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Fredericskburg Logo copyFredericksburg Spa & Wellness Week offers
an opportunity to relax and renew this spring


Promotions May 4 – 10 highlight the city's diverse, high-quality wellness providers

Fredericksburg, Va.— April 8, 2014 — Fredericksburg is quickly becoming a premier destination for wellness, and the city's growing collection of boutique-style health and fitness providers will roll out the red carpet May 4 - 10 for the inaugural Fredericksburg Spa & Wellness Week.

More than two dozen businesses and wellness practitioners in and around downtown Fredericksburg will offer deals priced at $25 and $50, giving customers an opportunity to sample everything from yoga and fitness classes, to various styles of massage, to beauty and nail treatments, to nutritional counseling, personal training and holistic practices such as Reiki and Feng Shui at reduced rates.

Fredericksburg has long been a destination for the health-conscious. Thousands of people come to the city each spring for the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, and the Rappahannock River, trails and parks network within the city have always been a destination for active travelers. Fredericksburg is even the birthplace of a completely new exercise discipline. Pitaiyo, a combination of Pilates, tai chi and yoga, the brainchild of Alex Kelly-Maartens, at Pitaiyo in downtown Fredericksburg.

Brian Lam, a practitioner of Ashiatsu and various other massage techniques at Skin+Touch Therapy at 714 Caroline St., said Fredericksburg is a logical destination for wellness.
"We take well-being seriously in Fredericksburg, and a lot of elements of life in this city—the beauty of the Rappahannock River, appreciation for the artistry in different architectural styles, the walkability of the community—are great complements to what our businesses do," said Lam. "We want Spa & Wellness Week to be a chance for people to come here to be refreshed, and to learn about how regular wellness practices can enhance their health all year long."
"Spa & Wellness Week is a great way to highlight the unique collection of practitioners in the health and wellness sector who have chosen Fredericksburg as a place to do business," said Karen Hedelt, Director of Economic Development and Tourism for the City of Fredericksburg. "It's just one more way that we believe Fredericksburg offers experiences you won't find anywhere else."

Participating businesses will offer special packages or services during the week. Call individual businesses or visit their websites to purchase services or make reservations. For a full listing of packages, go to

Spa & Wellness Week participating businesses:
• Barbie Smith Massage Associates, 317 Germania St.,
• Bodyworks Downtown Athletic Club, 1027 Caroline St.,
• Crystal Clear Acne Clinic, 807 Caroline St.,
• Dragonfly Yoga Studio, 810 Caroline St.,
• Fly Fitness, 501 William St. (entrance on Prince Edward Street),
• Fredericksburg Fitness Studio, 2541 Cowan Blvd.,
• Green Fitness, 1122 Caroline St.,
• Healing Arts & Yoga Center, 2300 Fall Hill Ave. Suite 231,
• In Good Hands Massage Therapy LLC, 307 Lafayette Blvd.,
• Jewell's Medical Massage, 2601 Princess Anne St., Suite 202, (540) 604-7313
• Kristy D.M. Poux Massage Therapy, 1711 Princess Anne St.,
• Ladyburg Apothecary, 807 Caroline St.,
• Laurie Watkins Massage Therapy, 1802 Augustine Ave., (540) 760-6093
• Liz'z Creative Juices, 915 Lafayette Blvd.,
• Mark Torgeson Massage for Wholeness, 111 Amelia St.,
• Massage Therapy Center, 1105 Caroline St.,
• Nightingale Massage & Bodywork, 701 Kenmore Ave. Suite 240,
• One Lovely Skin, 915C Lafayette Blvd.,
• Pitaiyo, 1006A Caroline St.,
• Skin+Touch Therapy, 714 Caroline St.,
• Studio d'Esthetique, 809 Caroline St.,
• Studio G, 701 Kenmore Ave. Suite 240,
• Jen Miller Coaching, 914 Caroline St.,
• Positive Force Life Coaching, 914 Caroline St.,
• Cheryl Shotwell Feng Shui, 914 Caroline St.,
• Heather Dancer Therapy, 914 Caroline St.,
• Angel Touch Integrated Energy Therapy, 914 Caroline St., (540) 538-1591
• In Touch Animal Communications – Denise Moll, 914 Caroline St.,
• The Scenter of Town, 907 Charles St.,


The Fredericksburg Area, which includes the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford, is a classic blend of modern life with small town charm. Conveniently located along I-95, between Washington and Richmond, the area features a variety of chef-owned restaurants, numerous art galleries, a wide range of specialty shops, and one of America's most authentic, historic downtowns. Stafford is home to George Washington's boyhood home, Ferry Farm and Belmont, the residence of 20th Century American impressionist painter Gari Melchers. Spotsylvania is not only the site of 4,400 acres of Civil War battlefields; it also boasts the beautiful Lake Anna Winery. The Fredericksburg Area rests on the banks of the picturesque, pristine Rappahannock River. For visitor information, visit For online trip planning, visit For media information and digital images, click on us on Twitter at


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Pouches Visits the Past


If Pouches' experience at History Camp is any indication, your son or daughter will enjoy joining Washington Heritage Museums and the George Washington Foundation for History Camp in Fredericksburg. The week-long day camp will be held June 25-29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day.

Young historians discover American history with hands-on experiences as they walk in the footsteps where the history of Fredericksburg, and a budding America, was created. The camp complements the history taught in classrooms with activities such as soap making, code breaking, colonial crafts, penmanship and much more.