A trained and licensed acupuncturist, Marina Gan seeks to share the same ancient Chinese medicine that has so deeply affected her own life. Marina approaches acupuncture as a partnership between herself and her patients—a collaborative relationship founded with the common goal of identifying and counteracting troublesome imbalances in the client’s body or teetering Jenga tower. After such imbalances have been discovered, Gan goes to work on the grounds of the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, a palatial country home built on the estate of the famous Quaker abolitionist James W. Tyson.
Inside a practice space heated between 80 and 90 degrees, yogis Michele and Sean guide students of all ages and experience levels through the reinvigorating poses of Vinyasa power yoga. During up to two classes per day, the instructors help pupils master the style's breathing techniques and synchronized postures, which transition seamlessly into one another, much like a month of video-game playing leads to a Cheetos addiction. The heated room coaxes muscles into sinking into deeper stretches for increased flexibility and detoxifies bodies via sweat. A stock of free rental mats cushions guests throughout the session, and a free introductory course for new students allows novices to sample the Vinyasa style every Thursday night.
Facial plastic surgeon Michael Somenek helps visitors of Maryland Facial Cosmetic Center feel and look their best. The center's cosmetic department serves as the setting for facelifts and skin-toning injectables. No matter what service they seek, visitors find a caring team that welcomes patients of all ages and treatment needs.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nassif Soueid and his team of medical aestheticians at Advanced Plastic Surgery collaborate with patients when creating custom treatment plans. The staff guides patients in making a decision for rhinoplasty and liposuction procedures, and full mommy makeovers lift skin stretched by childbirth and accidentally swallowing watermelon seeds. A DiamondTome microdermabrasion session flicks away dead skins cells with a miniature tornado of diamond chips. Obagi, Nia24 and Image Skincare further rejuvenate complexions during each custom treatment.
The licensed spa technicians at We Treat Feet Spa offer a variety of treatments for the feet and hands. The classic pedicure with Dr. 's Remedy polish uses a natural alternative to regular polishes, making it idea for clients with nail fungus, brittle or discolored nails, chemical allergies, or those who are pregnant. Nail extensions are available in silk tips or shellac, and customers can adorn their new nails with nail designs. Sore feet can take advantage of a foot bath and massage to relax.
Aesthetics by Katzen provides medically supervised cosmetic treatments for a variety of skin conditions. The enzyme treatment and chemical peel duo is an intensive facial treatment for muscle masks long worn down by workaday worries, sun damage, and constant attacks from gibbons. To start, the aesthetician will provide an enzyme treatment (a $45 value) to rejuvenate damaged skin and prep your face for the next treatment. Immediately following this is the chemical peel; choose from a lactic 15% peel ($50), a mild exfoliation that retains moisture and is ideal for dry, dehydrated, or sun-damaged skin, or the glycolic 30% peel ($65), which helps to tighten and tone skin suffering from uneven texture or unbalanced tone. The chemical peels are not as harsh as some, and require no downtime after leaving the practice. The treatments must be spaced out by at least one week.