It’s not just the ambiance that makes Williamsburg Salt Spa what it is.
Salt Spa owner Aga Drygala credits her employees with fostering a unique feel within the Williamsburg area business, helping it earn The Virginia Gazette’s Best of Williamsburg 2017 for Best Spa and Massage Services.
“We have the best of the best,” Drygala said of her staff. “They’re wonderful and they all perform wonderful services, and of course, guests love them and they keep coming back.”
The one-of-a-kind business — the first salt spa on the East Coast — started as a salt cave in 2008 and expanded to offering massages in 2012 with just one room. Three years later, it added more space for more massage rooms.
Whether guests take advantage of the massage rooms, the salt caves or the flow tanks, Drygala said her staff fosters a serene feeling.
Drygala said she will be offering something new for 2018: an infrared sauna, which is a dry sauna, not like a typical sauna in which people sweat from the vapor.
“I don’t want to be another day spa,” Drygala said. “We have a lot of wonderful facilities in town, and of course there’s no way I could compete with full day spas, and it is not my goal. I want to keep it more as a wellness place.”
Williamsburg Salt Spa
Address: 1111 Old Colony Lane, Old Colony Professional Center, Williamsburg.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.