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Gaylord National Resort: Summer spa treatments at Relache Spa

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A premier resort destination right on the Potomac River and just minutes from Washington, D.C., the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland is offering new seasonal summertime skin treatments at its luxurious high-end Relache Spa.

Voted one of the top 100 spas by Spas of America, Relache Spa is a full-service spa and salon featuring botanical treatments, salon services, couple’s massage, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. Relache is French and means to “let it go” (Where have we heard that before?) or “take a breather.”

Guests can choose from a variety of treatment types that include body scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures in refreshing concoctions of green tea and lemongrass.

Relache Spa Body Treatments

  • Lemongrass Body Polish –Rrenew dry skin with a luxurious sugar scrub, followed by a hydrating hair mask and a soothing signature green tea and lemongrass botanical body butter for $150 Monday through Thursday and $160 Friday through Sunday.
  • Lemongrass Facial – Peptides and botanicals work together to strengthen and protect the skin leaving it bright, even and rejuvenated for $150 Monday through Thursday and $160 Friday through Sunday.
  • Green Tean and Lemongrass Pedicure – Pamper the feet and legs, leaving them smooth and soft for $80 Monday through Thursday and $85 Friday through Sunday.
  • For the ultimate pampering session, guests can experience all three of these Green Tea and Lemongrass summer packages for $325 Monday through Thursday and $340 Friday through Sunday.

Summer treatments at the Gaylord National’s Relache Spa are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

For more information or to make reservations at the Gaylord National’s Relache Spa, please call 301.965.4400 or visit

What to see and do at National Harbor and the Potomac River Waterfront

Whether guests are spending the night or just visiting for the day, the Gaylord National is an attraction in its own right. The 19-story glass-enclosed atrium is a wonderland of blooming plants, water fountains and fun for the whole family. Every Christmas season, the Gaylord puts on the ever popular and fashionably frozen ICE! extravaganza. Past themes have included "The Grinch," "Shrek" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas," all in clear, colored and LED-lit blocks of expertly carved ice.

The Gaylord National, which is part of the Marriott family, sits along National Harbor on the Potomac River. A variety of restaurants and shops (including a PEEPS store!) are within walking distance. Festivals and music events are held throughout the year along the harbor front.

Don’t miss the harbor’s recently added Capital Wheel. Similar to the London Eye, the Capital Wheel has 42 closed, climate-controlled gondolas that give guests a bird’s eye view from 180 feet in the sky. Eight passengers per gondola are able to view the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the National Mall and many other sites in the D.C./Maryland Potomac River region.