When the rest of Erika’s middle-school classmates filled the seats around her with trendy hairdos, Erika was still wearing elementary-era pigtails. Determined to transform her tresses, she tried her own hand at hairstyling and quickly found her niche. Soon, she was dispensing her talents on the heads of family and friends, which led to a job as a 14-year-old shampoo assistant—even Michael Jordan didn’t go pro that fast. Today, she’s a full-blown stylist with 16 years of experience. At Create the Beautiful, Erika spends her days taming clients’ manes with keratin straightening treatments, face-flattering haircuts, and highlights that might match the bright-yellow walls of her salon. Erika also offers other spa services such as facials designed to make the skin appear youthful and rejuvenated with deep exfoliations, massage, extractions, and deep cleansing masks.
Shie'ree Saunders of Shie'ree's Natural Nail Care beautifies finger and toes with manicures and pedicures and releases soothed sighs with a variety of massage modalities. Technicians trim, buff, and shape nails to prepare them for cloaks of polish, and fingers and toes wiggle cheerily as they are painted with the color of the patron's choice. After selecting a massage technique, patrons unwind on a table as experienced hands melt away the stress from shifts as a bodyguard for twirling plates. Warm, smooth stones exorcize tension in the hot-stone massage, and the Swedish massage’s long, gentle strokes let muscles drink in relaxation deeply. Deep-tissue kneads untangle stubborn spinal knots amid the salon's gold accents and merlot-hued walls. Plush red and brown carpets pamper newly colorful toes in the glow of paper lamps, and gilt-framed mirrors let patrons admire their relaxed visages or think back to when humans lived in small gilt boxes.
At Skin Deep Day Spa, aesthetician Nicole Ligons renders dull skin supple and glowing with renowned Dermalogica products. Her versatile treatments?which range from facials to therapies for much less important body parts?can improve skin?s overall appearance and tone or tackle particular epidermal anomalies.
Health is more than the absence of disease; it's the overall well being of the physical, psychological, and emotional biospheres. Today's Groupon can heal you through and through with an integrated, holistic discount. For $42, you'll get a consultation and acupuncture treatment at Ancient Arts Acupuncture. Unstick your qi and release your hidden superpowers.Independently wealthy, Raines accepted only kindness and handwritten letters of thanks in exchange for his services. Riding alone on his motorcycle, Diana, Raines stopped in his rambles just long enough to thwart local corruption, do some acupuncture, and capture the heart of any woman foolish enough to fall for him. A movie featuring Reno Raines, rogue acupuncturist, is set to be released soon, tentatively titled The Acupuncturist Who Travels Around and Gets Into Adventures.
In 1994, Chris Hammond traveled to Sri Lanka as a Peace Corps volunteer. That experience was so impactful that he stayed in South Asia until 2000, studying the art of meditation and yoga. Now a licensed acupuncturist and yogi, Chris helps people suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, and infertility issues at Baltimore Acupuncture Center.
A skilled staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists boosts clients' bodily morale with a slew of holistic services at The Healing Path. The repertoire of massage, acupuncture, nutritional-coaching, and counseling services work together to improve clients' total well-being. Before massage sessions, therapists interview clients to better understand their health before deciding on which of the massage modalities at their disposal will best ease physical pain and unwind mental stress. The long, flowing strokes of traditional Swedish massage form a blissful foundation for therapeutic sessions, which aim to release knotted soft tissue, dispel stress, and improve circulation. Hands carefully knead away deep aches during prenatal massage to help make mother, unborn child, and the unborn child's weekend houseguests comfortable during pregnancy.
Before acupuncture sessions, acupuncturists make a comprehensive evaluation of clients' concerns before inserting fine needles into specific points along the body to help boost the immune system and increase circulatory flow. The Healing Path also facilitates mental healing with psychotherapy sessions to help develop coping skills, work through issues, or provide a safe space to unspool stress.