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The 12 Days of Wellness in Del Ray Are Almost Over!

Feel any better? A number of local businesses have gotten together to focus on wellness this holiday season.

Photo: Thomas Breher

Alexandria, VA – The holidays are supposed to be filled with smiles, but let’s be honest. They can also be filled with stress, especially when the sun has taken a vacation and the weather is cold and gray. Well, snap out of it! Consequently, a the unofficially designated Del Ray Wellness Community has been hosting the annual 12 Days of Wellness this holiday season.

The number of wellness-related businesses in Del Ray is surprising, and participating businesses included:

What’s Left? 

Wednesday, Dec. 18

PK Move is offering a free PK Silver class for new clients from 10-11 a.m. at Monarca in Flight, 3431-F Carlin Springs Road. PK Silver is fun, fitness and falls prevention for adults 50+. PK Silver is only parkour-based program in the world found beneficial for older adults in an independent university study. Call (571) 386-4094 or email [email protected] for more information or visit

Yoga in Daily Life Alexandria is offering a complimentary one-hour Meditation Class at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Studio Body Logic will offer a free Pilates Mat Class from 7:15 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. Register online via Mindbody.

More Discounts and Promotions

Del Ray Psych & Wellness (1900 Mount Vernon Avenue) is promoting giving back to the community by hosting an a holiday item drive for New Hope Housing. Bring in $10 of items to the drop-off box on the stairs and you will be entered into a raffle to win a wellness basket. Items needed: full-sized shampoo/conditioner, body wash, shaving supplies, men’s boxers (L-XXL), & new twin set sheets and blankets. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Acupuncture in Del Ray, LLC & Chrysalis Chiropractic (3140 Commonwealth Ave): The holidays can be stressful! Come spend an hour with us for a Power Hour of Relaxing to unwind — 30 minutes of acupuncture & 30 minutes of chair massage. Easy to pop in during your lunch break! During Del Ray’s 12 Days of Wellness this power hour will be $85 ($30 off of $115). MUST schedule appointment time — call 703-535-7881.

Ascend Cycle (2413 Mt Vernon Ave.) is offering their Healthy Holidays Success Guide digital download for just $10. The Ascend Healthy Holidays Success Guide includes expert tips and tricks to give you the support and confidence to celebrate with confidence this holiday season, featuring four at-home, no weight workouts, healthy holiday recipes and festive cocktails, a 10-minute meditation and mindfulness tips to set realistic goals and intentions for the season. Click here to order:

Dental Excellence Integrative Center (3116 Mt. Vernon Ave) is offering a Total Mouth Health Screening for new patients, including TMJ, airway, muscle function, sleep apnea, dental, functional jaw structure, and soft tissue screening, comprehensive exam, oral images and low dose x rays for $298. Complimentary cleaning in absence of gum disease at this visit. To make an appointment, call (703) 745-5496.

Foundation Fitness of Del Ray (2305 Mt Vernon Ave.) is offering a 25% discount for clients who purchase a six month package or longer. For more information, visit

Vital Body and Mind is offering new clients 20 percent off her detox treatments and nutritional consulting.

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