Plan a trip to these pampered playgrounds and jump start the new year with a stress-free new you.
Three floors above the clanging slot machines the Sensational Fusion Signature Massage ($250; 80 minutes) offers a zen jackpot. Start with a warm footbath, then some deep-tissue work aided by warm stones and a cool ayurvedic wand pressed into neck and shoulder areas. Post-treatment, maintain that winning feeling in the whirlpool tub, steam room or sauna and try a sleep-skills treatment.
101 MGM National Ave., National Harbor, MD, mgmnationalharbor.com
Start the new year with a refreshed look thanks to the Elizabeth Arden PRO Renewal Facial ($160; 50 minutes). It’s available in three specialized regimens based on skin type: Acne Prone, Sensitive Skin and Anti-Aging. The spa claims the targeted treatments offer immediate, visible results for softer, smoother, radiant skin.
5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC; and Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC, reddoorspas.com
At Washington’s first and only float spa, you’d never mistake floating for swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, but Soulex claims that dipping into the saltrich waters of one of its antibacterial acrylic pods for an hour is equal to four hours of meditation and six hours of deep sleep. New to floating? Try the Float Starter Package (3 floats for $270) or the DC First Time Floater (1 float for $99). No snorkel needed.
1010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, DC, soulexdc.com
This full-service spa has 6,000 square feet dedicated to stress reduction, pampering and enhanced health and well-being. Some 70 stress-relieving services, including the Woodhouse Signature Minkyti (80 min, $185) are offered along with multiple massage therapies, skincare, waxings and sleep, foot, body and hand treaments. There is also a soaking room and Vichy shower.
2 Paseo Drive, North Bethesda, MD, woodhousespas.com