Relaxing Moments consists of a registered massage practitioner and a foot-care specialist. The former relaxes bodies with Swedish massage, relieves aches and pains with deep-tissue massage, and assuages expectant mothers with prenatal massage. The foot-care specialist practices Thai foot reflexology, which balances and de-stresses the body through massage techniques and inverted tap-dancing moves performed on the feet.
Unique U Day Spa is on a mission to provide beauty and wellness services that both relax and rejuvenate their clients, leading to favorable reviews by press outlets such as Northern Virginia Magazine. Walking into the beautiful and sunlit space, with its high ceilings and hardwood floors, clients are immediately soothed by the upscale atmosphere, and the licensed technicians on staff go the extra mile to provide unpretentious, "snob-free" service. The staff leave no grooming stone unturned by offering hair, nails, waxing, massages, and facials, and those coming in for a spa treatment can enjoy the snacks and beverages in the relaxation room for an extra bonus.
At Herbal Infusion, Marilyn Hockaday-Bey champions simple, holistic solutions for personal care. True to its name, the health center offers an extensive line of herbal supplements to aid in everything from digestion to flagging energy from continually trying to spell “supplement.” But it’s also a spa-like retreat, working to heal bodies and minds with rejuvenating services. Marilyn aims to evict toxins from clients’ bodies through colon-hydrotherapy sessions, ionic footbaths, and Egyptian body wraps fortified with natural ingredients. Massage therapists soothe stressed muscles with Swedish, hot stone, or pre-natal sessions, while reiki specialists manipulate energies to promote wellness.
Wielding portable and truck-mounted rotary brushes, high-powered air-pressure machines, and vacuums, the technicians at RC Duct Cleaning clean air ducts, filters, dryer vents, and carpets. Since these services remove bacteria, fungi, pollen, and other allergens and irritants, they make the air in clients' homes safe to breathe even without a snorkel.
Gaylord National sits on the banks of the Potomac River, which flows south from DC to the Atlantic Ocean. Outside the resort, a water taxi ferries passengers across the Potomac to the port town of Alexandria, Virginia, a former tobacco trading post and George Washington's hometown, founded in 1749. Visitors can shop along the cobblestone streets, step into a historical museum, or try on replicas of Washington's wooden teeth.A famous pair of giant pandas reside at the National Zoo in the tree-lined Woodley Park neighborhood of DC, about 15 miles from the resort. Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two of the United States' few captive pandas, amble about and munch on bamboo in their 12,000-square-foot enclosure, which features streams, a water-cooled grotto, and an indoor habitat. The National Zoo houses about 2,000 animals from around the world, including elephants, cheetahs, and gorillas.Located just north of the National Mall in downtown DC, the Newseum chronicles the modern history of journalism, with artifacts that run the gamut from the Unabomber's cabin to an exhibit of eight 12-foot-high concrete slabs of the Berlin Wall. One gallery is dedicated solely to Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs, and another to the media coverage of 9/11.