Eight Great Spa Specials

Free laser hair removal, deals on massages and facials, and other soothing spa specials exclusively for Washingtonian readers

By: McLean Robbins

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Chocolate Heaven

At luxe Lansdowne Resort near Leesburg, spagoers can unwind with one of two packages discounted for Washingtonian readers. The 75-minute Total Chocolate Indulgence, featuring a chocolate-chip body scrub, chocolate body-butter massage, a small chocolate dessert, and a glass of sparkling wine or a chocolate cordial, is $125 (regularly $150). Or get serene with your sweetie with a Chocolate Couples Massage, a 50-minute side-by-side rubdown featuring chocolate-infused body oil, a small dessert, and sparkling wine, for $240 a couple (regularly $280).

Spa Minerale, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Lansdowne; 703-729-4036; spaminerale.com.

For Men Only

Through March, the clubby men’s spa the Grooming Lounge will give a free Business Manicure—usually $30—to any man who gets a $140 Signature Facial. The 75-minute facial includes an eye treatment and a hot/cold facial massage. This Best Face Forward package is available at both area locations.

Grooming Lounge, 1745 L St., NW, 202-466-8900; Tysons Galleria, 703-288-0355; groominglounge.com.

More than skin deep

While the Medical Spa at Nova in Ashburn features lots of treatments that may seem more clinical than relaxing—Photorejuvenation, Botox, and laser tightening—this wellness-oriented medispa is as much “spa” as “med.”

And now it’s offering readers a pampering deal. Clients who book a massage of 50 minutes or longer—a Swedish rubdown starts at $85—get one free session of underarm laser hair removal, a $200 value. Or book the Diamond Radiance Facial ($190) and get one free session of bikini laser hair removal, a $250 value.

Medical Spa at Nova, 21785 Filigree Ct., Ashburn; 703-554-1130; novamedspa.com.

Naturally Beautiful

Ecofriendly Natural Body Spa & Shoppe is offering a deal to save you some green. The Washingtonian Bailout Combo package allows readers to receive three services for $99, a savings of about 25 percent off normal rates. Clients get an express manicure and two of the following: 30-minute deep-tissue massage, 30-minute facial, Signature Sea Scrub, Signature Pedicure.

The special is available Monday through Thursday through April 15 at any of Natural Body’s area locations. The deal may not be combined with other offers.

Natural Body, Arlington, 703-243-4015; Ashburn, 703-726-9935; Potomac, 301-610-5004; Foggy Bottom, 202-775-2070; naturalbody.com.

Mint Condition

The airy, Asian-accented Spa at Mint in Adams Morgan has one of four therapists in the area offering Zero Balancing Treatment, which combines Eastern and Western therapies such as muscle manipulation and energy healing and promises to bring the body into alignment. (For more information, see zerobalancing.com.) Now Mint is offering Washingtonian readers 20 percent off the usual $85 cost of a session.

Or target fine lines and wrinkles with 20 percent off Mint’s antiaging facial, regularly $150; it features a vitamin-C treatment and organic enzyme peel.

The Spa at Mint, 1724 California St., NW; 202-328-6468; mintconditionyourself.com.

Head-to-Toe Savings

If you like spas with gyms attached, you may flip over the Spa at Equinox’s Head Over Heels package, which includes a 50-minute facial and a 50-minute Swedish massage plus use of the fitness facility, pool, sauna, and eucalyptus steam room. Regularly $220, it’s $199 for Washingtonian readers in March.

The Spa at Equinox, 8065 Leesburg Pike, Vienna; 703-790-6193; equinoxfitness.com.

Ultimate Indulgence

A day at the Ritz doesn’t have to break the bank. The posh Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, is offering a Spring Splendor package through April: Enjoy a 50-minute massage, petite facial, and spa manicure and pedicure for $260—a $40 savings. Guests get free access to the gym, pool, and sauna.

Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; 703-506-4300; ritzcarlton.com.

Trimming Haircut Costs

Mention The Washingtonian to receive 10 percent off all salon and spa services—from a haircut to body bronzing—at Rockville’s big and bustling Progressions Salon & Spa.

Progressions Salon & Spa, 12211 Nebel St., Rockville; 301-231-8757; progressions.com.

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