Overnight guests at the Lorien Hotel can summon bath butlers to fill the tub with aromatic bubbles and deploy trays of warm milk and cookies to the door at the press of a button. But nowhere is the hotel’s commitment to total relaxation as evident than at its spa. Today’s Reserve selection invites you to indulge in a day of pampering at Lorien Spa, which includes the following:
- 50-minute signature Sweet Dreams aromatherapy massage
- 50-minute Aroma Zen facial
- 50-minute Bliss body scrub
Visitors are invited to arrive 45 minutes early for their appointment at Lorien Spa—time enough to reach a state of intense relaxation before the lavish services even begin. After loosening their muscles and opening their pores in a steam room, they slip into fluffy white robes and recline against giant pillows in a relaxation area that brings to mind a kind of zen adobe, its curving walls inset with padded benches. The space broadcasts the streamlined sensibility of Vicente Wolf, an international interior designer whose passion for photography, travel, and art add depths of personality to the elegant ambiance.
The nose receives as much attention as the rest of the body during the Reserve experience, which introduces an aromatherapy component into each service. The Sweet Dreams massage invites guests to choose from five 98% organic, scented oil blends, designed to induce moods ranging from calm to full-body balance. The benefits of the massage are twofold: as therapists knead the body with light, non-greasy oils to relieve muscle soreness, vitamins and oleic acids hydrate the skin.
Healing hands continue their work in the Aroma Zen facial, which includes scalp and foot massage as well as facial treatments. An ampoule of anti-couperose serum uses botanical extracts to soothe inflamed capillaries, leaving even sensitive skin looking as calm as its inhabitant feels. Finally, the mineral-rich Bliss body scrub invigorates skin with gentle, full-body exfoliation enhanced with wild lavender. As the state of revitalization takes hold, a pressure-point massage uses healing stones to send serenity coursing through the body with the easy swiftness of a runner entering the zero-gravity portion of the triathlon.
1600 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314