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Get your Oxytocin flowing at the spa on Valentine's Day

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Oxytocin, aka the “love hormone” is released when we experience positive touch, warmth and nurturing connections. Coincidently, these are also some of the ingredients that make up a great spa experience. That’s right, the spa environment (when done right), is one of the best places to get your oxytocin levels pumping. Valentine’s Day offers the perfect excuse to maximize this love hormone buzz by indulging in a luxurious spa treatment, either by yourself or with that special someone. If you’re single, plan a day of self-love and pampering with a soothing massage or treatment, sensual essential oils and a relaxing steam or soak. In a relationship? Book a couple’s massage for you and your sweetie at the beginning of a special evening to keep your oxytocin levels flowing all night long.

Below are some special spa offerings that are perfectly designed to cultivate a feeling of romance and connection.

Room with a Woo at Hotel Vitale

If you want to find your heart in San Francisco this Valentine’s Day, check out Hotel Room with a Woo package. You and your Valentine will enjoy: overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Waterfront Guestroom (includes views of the Bay Bridge, Bay Lights, Ferry Building, & Treasure Island), a couple’s massage class, a couple’s side-by-side massage, a bathing rituals on rooftop of penthouse-level spa and one bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne paired with chocolates, provided in room.

The Room with a Woo package is $999, based on a one-night stay, double occupancy. Valid for stays from February 1 – February 27th, 2014. Spa appointments are subject to availability and must be booked directly with Spa Vitale prior to arrival. Please call 415-278-3788 or e-mail dearspavitale@jdvhotels.com.

Infinitely Loving at Terranea Resort

If Southern California is more your thing for a romantic Valentine’s Day you’ll enjoy this nourishing offering at the luxurious Terranea resort, perfect for cultivating self-love and acceptance. The Infinitely Loving massage includes the use of Chinese Jasmine in your massage, a signature breathing experience, a foot exfoliation and mask application and a nail grooming and polish. The 120-minute treatment is $280 per person.

Call Terranea at 1-866-802-8000 to reserve your Infinite Love experience.

Couples Chocolate Fireside Massage and Couples Yoga at Salish Lodge

Head north to the Seattle area for a truly decadent Valentine’s Day Experience at the beautiful Salish Lodge with the Couples Chocolate Fireside Massage. You’ll receive a couple’s chocolate massage in the Lodge’s romantic Fireside Room. Rose petals and the smell of chocolate will enhance this experience of sensory pleasures as you relax by a warm fire. The experience ends with one of Salish’s unforgettable honey flavored signature truffles.

Offers valid through February 28, 2014

Salish is also offering a unique Valentine’s weekend yoga experience: the Couples Yoga Class.
With a focus on building connections and awakening compassion, you can build your intimacy with your partner in playful and safe environment.

February 14 -16, 2014 at 9:30am (replacing our regularly scheduled Vinyasa Flow class) 60 Minute Class | $25 per person ($35 for day guests with unlimited access to spa pool, sauna and steam room, $45 for Saturday and Sunday)

Contact Salish Lodge at reservations@salishlodge.com or Toll-free: 800.2.SALISH (800.272.5474)

Escape Together Package Experience at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a romance by the sea in San Diego with the Escape Together Package, featuring La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s new private couple’s bungalow. The Escape Together package includes a soak in a tub built for two and equipped with hydro-massage jets. Then, you’ll receive a couple’s massage using your choice of Estancia’s signature organic essential oil blends (created especially for your massage). An infused hot towel foot wrap, scalp massage, mimosas and organic chocolate truffles complete this decadent love experience. Availability is limited; please call the Spa to reserve your package. Package with 50 minute massage $400.00 per couple, not including gratuity. Package with 80 minute massage $ 475.00 per couple, not including gratuity.

Contact Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa at: (858) 550-1000

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