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Osmosis Products at Volta Esthetics + Massage Lab Georgetown

D.C. Blogger Alicia Tenise Reviews Volta Esthetics + Massage Lab in Georgetown

Osmosis Skin Products

Spas in Georgetown Washington D.C.


After years of essentially working two-full time jobs (hello, 9-5 and the blog!), one thing has been a must for me: a quarterly spa visit.

I love going to the spa to get either a facial or a massage (or both!) as a way to decompress, get some of the inevitable knots out of my neck/shoulders, and make sure that I’m getting the proper skincare that I need. I go about 4 times a year right now, but with how crazy my schedule has been lately, I definitely want to sneak in a few more visits!

The owner of Volta Esthetics + Massage Lab, Sarah Howell, invited me to check out her space and I was completely impressed. It’s definitely one of the cozier spas that I’ve been to lately, and a place where you can get amazing one-on-one service and personalized attention. It was a charming and luxurious space located in Georgetown that made me feel completely relaxed and made me forget about all of the stress working two jobs creates!

Sarah is a licensed Massage Therapist and Master Esthetician, and she opened Volta last October. Her approach is completely unique: she only performs services that she truly believes in. For example, she only performs one type of facial that she customizes to each client, because she understands that folks don’t want to be “sold to” while they’re at the spa: they simply come to have a relaxing experience.

Sarah also has a second employee who she dubs the “queen of waxing,” who I’m totally going to see next! Not only can she do a 15-minute Brazilian wax, but she also specializes in custom eyelash extensions and special occasion makeup. 

I also had the chance to take a few product samples home that Sarah uses at the spa. She uses Osmosis products for skin care, a doctor developed line who’s philosophy is delivering high potent ingredients to the active dermal layer of the skin, such as vitamin A and fruit enzymes, without causing trauma or injury to the outer epidermal layer. This results in no added sensitivity, down time or irritation. 

Want to book an appointment of your own? You can make one online, it’s super easy! Also, I’m giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky reader to try out Volta for themselves. You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Bon chance!

P.S. Alicia Tenise Readers — Want to try Volta for yourself? Get 10% off at your visit when you mention my blog post! 

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Thank you to Volta Esthetics + Massage Lab for partnering with me for today’s post!

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  1. Elle wrote:

    Hope I win!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  2. Ashleigh wrote:

    Great post! I love Volta – it’s a hidden gem that I know is going to get more and more attention.

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  3. I completely agree with quarterly spa visits or maybe even more often! This looks like such a great place to relax!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  4. Agree! As a mom to three boys, I need it monthly! Going to check them out right now and the products!


    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  5. I would love to start going to the spa monthly! I am going to have to try out the Osmosis products!

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  6. Jaime wrote:

    I totally hear you with the two full time jobs. Team No Sleep! And throwing a child into the mix of it, well, you can say this momma is in desperate need of some pampering! Thanks for sharing your experience with this spa! xo

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  7. Leah Behr wrote:

    I have never heard of this product, but sounds amazing! I feel like the second I turned 30 I began to care so much about my skin!! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  8. This reminds me that I need to get a massage!

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  9. Rachel wrote:

    This sounds amazing! I haven’t been to a spa in almost a year!

    xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  10. Elise wrote:

    Must try! These products look great.

    Posted 9.4.16 Reply
  11. Those products look absolutely fabulous. I need a spa day like woah.
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    Posted 9.4.16 Reply
  12. Erica wrote:

    This sounds like a legitimately perfect spa experience. I’m with ya in not wanting to be sold to while at the spa…just do the relaxing fabulousness! ha!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 9.5.16 Reply
  13. Ahh – I need to check out this brand! Looking for a great in-home spa experience 🙂

    Posted 9.5.16 Reply
  14. Ah this post immediately made me want to go there! Everything looks SO incredibly relaxing! 🙂

    Posted 9.6.16 Reply
  15. Christina | Oh So Glam wrote:

    And now I need to go there! Looks so relaxing!

    Posted 9.6.16 Reply
  16. Love that you treat yourself with a quarterly spa visit. I’ve been going one a year, but totally need to up it! This location sounds so relaxing!

    Posted 9.7.16 Reply