Luxury & Expert Facials
Care for Aging, Acne & Dry Skin
Experience one of the best facials in Asheville.
Owner, Brea Gratia has never been satisfied with just “okay” or copying other’s work. She studies to learn skills and information to deliver the very best facial to you! You will find the level of knowledge, techniques and protocols are impressive. Since 1978, Brea has been providing fabulous spa facials to a loyal clientele. You will find her work is advanced and original. Try for yourself and see – it only takes one facial to experience the WOW (difference)!
The value you receive with facials at Virtu is far above the competition. Why settle for a “cookie cutter” facial that may cost less than what you find at Virtu. Remember the old saying “You Get What You Pay For”. That saying works both ways. At Virtu, you do get what you pay for…you get 39 years of experience, knowledge, good judgement and above all, you get RESULTS.
Don’t you deserve to have the best technician. After all, it’s your face. Why put your face in the hands (literally) of someone less experienced, less trained and less knowledgeable. Brea does not “parrot” the same messages that are taught in school and that someone else made up for sales purposes. She really does put thought and knowledge to work in her methods. Her background, training and work experience has not been typical which has given her an advantage in skin care. She has been known for introducing new ideas in the field of professional skin care!
Founder & Owner of Houston’s first day spa since 1984, Brea sold her spa in 2013 to relocate to Asheville. She stayed on as an employee for a year before actually moving to Asheville in 2014. It was difficult to leave her loyal clientele.
While Virtu Skin & Body is not a “spa” per se, you will have a “spa experience”.
We recommend you start with our Signature Spa Facial called the “Restorative”. You will be surprised at the masterful techniques and results. Unique in every way – from the natural aromatics, seaweeds, muds & herbals used to the protocols and ambiance. You are sure to love your experience – so much so, raving to family and friends can be expected. We will “spoil” you!
Email from client LJ:
“Hi Brea, I wanted to let you know that I have received a multitude of compliments on my skin this week. That is sure fun!” (Ultimate Infusion Facial received on 3-26-15, email on 4-3-15)
Email from client EK:
“My skin is doing really well, I have not had a breakout! There have been tiny bumps on my forehead and very few on my chin. Overall my skin looks amazing. Thank you so much for helping me! :o)” (Corrective Facial received on 3-14-15, email on 4-8-15 – client moved to Oregon & is using Natura Activ Products)
Email from client Dave P:
“Brea, my facial was perfect. Relaxing, cleansing, rejuvenating!! You’re the best! Thanks, Dave” (Restorative Facial received on 8-5-2015, email on 8-22-2015)
Truly best facial experience in Asheville!
Make your appointment online or call 828 367 9099
Virtu Skin & Body is new to Asheville, yet Brea Gratia has been an esthetician since 1978 and a day spa owner since 1984 – the first day spa in Houston & appears to be the first day spa in America according to trade journals.
If you are a visitor to Asheville, you will surely be visiting the Biltmore Estate. We invite you to join us for a luxurious facial.
When I walked in, I was happy to see how clean the place was and oh, it smells great as well. You have made a wonderful atmosphere for relaxation in the facial room. I could not believe how “uncluttered” the room was. It has a zen feel. You gave me a splendid facial like nothing I’ve experienced. It left my skin feeling wonderful and I was so relaxed when I left. My skin looks and feels great days later. I can’t wait to come back again.Charles Mary C - Asheville
Your special on hair removal prompted me to come see you. I’ve been struggling with course and black hair on my chin. The thought of electrolysis did not sound like something I wanted to try and laser treatments seemed so expensive. Your pricing is great and I’ve had just one treatment so far and I think it is working. Thank you, I’ll be back!!!Grover A - Asheville
The best facial I’ve ever had and I’ve had many!Mary Ann T - Asheville
When visiting Asheville, my husband and I went to see Brea for facials and body massage. It was absolutely the best facial experience I have ever had. I highly recommend it. The massage with Jean was great too. We’ve been back to Asheville and had sessions with both of them again and we were not disappointed – still the best!Mady B - Miami, FL
I have had two treatments for permanent underarm hair removal. It was a pleasant experience. I had a couple of hot spots, but Brea explained I may have that. I am happy to say that it has been 5 weeks since my last treatment and I don’t see much hair coming back. I started the treatments because they were on special, I thought I would give it a try. I am very happy and think I’ll work on my lower legs next. Thanks so much Brea.Kirsten J - Asheville
How many of you have ever written a review? Well, I am taking the time to write a second review on the services provided by Brea at Virtu. Hands down, the best facial and most comprehensive set of services anywhere. Brea is incredibly skilled and very well versed in skin care. You cannot go wrong with regular facials with Brea. (copied from her online review)Lydia J - Asheville
Dear Brea, I wanted to write to you to let everyone know how impressed I’ve been with the permanent hair removal treatment I received from you. I came in because I’ve developed a hairy chin (not a welcome development) in my mid-30’s. You recommended the super hair removal. During the first treatment you described “the smell of success”. I thought that was a great way to describe the hair being destroyed. It’s only taken three treatments and I may have one or two hairs remaining and they are barely visible. The way it’s been going, the next treatment should get them. I’ve decided to have my underarms done the next time I come in and then move from there to legs. And just as important as the results is the pricing for this service. I’ve always heard laser treatments were expensive and I never looked into it. I saw your hair removal service was very reasonable and affordable. Thank you for your help – I am very happy with my results at this point. (Note from Brea – our Super Hair Removal system is not laser)Ashleigh M - Asheville
Thank you for helping me with some ugly spots on my face. I thought it was acne, but you said it was yeast. I have taken the internal products and the topical product that you recommended and within days I have seen dramatic improvements. Some of the spots are almost gone and it’s only been 10 days. I have two more that are almost gone. No one has ever helped me with my skin like this and so fast. I hope that others who are frustrated with their skin will find you and seek your help. You have been a gift to my skin. I really appreciate you Brea!Susie E. - Asheville
Here is an update for you to post on your website. I’ve not only had 5 of the frequentia treatments, but you suggested the rejuvenate oxygen infusion treatment which I have incorporated into the mix by alternating. It is going so great I had to write. It seems that my skin is becoming more pliable and receptive to the infusion treatments. The deep moisture is softening the wrinkles and I’m sure part of that is the frequentia treatment. The combination is just wonderful for my skin. This has been a painless experience and I’m so happy I found you. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!
I found you through an online search and saw that you had some great reviews so I thought I would give you a try. My skin is so old looking for my age, I’m only 40, but I truly believe it looks like I’m much older. I’ve spent a lot of time in my younger years in the sun and now it is starting to show. My skin is dry and does not seem to have any flexibility. The wrinkles are very set in. So I came to you once and you suggested the frequentia deep wrinkle treatment. I followed your recommendation and had 3 treatments so far (you recommended 8, but I’ve not had them all). My skin is so improved after the three treatments I am elated. My friends notice also. The products you make and recommend are amazing and so different. I believe they are definitely a contributing factor to my improvement. I look forward to completeing my series as you said it takes several months afterwards to see the results of improved collagen, etc. Thanks so much for what you do and know – your work is not typical for aestheticians.
Here’s a little review for you, if you want to add it to your site. You have my confidence!
After years of struggling with acne and many failed “treatment” options, I felt defeated and toyed with the idea of Accutane. After all things considered I could not justify putting my body through the harsh process for the sake of vanity. I was apprehensive that anything or anyone could really treat my problem skin but decided to give a more holistic approach a try and contact Brea and I am so glad I did! It’s been about three months and Brea has totally transformed my skin through her products and services. Brea is gifted at what she does and genuinely cares about her clients – she is warm-hearted and her level of professionalism is unmatched. I would recommend her to anyone. — Thank you Brea, I feel spoiled. You are incredible!!!Julia L - Asheville
Brea, you are amazing! I am nearly 69. I came to you because I have been dealing with adult acne for quite some time. As I mentioned to you, I’d been seeing a dermatologist for the past two years. I still have the same acne, nothing worked. Out of frustration, I began a search for an alternative. I found you. After one treatment, you discovered my problem and when I came back to see you the next month after my facial and product purchase, my skin was amazing. You uncovered the real problem with my skin and I am so grateful. I can’t thank you enough! Like I said, you are amazing!Melanie S - Asheville
Dear Brea, I discovered you online. During the facial, you began to describe my entire life as well as my mother’s. No wonder I had acne. You told me things I had never heard and you were right on target. I am 40 years old and can’t remember when I did not have acne. I am writing to say how impressed I was with the consultation and facial. I look forward to seeing how your recommendations turn out for my skin. Thanks for your help!Kim B - Asheville
I called you for an appointment for my son. I was so impressed with your qualifications and what you seemed to know about acne. My son is 18 and has been using various medications, yet he still has skin problems. While I did not sit in the room with you during his treatment, you did bring me in to see what was going on with his skin. I had no idea how to see what you were seeing. I was also impressed with how you took time to explain your work, what you were going to do and then showed me what you did. He will be away at school for the next 5 months, but I can promise you when he gets back, we will return and get on a regular program with you. Thanks for shedding some light on his problem.Michelle W - Asheville
I came to Brea with a list of everything I have had done to my skin since I was 12 years old. I used over-the-counter products and saw medical dermatologists. Nothing worked! Brea cleared my skin, recommended products and I am happy to say that after 4 years, I still have clear skin. I am 44 years old.Melody C - Houston
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