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Posh seven collected nominations for the area’s top spas that offer the best in treatments, amazing facilities, state-of-the-art wellness, and all-around posh spa experience — and the results are in. Thanks to everyone who participated in what will become an annual tradition!
Dreaming of a rejuvenating getaway experience that Incorporates luxury accommodations, decadent meals, and world-class spa services? You can’t go wrong booking a stay at one of the spa resorts on our list. Want to get straight to the pampering? All the spas on our list are open to the public and will work with you to accommodate your schedule.
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA
500 North Pendleton St.
Middleburg, VA 20117
“Our spa will not only revitalize your body but rejuvenate your soul.” — Sheila C. Johnson, Founder & CEO
Salamander Spa features integrative and regionalized treatments, as well as holistic and result-driven therapies. Salamander staff takes pride in offering their guests custom-tailored services required to meet each client’s specific well-being needs.
Their luxurious spatial offerings include private stone treatment terraces, aromatic steam rooms, comfortable changing areas, sunlit relaxation spaces, a stunning couple’s suite, and a secluded spa courtyard with elegant infinity-edge pool and cabanas.
Tamaro T. on Yelp says, “I cannot get enough of this spa! Everything is perfection and relaxation. You cannot leave this place without feeling revived, supple, and divine. It is pricey but worth the indulgence… you deserve it! Go alone, with your partner or with your favorite people. Be ready to be pampered and tended to.”
Specialties: Individual and couples massage therapy, Elemis treatments, facials.
*AVIE! MEDSPA AND LASER CENTER
552 Fort Evans Rd. NE, Suite 110
Leesburg, VA 20176
The name AVIE! means ‘To Life,” which reflects founder Kim Marinetto’s philosophy of improving the quality of life for her clients and community by offering life-changing services that benefit individuals’ appearance and inner self.
AVIE! offers a variety of medical aesthetic services, including body sculpting, skin rejuvenation, and botox. They treat many skin conditions, including acne, acne scars, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, crow’s feet, and rosacea.
Lucinda S. on Google Reviews says, “Avie! MedSpa is a refreshing place to visit. The staff is very professional and friendly, and the medical personnel are extremely up-to-date on their knowledge and abilities. I highly recommend it.”
Specialties: Body sculpting (CoolSculpting, Emsculpt), injectables (Botox, dermal fillers), skin laser treatments, hair restoration treatments.
COURTED AT THE ST. JAMES
6805 Industrial Rd.
Springfield, VA 22151
Courted is a premium day spa with a focus on restoration and wellness. They feature a wide range of aesthetic, cosmetic, and athletic treatments designed to renew, revive, and rejuvenate.
Susie F. on Yelp says, “Danny for massage is on another level of AMAZING! He really knows the body and how to connect with what you need. He uses a combination of Eastern and Western Techniques, particularly using Thai and Chinese massage… even did some cupping, first time for me and I loved it. I highly recommend him at Courted at The St. James.”
Specialties: Body sculpting (CoolSculpting), injectables (Botox, dermal fillers), skin laser treatments, facials, massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, IV infusion therapy.
THE WOODHOUSE DAY SPA
1603 Village Market Blvd. SE #116
Leesburg, VA 20175
Woodhouse offers a selection of 70 rejuvenating and advanced body and skin care spa treatments to enhance your body, mind, and spirit.
Alysen H. on Facebook says, “I spent hours at Woodhouse even though my massage was only 80 minutes. When you arrive early, you can get changed into a robe and slippers to hang in the relaxation room and sip fruit-infused water. After the massage, it’s back to the relaxation room with a heated neck wrap, then a hot shower. The masseuse, Amanda, was awesome. Looking forward to going back soon!! Excellent for destressing!” Specialties: Facials, massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, waxings.
at Landsdowne Resort and Spa
44050 Woodridge Pkwy.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Spa Minérale helps their guests come back to center with spa treatments and wellness offerings that support the path to optimal health and more fulfilling life.
For wine lovers, Spa Minérale incorporates local Virginia wines into their signature facial, massage, and nail treatments. Andrea R on Google Reviews says, “Booking was a breeze and the massages and manicure were great. I decided on Spa Minerale because they have a great selection of wellness massages. I went with a magnesium massage and it was fantastic. My masseuse got all my knots and was very professional. I took advantage of the two saunas and it was great… Highly recommend for a day of pampering.”
Specialties: Massage therapy, facials, waxing, body treatments.
MYND SPA & SALON
(formerly Red Door by Elizabeth Arden Spa)
11838 Spectrum Ctr.
Reston, VA, 20190
The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden has rebranded as Mynd Spa & Salon; the perks, programs, and people remain unchanged. Mynd at Reston offers a wide range of beauty and wellness services and can customize each service using unique enhancements and technologies.
Nicole P on Yelp says, “The entire staff was kind and knowledgeable. The place was super clean and calming. Love the robe and shoes you change into. Terry, my masseuse, was fantastic! She was calm and did an amazing job with the massage, focusing on areas of concern. I will definitely go back!”
Specialties: Massage therapy, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures, haircuts and color, lash tinting, waxing.
SUGAR HOUSE DAY SPA & SALON
111 N Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sugar House Day Spa & Salon promises a luxurious experience from the moment you walk into the restored sugar refinery they call home. Their impressive menu of salon and spa services is unmatched in the area and has guests calling it “a wonderful place to relax for a few hours” and “the perfect getaway from the D.C. hustle and bustle.” Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, wine, and beer are a bonus.
Vickey S. on Facebook says, “Awesome Day Spa in a beautiful restored 1900’s house. Tracy gave me a wonderful deep tissue massage and my pedicure was the best. Everyone from start to finish were friendly and attentive from front desk check in to check out. I truly felt pampered in this luxurious spa and will definitely be back.”
Specialties: Massage therapy, facials, skin laser treatments, waxing, haircuts, and color.
THE SPA AT THE OMNI HOMESTEAD RESORT
7696 Sam Snead Hwy.
Hot Springs, VA 24445
The Spa at The Omni Homestead Resort is a state-of-the-art facility offering decadent spa treatments, an aqua thermal suite, and an adults-only serenity garden. The serenity garden features a geothermal pool (fed by two hot springs rich in magnesium, potassium, and calcium), an infinity pool, and a hot tub.
Kalashnik M. on Google Reviews says, “Good spa. Friendly staff. There is a mineral spring water hot tub outside. They have a steam room and a dry sauna. And provide lockers with towels, robes, slippers, everything for a shower, hair sprays and lotions, water and hot tea.”
Specialties: Individual and couples massage therapy, facials, body treatments.
THE GREENBRIER SPA
300 W Main St.
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
The Greenbriar Spa combines native sulfur water spa treatments with state-of-the-art therapeutic experiences. Their soothing and curative therapies are designed to ease sore muscles, improve skin composition, and revitalize overall health and well-being.
Lucinda L. on Yelp writes, “Rarely do I give five stars but The Greenbrier Spa deserves that rating. I have visited several times in the past decades and the spa always is a first class experience. My companion and I enjoyed the Greenbrier Treatment which consists of a quiet soak in the sulfur spring water, the Scotch spray and then a massage. My attendant/ massage therapist was kind, pleasant and gave me a wonderful massage. The spa is an example of the excellent service and facility that The Greenbrier offers. I will certainly return and I suggest you visit as well.”
Specialties: Hydrotherapy, individual and couples massage therapy, facials, body treatments.
BEST MEDICAL SPA
21001 Sycolin Rd STE 220
Ashburn, VA 20147
At this gorgeous, state-of-the-art facility, the surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are performed by the medical spa director, Dr. Kajal Roy, a licensed physician. Her treatment philosophy is that it’s better to take a preventive approach to cosmetic procedures than to fix problems after they occur. To this end, she works with her patients to enhance their appearance over their lifetime.
BEST HAIR SALON & SPA
ECLIPS SALON & DAY SPA
42395 Ryan Rd #102
Ashburn, VA 20148
At Eclips, the energetic team appreciates that each client is unique and that all customers deserve excellent service. This award-winning full-service salon offers the full gamut of hair care services, as well as an impressive list of traditional spa services. They even have one area of the salon dedicated just to kids.
BEST POSH SPA
THE WOODHOUSE DAY SPA
1603 Village Market Blvd. SE #116
Leesburg, VA 20175
Woodhouse offers a wide range of rejuvenating and advanced body and skin care spa treatments. Frequently referred to as “the best spa” or as “a wonderful day spa,” the consensus is that if you’re looking for a luxurious and pampering spa experience, Woodhouse won’t let you down.
BEST NAIL SPA
MAGNOLIAS NATURAL NAIL CARE CLINIC
21305 Windmill Parc Dr Suite 125
Sterling, VA 20166
In the crowded nail care field, Magnolias stands out. Natural nails and their health is their focus. You won’t find acrylic nails here—they believe that artificial nails damage nails and mask problems—and their emphasis on cleanliness means they don’t have jets in their pedicure baths (they are the #1 cause of crosscontamination). Their goal is to educate their clients and help them develop healthy nail care habits.
BEST MASSAGE SPA
GLOW STUDIOS IN ASHBURN
44025 Pipeline Plaza #115
Ashburn, VA 20147
GLOW massage therapists—all of whom are licensed through the Board of Nursing in VA—are well equipped to address muscular and structural issues based on your individual needs. Their services range from quick, 30-minute targeted sessions focused on a single problem area to two-hour massages with all the bells and whistles. Cupping, deep moisturizing, and a scrumptious honey-based foot treatment are available as add ons.
POSHSEVEN 2020 EDITORIAL TEAM PICKS
The medical practices below are some of our most treasured experts in the field of noninvasive beauty treatments. Our editorial team always consults with the following providers.
Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery
24430 Stone Springs Blvd., #345
Dulles, VA 20166
With multiple locations throughout the region, Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery offers state of the art skincare and treatment options. The effects of sun damage and aging can leave you looking older than you feel. To help you feel and look your best, Drs Bruno and Brown offer many noninvasive cosmetic procedures to restore a youthful, vibrant appearance.
Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
1825 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, Virginia 20190
Conveniently located in the heart of Reston, Austin-Weston proves time and time again that they are the resource for any woman looking to improve her looks with little or no downtime. When the local spa isn’t enough, and you need a little more, call and book a consultation with their fantastic staff. They offer many noninvasive procedures that will have you walking out of their state of the art surgical center feeling amazing!
45155 Research Place, Suite 140
Ashburn, VA 20147
Other than being stunningly gorgeous, Dr. Sherry Maragh is Board Certified in general, surgical, cosmetic and laser Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. She is recognized as a leader and expert in the field by both her peers and patients in offering the most advanced laser technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques for facial reconstruction and body rejuvenation. She knows beauty and effortlessly marries her medical expertise with artistry. She is amazing.
INOVA MEDICAL SPA
21785 Filigree Ct. Ashburn, VA 20147 | (703) 554-1130
Unfortunately, Inova Medical Spa – Ashburn closed after our survey ended, on November 6, 2019. If you purchased an Inova Medical Spa gift card, series or package at this location between May 2016 and October 2019, you may request a refund for the outstanding balance by contacting Jennifer Kane at (571) 472-0170 or [email protected].