Summer’s high-cal barbecues can be hard on your body, so book a post-Labor Day figure rejuvenation at The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. The hot spot’s recently launched Slender Now Body Wrap ($200) is said to remove unwanted inches instantly, and for those wanting to keep a healthy summer glow well into fall, the spa offers its nontoxic organic Airbrush Tanning service, which will leave skin looking bronzed and streak-free. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202- 787-6100; mandarinoriental.com
What’s Your Sign?
The Boutique Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC, offers its guests a variety of 50- or 80-minute massages ($135–$225), some of which are based on astrological temperament and physical need. Named for the elements—think fire, water, earth—the bodywork services can include everything from a heated lava shell treatment to deep-tissue massage to a lighter restorative touch. 3100 South St. NW, 202-912-4175; ritzcarlton.com
One on One
The Park Hyatt Washington DC’s recently opened Spa Room is a tiny gem of a space offering oneon- one treatments and a private aromatherapy steam shower. The boutique spa menu (treatment prices range from $22–$240) includes, among other things, manicure and pedicure services, facials and waxing. Private treatments can also be delivered in-room upon request. 1201 24th St. NW, 202-789-1234; parkhyattwashington.com
Saving Face (and Body)
If you’ve seen too much sun lately, head to The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC, where multiple therapies can help reverse UV damage and hydrate skin. The spa’s DermaLucent phototherapy treatment ($225) reportedly evens pigmentation while reducing fine lines. And specifically for the face, there’s the brightening Carita Renovateur facial ($225), a deeply restorative treatment designed to suit each guest’s preferences and skin type. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-342-0444; fourseasons.com