Charlottesville Alert

acac Pantops will close Tuesday, July, 23 at 7:00pm for routine maintenance testing. It will reopen as normal on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00am. Members are welcome to use acac Downtown, Albemarle Square, and Crozet during regular business hours for their fitness in the meantime.

Beginning Monday, July 8, The acac Downtown Mind Body Studio C will be closed for HVAC renovations. Please check online for the updated Group Exercise and Mind Body schedules.

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!

Naturopathica® Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage

This intensive treatment relaxes sore muscles and stiff joints with Russian massage techniques and the best pain relievers from nature’s pharmacy: Arnica, Sweet Birch and Magnesium.

Naturopathica® Prenatal Rest and Renew Treatment

This deeply restorative treatment is designed for moms-to-be to help improve sleep, reduce stress and soothe muscle fatigue. Beginning with a Swedish massage, then followed by the application of Gotu Kola Healing Balm to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, this treatment ends with a mini-facial to address sensitive, hormone-reactive skin.

Naturopathica® Balance Herbal Massage

An herbal massage that eases muscle tension and grounds the mind with invigorating Lemongrass and soothing Ginger. Featured product: Ginger Root Bath & Body Oil.

Naturopathica® Detox Herbal Massage

This detoxifying treatment uses cleansing oils known for their decongestant and diuretic properties. Featured product: Deep Forest Bath & Body Oil.

Naturopathica® Mighty Mint Foot Therapy

A revitalizing foot and lower leg treatment designed to invigorate the whole body. Calves and feet are massaged with energizing Peppermint and stimulating Horse Chestnut to enhance circulation. Feet are then cocooned in stimulating, aromatic steamed towels that awaken the senses from head to toe.