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Sadly, the reality of city living is that spa days are more special occasions than regular healing rituals. Where once steam baths and grooming galore used to be virtually free of charge, today an afternoon of pampering can rival the cost of rent — and a gal has got to have a roof over her head. So, in the name of relaxation for all, we've rounded up 10 places where you can refresh and renew while getting the most bang for your hard-earned buck.
Those looking for a mental-health day can take advantage of the luxe facilities at Balance Spa (Gym! Sauna!) in the Palmer House for just $20. If you've got maintenance on the brain, ZaZaZoo's BYOB nail services are both inexpensive and fun — even without your gal pals. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. That's right. We just stepped in to save the (spa) day.