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Best Day Spas in Washington DC

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Washington, DC 20007

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4.0 (70)
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4.6 (20)

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Qi Image Spa is a beauty and wellness center in Washington that offers a range of traditional spa services and advanced aesthetic treatments like laser rejuvenation, permanent hair removal, and body slimming. The staff includes professional massage therapists, laser technicians, and board-licensed skin care experts with over 10 years of experience. The center also specializes in body slimming, body contouring, and non-invasive stretch mark reduction treatments.

445 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

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4.5 (115)
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4.9 (83)
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5.0 (1)

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Aura Spa specializes in facials, massages, waxing, and body treatments for clients in Washington DC. Clients are treated to an uninterrupted day of pampering or luxurious sports massages after a demanding workout. Aura’s team of estheticians and massage therapists provides multiple services tailored to individuals’ needs and lifestyles. The team delivers personalized treatment and well-deserved relaxation. Aura Spa has five locations across Washington and Arlington. Guests are also invited to use the lockers and sauna for a holistic health and wellness experience at VIDA Fitness.

2424 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20902

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4.0 (300)
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4.3 (126)

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Located in Wheaton, Tea Spa is a wellness center that serves clients in Washington DC. The spa provides a wide variety of single and couple's massages, including Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massages. It also offers infrared saunas and facial treatment services. Spa packages and spa services for private parties and events are also available. Tea Spa was awarded the 2016 and 2017 Best Day Spa Award in Montgomery by Montgomery Magazine.

7945 Macarthur Boulevard, Cabin John, MD 20818

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3.0 (27)

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Salon Jean & Day Spa is a full-service hair salon in Cabin John that offers hair styling and coloring, extensions, natural highlights, massages, Brazilian Blowouts, Keratin straightening, waxing, makeup application, and body treatments. Clients can choose from special services like foot detox, teeth whitening, and Kerastase treatment. Customers have said that Salon Jean is a place where they can enjoy a clean, comfortable salon and that the staff really understands the importance of a customer's time.

1180 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

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4.5 (109)
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4.8 (21)

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Located in downtown Washington DC, Celadon is a one-stop hair salon and day spa in the area. It offers a wide array of hair, nail, skin and body treatments for men and women. Its skincare services include custom facials for all skin types, microdermabrasion, face peels, and dermaplaning. All facial treatments use cruelty-free products with no parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, or propylene glycol. The spa also offers full-body wraps and scrubs as well as massages. Hair and nail care services are also available.

422 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.5 (174)
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5.0 (24)

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The Fountains Day Spa is the first spa center in Alexandria and has been voted Top Day Spa multiple times. The owner has received her training in England and France and has studied ancient holistic treatments, the use of essential oils, and the power of mind-body connection. The studio offers facials, body treatments, massages, and waxing, and the team therapists and estheticians take pride in their uniformed training, which allows them to give the same treatments to all clients.

1425 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

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4.0 (127)
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4.4 (1)

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INARI Salon & Spa offers complete hair styling and coloring, waxing, nail, and skin care services in Washington. The specialties of the stylists are Brazilian and Japanese straightening, hair extensions, and eyelash extensions. The esthetician in the team has more than 20 years of experience in skin care and recommends facial treatments that are best suited for the client’s skin type. She is also a permanent makeup artist and has served American Idol winners and other prominent national figures in Washington.

749 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

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4.5 (82)
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5.0 (1)

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Skin Beauty Bar is a boutique spa in Washington that offers facials, waxing, body treatments, airbrush tanning, eyebrow and eyelash tint, eyelash extensions, and more. A 50-minute facial treatment starts at $115, and for that amount clients can choose from a menu of soothing, deep-cleansing, anti-aging, acne, “expecting mommy,” or skin beauty custom treatments. Spa parties are available for up to 40 guests, and pricing depends on the services booked and the number of guests.

1007 E Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

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4.0 (157)
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4.5 (31)

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Spa on the Hill is an urban refuge in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington that offers traditional massages, pregnancy massages, signature treatments, facials, and hair removal services. The therapists advise women that massages can help facilitate the conception process, all phases of the childbearing year, the induction, and postnatal period. The wellness center offers classes, support groups, and references for prenatal and family service specialists.

111 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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4.0 (324)
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4.6 (41)

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Sugar House Day Spa and Salon is a full-service relaxing spa and salon located in an early 19th century home in Alexandria that was once part of a sugar refinery. The service menu includes hairstyling, skin care, waxing, nails, body treatments, massage therapy, makeup application, microdermabrasion, and more. The team accommodates small to mid-size groups for special events with at least six to eight weeks notice, and designates a coordinator to assist the planning process.

Compare our Top Day Spas

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Qi Image Spa
Washington, DC 20007
Aura Spa
445 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Tea Spa - Wheaton
2424 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Salon Jean & Day Spa
7945 Macarthur Boulevard, Cabin John, MD 20818
Celadon
1180 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
The Fountains Day Spa
422 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Inari Salon and Spa
1425 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
Skin Beauty Bar
749 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
Spa on the Hill
1007 E Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
Sugar House Day Spa & Salon
111 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Day spas are businesses that offer specific services to help promote health, wellness, and beauty. Massage therapists often work at day spas offering several services, including deep-tissue massage to help improve circulation and release knotted muscles and hot stone massage to promote positive energy flow through the body and release toxins. People visit day spas to receive pampering treatments designed to leave them feeling both rejuvenated and relaxed.


    Beauty and aesthetic services are also common offerings at day spas, with treatments that include antiaging facials, body and face waxing, and nail care. Day spas that employ licensed medical professionals, also referred to as med spas, can also offer antiaging medical treatments, such as cosmetic fillers and Botox injections.

  • What is a day spa?

    A day spa is an establishment that provides aesthetic and therapeutic services. Offerings include hot stone massage and deep tissue massage, rejuvenating beauty treatments, such as deep cleaning facials, pedicures and manicures, and moisturizing body wraps. Day spas provide a space for visitors to relax and de-stress through a variety of treatments that release tension and promote calmness.

  • What is the difference between a spa and a day spa?

    The two common types of spas are med spas and day spas. Day spas typically offer pampering services, such as massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and whole-body beauty treatments. While a med spa also provides massage and skin services, the procedures offered are tailored to treat skin conditions, such as varicose veins, dry skin, and wrinkles. Med spas also handle procedures, such as Botox and filler injections.

  • Should I go to a spa or dermatologist?

    Med spas offer services, such as chemical peels for wrinkles, filler and Botox injections, and cool sculpting for fat removal, while dermatologists are specialized doctors who diagnose and treat skin conditions, such as warts, eczema, and skin cancers. Determining whether to go to a spa or a dermatologist depends on the type of treatment needed.

  • What does a full spa day include?

    Day spas offer multiple services, à la carte menu items, and packages, so a full spa day depends on the treatments an individual wants to experience. Day spa offerings include full-body massages, facial treatments, body waxing, aromatherapy, foot massages and baths, hot stone massages, and microdermabrasion. Some day spas also offer detoxing clay baths and full body wraps.

  • What are the different types of spa?

    At a med spa, customers receive treatments for dry skin, varicose veins, skin resurfacing, and hair removal. Day spas offer aesthetic services, such as facials and moisturizing and detoxing body wraps. Mineral spring spas or hot spring spas are naturally heated water springs, sometimes located on a resort’s property, where visitors soak in the water to soothe muscle tension.

  • What does a full-service spa mean?

    Full-service spas offer a full menu of treatments and aesthetic services. While specific offerings can vary, most full-service spas include massage, beauty treatments, such as facials and manicures, anti-aging treatments, and detoxing clay baths and body wraps. Some spas may also provide spray tanning and hair salon services.