The licensed massage therapist pampers muscles and drives stress from minds with an array of bodywork modalities. Tools in her arsenal include Swedish and deep-tissue massage; craniosacral therapies; and energy-based reiki. Her treatments address common concerns?such as back aches and anxiety?as well as medication dependence, weakened immune systems, and badminton elbow.
George Bernard Shaw once said "the sound body is the product of the sound mind." Given the amount of stress in today's world, it's no surprise that Mercy Me Massage has adopted this as a personal mantra. In the comfort of a private room, licensed massage therapists hope to restore wellness to the mind and body by dismantling muscular knots. Clients may solicit Swedish or deep-tissue pressure to ease tension, or call on the heat retention powers of smooth river stones to promote circulation.
As one of the co-owners of Velvet Rose Beauty Bar, LaPonda McArthur brings 23 years of experience in cosmetology when helping clients look and feel their best. Under the care of experienced hands, clients can shed dead ends and update their ’dos with designer cuts and styles. In addition, the salon keeps appendages polished with mani-pedis, chases away tension with massages, and smoothes flyaway follicles with blow-dries.
AKA Studios is nestled in Baltimore's downtown Canton Square, only a short wig toss from Chesapeake Bay. While relaxed in a cozy salon chair, clients can solicit a skilled stylist to sculpt artful layers or decorate tresses with color highlights. The salon also offers an array of spa treatments such as spa mani-pedis, brow waxing, and soothing massages to ease chronic tension.
The crew at My Lil’ Princess Day Spa shuttles itself about the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area and administers kid-friendly spa treatments to make girls feel like royalty. With an eye toward glamorizing get-togethers, the entertaining experts oversee birthday parties, administer mini mani-pedis, and apply nail-art designs ranging from hearts to zebra prints.
At Skin Deep Day Spa, aesthetician Nicole Ligons renders dull skin supple and glowing with renowned Dermalogica products. Her versatile treatments—which range from facials to therapies for much less important body parts—can improve skin’s overall appearance and tone or tackle particular epidermal anomalies.