by Sandy McLeod   If you are planning a weekend getaway why not include some time at the spa by Sandy McLeod   If you are planning a weekend getaway why not include some time at the spa to ease away stress and the daily grind? A visit to Asheville, N.C., known as a place for relaxation, rejuvenation and healing, could be the cure you are searching for.  Asheville has become a place where alternative medicine, bodywork and other healing modalities flourish. Asheville draws some of the best massage therapists, chiropractors, Reiki masters, reflexologists, aroma therapists and others into its culture of healing.   Realizing that body, mind and spirit need to be tended, many visitors to Asheville come here seeking relief from bodily pain and stress and renewal through spa treatment.  Some are surprised by the assortment of choices, and the level of expertise in spa services available in this Western North Carolina town.   There are some excellent spas in Asheville, with a variety of price ranges for services. In fact there are so many choices, they are too numerous to mention here.  For visitors seeking ideas, I am going to highlight some of my favorite places to find the best contemporary spa treatments in Asheville, utilizing all of the latest methods of bodily rejuvenation. Spa Theology This Downtown Asheville spa is known for its world-class spa treatments. Experts here use the most contemporary methods of bodily rejuvenation.  Enjoy full body treatment packages such as the Cleansing Clay and Tea Ritual, the Ultra Luxe Facial, or Sacred Spa Day.  Or, have a massage and choose specific treatments to add such as a Soothing Aloe Wrap or Aromatherapy Oil Wrap or an Exfoliating Foot or Body treatment.  Energize yourself and enhance natural beauty with these treatments in elegant and soothing setting.   Spa at Biltmore Village For those who prefer a spa that offers the traditional body treatments, the Spa at Biltmore Village may be just the right choice.  This is a “day spa for men and women” offering waxing, skin and nail treatments, anti aging treatments and massage.  The Spa at Biltmore Village is conveniently located in South Asheville, in the shops near the gates of Biltmore Estate.   Appalachian Spa Ventures Day spa treatments and spa packages are available at Appalachian Spa Ventures. This spa also provides mobile on site services, and has a solid reputation of serving the Asheville area for 10 years.  Appalachian Spa Ventures specializes in offering unique massage styles such as hot rock or deep tissue massage, and related healing modalities, including reiki, reflexology and aromatherapy services. With over 20 modalities of Massages, facials, body wraps, hand and feet treatments and couples treatments packages, Appalachian Spa Ventures is a great choice.   Sensibilities Day Spa Sensibilities is a well respected spa with two locations. One is in Downtown Asheville at 59 Haywood Street and there is another location underneath the Hilton Hotel in South Asheville.  Sensibilities Day Spa is a popular choice among visitors and locals.  Choose from a variety of massage and reflexology techniques. Or, select an all-natural body treatment, waxing treatment or nail care.  Spa packages that combine massage with manicures, pedicures, facials and other services are available.   Some of the spa packages take four or more hours, so keep this in mind when booking.   Outcall Massage Services in Asheville For mobile spa services that bring massage to you, there are two services I trust well from past experiences. One is Mobile Spa Services, and the other is Around Town Massage. Massage therapists bring their tables to a pre-determined location.  Individuals receive massage in the comfort of their hotel room, cabin rental, residence or business, and are free to relax afterwards.   Visitors have a wide variety of options for spa services in Asheville, N.C. They can select something that meets their budget and own personal tastes.  Some spas offer additional types of bodywork such as reflexology and reiki, while others offer attractive spa packages and traditional day spa services such as facials, body wraps and waxing.  One thing is certain. If you’re in the mood for some pampering, stress relief and beauty enhancement, you are sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in Asheville, N.C. Book a luxury cabin in Asheville with a hot tub and fully stocked wood burning fireplace. It's an ideal place to receive a massage in cabin.