As the queen of the household, your mom definitely deserves some extra attention this Mother’s Day! We’ll help you treat her to a day at the salon and spa, allowing her all of the revitalizing treatments she’ll love and the quiet moments of relaxation she really needs. Shop these top packages and specials, and she’ll certainly crown you the prince or princess of gift giving!

By Rachel Jones

1. Champagne and Caviar Rejuvenating Package

Shower mom with splendor by treating her to the Champagne and Caviar Package at Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa. The lavish, four-and-a-half-hour session rejuvenates from head to toe with a Water Therapy Massage, Pevonia Deluxe Hand Treatment and Manicure, Pevonia Deluxe Foot Treatment and Pedicure, and Myoxy-Caviar™ & Pearl Timeless Rejuvenation Facial. This luxurious facial is a non-invasive Botox alternative, which combines pure Caviar Extract, Pearl Extract, and Escutox™— a state-of-the-art blend of phyto-extracts — to reduce lines and wrinkles while preventing aging. She’ll stay fueled for the day of decadence with a spa cuisine lunch, complete with caviar and Champagne. Cheers!

[Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa, 422 E. State St., Sharon. 724.346.3046.]

2. Lavender Spa Package

Reach the ultimate level of relaxation through the calming powers of lavender. Vanilla Bean Salon and Spa, an AVEDA concept salon and spa, is offering a special Lavender Spa Package for treatments at home or at the South Hills location. Show mom how much you appreciate her with a soothing, 50-minute Lavender Body Wrap that uses AVEDA’s certified lavender aromas and a Blissful Lavender Facial in the salon’s calming atmosphere. Then, she can continue the experience at home with AVEDA’s Stress-Fix Body Lotion and Stress-Fix Bath Salts, all wrapped up in a lovely, lavender-filled basket complete with chocolates for an extra treat. — Erin Powell

[Vanilla Bean Salon and Spa, 580 Old Clairton Road, South Hills. 412.653.1541.]

3. “Fall in Love with Chocolate” Body Treatment

Make this Mother’s Day extra sweet! Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s most delicious service this month is the Fall in Love with Chocolate Body Treatment. While the scents of dark chocolate, peppermint, and coffee swirl around her, mom can indulge in the natural nourishment of cocoa butter, which soothes skin and fights free-radicals. For an added bonus, try the Collagen Cure facial, which infuses collagen deep into the skin to revitalize damaged cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and improve skin tone.

Give mom the gift of golf! She plays for free on May 10 with a paying golfer. To book a tee time, call the Proshop at 814.624.5637.

[Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2198 Sweet Root Road, Bedford. 814.623.8100.]

4. Massage Therapy / Pain Relief Therapy Sessions

Maybe mom has a specific, nagging pain. Or, perhaps she just wants to enjoy the relaxing and healing benefits of a massage. Either way, she can retreat to Power of Touch Wellness and choose any one-hour massage therapy or pain relief therapy session for $10 off. From deep tissue treatments to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, there’s something to help her feel her best. Make your purchase before Mother’s Day to snag the discount and send mom off for a day of comfort and care.

[Power of Touch Wellness, 2209 Ardmore Blvd., Second Floor, Forest Hills. / 235 Shady Ave., Shadyside. 412.414.5330.]

5. Ayurveda Sanctuary Treatment Plans

Beginning May 10, the Ayurveda Sanctuary programs at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, presented by the Holistic Highway, will offer a new way to treat physical and emotional conditions by getting to the root of the problem. These treatments draw on the ancient Indian system of medicine Ayurveda, which focuses on restoring the body’s balance as a way to treat painful symptoms like cracking joints, fatigue, and insomnia. With professional assistance from Kerry Harling, an Ayurveda practitioner, create a personalized treatment plan to not only treat the physical symptoms, but also to identify the external factors that cause them. Each plan includes an individualized approach to nutrition, exercise, and yoga, and offers customized healing therapies to treat each person’s underlying imbalance and leave them feeling renewed and healthier. — E.P.

[Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Holistic Healing Center, 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington. 724.329.6411.]

6. Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Treatment

Top it all off with a Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing treatment. Salon Eleven Fifty Four is offering the keratin hair treatment for $50 off the regular price, just in time for Mother’s Day. The treatment, which is the only professional smoothing treatment that actually improves the health and condition of your hair, creates a protective protein layer around each strand and leaves it smooth, shiny, and frizz-free — without damage! The entire in-salon treatment is just 90 minutes, but the results last up to 12 weeks. The salon recommends using açaí aftercare products for a longer-lasting, radiant look, so pick up some of those for mom, too! — E.P.

[Salon Eleven Fifty Four, 1154 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia. 724.898.1154.]

7. Eminence Arctic Berry Peels

Tusa Bella helps busy moms spend less time at the makeup mirror every morning and more time with their families. The experts in permanent cosmetic procedures offer tattoos that resemble makeup and enhance the colors of the face, lips, eyelids, and eyebrows. For Mother’s Day, all new clients can enjoy 20 percent off their second procedure, a retail value of $100. Complimentary Eminence Arctic Berry Peels are also available by appointment. The three-step treatment targets hyperpigmentation, dehydration/dullness, and loss of collagen with the power of natural botanical peptides, botanical stem cells, and a blend of Vitamin C-rich arctic berries. Upgrade the experience with the addition of a full facial for a discounted price!

[Tusa Bella, 522 Valley Brook Road, Venetia. 724.941.6800.]
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Photo: Rebecca Kroll

8. Girl’s Getaway Cruise

Starboard Cruises & Tours presents its 5th Girl’s Getaway Cruise, hosted by Starboard owner Rebecca Kroll, on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. Beginning next Valentine’s Day, trade Pittsburgh’s harsh winter for a week-long trip to the sunny beaches and blue waters of the Caribbean. Set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and explore tropical paradises like St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Curaçao, and Aruba. The Girl’s Getaway package includes deluxe balcony accommodations, $75 per stateroom onboard credit, and includes all meals, nightly shows, and entertainment. It’s never too early to start planning! — E.P.

[Starboard Cruises & Tours, 280 Patterson Road, Bethel Park. 412.835.5795.]
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