In Great Falls, the Little Things You Do for Yourself Count

In Great Falls, the Little Things You Do for Yourself Count

Correction: Information about Jackie Chappelear of Reston was corrected from an earlier version of this article. The name of the spa has been updated to Fontaine de Jeunesse Great Falls MedSpa. The website has been updated to

With the holidays approaching, residents of Great Falls will have twice as many more items on their plates, which all have to get done. But it is important to do little things for yourself, said Dr. Jeanette Coutin, founder of Fontaine de Jeunesse Great Falls MedSpa. “There are little things you can do for yourself to be healthy,” she said during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Women gathered to learn about the services the spa offers. The spa has the Venus Legacy machines, which Coutin said melts fat and tightens skin, removing cellulite.

Jackie Chappelear, of Reston, had the worst stretch marks. She was living in Florida at the time. “Can you imagine living in Florida and not being able to wear a bikini?” Her mother told her about Coutin’s spa. She said that without it, she would never have gotten her figure back.

Julie Leinberger lives in Great Falls and heard about the spa. She was looking for something to do for herself as she reached menopause. Her treatments “did an amazing job” that she decided to leave her job in accounting and work at the spa. She said that she found more gratification in her second career. “People come out being so relaxed and refreshed. It’s gratifying.”

Shannon Burwell, of Great Falls, comes in for B12 shots, which she said increases her energy.

Dr. Nasser Sitta administers medical procedures, such as botox and fillers, at the spa. He believes in doing “the least amount [of procedure] that will get you the look you are looking for without overdoing it.” But, “some people want to shock you,” he said, and go for more dramatic results.

Aside from the Venus Legacy machines, the spa also offers doTerra essential oils and the Regenica skincare line. For more information, go to