Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Changes

2010Valentine 002Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated around the world. According to Wikipedia: “St.Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. A popular account is that of Saint Valentine of Rome which states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed ‘Your Valentine’ as a farewell.”

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 220px-Chaucer_ellesmere
Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering sweets and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s keys are given to lovers as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

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Modern-day traditions now involve special shared experiences by couples. Valentine’s Day is a special time at Changes Salon and Day Spa. We love creating memorable experiences and couples have chosen to make a Valentine’s visit to Changes an annual tradition. Our dual suite is perfect for those who want to enjoy the tandem gift of relaxation. Sharing experiences can also begin together with our relaxing footbath and lead to a variety of options including our OM4 Facial for gentlemen and a Changes Signature Facial for ladies.

Since Changes Salon and Day Spa is walking distance to most of Walnut Creek’s fabulous restaurants, the relaxed experience can continue with a leisurely stroll to your favorite eatery.Man_window

More and more men are taking advantage of the ease of giving a spa gift card and women who love to receive them are now reciprocating with gift cards for the men in their lives, redeemable for a sports massage, men’s facial and/or a men’s manicure.

For the ultimate shared relaxation experience, try a dual spa three-month Massage Membership.

This Valentine’s Day give someone you love something they will love with the gift of a relaxing experience. Remember that Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday, Feb. 14 so call (925) 947-1814 ahead and make your plans.


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