No one knows stress like Washington—and sometimes, all you really need at the end of a long week or a day full of meetings is a relaxing, secluded hour or two at the spa. Crave the Zen but cringe at the $200-plus price tag? We feel you. Luckily, thanks to Spa Week, you can get the pampering you deserve at a fraction of the cost. The annual event brings together area spas, salons, and wellness centers for seven days of discounted offerings, from hot stone massages to skin-clearing facials to blowouts. The best part? Many of the services are capped at $50. Below is a list of ten luxurious ways you can treat yourself next week—but don’t wait, as appointments fill up at warp speed. You can thank us later.
Stress Melter Body Treatment at Red Door Spa
Multiple area locations
A slightly shorter version of the spa’s signature body service, the stress melter ritual involves a softening olive-oil body scrub, a therapeutic body wrap, and a massage to both calm the mind and hydrate dull, dry skin.
Haircut, Style, and Manicure at Lord & Taylor Salon & Spa
5255 Western Ave., NW; 202-362-7814
The luxe spa at the department store’s Friendship Heights location offers a few discounted options for Spa Week, including facials and manicures—but it’s one of the only places to offer hair treatments. A haircut, blow-dry, style, and salon manicure await you.
Aromatherapy Massage at Modern Day Spa
1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington; 703-418-4440
Regularly $90 to $180, a 50-minute massage at this Pentagon City spa is paired with your choice of eucalyptus, lavender, or tangerine healing essential oils.
Swedish or Hot-Stone Massage at the Spa Room
4115 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-241-6095
In the mood for a relaxing Swedish massage? Need to ease muscle tension with hot stones? Either service is on special at this Tenleytown favorite.
Rejuvenating Cleansing Facial and Swedish Massage at Nival Salon & Spa
5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-951-4445
One of the best deals of Spa Week comes from this chic locale. The hourlong package includes a relaxing massage and an all-skin-types cleansing facial with extractions—services that normally run around $200.
Moisture Replenishing Facial With Eye Lift at Clarins Spa
1400 S. Hayes St., Arlington; 703-415-1121
This ulta-hydrating facial at Nordstrom’s Clarins Spa, which helps to restore dry skin to radiance, comes with your choice of total eye lift or lip-contouring treatment.
Blowout and Moroccanoil Treatment at Fusion Day Spa
1705 L St., NW; 202-223-8182
This downtown spa is in the perfect location for pre-work pampering like a blowout and Morocconoil deep conditioning treatment.
Aromatic Well-Being Facial with Extractions at Halcyon Day Spa
5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-657-9343; 2051 International Dr., McLean, 703-269-1388.
Round out a day of luxurious shopping at Saks by stopping by its in-store salon for this calming treatment at half its usual price.
“Pick Your Pamper” at Waterfalls Wellness Center
307 Maple Ave. W., Vienna; 703-672-1613
Your choices are a focused massage, a body scrub, reflexology, a facial cleanse, a foot treatment, and a neck treatment—pick any two services to customize your own hourlong retreat at this Vienna spa.
Abhyangam Massage With Essential Oils at Parma Spa
8212-B Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna; 703-506-8401
Featured in our guide to area spas, this Tysons favorite offers a unique Ayurvedic massage that uses warmed eucalyptus oil for 50 minutes of pure bliss.
Check out the full list of $50 treatments and other Spa Week specials in DC online.