Courtesy of Mill House Spa
Courtesy of Mill House Spa

Visit one of these top-rated Virginia spas to show yourself a little love any time throughout the year. 

When you feel overwhelmed or stressed out or you deserve a reward for a job well done, treating yourself with a spa treatment or two is a great way to destress or celebrate.

You don’t need an excuse to treat yourself, but make sure you call ahead to book your appointment. The best spas typically require guests a two-week or longer advance booking to ensure guests get the time and day they want.

Flowering Almond Spa

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Location: The Founders Inn, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach

Hours: Open Sun. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The Flowering Almond Spa is an excellent place for a weekend spa getaway or for those in the Virginia Beach area. It’s located at The Founders Inn, a hotel from Hilton’s Tapestry Collection, so guests can relax in their rooms after their spa services. However, you can visit Flowering Almond Spa without booking a room at The Founders Inn. Spa guests can book various services including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. The hot tub, pool, and fitness center are also open for spa guests. 

Neroli Med Spa & Beauty Lounge

Location: 507 W. Main St., Charlottesville

Hours: Mon. through Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. by appointment only

You can book traditional spa services like massages and facials at Neroli Med Spa & Beauty Lounge, but this gem also offers some additional services you might not find at other spas because of the “med” spa focus. If you are looking for injectables or body contouring, Neroli is the place. Other services include dermaplaning, microneedling, laser hair removal, and permanent makeup procedures. 

Salt of the Earth

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Location: 321 W. Main St., Abingdon

Hours: Tues. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed. through Fri. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those who live in the furthest corners of western Virginia can treat themselves at Salt of the Earth in Abingdon. The special services you’ll find at this top-rated Virginia spa also provide a good excuse to take a day trip from other areas of the state. As the name suggests, Salt of the Earth is the place to go for salt therapy, aka halotherapy. In addition to massages, guests can spend time in the salt room, a controlled environment that simulates a natural salt cave. The spa also offers an infrared sauna and red light therapy. 

Fountains Day Spa

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Location: 422 S. Washington St., Alexandria

Hours: Wed. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fountains Day Spa is the perfect place in the D.C. area for those who want a traditional spa experience, with massage and various other treatments. Guests can choose from Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, CBD massages, and more. Consider booking one of their packages to treat yourself. Their Stressbuster Package includes a 50-minute combination massage, a 50-minute Hydradermie facial, and a 25-minute reflexology session. For the full experience, try the Queen for a Day Package with an extra 30 minutes each for the massage and facial, plus a 50-minute body polish. 

The Spa at the Omni Homestead Resort

Location: 7696 Sam Snead Hwy., Hot Springs

Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Spa at the Omni Homestead Resort is one of the most famous and oldest spas in the nation. Thomas Jefferson enjoyed taking a dip in the hot springs, one of the largest draws of the resort. Founded in 1766 in the picturesque Allegheny Mountains, today’s resort spans 2,000 acres and offers various outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy Swedish, Japanese, deep tissue, and several other types of massages, body treatments, and salon services. You can soak in the hot springs at the spa’s Serenity Garden, where they have a geothermal pool, a deluge shower, a Finnish sauna, and a special stone path to soothe your feet. 

Scents of Serenity Organic Spa

Location: 5707 Grove Ave., Richmond

Hours: Tues. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scents of Serenity prides itself on offering luxury spa services with organic products in a tranquil space. If organic products are important to you when you treat yourself to a spa day, you won’t find any parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, and other harsh chemicals often found at many other spas. You’ll find spa packages that range from two to five hours that include massages, facials, body wraps, hair masks, and more. Also, Scents of Serenity has three other locations in Short Pump, Glen Allen, and Midlothian.