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The skilled massage therapists at Sole Zones Reflexology & Massage deploy their healing hands across backs, limbs, and feet, easing aches and pains amid their tranquil, spa-like facility or bringing their soothing services to clients’ doorsteps. Their therapeutic massages utilize customized Swedish, deep-tissue, and chair modalities, each of which focuses on improving circulation while unknotting French-braided muscles. Built on the belief that reflex points in the hands and feet are connected to the body’s system of organs, Sole Zone's reflexologists are able to further encourage physiques to relax, rebalance, and self-heal by stimulating specific nerve endings during 30- to 60-minute reflexology sessions.

10025 Governor Warfield Parkway
Columbia,
MD
US

The holistic healers at Nourishing Journey aim to remove harmful toxins harbored in the physique with an array of customized wellness services. During the 30-minute ionic footbath, lower paws take a dip in a soothing basin brimming with ionic energies. A gentle electrical current moves through the bath, helping to neutralize negatively charged ions in the body while purging toxins through the feet's pores and ankles' trap doors. Twenty minutes in the infrared sauna sheathes skin in radiant heat, causing sweat factories to kick into high gear. The relaxing warmth wraps around clients as impurities are pushed through the pores, ultimately aiding in strengthening the immune system, rejuvenating the skin, and relieving stress. A colon-hydrotherapy treatment is designed to de-gunk the large intestine by gently removing built up toxins and impacted waste. During the 45-minute session, pressurized water flushes through internal pathways, which can hydrate the body, bolster weight loss, and test water-park blueprints with replica-size tube slides.

10440 Shaker Dr
Columbia,
MD
US

After another back-bleeding day at the leech farm, your body will be ready for a relaxing tune-up. Today's Groupon to Awaken Wellness gets you a customized 90-minute massage for $55, a $110 value. Retreat to the serene studio for an appointment Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cozy lounge is outfitted with oversized armchairs, and peaceful therapy rooms will keep you feeling calm with warm lighting and natural colors.

7130 Minstrel Way, Ste 160
Columbia,
MD
US

It's not a magic trick—at least not in the way TV and movies have portrayed it for years. But for certified hypnotist Maureen V. Meehan, the mind is surprisingly capable of pulling off all-manner of physiological and psychological magic once its in a deep state of relaxation. It's at that time when she can help clients stop smoking, lose weight, or sleep better—and that's just the start of the habits, phobias, and issues she helps clients overcome.

After easing clients into a state of hypnosis—something she says the mind does on its own at least twice a day—she begins to help her clients discover their motivations and the triggers for unwanted behaviors. Together, and usually over the course of about five sessions, she and her clients overcome the obstacles standing in the way of changing those behaviors. As a licensed health care professional, her only goal is to enhance well-being. To ensure that her clients receive only the best care, she re-certifies annually through The National Guild of Hypnotists.

5457 Twin Knolls Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

No single philosophy or methodology can help people achieve optimal wellness. That's why Nava Health & Vitality Center embraces both traditional and alternative therapies from Eastern and Western cultures. With a focus on holistic care, the center seeks to treat the body as a whole rather than trying to alleviate individual symptoms. The center's physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and massage therapists work together to design comprehensive treatment regimens that suit clients' individual needs and lifestyles. Whether the goal is to help visitors lose weight, find relief from aches and pains, or restore a sense of youthful energy to everyday life, the team works together to provide a multidisciplinary approach that simultaneously addresses specific concerns and improves clients' overall health and well-being.

8880 McGaw Road
Columbia,
MD
US

Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Mahoney has always wanted to help people. From his graduate studies in chiropractic to his continuing education in body function and nutrition, Dr. Mahoney has focused his efforts on improving his patients' quality of life. Today, Atlas Family Chiropractic Center is one of the largest practices in Howard County, and his chiropractic-massage therapy has helped scores of clients recover from pain. The procedure purges the body of unwanted toxins in the muscles by improving circulation, and a firm touch alleviates soft-tissue injuries as well as less-tangible symptoms, such as headaches or stuck-on backpacks.

7120 Minstrel Way
Columbia,
MD
US