Males and females of the Washington D.C area, treat yourself to a day of relaxation and rejuvenation as we enter the final stretch of winter. These past few months have been taxing on your bodies both physically and mentally. Take a morning or an afternoon to yourself for some much needed self-love. Whether you’re in need of a back massage to work out the kinks, or an hour to spend floating in a warm bath, thinking your positive thoughts, these six local businesses are sure to fulfill the necessity of self-care. Let’s end the winter feeling beautiful, both inside and out!

Soulex Float Spa A new type of self-care has taken in the form of floating. Floating is a powerful stress-relief and wellness tool. It takes place in a shallow, sensory-free pool of water, heated to body temperature and saturated with Epsom salt. This enables the body to float effortlessly. The best part is that one hour of floating equals four hours of meditation and six hours of deep sleep! soulexdc.com 1010 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

“First time floating & loved it! Your body, mind & soul will thank you! I was experiencing neck pain for the past few weeks, which is now gone. My mind was calm and my soul was energized. My skin felt great and I slept like a baby…. which I haven’t been able to do in a while! I’ll definitely be back! Thank you to the wonderful staff”

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The Spa Clinic The Spa Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, which includes providing every patient with a caring atmosphere and educational support. Whichever treatment you’re considering in 2018, The Spa Clinic has the before and after pictures to prove they are trustworthy and make a difference. Their philosophy, “to help you look your personal best with a minimum of downtime” will allow you to make the changes you want to make with little to no disruption to your life! spaclinic.net 611 South Carlin Springs Road, Suite 310 Arlington, VA 22204

“One of the best experiences! Very knowledgeable, attentive and genuinely caring staff. I came out totally rejuvenated, thank you so much! Recommending to all my friends and family and I will be back very soon.”

Nusta Spa Nusta Spa offers a unique environment where nature and beauty converge. With their use of natural products and services, their commitment to their guests — and the planet — is unmatched. Located on 20th St. in downtown D.C this quiet spa is a green oasis in the midst of a bustling concrete city. With therapists and 70 different treatment options, you’re sure to find one suitable to you. nustaspa.com 1129 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

“I had a wonderful experience. The staff was super warm and friendly. My facial was awesome. My face looks and feels amazing! My pedi was so relaxing. You should totally try Nusta Spa. You will not be disappointed!”

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Hera Spa  If you are looking for a place where you can relax and calm your mind, Hera Spa is the place for you! Located in Alexandria, this quaint spa offers many different types of massages, as well as waxing and skincare treatments. Their specialists will help to release you from the stressors of life and to obtain the strengths you need to live happy and healthy. heraspa.com 6167 Fuller ct. Alexandria VA 22310 (2nd Floor)

“Hera is simply outstanding! Her spa is very clean and she is so talented! I got a facial and she really took her time. She was gentle and put me to sleep a few times. My face is glowing and I can’t wait to book my next appointment. I highly recommend her services. I can’t wait to get a massage too!”

Alight Spa Wellness Whether you’re looking for touch therapy, lymphatic drainage therapy,  a makeover, or a “back” facial, Align does it all. They have many trained specialists working in all of the different departments of self-care. Can’t decide which treatment you want? Not to worry! They offer many packages that include a variety of treatments for a fraction of the cost. Located in Kensington, MD, Align is easily accessible from both the Alexandria and Washington D.C areas, and worth it! Alightspa.com 10335 F Kensington Pkwy Kensington MD, 20895

“A hidden gem! I got a pedicure with reflexology for the first time. Adda was so gentle and kind! Alight was very nice, with quiet relaxing music, and noise cancelling earphones with covered eyes during reflexology. I almost fell asleep thinking of the ocean waves. My toe nails look great, and my feet feel soft. Signed up for a facial next week!”

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Aura Spa With multiple locations throughout Washington D.C, Aura Spa is the perfect place to restore your mind, body, and spirit. Unlike the previous local spots we referenced, Aura Spa offers body wraps and scrubs which cleanse your body of impurities and toxins. They also offer a warm stone massage that will melt away the aches and pains your body endures. auraspa.net 445 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

“I love this place. I never thought I would become a regular at a skin spa, but the procedures they offer really work. The staff is great as well. My technician Jennifer O was awesome, she is friendly and knowledgeable. She explained everything she was doing and exactly what to expect. I also really appreciate how they accommodate my schedule.The place is also stunningly beautiful and clean. have recommended this place to a number of friends who also love it.”