Body wraps were invented by the Egyptians, who somehow knew mankind would one day need mummies to play the saxophone solos in Halloween party songs. Do the mash with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a one-hour body treatment package at Qi Spa, located in Georgetown (a $271 value). The package includes:
- Citron-rose body polish
- Seaweed body wrap
- Slimming Far infrared sauna wrap
Qi Spa soothingly swaddles live vessels in a kaleidoscope of body treatments that have garnered positive press from glossies such as the Washingtonian. During the citron-rose body polish a skin expert uses a sugar scrub and aromatic oils to exfoliate away tired skin cells and evict toxins from the body, leaving skeleton coats smoother than a sweet-talking velveteen rabbit. The seaweed body wrap targets overstuffed fat cells, attempting to smooth cellulite as the mineralizing wrap hydrates and nourishes. Aimed at enhancing the seaweed wrap's results, the Slimming Far infrared sauna wrap envelops bodies in warmth in an effort to help fight fatigue, ease muscle pain, and streamline physiques by ejecting excess water and toxins.
Decked out in sunny yellow walls and private treatment rooms, Qi Spa courts clients with lavender towels, earnest mixed tapes, and complimentary beverages such as green tea. The soothing sanctuary books appointments seven days a week at the convenient Georgetown space, located near a gaggle of high-end retailers and taste-bud tantalizing restaurants.