Top Treatments to Escape Election Stress

(Courtesy of Salamander Resort)

It’s no secret that this year’s presidential election is causing a lot of uproar, and to that end, stressing out the American public.  According to the American Psychology Association (APA), more than half of Americans find the incumbent election to be a significant source of stress in their day to day lives. This the perfect opportunity for your spa to step in and save the day with stress-relieving packages. Here are a few ways spa-goers can escape from all the election coverage and political banter.

  1. 10 Kimpton hotels in Washington D.C. are offering a “Race to the White House” getaway (price varies by location). This package includes two cocktails at the hotel bar, a running map of Washington, D.C., an in-room yoga mat for relaxation and rejuvenation, and a signature 50-minute in-room massage to melt away election stress.
  2. Georgetown Spa at Four Seasons Washington D.C. is offering two seasonal treatments to restore and revitalize its clientele during election season. “The Political Detox” (starting at $175, 50 minutes, Monday-Thursday, and up to $185, Friday-Sunday) uses lemon verbena and gentle buffing grains blended with stimulating extracts of ruby grapefruit and blood orange to refresh the body. The gentle exfoliation moisturizes and renews the skin for a rejuvenated re-start. Pair this with the add-on enhancement of the “Election Escape” treatment ($30, or complimentary with any purchase of facial or body treatment lasting 50-minutes or longer) for a relaxing out-of-body experience. The enhancement includes a scalp treatment, hand and feet revitalizer, and aromatherapy.
  3. Salamander Resort & Spa (Middleburg, VA), is offering a two-night “Commander in Sleep” deal (starting at $365 per person per night). This package provides a sanctuary of relaxation in the Dressage Suite (two night minimum) with Nonpartisan Nightcaps for two at Gold Cup Wine Bar, a 50-minute Wellness Massage for two in the Salamander Spa, and complimentary non-delivery of the morning newspapers.
  4. Larchmont Sanctuary Spa (Los Angeles), is offering its own getaway with the Election Escape Package ($280, 2 hours 5 minutes) beginning with a bubble-filled soak in the private copper Jacuzzi tub surrounded by candles. After unwinding in the tub, guests will move to the treatment room and enjoy a 75-minute Head Over Heels massage. Using customized techniques, the treatment includes a warm oil scalp massage and foot reflexology to fully release the body into a calm state. The day concludes with a 30-minute Lemon Verbena Sugar exfoliating scrub, made with organic sugar crystals, jojoba oil, and essential oils of geranium, rosemary, cypress, and mint.