It seems that the first things we give up when the economy takes a tumble are the very things that will see us through stressful times with the least damage to our health and psyche.

Glen Ivy Spa, on Town Center Drive in Valencia, Cal., is one Santa Clarita Valley spa dedicated to taking guests “a world away” from daily stresses and pressures.

…Rachel Klemann, director of Glen Ivy spas, said places that provide a “mini escape” from the world are becoming a necessity rather than a luxury.

“We welcome guests that need to take a break from the normal day-to-day stress and pressure of life,” she said. “We offer spa services from a healing perspective. It’s part of a wellness lifestyle…Our spas are more engaging and our guests expect that from us.”

–The Signal, Santa Clara, Cal., July 16