You Totally Deserve a “Political Detox” Scrub at the Four Seasons Spa

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This election season has been tough on all of us. Especially here in DC, which voted overwhelmingly in favor of the candidate who did not win last night, many of us are in need of a pick-me-up. If nothing sounds better than literally scrubbing this election out of your skin, then the spa at the Four Season Hotel in Georgetown might be able to help.

The hotel started advertising a “Political Detox” scrub and an “Election Escape” add-on spa treatment on October 24. According to the hotel’s director of public relations, Liliana Baldassari, the hotel spa started offering these services as a response to the “the demand and the need for people to break away” from the wild election that’s gripped our nation for months.

Since the promotion went live, the spa has sold 15 of the $175 to $185 “Political Detox” scrub services—which is meant to “scrub away layers of election stress and anxiety that have taken hold of the skin” with Dead Sea salts combined with rosemary and citrus essential oils. They’ve also booked 25 of the “Election Escape” aromatherapy and scalp treatments—which is a free add-on to any 50-minutes-or-more facial or body treatment.

These election-themed treatments were originally only supposed to be offered until the end of November, but Baldassari says that given the election results, they’re extending the services through the end of the year. According to Baldassari, a group of college students cancelled their wine event today at the hotel because they weren’t “in the mood to celebrate.”

“You can tell that the mood in the city has really changed,” says Baldassari. “[We] want to make sure that we can offer people different ways of finding some peace or relief.”

The services are available at the Four Season Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, and can be booked by calling 202 944 2022.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.