By Liz Petoniak
1. Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa
The historic Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa has a number of unwinding spa treatments to put you on the road to relaxation. The “Sweetheart Massage Package,” $275, allows you and your darling to enjoy side-by-side hot stone massages, half a dozen roses, a bottle of Champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Couples seeking the full experience can opt for the “Buhl Mansion Romance Package,” $460. The three-and-a-half-hour session features Swedish massages; ladies’ essentials facial and men’s relaxing facial; ladies’ and men’s spa manicures and hand massages; and spa cuisine lunch for two, complete with a bottle of Champagne!
:: Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa, 422 East State St., Sharon. 724.346.3046. buhlmansion.com.
2. Sewickley Spa
For a unique and memorable experience for couples, make your way to the Sewickley Spa. The “Romantic Interlude for Two” is a two-and-a-half-hour pampering session that features a Swedish body massage; brush and steam back treatment; replenishing facial steam bath; deep cleansing facial; pore refining or collagen masque; puffy eye reduction treatment; and therapeutic hand and foot treatments for each person. Replenish yourselves in the spa’s oasis-like ambiance with a spread of herbal teas, fruits, and pastries. Sounds like heaven to us! Book this experience, valued at $440, for just $359.
:: Sewickley Spa, 337 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.4240. sewickleyspa.com.
3. Spa Harmony
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spa Harmony, located inside the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, has debuted a fantastic lineup of sensual, holiday-themed spa treatments! Perfect for the chocolate-addict, the spa will feature a “Chocolate Mousse Facial,” $90, infusing the revitalizing effects of Eminence Organics (one of our favorite skin care lines!) into the skin. Two equally delectable treatments include the “Sugar and Spice” therapeutic massage, $80, and “Red Velvet” manicures and pedicures, $30-65, which both utilize FarmHouse Fresh products. Spa Harmony will also offer couples messages on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights throughout the month. Make a spa day for your special someone by scheduling any four services — including waxes, acupuncture, and reflexology — and receive 15 percent off. February will also mark a special gift card promotion for those who would prefer to let their sweeties decide for themselves!
:: Spa Harmony, Wellness Way, Washington. 724.225.9355. wrcameronwellness.org.
4. Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing
Seek out serenity with your loved one (or solo!) at the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing, with the spa’s new “Infinite Love Treatment.” Start off by grounding your mind and body, and relieving stiffness and fatigue with a foot massage and paraffin treatment. Then, a luxurious scalp and facial massage calms the mind with heated stones. Finally, a full-body massage using a unique, healing blend of organic flower essences and essential oils inspires the spirit with the aroma of rose, red mandarin, and honey. The 90-minute session that encourages a “relaxed, receptive, and loving state of being” has the option of an individual treatment for $150, and a couples treatment for $320. The Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing also offers a variety of additional couples spa treatments and instructional couples massage sessions, where you and your partner can learn tips and tricks to giving great at-home massages. Plus, to top off the romantic experience, sparkling cider and chocolate-covered strawberries complement all aforementioned treatments during February!
:: Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing, 1124 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. 412.242.4220. pghhealthandhealing.com.
5. Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Retreat to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort for a Valentine’s Day getaway, and you’ll find a sanctuary at the resort’s world-class Springs Eternal Spa. From February 1-17, guests can delight in three special holiday treatments, all accompanied by a Champagne toast and chocolate-covered strawberries. An ideal gift, the “Fall in Love with Chocolate Treatment,” $135, tantalizes the body with an organic Mocha Mint Cappuccino Sugar Scrub, followed by a warm mineral spring rinse and decadent, organic cocoa butter soothed into the skin by expert hands. Or, try the “Sweetheart’s Trio,” $95, which combines the Valentine’s Day trifecta of roses, Champagne, and chocolate into a pampering pedicure. The Omni also offers the “Heavenly Embrace Couples Massage,” $370, for the lovebirds who desire to experience the refreshing benefits of massage alongside their partner in a room filled with the scents of lavender, citrus, jasmine, and ylang ylang. Schedule your appointment today, and tack on an overnight stay for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day!