It can be hard, more often than not, to just relax. As much as we might tell ourselves, and those around us, that it’s okay to take a deep breath, put deadlines aside, and create a little “me” time, it is inevitably easier said than done. Clichés often ring true, and the adage “a healthy mind is a healthy body” cannot be dismissed. To truly relax and be pampered, to be immersed in an experience that distances us from all of the little stresses of life, is what keeps us sane and smiling no matter what. While a spa day might sound like a major undertaking, consider this: Bliss might be closer than you think. Virginia plays the gracious host to a plethora of spas designed to please the senses and calm the mind.
Imagine being gently scrubbed with a mixture of sugar and herbal extracts that feels divine (and smells even better) as you close your eyes and slip into a Zen-like state of calm before being served a cup of specially blended tea that soothes the mind and pleases the palate; inhaling steam from the hot tub as you soak away your cares, in a resort designed to be both pampering and eco-friendly. Whether you want to indulge in mother-daughter pedicures, a specialized couple’s treatment or simply sneak in a little time for yourself, Virginia’s spas and resorts offer something special for everyone. From time-tested soaks and scrubs to more modern treatments like the manicure, or the intoxicating blend of mental and physical relief offered by massage, Virginia offers a wealth of options. One can even follow the historical tradition of “taking the waters,” soaking in mineral-rich hot springs for the health of mind and body. No matter what your preference, chances are that a Virginia spa has what you’re looking for—all you have to do is call.
American Self Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics • A breakthrough specialty practice for 21st century medical care. Accomplished surgeons of international reputation realize the individual is most important; not surgery . Newer, technological methods effectively accomplish a patient’s goals, sparing the pain, cost and inconvenience of surgery…but with surgical judgment. Sagging, wrinkled skin; body, chin or neck sculpting; skin thickening and radiance; back and joint mobility; chronic strains, sprains, pain or arthritis—usually these can be drastically improved with new science and non-invasive medical approaches. You be the judge. American Self will respect your opinions and priorities. (804) 290-0060 or AmericanSelf.com
A.R.E. Health Center & Spa • Clients from around the world come for half-day or express spa packages, the signature Cayce/Reilly massage, facials, colon hydrotherapy, acupressure, hypnotherapy, cedar cabinet steams, and much more in the restful atmosphere of this Virginia Beach Oceanfront historic landmark. Anticipate responsible, caring, professional application of body/ mind/ spirit care. Enhance your spa experience with a stone labyrinth walk, the meditation garden, and the wealth of body/mind/spirit resources on site! (757) 437-7202 or EdgarCayce.org
Dr. Linda Coleman & Associates • Our group has been in practice in Loudoun County since 1996. We have grown along with the county. Our practice is located in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Our focus is on the total patient from age 12 to 100+. (703) 430-7090 or ColemanPrimaryCare.com
Kimpton’s Lorien Hotel & Spa • A distinctly luxurious urban retreat, Kimpton’s Lorien Hotel & Spa brings an elevated level of style and service to historic Old Town with unparalleled offerings including a full-service spa and fitness center, world-class décor by Vicente Wolf and three culinary venues by celebrated chef Robert Wiedmaier. The Lorien features 107 guestrooms and suites, and 3,500 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space. Lorien Hotel & Spa is located at 1600 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia. (703) 894-3434 or LorienHotelandSpa.com