Growing up on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania, Maria Suciu found herself surrounded by beauty. Her appreciation for aesthetics was not only inspired by the breathtaking beaches, therapeutic resorts, and glassy waters—which are believed to have curative powers—but also by her mother, who taught her how to fetchingly care for her skin, hair, and nails. After years of helping others strengthen their businesses as a public-relations adviser, Suciu shifted careers paths and traveled to America to share all she had learned about inner and outer wellness.
Suciu is now the owner and managing aesthetician of Callatis Spa, where she uses European-style techniques and organic, herbal formulas to pamper skin and boost outer allure. Callatis, which translates to the most beautiful, was the name of an ancient Greek colony that once inhabited the same shores that nurtured Suciu’s passion for performing cosmetic treatments. As a reiki master, Suciu also aims to balance the body and mind, targeting negative energy caused by palling around with delinquent magnets. Soothing fragrances and relaxing music permeate the spa's interior, which is small and intimate for highly personalized services.
The tranquil environs in the two locations of Healing Hands by Sherrie take visitors on a journey, almost literally. The recently remodeled rooms inside the 2,000-square-foot, two-story facility double as an international tour?the lobby is decorated to resemble a South African rainforest, and other chambers transport clients to a variety of destinations with Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and Native American themes. There, staff members administer soothing massages, perform steam herbal treatments, and detoxify clients with wrap-less body wraps. Healing Hands by Sherrie has expanded an additional 1,400 square feet and will be adding a fondue cafe later in the year catering to couples, and spa parties or just for fun!
Upon graduating from the National Institute of Massotherapy, licensed therapist Cynthia Ours started her practice to help clients achieve internal balance and freedom from pain. Within the walls of Serenity Massotherapy, she cultivates a homey ambiance while easing tension with various techniques, such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic massage. Cynthia also practices energy medicine and chakra balancing, which aim to improve the body's energy flow without visitors having to French-kiss electrical sockets.
As the name implies, Silverfox Massage & Crafts has not one but two raisons d'etre. Primarily, muscles are assuaged of their aches and tension with seven types of massages, ranging from Swedish to myofascial release massage with optional hand paraffin dips. But it's more than just untying knotted muscles and retying them into decorative bows; Silverfox also offers goodies such as genuine handmade, hand-sewn leather bags and hand-painted notebooks, whose ring- or cord-bound covers guard journal entries and Game Boy cheat codes in more than 30 designs.
Relaxationz Massage and Wellness offers massages of all kinds. From a 20- or- 30-minute kneading of the neck, head, and shoulders to a 90-minute full-body massage, massage therapists can accommodate just about any schedule. They offer a variety of modalities as well, including hot stone, sports, Thai herbal, and myofascial release. Relaxationz Massage and Wellness also offers body treatments, such as seaweed wraps and aromatherapy, and holistic treatments, such as reiki.
Whenever she mends a set of muscles or deep cleans oil-prone skin, licensed massage and skin therapist Antonette Fay draws from more than 12 years of experience. At the beginning of appointments, she consults with clients, evaluating their skin or discussing where they're most sore. She also clears away unwanted hair with body waxing.