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Pumpkin-Yam Enzyme Facial at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner (Ritz-Carlton/TAA PR)

5 Autumnally accented spa treatments for foodies

The leaves are changing color, there’s a crisp chill in the air, and menus are full of fall flavors – from pumpkin and cranberry to cinnamon and ginger. Believe it or not, we’re talking about spa menus. Some of the season’s best treatments have winsome autumn accents. Here are our five favorites, which will leave you refreshed, revitalized, and smelling sensational.

Pumpkin-Yam Enzyme Facial at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Cooks love featuring pumpkins and yams in their Thanksgiving spreads because of their savory sweetness. Spa-cialists favor them for their anti-aging properties. The root vegetables’ enzymes can stimulate circulation, increase cell regeneration, and give a vitamin booster to dry, dehydrated skin. The facial aims to make the skin purified and radiant – so you look good while you’re scarfing down pumpkin pie and marshmallow topped yams. Available until December 1.

Autumn Spiced Body Wrap at Salamander Resort & Spa

Prepare to be pampered. The Cashmere Quench Wrap begins with a full body exfoliation. As your skin tingles, the spa team paints on shea butter infused with cinnamon, clove, and ginger, so you take on the aroma of a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Try not to drink yourself as the session finishes with a relaxing scalp massage.

Pomegranate and Cranberry Massage at Lorien Spa

Cranberry pomegranate is no longer just an Ocean Spray flavor. Masseuses infuse the flavors of the ruby fruits into aromatherapy oil, which is applied during a soothing Swedish style massage. Available until December 12.

The Fall in Love Body Treatment at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Pumpkin and crème sounds more like a pie than a spa special. Applied to the back and feet, it aims to heal and restore. To help exfoliate dry skin, there’s ground walnut shell in the mix, while meadowfoam seed oil rejuvenates and moisturizes. A full-body massage with brown sugar and honey shea butter helps moisturize further while softening the skin. Available until November 30.

Ginger Rub at Bliss

Feeling tense because of all the holiday planning and prepping? Try this three-step treatment. It begins with a circulation-stimulating rub featuring freshly grated ginger root mixed with essential oils. Next up, there’s a warming foil wrap followed by a full body massage. You’ll walk out of the spa smelling like a gingerbread cookie – and feeling less stressed about your to-do list.

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