Charlottesville Alert

The acac Downtown parking deck will be closed this weekend, Saturday 9/21 – Sunday 9/22. Please visit our website for valet parking details and more information.

Phase III of the acac Downtown parking deck maintenance begins Monday, September 16 with a new traffic pattern. Please check our facebook page for the latest updates. 

Update 9/17/19: The warm water pool heater at acac Albemarle Square is broken and parts are delayed. The heater should be fixed by next Thursday, September 26. A temporary solution is in place to increase the pool temperature until this is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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.

Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage

A quick fix to the areas that hold stress and tension the most.

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.