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Treat Yourself to the 31 Best Spas in Northern Virginia

CEO Tinh Phung
Image by Valua Vitaly / stock.adobe.com The concept of self-care is gaining popularity in today's busy world. It can range from indulging in a solo trip to an ashram overseas to simply spending 10 minutes...

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The concept of self-care is gaining popularity in today's busy world. It can range from indulging in a solo trip to an ashram overseas to simply spending 10 minutes with a meditation app. Somewhere in the middle lies Northern Virginia's collection of the 31 best spas, where you can find the perfect place to pamper yourself. So, gather your friends and start planning your next spa day!

Living in the Washington region often comes with a lot of stress. Being surrounded by ambitious Type A personalities can take a toll on our well-being. Fortunately, there are plenty of spas in the area that cater to the stressed-out crowd, offering treatments that help you find your inner peace.

Taking a few hours for a spa experience is not only a luxury; it is essential for your mental and physical well-being. Marina Mitkovic, the spa director at Lorien Spa in Old Town Alexandria, emphasizes the importance of self-care. She states, "Relaxing your body can also lead to relaxing your mind, which both help with stress levels. That’s why it’s important to book a massage."

Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Image courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton

The Lorien Spa, located inside Kimpton’s Lorien Hotel, offers a membership that includes a monthly Swedish massage, access to the hotel’s gym, a discount on other services, and even a complimentary glass of Champagne. This membership not only provides you with a regular relaxation routine but also serves as a reminder to prioritize self-care, even during the busiest times.

Calvert Thompson, the owner of Calvert Rejuvenations in Herndon, opened her own spa with the goal of helping as many people as possible. She believes that self-care is a practice that begins with connecting with your body in a positive way. At her spa, she and her team focus on holistic treatments that go beyond facials and massages to provide true self-care.

Now, let's explore the reader-nominated list of the region's 31 Best Spas:


  • Azure Dream Day Spa - 2420 Wilson Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington; 703-243-4343
  • Calvert Rejuvenations - 485 Carlisle Drive, Herndon; 571-323-1088 Calvert Thompson of Calvert Rejuvenations Image courtesy of Calvert Rejuvenations
  • Casal’s Dé Spa & Salon - 3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 571-312-3847
  • Champaka Thai Massage & Spa - 14535 John Marshall Highway, Suite 205, Gainesville; 571-284-5133
  • Fountains Day Spa - 422 S. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-549-1990
  • Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa - 1600 King St., Alexandria; 703-894-5130
  • Origins Thai Spa Elite - 925 N. Garfield St., Suite E, Arlington; 703-527-3019/ 703-527-3032
  • Origins Thai Spa - 46179 Westlake Drive, Suite 130, Sterling; 703-376-8711
  • Salamander Resort & Spa - 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg; 540-326-4055
  • Serendipity Wellness Studio - 5252 Lyngate Court, Suite 202, Burke; 571-217-1150
  • Skin + Touch Therapy Spa - 714 Caroline St., Fredericksburg; 540-479-6470 Photo courtesy of Lansdowne Spa Image courtesy of Lansdowne Spa
  • Spa Minérale - Lansdowne Resort & Spa - 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg; 703-729-4036
  • Sugar House Day Spa & Salon - 111 N. Alfred St., Alexandria; 703-549-9940
  • The Red Door Salon & Spa - Fairfax Corner - 4210 Fairfax Corner Ave. W., Fairfax; 703-968-2922
  • The Red Door at Pentagon Row - 1101 S. Joyce St., Arlington; 703-373-5888
  • The Red Door Reston - 11838 Spectrum Center, Reston; 703-467-8488
  • The Red Door at The Shops at Fairfax Square - 8075 Leesburg Pike, Suite 110, Vienna; 703-448-8388
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Tysons Corner - 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; 703-744-3924
  • Tranquility Day Spa & Salon - 15125 Washington St., Suite 304, Haymarket; 571-248-4150


  • Aria MediSpa, Yoga and Wellness Center - 2 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 100, Sterling; 703-444-2800
  • Astoria Laser Clinic & Med Spa - 2106 Gallows Road, Suite B, Vienna; 703-992-9290
  • AVIE! Medspa and Laser Center - 552 Fort Evans Road NE, Suite 110, Leesburg; 703-870-3844
  • Elume Medspa - 3925 Old Lee Highway, Suite 53D, Fairfax; 703-962-1337
  • Inova Medical Spa - 21785 Filigree Court, Suite 100, Ashburn; 703-554-1130
  • Izalia Laser Hair Removal & Rejuvenation Spa - 114 S. Patrick St., Suite 1, Alexandria; 703-549-0911
  • Mountcastle Medical Spa & Laser Center - 44095 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 130, Ashburn; 571-266-1776
  • Nova Medical Skin Care - 200 Little Falls St., Suite 302, Falls Church; 703-237-7546
  • PureSkin Aesthetics - 8130 Boone Blvd., Suite 360, Tysons; 703-627-7873
  • Radiance Medspa Fairfax - 12585 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax; 703-222-0173
  • Radiance Medspa of Old Town - 115 S. Columbus St., Alexandria; 703-299-6140
  • Sanctuary Cosmetic Center - 1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 100, McLean; 703-893-3937

A ‘Sanctuary’ for Anti-Aging

Dr. Soheila Rostami (Photo courtesy of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center) Image courtesy of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center

Dr. Soheila Rostami, the founder of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, has created a luxury oasis for those seeking anti-aging treatments. This medspa, one of our reader-nominated winners, offers both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help clients achieve refreshed and younger-looking skin.

According to Rostami, the anti-aging industry is still in its early stages, with exciting advancements happening in areas such as stem cell research and genetics. She believes that the future of anti-aging will involve growth factors and stem cell therapies. These advancements bring a new level of excitement and possibilities to the field.

Before booking an appointment at any medspa, Rostami suggests asking the right questions and ensuring that the provider has the necessary training and experience. The consultation process is crucial to guarantee a positive and personalized experience.

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center was founded in 2015 with the goal of creating a safe and serene environment for clients. Rostami plans to expand and open more locations in the future, aiming to provide clients with the ultimate sanctuary for cosmetic procedures.

Originally appeared in our May 2019 issue. Subscribe here to receive our magazine every month!