8 Unbelievable Spa Treatments You Should Book, Stat!

UPDATE: This story was originally published on March 20.
Real talk: You may not realize it yet, but you need a little pampering right now. Take a month of freezing, windy weather, add a jam-packed work and social schedule, and cap it off with a daylight-savings switch that has majorly derailed your sleep cycle — yikes. Luckily, we've got an easy fix for your seasonal slump: a handpicked list of the best spa treatments available at the DMV's most relaxing venues. Don't you feel better already?
Anti-Aging Active Peel Facial
After an aesthetician examines your skin and uses steam to open your pores, you'll get a deep brush cleanse, which preps the skin for an enzyme peel loaded with alpha hydroxy acids. A facial massage and a smoothing mask round out the 80-minute procedure, which leaves skin plumped and luminous.
$225-$250. Available at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Avenue SW; 202-787-6100.

Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow
Part of the Bliss Spa offerings at the W Hotel, this energizing, one-hour body treatment starts with a light body brushing. Then, a spa staffer drizzles your bod with warm Japanese camellia oil, and buffs your skin from head to toe with Elemis' lime and ginger salt scrub. It might just be the perfect way to banish winter flakes forever.
$130. Available at Bliss Spa, 515 15th Street NW; 202-661-2400.


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You Glow Girl Facial
This powerhouse Bluemercury treatment does wonders to prep your skin for the season — it comprises everything from basic cleansing and exfoliation to a treatment mask, serum applications, and oxygen therapy. Even better? During the 50-minute process, you'll get to test out the brand's exclusive m-61 products.
$95. Available at Bluemercury spa locations; see a complete list here.

Seawater Pearl Hydrating Facial
Feeling a little parched? Head to Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa for this deeply moisturizing, soothing facial. There are no extractions involved, so you won't feel the least bit uncomfortable — instead, the procedure starts with a natural enzyme exfoliation, followed by a facial massage that blends algae and seawater pearl elements into the skin to replenish natural moisture.
$145. Available at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa locations; see a complete list here.

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Cherry Blossom Champagne Body Treatment
If a long, blustery winter has left you feeling zapped of all life, then you need the ultimate indulgence — and this treatment from the Four Seasons spa is just the trick. First up, you'll get a dry body brushing to exfoliate and boost circulation, then you'll be immersed in a deep soaking tub. A champagne and salt scrub follows, and a relaxing body wrap and rub-down with body butter finishes the experience. Can we get an OMG?

$245-$265. Available at Four Seasons Washington D.C. Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202-342-0444.


Earth Elements Massage
While all the Elements massages (earth, water, fire, wood, and metal) at the Ritz-Carlton's spa sound incredible, the Earth version is hard to resist. Hot stones, deep tissue massage, and special attention to the spine all work in tandem to release tension and rigidity. You'll leave feeling limber and rejuvenated.
$175-$250. Available at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown Spa, 3100 South Street NW; 202-912-4100.

Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Washington D.C. Hotel

Dead Sea Mud Wrap
Head to Nusta Spa for a luxe 80-minute treatment that starts with an exfoliating scrub to banish dull, dry skin. A relaxing mud wrap detoxifies and helps treat water-retention issues, and a therapist uses warm towels to massage away the mud. The finishing touch? A full-body moisturizing session!
$175. Available at Nusta Spa, 1129 20th Street NW; 202-530-5700.

The Super Stoner Massage
Don't think we forgot about the fellas! The Grooming Lounge offers this 75-minute treatment to banish tension, stress, and muscle fatigue with hot stones. Book it for your guy to win Babe of the Year award in a snap.
$150. Available at Grooming Lounge locations; see complete list here.

Photo: Courtesy of Nusta Spa

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