Best Wellness Centers in Virginia

Virginia Center for Health & Wellness

39070 John Mosby Hwy, Aldie, VA 20105,


We are an integrative medicine clinic with providers that focus on your individuality and treat you as a whole person. We utilize advanced testing and treatment methods within an integrative approach to care. Improving your health and wellness is our goal, and we will take the time to get to know you to discover the root of your illness, rather than just treat the symptoms.


Gentle Wellness Center

12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy #420, Fairfax, VA 22033,


Gentle Wellness Center is a functional, alternative medical practice and Med Spa in Fairfax, Virginia, specializing in Wellness, Anti-Aging and Esthetics treatments. We offer a variety of in-person and nationwide (virtual) treatments. At Gentle Wellness Center, we provide more to our clients/patients than most other medical practices.

If you are looking for a holistic approach to wellness, this could most certainly be the place for you. Our providers are well-recognized, and have been featured on nationwide news outlets such as CNN Headline News, Fox News, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNBC, and many others.


Falls Church Wellness Center

520 N Washington St suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22046,


At the Falls Church Wellness Center, we believe that care is a shared journey. That's why we're here to accompany you, hand-in-hand, towards your holistic well-being.

Our family of mental and physical health professionals are not only highly skilled in a wide spectrum of therapeutic specialties but also deeply committed to creating a safe, compassionate, and inclusive environment. Our team is proficient in diverse therapeutic styles, ensuring that our approach is tailored to your unique needs and experiences.

Every difficulty you encounter is a challenge we're ready to face together. No matter your situation, there will always be a clinician within our team equipped with the skills, understanding, and empathy to guide you.


Salt Spa & Wellness Center

1817 Republic Rd Suite B, Virginia Beach, VA 23454,


Virginia Beach Med Spa services at Salt Spa & Wellness Center include a broad spectrum of treatments with long-term benefits to help you look and feel your best.

Contact Salt Spa & Wellness Center, the Med Spa of Galardi I Bowen Plastic Surgery, to learn more about what treatment options are right for you!

Our Med Spa at Salt Spa & Wellness Center offers more intensive skin treatments that use medical-grade techniques and products under the supervision of a licensed physician.


The Wellness Junction Del Ray

1900 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301,


Wellness Junction is a home to several associated practices offering therapy and coaching, massage therapy, holistic mental health and MedSpa, holistic medicine and nutrition, and yoga and Reiki.

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What is cold therapy?

Cold therapy is a form of cold stress that will activate the body’s internal healing mechanisms. There are many forms of cold therapy tubs and chambers that will give you all of the benefits of cold therapy. These methods may include using a chiller combined with cold plunge, or adding ice to a cold tub or ice barrel. Most commonly cold therapy is used for athletic recovery or mental clarity.

What are the benifits of a cold plunge?

Some of the benefits of using a cold plunge may include pain relief, recovery, mental focus, body health, lowering inflammation in the body, and better sleep.

What is the difference between and Ice Bath and a Cold Plunge?

The difference between an ice bath and a cold plunge is that you typically don’t have to add ice to a cold plunge with a chiller unit. With an ice bath you will simply add the ice, and drain the tub when finished. With a cold plunge the chiller will circulate and filter the water so there will be less frequent draining and filling the tub.

What is the optimum temperature for an ice bath?

The optimum temperature really depends on the individual and the goals they may have. The standard temperature is 50-59 degrees F for at least 5-10 minutes. Although, high performance athletes may use colder temperatures between 42-50 degrees F with a duration of 3-6 minutes.

Are ice baths healthy?

Yes, as a general statement ice baths are healthy for you if they are used correctly. Before using any of our ice baths or cold plunges please read the manufacturer's suggestions on temperatures and time in the water. If you have more specific questions on the health benefits don’t hesitate to fill out the contact us form below.

Is an ice bath better than a cold shower?

Although there is value to taking a cold shower every now and then. Ice baths and cold plunges will have an immediate effect on your entire body. The only way to truly reach consistent application of the cold is to fully submerge the body for a set duration of time.

How long should you soak in an ice bath or cold plunge?

The standard temperature is 50-59 degrees F for at least 5-10 minutes. Although, high performance athletes may use colder temperatures between 42-50 degrees F with a duration of 3-6 minutes. 

How do you take an ice bath?

For beginners the best way is to submerge your body into the water while keeping your hands and head above the water. Focus on your breathing and remain calm as the first few minutes are always the hardest. Typically the bath would last about 5-10 minutes. 

More experienced methods may include a quick head dunk into the water and keeping hands in the water for full recovery benefits. We also recommend using a colder temperature for a shorter amount of time.

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