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Spa Services
updated: Jul 08, 2014, 10:49 AM

Recommendations for affordable Spa Package services in the area to give as a gift. Looking to spend under $150.

 COMMENT 533750 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 10:53 AM

The Message Place they are great. Message Envy is a joke you don't get your full time. been there three times and never get full hour they say the questions and answers are part of the time rip off.


 COMMENT 533756P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:07 AM

Cutting Edge. I've used most of their services and have always been very happy. All of the women there are well trained and provide a wonderful experience. It is well worth spending a little more to feel so good when they are done! Much better than the cut rate places.


 COMMENT 533758 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:14 AM

Are you looking for massage or just facials, etc.?


 COMMENT 533760 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:17 AM

I love Shelby at Cielo spa boutique.


 COMMENT 533761P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:19 AM

I have a couple of friends and our birthdays all fall within one week of each other and we have gone for our "day of beauty" at Qui Si Bella and been quite happy.


 COMMENT 533763P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:20 AM

Gift certificate-$75-100 should give them several options, allowing them to customize their spa experience. Someone gave me a GC for the spa in Loretta Plaza (sorry, can't remember the name). I can't speak to their services yet as I haven't used the GC.


 COMMENT 533765 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:21 AM

Zen Spa. I can't remember the owners name but they worked with me putting Spa Gifts together for me for the Holidays and most importantly didn't try to sell me anything unnecessary. Totally stayed within my budget. P.S. their facials are to die for!!!


 COMMENT 533770 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:31 AM

Groupon has several spa deals in Santa Barbara.


 COMMENT 533772P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:36 AM

Living Social also has some good package deals. I totally agree with 750. Massage Envy is a total ripoff! I lost about $500 worth of "banked" massages with them (long story).


 COMMENT 533776 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:40 AM

OP here. Thanks for all your suggestions! Specifically looking for something that includes a massage and facial, or massage and body wrap, or massage/facial and nail services. Thanks again!


 COMMENT 533778 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 11:45 AM

Qui Si Bella is affordable and has everything you're looking for. I've been to them 3 or 4 times and have always enjoyed it.


 COMMENT 533815P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 02:00 PM

763p, here. Qi Si Bella's the one I couldn't remember the name of. They have a "menu" on line, I'm pretty sure...


 COMMENT 533841P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 03:35 PM

I have heard the Massage Envy "time rip off" story from numerous people. Personally, I've had a few great massages there & only did the survey the first time.

I'd like for somebody from either Massage Envy location in S.B. to comment here regarding the allegations.

Anybody else with a history with them?


 COMMENT 533853P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 03:49 PM

My favorite local spas are Cielo (very small and intimate), and Evolutions (big and more "fancy"). Both offer everything you are looking for.


 COMMENT 533897P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-08 06:20 PM

I've been using Massage Envy regularly for the last 4 years. I haven't had any problem getting my full time, and I do check the clock in and out. In fact, a few times I was late and they adjusted the time for me, which they didn't have to do. It took a few times, but I found the "perfect" therapist who does my massage exactly the way I like, and that's worth it to me. I only went through the history once with each new therapist, which does take a few minutes, but I've noticed that each new therapist has actually taken the time to read my chart before coming in to meet me, so the questions were definitely relevant. I think it's very professional for them to go over the history--after all, your health their license are on the line if they inadvertently hurt you. I have some complaints about their incessant sales pitches (which I ignore) and the perks that used to be free that they now charge for (like hot towels), but overall my experiences have been very good and very helpful. I've used both the SB and the Goleta places.


 COMMENT 533960 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-09 07:40 AM

You can contact me if you'd like by going on
Maggie SPA dot com
I offer massage and my neighbor (who has her own business but whose office is directly next to mine) offers facials. Cheers!


 COMMENT 534035 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-09 11:19 AM

I love the Biltmore, doesn't just feel like a spa day but a Vacation by the sea!



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