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Recession-proof Spa Deals

With Christmas only a week away, we decided it was high time to find a present for ourselves—and, of course, you! We realize with all the shopping, wrapping and packing for far-flung travels, we’re all about as relaxed as shrimp on a treadmill (Google the YouTube video, and you’ll see what we mean.) That’s why we’ve gathered our top seven picks for recession-proof spa deals around town. Wallets may be shrinking, but the holiday spirit prevails!

International Orange

Both a day spa and a yoga studio, this multi-tasking Pac Heights center makes it easy to get fit and stay gorgeous. Sign up for a weekday membership through Jan. 31 for the discounted price of $329/month and receive two 60-minute massages, one deep-cleanse facial and attend an unlimited number of yoga classes on any day of the week. Membership also comes with the perk of a 10% discount on all product purchases. 2044 Fillmore St., 2nd Floor, 415-563-5000


Spa Radiance


For a warm escape from the winter chill, Spa Radiance is offering its Tahitian Treatment, regularly priced at $200, at a discounted $165 throughout the holidays. The package comes with the spa’s signature Micro-Body Polish treatment, which uses a fresh brown sugar, organic honey and enzyme-rich papaya concoction, while you relax in a candle-lit, tropical flower-filled room all the while listening to French Polynesian music. The scrub is followed by a 60-minute full-body Monoi Massage incorporating coconut oil infused with crushed Tiare flowers. 3011 Fillmore St., 415-346-6281


Epi Center MedSpa

At this LEED-certified, science-meets-nature eco-relaxation center, green-minded beauty buffs will want to take advantage of the 75-minute customized organic facial for $125 (regularly priced at $145) that includes enzyme exfoliation, extractions, a face mask, décolletage massage and a soothing toner treatment. Offer expires Dec. 31. 450 Sutter St. # 1336, 415-362-4754


Stillpoint Wellness Center

For a cozy environment and personal touch, head to this Cow Hollow holistic retreat and mention 7x7’s Glamwatch to get 15% off their already affordable 60-minute massages and facials, which are regularly priced at $90. The exclusive offer expires Jan. 31. 1996 Union Street 3rd floor, 415-441-5659

I-Spa

This luxury spa located inside the Intercontinental Hotel is offering a whopping 50% off any of their 80-minute treatments on weekdays. Choose from a customized massage, facial, body or nail treatment. Bonus? Book a facial and receive a complimentary full-sized MURAD Pomegranate cleanser. Or, if you’ve booked for a session other than a facial, receive a complimentary manicure or pedicure after your treatment. 888 Howard St. 6th floor, 415-616-6597


MNKYTHMP


Take a break from shopping in Union Square at the swanky MNKYTHMP spa and salon, where new clients receive a 20% discount off all services through June. Those still searching for that perfect holiday gift may want to consider their gift certificate deal: Buy one and get another for the same amount for free. 415 Stockton St., 415-788-6659


Golden Skin and Body Wellness


This new Mission district spa is offering $25 off its $150 signature Golden Glow facial courtesy of co-owner and aesthetician Caroline Stork. The versatile 75-minute treatment uses L.E.D. light, which has healing effects for for rosacea, hyper-pigmentation and acne-prone skin. 3150 18th St., #534, 415-864-0447