Self-Care Spa Day Spots in the DMV


A few weeks ago, I planned a spa day with my best friend, and it was absolute heaven with some much-needed self-care. The only difficult part was choosing which DC area spa to spend our limited time away from our kids and families. Although it was not an easy decision, because all of them sounded like absolute heaven, we finally chose Spa World. It was absolutely everything we knew we needed. 

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Top Spa Day Locations for Self-Care

Spa World

Spa World is located in Centerville, VA, and boasts an amazing bade pool with saunas and hot tubs. For additional costs, there are options for individual and/or couple massages and treatments, such as shiatsu massages and body scrubs. Additionally, they have separate relaxation and specialty rooms such as the hot coal room, hot clay room, and ice room, just to name a few. They often have deals on Groupon, and there is no time limit on facility use for the day.  Due to COVID restrictions, an appointment is required.

Argentta Spa

The Argentta Spa is located inside the famous Watergate Hotel. Some options for treatments include various types of massages, body services, and facials. In addition, there is an option for a hotel stay. Spa packages and gift cards are also available. The spa treatments can be booked by appointment only, and prices range from $170-$370 based on the services. 

The Woodhouse Day Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa has a few locations in the DMV, including Gaithersburg, MD, North Bethesda, MD, & Leesburg, VA. Services are similar across the board, but each location offers unique components, including decor and ambiance. The Woodhouse experience is rooted in a holistic approach to rejuvenation. With this, enjoy signature services such as skin treatments, massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and more. Pricing may vary based on location. 

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is located inside the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel. The ambiance is set to convey a connection to earth and relaxation and boasts neutral colors to create a peaceful atmosphere. Upon arrival, you have a consultation in an effort to personalize treatments. Find the ice fountain, amethyst steam room, and a tranquil lounge. They also have private treatment rooms with individual temperature and lighting controls and so much more. 

Bliss Spa

The world-renowned Bliss Spa has locations all over the world. They are known for their signature collections, which include: the body collection, the face collection, the wax & massage collection, the nail collection, and laser hair removal. The majority of the treatments are 100% cruelty-free. Plus, this retreat also offers a monthly membership for their rejuvenating treatments. 

The Ritz Carlton Spa, Georgetown 

This hidden oasis Spa offers a plethora of seasonal services and is located inside the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown. Some treatments include massages, treatments, hydra facials, and wellness rooms. They provide the ultimate relaxation.

All DC Area Spa Locations:

Argentta Spa

Bliss Spa

Bluebell Spa

Fountains Day Spa

Four Seasons

Kimberley Nicole Spa Boutique

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa

Ladan Spa Falls Church

Lansdowne Spa Minerale

National Harbor

Relache Spa

Salamander Spa

Skin Memory Spa

Spa World

Sugar House Day Spa

The Pearl Spa

The Ritz Carlton Spa, Georgetown

The Ritz Carlton Spa, Tysons

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

The Spa by Ivanka Trump

The Woodhouse Day Spa, Gaithersburg

The Woodhouse Day Spa, North Bethesda, MD

The Woodhouse Day Spa, Leesburg

I know most of us moms have been craving a day of relaxation, peace, and quiet. Take some time to do some self-care! Book your spa day for you and a friend, partner, or significant other, as it’s sure to give you the rest you need.

Have you enjoyed a Spa Day in the DC area? This is one way to make sure moms are practicing self-care.  Comment below with your favorite one!


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  2. Another option for busy moms – bring the self care to your home!
    My massage therapist comes right to my home for my massage, so it is extra relaxing to not have to go anywhere or lose time getting there and back. And he is excellent. He’s a father of four himself, so he knows how moms need this therapy. During the pandemic, we did our appointments in the back yard in nice weather. Great for you and your partner to do together, too, if you both have time during the day, either when the kids are at school, or napping, OR, one of you watches the kids while the other gets massaged and then swap!
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