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Best of Georgetown 2012: Great Georgetown Day Spas
In need of some pampering? Here's three places to go for facials, massages, and mani-pedis in Georgetown. By McLean Robbins
Pamper yourself with a massage at the Boutique Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.
Comments () | Published August 22, 2012

Massage
Tucked on the hotel’s lower level and with just four treatment rooms, the Boutique Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown (3100 South St., NW; 202-912-4175) offers services that rival its much larger counterparts. We turn to massage therapist Yanick Malone to heal our aches and pains. Choose a 25-, 50-, or 80-minute treatment ($75 to $250); some include add-ons such as scalp massages, dry brushing to stimulate skin renewal (it feels like a great back scratch), or aromatherapy. Afterward, unwind in the sauna and steam room or sip a glass of wine in the chic brick-walled lobby, which has happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6.

Facial
The white-on-green Hela Spa (3209 M St., NW; 202-333-4445) offers treatments ranging from deep-cleansing facials ($70 to $130) to microdermabrasion ($220) and even wrinkle-reducers and fillers such as Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm. If you’re looking for a very customized treatment, start with a Visia digital skin scan ($100), which shows a computerized image of how your skin has been damaged by sun, oil, free radicals, and other factors. Therapists use the results to help come up with a treatment regimen.

Mani-Pedi
Nectar Skin Bar (1633 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-4332) may be Georgetown’s best-kept secret, and not just for its skin-care services. The stylish purple rowhouse boasts reasonable prices for a spa ($25 for a classic manicure, $45 for shellac manicures, $45 to $75 for a pedicure), comfortable chairs, and such hard-to-find polishes as the organic line Zoya and the trendy Butter London. Don’t miss the front retail space, which carries celebrity-favorite product lines including FarmHouse Fresh and Darphin.

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  • I must say that spa is one of the best way to relax the body and there are many benefits of it. These days many places are available who have the experts and they will provide you the services. Your post explain all such very nicely.

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