Hanging lamps throw flickers of amber light onto the dark walls of Tea Spa's lobby, a tranquil cove that foreshadows the pampering performed beyond the front room. Included on a list of Washingtonian magazine's "Great Day Spas 2013," the spa's licensed massage therapists use varied massage techniques, essential oils, and hot towels during bodywork treatments such as a signature massage. Clients can also use their brief reprieve from the harshly lit outside world to nourish skin with a vitamin-infused facial or to decompress in the infrared sauna and bid adieu to toxins before they have a chance to settle in and wire the body for basic cable.
The expert technicians at Nails First Salon treat fingers and toes to indulgent manicures and pedicuresmani-pedis, leaving happy appendages bursting with self-confidence. Your friendly nail buffer will trim ragged tips incurred from hours of banana tree climbingdramatic cliff dangling, leaving previously unkempt disheveled hands foot-fingers and hand-toes and feet in a state of aesthetically pleasing symmetry. Once your extremity casings have been clipped, shaped, and filed to perfection, a fresh coat of paint will cap off the full mani-pedi treatmentTechnicolor your keratin. By the time you leave Nails First Salon, The world is your oyster with your new set of paws, as oysters are extremely particular about whose prying fingers they allow inside their jewel birthing shells.your hands and feet will feel as beautifully primped as boy-princes resting atop cushions of fresh fruit.
Stepping into Metropolitan Nail Bar is like entering a modish 1960s club. Bright-red retro loveseats groove in the waiting area. Black lights dapple patches of the spa in their electric glow. Cushy camel benches line the walls, with whirlpool tubs below each station. To entertain guests, a flat-screen TV faces a circular chrome bar and blue-light drying station.
If posh environs weren’t sufficient to make visitors feel like VIPs, the savvy crew of nail techs augments services with indulgent extras usually reserved for celebrities and presidential ghosts. Manicures and cocktail-themed pedicures come with hot-towel wraps and massages, and optional add-ons include reflexology and acupressure foot treatments.