Warning: The following Haven will have you craving a spa day — stat!!
There’s a new sanctuary of skincare and serenity within a hefty stone’s throw from Washington, DC (Columbia, Maryland). The Still Point at Haven on the Lake, a brand new full-service mind and body wellness retreat that opened mere weeks ago, attracts those seeking to get fit and refresh at an urban oasis that’s every bit as transformative as it is therapeutic.
This isn’t the first spa for Tori Paide and Marla Peoples, owners of popular The Still Point spas in Maryland’s Takoma Park and Clarksville, but this new 4,500 square-foot multi-use facility tantalizes with treasures for total body benefit.
While taking in the facilities lakefront views sweeping over the scenic Lake Kittamaqundi, health savants can participate in a number of mind and body movement classes — like pilates, yoga, and barre — right alongside some of the best beauty pampering possible!
There’s acupuncture, holistic skincare, naturopathic medicine, massage therapy and restorative procedures ranging from acupuncture facial rejuvenation to essential oil body wraps.
The Still Point’s tempting variety of massages are only intensified by the spa’s custom crafted organic skincare product line, TOMA Skin Therapies, with soothing essential oil tonics. (Beauty fanatics and product-hounds can choose from TOMA cleansers, moisturizers, anti-aging products and customizable solutions also available here and other retail outlets.)
But while the The Still Point at Haven on the Lake is a retreat for the latest in holistic skincare, massage, and alternative medicine, no visit could be complete without also looking lovely upon leaving. Fancy up your fingers and toes with full-service manicure/pedicure stations featuring the latest in Deborah Lippman treatments performed by talented and highly-trained technicians.
More ultimate serenity comes from spaces like Haven’s crystal salt room, tropical rain shower, steam bath, cold plunge, sauna and whirlpool.
It’s less than an hour’s drive from DC, but you might just lose yourself in the lavishness of this new world of wellness.
*The author first published this post to Pursuitist.