.