When you think of Colonial Williamsburg—what comes to mind? Images of a horse and carriage, men in tricorner hats, maybe the Fifes and Drums? Now, close your eyes again. Only this time, take a deep breath… and travel back in time.
Just a few steps from the Historic Area, nestled between the Williamsburg Lodge and the Williamsburg Inn, is a hidden oasis where you’ll be greeted with the calming sound of an outdoor fountain surrounded by an array of beautiful, fragrant flowers. Step through the doors of The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and in addition to the spa, you’ll find a full-service salon, a fitness center, a steam room, and three different pools.
Among these modern luxuries, you’ll also find opportunities to indulge in history-inspired massages dating back to the 17th century. By the 1700s, we know that in colonial Virginia, Williamsburg residents were well aware of the healing powers found in nature. They used oranges to prevent scurvy in sailors who were traveling to the New World. And they relied on ginger to treat upset stomachs, digestion issues, and to help relieve tension in muscles.
That’s just a little of the knowledge you’ll gain during your 18th-century Signature Colonial Orange and Ginger Scrub & Massage which combines two powerful age-old ingredients. Relax with an herbal footbath, be reinvigorated with an aromatic body scrub, and then feel your stress melt away with a Williamsburg massage. It’s two hours of pure bliss and a nod to our ancestors at the same time.
Now, this particular massage is a little pricey but you have to consider you’re paying for incredible service and a truly unique and memorable experience! For those of you looking for less expensive options, you’re also in luck. During the week of July 12-18, you can take advantage of our Summer Spa Days. From massages to facials, manicures, pedicures—even hair cuts—there’s a deal waiting for you. And the prices? Wait for it. Wait for it. They’re anywhere from 40-50% of the regular costs!
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