The staff at Pure Aesthetica believes in more than just treating you at the time of your beauty appointment—they want to help you live healthier all the time. They emphasize good habits like getting enough sleep and eating the right foods to make you feel beautiful inside and out. There are even raw-living food classes available that include information about juicing, sprouting, and nut milks to support your body in every way. Come here for relaxing facials, foot soaks, massages, or Reiki sessions, and look your best with make-up applications and brow shaping and tinting. Try out the state-of-the-art facial technology at Pure Aesthetica, like the DiamondTome resurfacing system, which will leave your skin healthier and more vibrant. Beauty is also in the details here, like the cool cinnamon water you will be offered when you arrive and fresh-squeezed tangerine juice before you leave.
Sometimes it takes more than medication to heal. That?s why acupuncturist Linda Wentz founded Holistic Touch Center and its mission to help hasten the healing process by offering services that extend beyond the body to incorporate the needs of the mind and spirit. There, Silvy Franco and Shawn Marie Miller, the center's holistic estheticians, blend years of skin care experience with training in natural health and energy medicine to produce treatments that restore the body while rebalancing the mind and spirit. They read each client's skin like a map, plotting out appropriate treatment courses that are delivered as part of one of the center's rituals, which include components ranging from traditional facials and detoxifying peels to Vitamin C infusions and cold stone massages. In addition to performing these rituals, Silvy and Shawn also help clients adapt these treatments for use in at-home skin care regimens, keeping epidermises glowing and well-adjusted to changes in seasonal weather.
Those interested in acupuncture may enlist in Kirsten Jacob, a trained herbalist who received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, Az. In addition to specializing in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture treatments, she also possess a background in pediatric respiratory therapy as well as general family treatment. Her specialities include pediatric and family acupuncture, behavioral/learning issues, and stress reduction and internal medicine. Kirsten incorporates classical Chinese botanical therapy into her work, which includes tui na?or Chinese medical/therapeutic massage?cupping, and moxa. When she is not helping her clients attain inner peace through eastern healing techniques, she tends to her kids while indulging in reading, writing, and traveling.
For more than 15 years, owner Makda Kibour has presided over an artistic staff that boasts an aptitude for hair maintenance and fashions fetching looks and stunning styles elevated by an array of enticing extras. Snippists will consult with clients to forge proper beautifying services tailored to individuals, with cuts to frame faces, colors to highlight skin tones, or styles to complement shoulder-perched parrots.
Staffed by a team of professionals that deliver everything from haute new hairstyles to eyelash extensions, Yvonne's Day Spa has received particular attention from sources such as MSNBC's Today Show for its unique Fish-y-cure pedicures, which rely on tropical fish to exfoliate feet. Toothless Garra rufa, or doctor fish, hail from the freshwater world's top medical schools, but have been invited stateside for the gentle way they nibble dead skin from between the toes, as guests relax into a leather massage chair and dangle their feet in the creature's warm, watery habitat. After watching the treatment soar to popularity, and dedicating countless hours to learning to breed and care for his tiny aestheticians, co-owner John Ho franchised the idea and made it the signature of all Yvonne's locations. CBS rated the spa's manicures and pedicures as among the best in the DC area in 2011, as they extend beyond the aquarium to include OPI products and high-tech UV gel?curing methods. Stylists offer guests soda and coffee before offering scalps nourishing sips from bottles of hair care products including Goldwell, Nexxus, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Hot stones and glass cups gain healing powers in the hands of Yvonne's massage therapists, and ingredients including sea salt, honey, and cappuccino lotion infuse many treatments to leave skin glowing with health and ready for a snack.
Massages at Jetaun's Massage Therapy are custom tailored to meet the needs of any sore back or tense shoulder. The licensed practitioners run down a playbook full of deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massage techniques that they blend and manipulate to address their clients' specific injuries and areas of discomfort. Mental bothers, such as office deadlines and the name of the kid in E.T., can also be dulled to invisibility with relaxing Swedish massages and aromatherapy treatments. After clients depart their tabletop havens, they can purchase candles, oils, and massage music that will turn any bedroom or crowded elevator into an oasis of tranquility.
On the window-lined second floor of a quaint, historical brick building, certified massage therapist Deborah O'Baugh whisks away corporeal tension with her extensive repertoire of relaxing therapies. Her deft handiwork unties all manner of muscular knots, with one-hour onslaughts of soothing strokes aided by various complementary treatments—such as whiffs of aromatherapy and footbaths of moisturizing paraffin—amid the lulling ambiance of private candle-lit treatment rooms filled with soft music and marshmallow fluff.