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Best Foot Spa (2012)
Dolores between Seventh and Eighth, Carmel
Two days and 15 miles of Big Sur wilderness on foot will get the proverbial dogs barking. Lucky for us, the healing hands at Happy Feet are ultra-accommodating for those who forgot to make an appointment. For under $30, patrons get an hour-long tootsie rub, plus a revitalizing, full-body chair massage that rivals any on the Peninsula. Or get a private couples deep-tissue massage for yourself and your sweetie at just $50 per body. This tiny Carmel-by-the-Sea spa takes the humble foot massage to a whole new level, and still leaves room in the pocketbook for lunch.