In Elizabeth Gilbert’s popular memoir Eat, Pray, Love (the movie version, starring Julia Roberts, comes out this Friday!) the author faces a turning point in her life by spending a year in Italy, India, and Bali – in Italy she focused on the small pleasures of life by immersing herself in food and cooking, while in India she devotes herself to her neglected spiritual side. Finally, she ends her journey by falling in love in Bali.

While we can’t provide the money or the year off work for you to jaunt around the globe finding yourself, we have put together a little spa journey so that you can do a little Eat-ing, Pray-ing, and Loving yourself – Spa Week style!


Gilbert developed an appreciation for the pleasures of fine food in Italy – you can do the same by enjoying a spa treatment that indulges your senses of taste, smell, AND touch!

Verabella Skin Therapy
301 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Choice of 90 Min Gourmet Facial including Rose and Chocolate Facial, Cool as a Cucumber Facial, Hot Mama Facial, 24 Carrot Facial, Yogurt Cherry Berry Facial or Fall on Your Face Facial for only $125, normally $155

Boston Plastic Surgery Associates
131 ORNAC John Cuming Building, Suite 700
Concord, MA 01742

Apple Crumble Peel: includes Vitamin C Peel that removes dead skin cells and stimulates Collagen for $60


While you may not be able to find your center in an ashram in India like Gilbert did, you can get 90 minutes of meditation in with these holistic, spiritual deals.

Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Health Center & Spa
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Choice of 90 Min Hypnotherapy for $105, normally $120, or 60 Min Inner Sound Therapy for $75, normally $85. Hypnosis has been shown to be a safe and effective way to help improve mental and physical well-being and has been endorsed by the American Medical Assocation as a valid Therapeutic Tool since 1958. Inner Sound Therapy is a medium by which sound heals in relation to the body and its systems. The human body can incorporate, and in fact needs to move within, its natural frequency to attain and maintain a state of harmony and health.

Chuan Body + Soul Boston
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110

90 Min Chuan Harmony Massage. Take a break from the heat and enjoy our most popular treatment at a special price. Designed to stimulate meridian harmony, this unique mind, body and soul experience combines therapeutic elements of Acupressure with various relaxation Massage techniques to induce a deep sense of calm, well-being and relaxation. Special: $150; Originally: $180



Gilbert ends her journey by finding love on the beaches of Bali. Create your own tropical paradise with these beachy treatments!

Transcend Spa
1116 Sycamore Avenue, Suite B
Vista, CA 92081

Summer Splendor Package: includes 45 Min Massage with Warm Coconut Oil and 45 Min Facial with Creamy Coconut Mask for $99.

Ciao Bella Day Spa
2559 West Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120

30 Min Beach Vacation Sugar Scrub: includes Customized Sugar Scrub scented with Sea Spray, Water Lily, Freesia and Sandalwood, followed by a Steam Shower to reveal your body’s healthy glow. Special: $45

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