Synergy Day Spa

A hidden gem in Adams Morgan

Synergy Day Spa isn’t easy to find—my cabdriver didn’t know where Vernon Street was, so it’s a good thing I had printed MapQuest directions. But it’s worth seeking out.

On the top floor of an Adams Morgan rowhouse, Synergy is small, with just two treatment rooms. Given its size and lack of off-street parking, it’s probably not a place you’d drive from Herndon for. But if you live or work near Adams Morgan, it’s a nice option.

I’ve been to Synergy twice—once for a facial and once for its Power Nap Eye Treatment—and both times received a warm greeting and good service. The $105, 75-minute facial was expertly done, the esthetician’s strokes soothing and feathery.

The spa is pretty and relaxing; there are no hair services. While the whole spa is compact, the back room where I’ve gotten treatments is spacious, with a place to sit while you take off your shoes and enough room to change and hang up clothes. Before or after a treatment, clients can enjoy a small assortment of beverages and snacks, but the only place to really partake is on the leather seats in the main waiting area—although each time I’ve visited, during a weekday afternoon, there were no other clients.

And each time I’ve left with a goodbye as warm as the greeting—and with free samples of the Bioelements moisturizers, eye creams, or other products used during my service.

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