Like cars, human beings require occasional corrective bodywork, custom finishing, and fresh coats of wax to avoid being towed away and crushed into a cube. Keep your chassis classy with today's Groupon: for $61, you get a spa and massage package at The Spa Room (a $123 total value). The package includes the following:
• A 30-minute massage in the style of your choosing (a $60 value) as well as one of three massage enhancements—the birch back cleanse, garshana silk-glove exfoliation, or the wild-rose facial cleanse (a $15 value).
The professional massage therapists at The Spa Room, overseen by Mary Szegda and Jessica LaGarde, use organic ingredients to naturally enhance their wide range of bodywork methods, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. After selecting their desired technique, guests melt into the cushy table as a professional therapist applies deep and precise pressure to the neck and back. The 30-minute treatment is accompanied by one of three massage enhancements, adding layers of relaxation with fragrant oils, floral essences, and aromatic scratch and sniff stickers. The wild-rose facial cleanse refreshes the body’s emotion maker and scalp with soothing strokes, and the birch back cleanse exfoliates dorsal surfaces aided by birch extracts, steamed towels, and percussive chops. Raw-silk gloves gently exfoliate the skin during the garshana silk-glove treatment, infusing skin with birch oil to rehydrate epidermal surfaces left dry by years of environmental stressors or weeks as a counselor at desert fantasy camp. Freshly pampered guests leave the premises with a 5.1-ounce bottle of organic body wash (an $18 value) and a $30 gift card toward their next indulgent spa interlude, valid for full-priced services and classes.
The Spa Room
It’s easier to connect The Spa Room’s seeming hodgepodge of treatments if you look at owner Mary Szegda. Her background and training includes a master of arts degree in applied psychology, a certification for infant massage instructorship, a massage-therapy license, and training in the Feldenkrais method—a therapy designed to pinpoint and correct habits that can cause shoulder pain and muscle tension.
Together, Mary and her skilled staff, administer Swedish and prenatal massage, aromatherapy treatments, craniosacral therapy, and spa services such as a hand treatment that combines pomegranate cream and paraffin. The staff holds four advanced degrees among themselves, and several of them have experience teaching at the university level. Most of them have served as lead or assistant teachers at local massage schools. In addition, The Spa Room offers a variety of classes and workshops including massage education, infant-massage instruction, and restorative yoga.
Van Ness - Forest Hills
4115 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016Get Directions