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Treat yourself with holiday-inspired spa treatments in NoVA

From a peppermint and chocolate pedicure to a “Hot Toddy for Your Body,” let the holiday stress melt away.

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Admit it: you need a break. 

Between holiday shopping, family scheduling and party appearances, you could use the chance to kick off your shoes, get a massage and treat yourself before more of the holiday madness begins. 

Lucky for you, Northern Virginia is home to more than two dozen spas that are ready to take care of you, whether it’s with a cleansing facial, a deep tissue massage or the perfect mani-pedi. Here are three of our favorite holiday-inspired treatments for the season.

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Fountains Day Spa
The cold temperatures have arrived, and if you’re looking for the best way to warm up from your head to your toes, get a Hot Toddy for Your Body, from Fountains Day Spa. An 80-minute hot stone massage paired with an ulta hydradermie facial will have you feeling warm, cozy and rejuvenated to take on the rest of the season. The Alexandria-based spa is also offering a Spahh-liday package including a gingerbread mini massage with essential oils (hello cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg!), a 25-minute reflexology treatment and sole relaxation. Now through Tuesday, Dec. 31, find special discounts on holiday packages, making the season even sweeter! // Fountains Day Spa: 422 S. Washington St., Alexandria; $188.10-$321.30

Salamander Resort & Spa
When it comes to winter-inspired ingredients and self-care experiences, Salamander Resort & Spa wants to treat you for the holiday season. Take care of your toes by indulging in a peppermint and chocolate pedicure (the peppermint scrub will help invigorate and nourish your feet, while you sip on a cup of hot chocolate), or calm dry skin with the Winter Essentials facial. The deep exfoliating chemical peel will help your skin feel in tiptop shape for every must-attend event of the season. Looking to start your new year off right in 2020? Be sure to book a winter aroma massage (a Swedish-inspired massage with essential oils), and check out all of the new offerings coming to the space. // Salamander Resort & Spa: 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg; $80-$185

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Starting on Saturday, Dec. 21, the Kimpton Lorien is celebrating the rush of the holiday season (and the relaxation that follows) with a winter warming body wrap, using warm and hydrating essential oils and shea butter that will keep your skin smooth and hydrated for the winter. If you’re looking to lose the knots and tightness in your muscles, book a cranberry and pomegranate Holiday Bliss massage, an aromatic massage meant to relieve tension in the body (let go of those stressful family moments!) and offer a customized blend of essential oils to leave you feeling relieved and ready to take on the new decade. // Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa: 1600 King St., Alexandria; $110-$125

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