Five-time Best of Chesapeake Gold?winner Ron Paul Salon & Day Spa enlivens weary faces with a wealth of rejuvenating skincare services. Perfect for a lunchtime appointment, the express facial treats pores to a customized cleansing complete with a mask and moisturizer application. The microdermabrasion delves deeper to exfoliate layers of dead skin and reveal fresher strata underneath. This diamond-tipped scrub-down is most effective in a series of five to eight sessions, and can help reduce superficial wrinkles, uneven texture, and the ennui that attends not being asked for ID.
iRelax Reflexology and Massage's Asian inspiration is evident in the waiting room's decor. Natural light floods through large front windows onto paper fans, potted bamboo, and walls the color of a plump peach. Clients are led from here to private massage rooms, where licensed therapists blend western massage styles with shiatsu, reflexology, and other Asian techniques. Hot stones and soothing aromatherapy also enhance the relaxing experience.
At Massage Sanctuary, nationally certified massage therapist Brandon Woolard offers his clients the opportunity to relax and receive personalized massages in a soothing atmosphere. After initial consultations—complete with a box full of stress stones if customers need some preliminary unwinding—guests undress to their own comfort levels and fit between sheets, ready for calming massages. As he works, Brandon encourages his customers to speak up about comfort levels in case the heated table is too hot or the aromatherapy ostrich too pungent and squawking. Brandon soothes backs and muscles with a variety of modalities, incorporating Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, hot-stone, and aromatherapy methods into his massages. Afterward, complimentary mints and water rejuvenate the senses as customers, suspended in massage euphoria, go home, take hot baths or showers, and maintain relaxed states.
DJ Bradley spent more than 20 years in physical therapy before transitioning to massage therapy. At Mama Dee's Massage, DJ is certified in prenatal massage, but she also provides therapeutic massage, reflexology, and geriatric massage. DJ's other services include face and scalp massages and detox foot bath with massage.
The head-to-toe services offered at Lotus Day Spa all revolve around the same goal: to relax and beautify clients. Facials rid pores of dirt and infuse skin with vitamin C to improve firmness and elasticity. Massage therapists knead knotted muscles so backs aren’t all lumpy, and aestheticians apply flutter-worthy eyelash extensions. Mani-pedis with Shellac polish and nail-art add-ons round out the list of pampering services.
Each staff member at All About You Salon & Day Spa kicks in some specific expertise, allowing them to work together in the pursuit of beauty and health. Stylists cut and color hair and mold manes into classy updos before patrons go to important photo shoots or get their heads stuck through the bannisters at the White House. Aestheticians armed with wax remove unwanted patches of fuzz and wield gentle chemical solutions to even out skin tones during peels. Drawing on five distinct modalities, including deep tissue and reflexology, massage therapists elicit happy sighs. A weight-loss specialist visits the salon once a week to help customize fitness programs for patrons.