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Spa Finder Offers Stressed Americans the Gift of Spa Rejuvenation this Holiday Season

NEW YORK, NY (November 15, 2001) − Spa Finder, the nation’s number one source for day and stay spa gift certificates, is giving holiday shoppers an opportunity to bestow the gift of stress-reduction and rejuvenation this holiday season. Redeemable at the nation’s finest spas, Spa Finder Gift Certificates represent an extremely appropriate gift option for friends, family and business associates during a holiday season marked by unusually high levels of stress and anxiety.

Clearly, the effect of stress on our nation has been severe. A recent University of Michigan survey found that more than half of Americans are either depressed or having trouble sleeping, while prescriptions for antidepressants, tranquilizers and sleeping pills are also significantly up. Spa treatments and services give people a way to deal with their pain, anxiety and stress in a healthful, pro-active way.

Spa Finder Gift Certificates are extremely flexible and can be used at nearly 1,000 of the leading day and stay/resort spas for the product and/or treatment of the recipient’s choice. Additionally, recipients can choose to visit their favorite local spa, give a new spa a try, or-if the giver is extremely generous-use the certificate to travel to a spa destination. ertificates are purchased directly online at and are available for as little as $50 and as much as $10,000.

"Spa Finder Gift Certificates provide friends and loved ones with a healthy way to alleviate the anxiety and exhaustion that’s been gnawing at us all, allowing us to remain healthy, balanced and productive during these trying times," says Spa Finder Chairman and CEO Pete Ellis. "A Spa Finder Gift Certificate is the perfect gift in a decidedly imperfect world."

To order Spa Finder Gift Certificates, book spa travel or learn more about spas in general, visit Gift Certificates can also be ordered over the phone at 1-888-ALLSPAS and Spa Consultants are available to book spa travel at 1-800-ALLSPAS.

About Spa Finder, Inc.:

As the world’s leading spa publisher, spa travel reservation service and spa marketing company, Spa Finder is considered the authority on all things spa-related. In fact, The New York Times recently cited the 1986 founding of Spa Finder as a milestone in the growth of the worldwide spa industry. Having assembled the world’s largest and finest network of spas and the world’s largest spa consumer database, Spa Finder connects consumers with their ideal spa experiences-whether they are looking to visit a local day spa or to embark on a vacation or retreat at a stay spa. Spa Finder, with offices in New York and San Francisco, publishes Spa Finder Magazine, the leading publication devoted to spa travel. The company operates Spa Finder Travel, which handles requests and reservations for a quarter-million spa vacations annually, Spa Finder Gift Certificates, and, the most complete Internet source and free reservation service for the spa experience.

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