Apothecary Wellness Spa's service menu may be long and diverse, but every treatment has one thing in common: holistic, eco-friendly products and techniques that calm the mind and reveal beauty naturally. Facials rely on formulas from Naturopathica and Ilike Organic Skincare to purify and revitalize complexions through fully personalized treatments, each of which include soothing massages and a bounty of hot towels. Custom-massage sessions benefit from the addition of individually blended essential oils, and body treatments soften the skin by imparting essences of wholesome fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Even the waxing treatments take a natural approach by using Nufree, a plant-based, hair-removal formula that's naturally antibacterial and free of waxes and sugars, resulting in less skin irritation than the hard waxes or recently-lit birthday candles used by other spas.
Retreat to SaSa's beautiful sanctuary, located in Bolton Hill, and feel the pressures of the outside world dissolve. Your 60-minute massage treatment (an $85 value) combines circulatory and deep-tissue techniques to ply tight spots back to soothedness. The 30-minute signature foot treatment (a $42.50 value) features a three-step method to soften, invigorate, and relax feet using a blend of essential oils. At the end of your approximately hour-and-a-half-long treatment, you'll emerge with the vigor and zest of a sixth grader on the last day of school.
Twisty scalp canopies quickly become stunningly straightened with a keratin smoothing treatment, which softens, smoothes, and strengthens fallow follicle farms into majestically long strands. An all-natural solution is used to achieve notable results without unpleasant odors and excessive fumes and works exceptionally well with damaged hair, frizzy locks, and woolly mammoth coats. Unlike New Year’s resolutions, the treatment lasts two to four months and will leave hair conditioned and more manageable even after it returns to its natural, springier form.
At Neal's, a team of highly trained pampering professionals apply the latest age- and ache-combating techniques to restore beauty and bliss to flushed faces and embattled backs. During the customized, one-hour European facial, an aesthetician will perform an analysis of the frumpled face in question before administering a thorough cleansing and exfoliating vegetable peel to exorcise the ear-framed masterpiece of dead, dry skin cells (a $70 value). Afterward, a facial massage kneads away tenderness and eases facial stress brought on by years of awkward elevator small talk.
Historically spas have served as escapes from the stresses of everyday life. Yet at Baltimore Spa and Salon, ensconced within the Ritz-Carlton Residences on the Inner Harbor, an acute attention to detail has enabled patrons to escape all their worries. The spa side is divided into therapy suites: a couples' treatment room with whirlpool, a Vichy treatment room that draws deep impurities from the body while releasing a warm radiance, and an oasis treatment room for individuals or couples to help detoxify, firm, and hydrate skin. While enjoying treatments that include Red Flower Nature Facials, manicures and pedicures, and NovaLash Eyelash extensions performed by Baltimore's only Advanced Eyelash Extensionist, guests take in curved glass panels and walls wrapped in damask fabric.
The salon, meanwhile, affords a similarly immersive experience with designer cuts, expert coloring, straightening, and deep-conditioning treatments. Both facets of getaway gain backup support from a boutique, which offers guests products from lines such as Red Flower, ?minence Organic Skin Care, and Bumble and bumble. With a new medical aesthetics menu and new hours, the spa salon always keeps its customers in mind.