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November 21, 2017 / 10:32 am EST

Spa Experience

Nusta Spa
Nusta SpaFeb 23, 2010
The First LEED Gold Certified Spa

Stretching across nearly 5,000 square feet, the Nusta Spa located in downtown Washington, DC provides a luxurious haven for people seeking customized spa services from an eco-friendly business. Awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, Nusta Spa serves as an excellent example for spas looking to follow efficient, healthy green building standards.

Eco-Friendly Spa Features

You may be wondering why Nusta Spa has earned high praise from the U.S. Green Building Council. Besides earning LEED Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI), Nusta Spa clients step upon bamboo flooring and are surrounded by salvaged ceiling tiles and beams. Renewable energy sources supplies the electricity that powers ENERGY STAR appliances and LED lighting. The products that touch your face and body are organic – some of which come from their own line of organic skincare comprised of sustainably sourced ingredients.

Spa Services

Clients visit Nustra Spa to indulge in customized, luxury pampering through a wide range of signature services, including: 

Massage: From pregnancy massage to couples therapy, Nusta offers a wide range of services to treat tired limbs and rejuvenate the body. Some of the massage techniques to consider include traditional Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, and Nusta's Signature Interpretive Touch Massage – a cutting-edge deep tissue massage that uses pulsating pressure. The Signature Massage treatment is also delivered by none other than one of the co-owners of the spa, Brad Drummer.

Body Care: Scrub away dead skin cells, rejuvenate skin, or wrap your body in luxury with a range of body care services that uses some of the best techniques, products and equipment. Try the 80-minute Nusta’s Signature Body Treatment: Full Body Detox ($170), which includes a custom body wrap with Sedona mud, seaweed or marine algae. Other popular body care options include the Hydrating Mud Wrap and Super Scrub – both of which last 50 minutes for around $100.

Skin Care: A Nustra Spa facial not only invigorates the skin, but can also encourage smoother, softer and younger-looking skin to reemerge. Nusta's Signature Pure Facial Plus offers extended TLC with a relaxing facial massage and deep-pore cleansing. The spa also provides an array of SilkPeel facial treatments, including an eye treatment aimed at lifting tired eyes and relieving puffiness.

Nail Care: With Nusta's Signature Luxe Manicure or Pedicure, you receive much more than just a shiny collection of polished nails. Manicures include hand and arm exfoliation and a hydrating hot paraffin dip, while pedicures include a foot and leg seaweed mask and massage.

Hair Removal: Getting bikini ready is a breeze with Nusta Spa hair removal treatments, where you may choose between waxing, electrolysis or threading – a natural alternative to waxing that especially accommodates clients with sensitive skin.

Contact Information

The location of the Nusta Spa in Washington, DC is:

1129 20th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 530-5700


By Yona Williams




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