Charlottesville Alert

12/19 – 12/23: Repairs to our hot water system will take place December 19-23. acac Albemarle Square will be without hot water during this time.

We will be running on a modified schedule for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.


Massage Therapy

Custom Massage

Whether divine relaxation and rejuvenation is your goal or you need something deeper and more therapeutic to work out the kinks, this massage is for you! Your massage therapist will customize this service to your needs to provide an exceptional spa experience.

Medical Massage

Just what the doctor ordered–literally! This result-oriented treatment aims to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed by a physician. Clients scheduled for this massage must submit a prescription from their physician to The Spa prior to treatment. The massage will focus only on the area related to the diagnosis and prescription. (Note: Clients should contact their insurance provider prior to acquiring a prescription from their physician to ensure that reimbursement through a flex-benefits plan, or otherwise, is available. The Spa at acac will not submit insurance paperwork or claims on behalf of a client.)

Hot Stone Massage

Enjoy a deeper dimension of calm through the penetrating heat of hot basalt stones, which assist in nurturing your sore muscles, as well as reducing stress. The stones will be used both as massage tools and placed along the body for the benefits of their healing warmth.

Swe-Thai Massage

This “table Thai” massage integrates the Western (Swedish) knowledge of soft-tissue therapy with the ancient Eastern (Thai) knowledge of a highly revered form of intuitive medicinal massage. Your massage therapist will combine very specific stretching, compression, and energy-point therapy from Thai Yoga Massage into a relaxing Swedish Massage, ensuring that you are securely draped the whole time.

Aromatherapy Massage

Enhance your massage experience with the power of essential oils. We use local MedEssential Oil blends, which are pesticide, pollutant, and cruelty free. You may choose from either of the following blends, based either on scent preference or intended results:

This simple addition to your massage is completely worthwhile due to its  effect both on your senses and the impact of the essential oils on your nervous system through absorption!

Prenatal Massage

A massage designed to comfort and unwind the expectant mother, as well as alleviate the discomfort that may be associated with pregnancy. (Note: Women must be in their second or third trimester to receive a massage at The Spa at acac, unless a physician’s note is submitted to The Spa prior to treatment.)


Relax and improve circulation with this unique pressure point technique. Energy blockages in the body are released as pressure is applied to specific reflex points on your feet.

AromaTouch Technique

Not to be confused with a traditional massage, this deeply meditative technique is a combination of healing touch and essential oil therapy, focusing on your back, scalp, and the bottoms of your feet. The Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils penetrate your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to soothe you, support your immune system and inflammation response, and bring your body back to a place of balance and harmony.

* This service is safe for all and available for anyone who can lie face-down for the duration of the service. Special pillows are available to allow pregnant women to lie face-down during their second trimester.

Peppermint Cure Foot Treatment

All the benefits of a pedicure but without the nail-specific work, this exfoliation and massage of the calves and feet uses peppermint to revitalize and refresh you. If you’re on your feet a lot or just want to lie down, relax, and have someone pamper you, this won’t disappoint, and you’ll leave with some pep[permint] in your step!