Need a little relaxation after the kids are back in school? Or a little mother-daughter bonding before college starts? August is a great month for spa deals, says Lynne McNees, president of the International Spa Association.
"There are a lot more packages, a lot more buy one, get one free," she says.
And they can include everything from manicures and pedicures to facials and massages, she says.
August is a good time to ask for your own special, she says. Speak with the spa director at midweek or early in the morning, when business is slower. And arrange your treatments for a similar "downtime," she says.
"It's all about the negotiation," McNees says. "Nobody wants to pay full price anymore."