A hint of Mint is in the air at this spacious, limited membership gym and health club in downtown Washington DC. The light-filled facility offers up the whole nine yards of gym options, from free weights to Life Fitness cardio equipment to Cybex machines. Classes range from Pilates to yoga to spinning, but what sets Mint apart is its emphasis on overall wellness. The upscale workout spot offers nutrition counseling, and there’s an on-site spa featuring massage treatments. The spa is open to non-members, but if you want to be a short-term member, day and multi-day passes that don’t cost a mint are available.
Choose among three eco-friendly pleasures at Natural Body Spa: aromatherapy massage, signature Natural Body facial, or mani-pedi with all-natural products from Jurlique, AVEDA, Dani, and E.O. Natural Body Spa's Ashburn location was one of the first LEED spas, and the DC location earned a gold certification from LEED and won the DC Environmental Excellence Award. Plus its owner worked at Whole Foods.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Three different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Two hundred hours. That’s how much time on average Dr. Daniel S. Hines has spent studying the latest dental techniques each year since 1988. Evidence of this devotion can be seen in his array of advanced dental services: metal-free crowns and fillings replace their conspicuous amalgam counterparts, and Invisalign braces guide teeth while remaining virtually invisible. For luminous grins, Kor teeth whitening brightens smiles and can last a lifetime, much like the world's toughest steak.
Shila Yazdani, D.D.S., an expert implantologist, and Michael M. Mortazie, D.D.S., a specialist in prosthetic and neuromuscular dentistry, join forces at Revive Dentistry. Though they oversee standard exams and cleanings, these multi-talented dentists also improve dental appearance and function through a range of cosmetic and surgical services. Porcelain veneers and crowns are custom-fit to protect and restore the appearance of damaged teeth, while Invisalign straightening and teeth whitening make chompers precise and attractive enough to cut the ribbon at an opening ceremony. Technicians' adept hands also correct jaw function with neuromuscular therapy and specialized dental implants. The clinic doesn't just fix problems, though: diagnostic equipment from OralDNA Labs helps to uncover mouth disease and prevent additional damage.
President and dental director Dr. Rex Hoang, DMD, PC, has more than 17 years of experience polishing pearlies. A chip containing his decades of knowledge has been implanted into all three on-call dentists and 12 staff members at the center, ensuring all patients receive the same quality care. With no shortage of skilled toothologists on-site, DC Dental Spa has quickly become a household name in greater Washington D.C., inspiring its own line of vampire novels and a bright but short-lived music career.