Spa Treatments in the Country: Winter Getaways
What could be more “New Year, new you” than a spa visit? It’s time to plan your getaway for a long weekend, Valentine’s Day, or just a simple reward for surviving the polar vortex. Venture out of Washington and take some time to enjoy life outside of the city and inside of a cozy spa.
Family Friendly Hershey, Pa., is known for being rich in farmland and in chocolate. It calls itself “the sweetest place on earth.” The Spa at Hotel Hershey indulges the body with their specialty coca massages, chocolate sugar scrubs and many other candy inspired treatments. The Spa offers different customized treatments for women, men and teens. Check out their complete menu, www.chocolatespa.com/treatments/. While you are in Pennsylvania with the kids visit the spa at Nemacolin Woodlands resort in Farmington. They offer a variety of kid-friendly services in the Kidz Spa great for ages 5-15. There are lots of other treatments available for parents as well, www.nemacolin.com/spa/.
Wine & Body in Virginia The mind and body will become completely relaxed with The Keswick Reserve at the Keswick Club Spa. After a red wine greeting, grape seed oil massage, shiraz body scrub and pinot noir facial you will see why Keswick Hall has so much to offer. To book appointments, visit, www.keswick.com/spa_body_treatments.aspx .
The Wonders of Water The luxurious Aqua Thermal Suite at the Homestead of Omni Resorts in Hot Springs, Va., takes advantage of the natural powers of water. They offer several hot and cold hydro experiences to relax and refresh. Find out about their Thermal Heated Lounges and The Chill treatments and other ways to relax here, www.thehomestead.com/aqua_thermal_suite. The spa at The Greenbrier also specializes in Hydrotherapy. At the West Virginia destination indulge in their specialties like the Mineral Mountain Bath. Check out their other spa options at www.greenbrier.com/Spa/Treatments/ Hydrotheraphy.aspx .
Spa Package Deals While many other spas offer spa bundles, Spa Minérale at the Landowne Resort is an ideal getaway for those who enjoy group getaways. They offer several spa package deals for weekends with a significant other, girlfriends or golfing partners. For those who like to make their travel plans simple these package deals might save some money and help plan the perfect weekend in just minutes. Check out their options here, www.lansdowneresort.com/vacations/ virginia-spa-packages.
Me-Time in Maryland Enjoy the gifts of the Chesapeake Bay at the Sago Spa and Salon at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. The spa offers several different treatments that feature sago, a strong underwater grass found in the Chesapeake Bay, which provides nourishment to the bay and your body. Look at the other sago and salon treatments here, chesapeakebay.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas/about/ features.jsp. Linden Spa at The Inn at Perry Cabin also makes use of Maryland’s natural treasures with their linden trees that grow right on the premises. The Linden Intensive is a natural massage that could involve one therapist for a longer massage experience, or two therapists for a shorter massage. They have a comprehensive list of massages on their treatment menu that includes deep tissue, hot stone and herbal to name a few. www.perrycabin.com/web/omic/ linden_spa.jsp.