You Deserve a Little Self Care

September 29, 2021
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Whether you plan a day trip or want to escape for a restorative wellness weekend, Waynesboro is an excellent place to schedule some time to care for yourself. Spa treatments like therapeutic massage, facials, and aromatherapy help you face the world looking and feeling your best. Here’s where to disconnect from your problems and relax.

If you’d like to immerse yourself in a tranquil and restorative setting, book a spa session (and a whole weekend getaway!) at the Iris Inn. Not only will you enjoy the luxurious amenities at the Inn, including elegant, private, romantic spaces and incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley, you can also choose from a menu of treatments including massages, facials, and more. The Iris Inn offers four unique spa packages that combine massage experiences with refreshments and body soothing products. The Inn is situated about five miles from the entrance to Shenandoah National Park and George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. Both natural areas boast fresh air, big views, and plenty of solitude.

Wild and Free Holistic Day Spa is a family business that emphasizes old and new skincare techniques and a holistic approach to skincare using ethically sourced, organic, small-batch products. The spa provides a variety of facials tailored to each client's specific needs including exfoliation, light therapy, extractions, masks, personalized products, and stone massage. Clients can also receive derma plane treatments, botanical body wraps, and peels. Pair your day at the spa with an evening out at Bottles, singing karaoke, riding the mechanical bull, or playing a variety of other skill games in their fun “beer-cade.”

The mission at Freda's Skin Studio is to take care of your skin in a calming and professional environment. In addition to amazing facials and chemical peels, you can also try something new by indulging in a dry salt therapy session. This non-invasive treatment in which disperses tiny particles of salt through the air to cleanse your body from the inside out to help relieve congestion, inflammation, and more. Freda’s also performs waxing, brow sculpting, lash extension, and makeup services, including lessons on how to use products and select colors for your look. Freda’s is centrally located in downtown Waynesboro, so when you finish up your treatment, take a leisurely stroll in the fresh air. Stop by the Shenandoah Valley Art Center or P. Buckley Moss Gallery for award-winning art exhibits.

You could spend all day at Détente Spa & Salon considering all of the services they have to offer. From massages, to cupping therapy, to foot reflexology, to full-body sugar scrubs, to spa pedicures, and more, they have something for everyone. Détente is located near the entrance to Ridgeview Park, the city’s largest park and home to the Serenity Garden, which is located on a one-acre knoll and boasts beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees, walking paths, and benches. Don’t discount the power of nature to help you unwind and reach a meditative state; explore Waynesboro’s peaceful city parks year-round.

You’ll feel better knowing your warm, summery glow came from a natural-looking spray tan session at Sol Shine Body Bar instead of a bake in the sun that will damage and age your skin. Your quick treatment can be customized to your skin tone. You’ll also want to schedule a pore-opening facial for your face or back and a sea-salt scrub to exfoliate dead skin. Finish up with a gentle Swedish massage or target your muscle knots with deep tissue work. Reward yourself for all that self care with a trip to SweetNanaCakes Bake Shoppe for a beautiful cupcake or a scoop of edible cookie dough!

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