Twin Cities Spas: A Recessionista's Guide

Looking for a way to beat the economic blues? Check out these super-cheap spa treatments that will melt away the stress without burning a hole in your pocketbook.

Updated: June 09, 2009

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526 Salon

526 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

This trendy and chic salon located in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood offers up beauty fixes?like facials and micro-zone treatments?for around $25.


The Refinery

321 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Voted Best of Citysearch in 2008, the Refinery offers early-week specials on all sorts of services Monday through Thursday. The specials change every week, but everything from waxes, tints, hair and nail care is reduced. Sign up for the spa's e-postcard to get the latest info on super-cheap spa services.


Advanced Health Pa

6280 Highway 65 NE, Fridley, MN 55432

This wellness center in Northeast offers acupuncture, diet counseling, therapeutic massage and more. Best of all, because it is also a training school, massages cost as little as $55 for a full hour.


Centerpoint Massage & Shiatsu School

5300 West 35th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

The student clinic at this well-known school offers hour-long shiatsu and massage therapy sessions for $40. The environment is always welcoming and relaxed, and the students are near graduates hoping to hone their customer-service skills.


Aveda Institute Minneapolis

400 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Enjoy an entire spa menu at the Aveda Institute, which trains some of the city's finest massage therapists, cosmetologists, hair stylists and more. Hour-long massages are $45 and facials are just $40, while haircuts run only $15.


Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools

149 Thompson Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55118

Sister Rosalind has clinics all over the cities and nearly all of them offer super-cheap and even sometimes free massages. Get everything from acupuncture to Swedish massage for $45 to $65 an hour.