Plan a "Yes" Day with Local Spa Options

While there are amazing sights to take in and places to visit throughout the year, Happy Valley's unique charm and international fame come to life when the weather starts to cool down. Take a minute (or a whole day) to yourself. Invest in your wellness. You won't regret it.


We've put together a list of our favorite ways to recharge and refresh in Happy Valley. Make plans for a 'yes' day for yourself, or give the gift of rest to someone you love.


A Basket Full, a gift boutique and gift basket business located in an historic house on Boalsburg's Main Street, has added a room dedicated to self care and spa products just in time for fall. They have a wide variety of unique health and beauty products designed to relieve stress and soothe tired muscles.

Try a palm massager, or 'Shower Bursts' sure to wake-up the senses during the shower. Unwind in style with Hello Mello loungewear or luxuriate in a cozy chic robe to end your day.

The shop also carries Brighton and Vera Bradley items, Fresh Produce clothing, Spartina 449, locally made foods, baby items and more. A Basket Full has many special events throughout the year. Stop in on October 6 for their Bin to Bag Sale, and on Oct. 25 for their Cupcakes & Cocktails as they welcome the launch of Vera Bradley's Velvet Line. For more information, visit


ESSpa specializes in Hungarian skin and hair care and can sit down with you and have a consultation over your exact skin and hair needs. It's a nice touch of personalized service that can help you relax away from the outside chill. Their holiday specials and massage packages include romantic treatments for two, stress melter treatments, as well as family deals and ladies half-off days! ESSpa Kozmetika is located within the Carnegie Inn and Spa in the Toftrees area of State College.


Lion’s Spa is another highly rated spa in Happy Valley that offers services ranging from teen pore cleanses to massages, waxing and eyelash extensions. Everything you could need to look and feel your best despite the cold weather. The best part is they will take call in massage appointments any day of the week.


Winner of Best of State College in 2017, Artemis is another massage studio that will quickly help you forget the stresses of the day. Artemis also holds yoga classes, which can really help you from stiffening up causing soreness and aches. You don't realize just how much you may tense up in order to stay warm. A few weeks of private yoga lessons at Artemis, and you really will start to feel like you are in a whole new body.


Looking for relief for your allergies this year? How about something that requires no prescriptions and will make the rest of your body feel better at the same time? Then you need to check out Simply Health Salt Spa. Located on South Atherton Street, Simply Health has a simple premise: preventative care doesn't need to be expensive or difficult.


Their salt therapy features Himalayan salt rooms rich in negative ions and minerals. During your 45-minute session, you will relax in comfortable chairs, listen to soothing music and breathe air that is brimming with 84 minerals and trace elements. The salt is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal. The unique microclimate, rich in minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, bromine and iodine, is created via the importation of over 11 tons of therapeutic salt from Pakistan and Poland.


Treatments are especially beneficial for treatment of conditions like asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis and skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis. You can try out their services very affordably. Every session is $15 with a $5 coupon for your next visit. While you are there, you can check out their other offerings, like detox footbaths, sauna and massage services.

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