Spectacular Spas Soothe Those Who Are Stressed Out in the Nation's Capital

The project deadline you have been dreading is drawing closer. Bills are piling up and your social calendar is fuller than a politician's during election season. Life may be stressing you out but that just means you need to take care of yourself. 

Washington, D.C. has a number of spas that can melt tension away, soothe aching muscles and lessen those pesky lines around your face.

Eco-friendly and organic practices abound at Nusta Spa which features a number of must-have treatments including the waterless nourish mani + pedi which uses warm cream instead of water for the pampering.

The Petite Spa at the Jefferson Hotel offers top-notch services in an intimate setting with a nod to it's namesake by using herbs and botanicals from Monticello.

Need to feel more centered? Head to the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental where you may refresh your body, mind and spirit. Take some time for contemplation in one of their zen relaxation room, take a dip in their vitality pool or have a time reversal facial to get ride of unwanted lines.  

Time flies when you are working hard in the district but make sure to pencil in some well-deserved breaks for yourself at one of these top spas. Your body will thank you for it!





MINT focuses on total body health and wellness so after a hard work out of weight lifting, Pilates or aerobic classes, make your way over to their rejuvenating spa. Located in DuPont Circle, guests may chose from a number of different treatments...  Read More

Bliss Spa at the W Washington
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When you walk into a majority of spas, you will find warm, neutral colors used throughout the space. That's not the case with the Bliss Spa at the W. Bright, bold colors pop everywhere and give your eyes much to see at this 3,000-sq.-foot fun...  Read More

In a nod to the hotel's Asian heritage, this spa aims for zen-like ambiance and to be a place where guests may come to refresh their body, mind and spirit. Take a dip in their vitality pools, center yourself in a zen relaxation room or unwind in...  Read More

The Spa Room

Guided by three principles: simplicity, authenticity and self-expression, The Spa Room succeeds as a great place to be nourished through a number of different nourishing treatments. Mix and match massage sessions so they are perfect for your...  Read More

The Jefferson Hotel is one of the best in Washington, D.C. so it's not surprising that their in-house spa is also top-notch. Only hosting a few clients at a time, the spa aims for an intimate setting to provide a customized experience each time...  Read More

Spa on the Hill

With a goal of pampering clients, this Capitol Hill-based spa provides a number of options for hard-charging Washingtonians to relax. Mixing traditional massage techniques with complimentary therapies, guests can chose from a number of different...  Read More

The Spa at the Four Seasons
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When you hear Four Seasons, you automatically think luxury and pampering. The hotel's spa upholds these standards with a number of treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated once you step outside their doors. Unwind with...  Read More

Hela Spa

Hela in Swedish means 'to make whole, to heal' and you will feel that way after completing an appointment at this Georgetown-based oasis. Featuring medical aesthetics and indulgent services, this spa has everything a stressed-out Washingtonian...  Read More

Stress and tension are carried in several different areas of the body so why not treat yourself to an amazing massage at TuSuva? You can take your pick from multiple options which all include a dose of hot stones. For those with chronic pain,...  Read More


With a commitment to eco-friendly and organic practices, Nusta Spa uses natural products infused with vitamins, minerals and potent botanicals to help melt away years and stresses from their grateful patrons. Check out their waterless nourish...  Read More


Meet Gina Gallucci White

Gina Gallucci White is an award winning freelance writer with articles appearing in such regional publications as Frederick Magazine, The Daily Record, Montgomery Magazine and The Gazette. She...  More About Gina

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