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“You Will Love the Facials at Virtu”

Experience one of the best  facials in Asheville.


Thought and knowledge is laced throughout Brea’s methods and protocols. Her background, training and work experience has not been typical. This has given her an advantage in skin care. She has been known for introducing new ideas in the field of professional skin care!

Brea does not “parrot” the same messages that are taught in school or what someone else made up for sales purposes.

Moreover, 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.  At Virtu, you do get what you pay for…you get 40 years of experience, knowledge, good judgement and above all, you get RESULTS.

The Owner, Brea Gratia

Owner, Brea has never been satisfied with just “okay” or copying other’s work.  As a result, 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. Because of her fascination for studying the skin and how it works, you will find her work is advanced and original.  Try for yourself and see – it only takes one facial to experience the WOW (difference)!

Most noteworthy, Brea was the founder & owner of Houston’s first day spa (Sanctuary Spa) since 1984. Sanctuary Spa was sold in 2013 so that Brea could relocate to Asheville. It was easy to stay on as an employee for a year before actually moving to Asheville in 2014. However, she found it was difficult to leave her loyal clientele.

While Virtu Skin & Body is not a “spa” per se, you will have a “spa experience”.

Be surprised at the masterful techniques and results with the Signature Spa Facial called the “Restorative”.  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)

Best Facial in Asheville

Truly the Best Facial in Asheville

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.


Our work is based on a different set of principles.

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CALL: 828 367 9099

Hours of Operation

Mon-Tue-Wed 10-5
Thur-Fri 11-6
Sat 10-2
Appointments Available Before & After Hours by Special Request

Our Location

830 Hendersonville Rd.
Suite 3 (upstairs)
Asheville, NC 28803

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How Often Should I……?

How Often Should I……?

I get asked these questions all the time. How often should I cleanse my skin? How often should I scrub/exfoliate? How often should I wear sunscreen? How often should I get a facial? How often should I do waxing? Let’s start with “how often should I cleanse my skin?”.  I believe once a day is […]

Oxygen Infusion

Oxygen Infusion

The reason it works is that the infusion delivers a potent combo of oxygen and hyaluronic acid serum at the lowest molecular weight possible, which means that the serum is easily absorbed through the skin pores and directly into the deeper tissue. Brea is a cosmetic chemist and will custom blend a serum for your skin at […]

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What Does Yeast (Candida) Related Acne Look Like?

Starting in 1982, I noticed some of my clients had certain blemishes/acne that I could not help. I would shake my head and tell them that it was “something in their blood”. I did not know what, but it was not a typical acne condition. I had one client named Barbara. She came to me […]

What type of acne do you have?

What type of acne do you have?

Basically, there are two types of acne. Follicular Acne: A formation of a comedone (blackhead).  The opening of the hair follicle (pore as you may call it) becomes blocked/congested by dead skin cells and sebum (oil).  Often, this blockage continues to increase in size until the follicle wall will break and all the debris mentioned […]

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