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For six years, Body Bliss's therapists traveled around Maryland, Virginia, and the District, bringing relaxation to its clients as a mobile massage-therapy company. Now with a permanent location, the massage center quells tension with the gliding strokes of Swedish massage and firmer deep-tissue modalities to treat the specific needs of athletes or statues that can't move until their museum closes. Nationally certified massage therapist Reginald A. Taylor guides the team of experienced massage therapists, who tailor treatments to root out the sources of each client's pain.

2618 Bladensburg Road Northeast
Washington,
DC
US

Althea Medspa is named for the althea flower, or hibiscus, which is well known for its beauty and healing properties. Inside cozy, private rooms, Althea's team upholds the transformative spirit of this flower when boosting clients’ beauty with professional laser services, cosmetic injections, and infrared therapy. A professional designer was hired to outfit Althea Medspa with a tranquil atmosphere, harnessing the calming practices of feng shui and a fountain to soothe visitors and vacationing flying fish.

1924 I Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

This bright and airy neighborhood salon offers a nice change of pace from some of the snootier salons located down Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Guven Salon and Spa in Glover Park is filled with personable stylists who work on both men’s and women’s tresses from the comfort of one large, open room, while guests themselves relax in seriously stylish white salon chairs. Other services that go beyond the hair on your head include Keratin treatments, a skin care consultant and a waxing bed for old-school-style waxing; they’ll wax just about everything, from the eyebrows on down. For those who are daunted by the extent of waxing services, the salon does have eyebrow threading, so if you need to lose the hair up there, that’s another option.

2315 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

New Life Wellness Center approaches overall health from many different avenues. The center's specialists help the body rid itself of toxins and function more efficiently with treatments such as colon hydrotherapy, a cleansing method with roots in ancient Egypt and Greece. Japanese reiki, a hands-on healing technique, and Aqua Chi footbaths, a more technologically rooted treatment, focus more on stimulating energy in the body. Meanwhile, chiropractic services and massages focus on the nuts, bolts, and elaborate pulley systems of the human body.

426 8th St SE
Washington,
DC
US

The trained staff at The Skinny Spa helps people lose weight through a combination of advanced technology, tried and tested know-how. By pairing detox sessions with balanced nutrition recommendations, they aim to melt away pounds while simultaneously improving cardiovascular health. The infrared saunas and body wraps used in their treatments don't simply get sweat glands pumping; their soothing heat is known to ease aches, arthritis, or sore muscles caused by long hours at the office and stress.

1642 R Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

At Herbal Infusion, Marilyn Hockaday-Bey champions simple, holistic solutions for personal care. True to its name, the health center offers an extensive line of herbal supplements to aid in everything from digestion to flagging energy from continually trying to spell “supplement.” But it’s also a spa-like retreat, working to heal bodies and minds with rejuvenating services. Marilyn aims to evict toxins from clients’ bodies through colon-hydrotherapy sessions, ionic footbaths, and Egyptian body wraps fortified with natural ingredients. Massage therapists soothe stressed muscles with Swedish, hot stone, or pre-natal sessions, while reiki specialists manipulate energies to promote wellness.

952 E Swan Creek Rd
Fort Washington,
MD
US