Massage Metta’s lead massage practitioner, Janine Narayadu, specializes in Active Isolated Stretching. Recognized by many physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists as an effective way to improve flexibility, the AIS method stretches muscles for no longer than two seconds at a time to lengthen the muscles without triggering reciprocal muscle contractions or requiring new, longer clothes. Along with stretching techniques, Janine employs more than 15 years of international massage experience to relieve tension with the firm kneads of deep-tissue massage or the gentle strokes of Swedish massage. Massage Metta also offers craniosacral therapy and detoxification services for general health and wellness.
The Red Bloom Wellness Spa utilizes organic, all-natural, and sustainable products in its spa services to bring bliss to bodies bruised by the foam baseball bats of time, sun, and irritation. Groupon users can opt for one of three facial treatments at Red Bloom. The Replenish treatment ($120) gets in the face of your face with hydrating healing to dampen its desert-dry patches. The Refine treatment ($130), aimed at oily acne deposits along skinscapes, minimizes pores, stabilizes the skin's oil production, and lessens irritation. Rounding out the options is the Restore treatment ($150), which reverses time's ravages on the skin with antioxidants and plant-based enzymes that de-wrinkle fine facial lines.
An airbrush tan ($40 value at Body Rays; $50 value at At the Beach) can have you looking like you’ve spent years crooning James Taylor tunes to Florida Keys vacationers, all in a matter of a few minutes. Your tan will be applied by one of the professional staff members, who will use all-organic formula in a short, painless process that results in a natural-looking golden tan (purple and green aren't yet available, but trendsetters should start circulating the petition). An airbrush tan can last five to 10 days. If you prefer a more enduring tan, you can use this deal toward another tanning service, including a 15-minute or 20-minute tan in a Tan America or Sungate tanning bed. Check their websites for details about other services from Body Rays and At the Beach Tanning. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
The massage therapists at Vanity Wellness perform two kinds of massage: reflexology, which targets trigger points in the feet in an effort to affect the rest of the body; and body-relaxation massage, which combines Swedish and deep-tissue strokes with stretching to inspire a sense of calm. Aromatherapy oils can accompany either service, treating noses to more pampering than 1,800-thread-count tissues.
Michael Nunez-Mattovich's journey towards becoming an established hair stylist has been anything but easy. The Lima, Peru native first discovered his passion for hair cutting, color, and design while studying psychology, inspiring a career change that took his parents some time to understand. After training with a well-known stylist in Peru, Michael worked up the courage to move to the United States and pursue a dream of opening his own salon. Once here, he found himself faced with several obstacles, including a language barrier, financial difficulties, and a need to prove himself within the industry. Determined to succeed, Michael worked a number of odd jobs to keep himself afloat as he worked his way through beauty school. He did office work, was a waiter for a catering company, and even trimmed lawns using nothing more than a pair of thinning shears. The hard work paid off though, as Michael was finally able to obtain his styling license and was given the opportunity to hone his skills at a number of iconic salons and institutions, including Vidal Sassoon.
Today, at M Studio, Michael remembers how far he's come, and continues to educate himself on the latest industry trends. He studied with renowned stylist Sam Brocato in New York, and is certified in advanced Schwarzkopf color techniques. Michael is also certified to perform a variety of keratin treatments, ranging from the frizz- or wave-taming Anevolve system to GKhair formulas that last for up to five months.
Mark Manning Hair is an upscale hair studio in Bethesda. We perform ALL hair services including: All cutting styles and techniques. All color services: color re-touch, dual process, corrective, highlights and lowlights. Japanese Thermal Straitening, Brazilian keratin treatments, Perms (curly), Hair extensions