5 of the best Day Spas in Alexandria, Virginia

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published January 30, 2024

A quaint city that mixes old-world charm with modern excitement, Alexandria plays host to several day spas designed to melt away your cares.

Spa treatment room at Origins Thai Spa/Photo courtesy of Origins Thai Spa

From boutiques that specialize in skin care to specialized massage parlors, the day spas of Alexandria offer bespoke treatments that meet the individual wellness needs of their guests. Creating retreats of quiet, restoration and rejuvenation, these day spas inspire guests to pursure self-care and to embark on a journey of wellness. We’ve selected five top day spas for those seeking luxury skin care, restorative massages, relaxing body treatments and even beauty services such as waxing and nail care.

Origins Thai Spa

Opening in 2020, the Alexandria location of Origins Thai Spa invites people to melt into the beds in their eight treatment rooms (two for couples) and experience why Thai massage is helping people meet their wellness goals. Beyond the traditional and herbal Thai massages offered at the spa, guests can reserve facials, body treatment and waxing services. Thai massage is a meditative modality that involves stretching and acupressure along the body’s ten major energy lines. Herbal massages incorporate a poultice bundle that is used on sore muscles. The spa also offers Indian scalp massages and Ayurvedic treatments.

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NewYou Skin and Body Studio

Luxury facial at NewYou Skin Studio/Courtesy of NewYou Skin Studio via Instagram

Jennifer Nguyen is committed to providing a spa experience to people where they can relax while tapping into high-quality skincare services. In addition to classic facials, NewYou offers microdermabrasion, microcurrents, oxygen facials, chemical peels, microneedling, dermaplaning, hydrodermabrasion and fibroblast plasma. They are committed to being inclusive and serving customers of all creeds, colors, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, professions and politics.

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Spirit Massage and Body Work

Massage can be healing and this veteran owned and operated spa is dedicated to incorporating modalities from around the world. Since 2003, they have offered massage and bodywork by licensed therapists specializing in such modalities as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, spinal reflex therapy and myofascial release. They have some mobile services available and such add-ons to treatments as cupping, reflexology, Reiki, aromatherapy, hot towel exfoliation, chakra balancing and Ceragen IR Therapy.

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Fountains Day Spa

Fountains Day Spa/Photo Courtesy of Fountains Day Spa

The first day spa in Alexandria, this award-winning spa is nestled in a 200-year-old historic townhouse where it has been providing spa services since 1980. More than just a purveyor of facials, they offer curated programs that help clients achieve their wellness and beauty needs. For those wanting more than a single service, they have created packages that include a mini-vacation, a stress buster, a transformation, a great escape or queen for a day. They combine such services as massage, facials, body treatments, reflexology and hand and foot treatments. The spa also offers waxing, tinting and electrolysis.

Purchase a gift certificate at Spa Finder.

Lorien Hotel & Spa

Man getting a massage/Photo Courtesy of Lorien Hotel & Spa

The Lorien Spa is the only full-service hotel spa in Alexandria, a sanctuary with a relaxation lounge and access to the fitness center. Designed for guests to come in and stay awhile, it offers a steam room for guests to enjoy before or after getting a treatment in one of their five rooms. They also offer memberships that give daily access to the spa and fitness center and one massage every month along with discounts on services and products. Treatments include facials, massages, waxing and body treatments. Top off a day of spa services with a meal at one of the two retaurants at the property, one offering fine dining and the other a more casual tasting bar.

Purchase a gift certificate to the Lorien Spa at Spa Finder or get daylong access through a Resort Pass.