Branching from a hallway adorned with hanging plants are private treatment rooms painted a soft sage green. In these tranquil nooks, aestheticians perform various facials that imbue expressions with youthful radiance and clarity. Several facials include steam cleaning, extractions, staring contests, and masks; more specialized services, such as back facials and anti-aging facials, nurture skin with products of marine origin. Massage therapists direct their attention to knots below the skin with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages.
Ever since she was a young girl, Sonia Singh knew she wanted to be an aesthetician. After years of study and training, Sonia teamed up with dermatologist Dr. Anita Henderson to open Luna's Day Spa in Columbia and Luna's Medi Spa in Ellicott City. Today, the aestheticians beautify and educate clients about how to keep complexions as radiant as a flashlight powered by hope. They apply Dead Sea mud and seaweed wraps to fortify skin with natural botanicals and nutrients, all of which are explained in detail during treatments. They dispense this knowledge with the backup beats of the spas' soft music, which often accompanies soothing aromatherapy treatments.
As the son of a reflexologist and an herbalist, Jedidiah D. Smith PhD., CHHP has been surrounded by the benefits of alternative medicine for his entire life. Now, as the founder of The Center for Holistic Wellness, he brings several disciplines to three locations. All of these disciplines are centered on a faith in the human body to heal itself when given proper guidance and the willingness of the client. That's why the center's treatments are meant to coincide with personal lifestyle goals, rather than to simply send symptoms packing.
Services range from holistic life coaching to targeted acupuncture. Of course, Jedidiah stays close to his roots by offering clinical reflexology, complete with a foot bath and relaxation session. The reflexology portion manipulates specific areas of the hands and feet that allegedly correspond to other body parts, in hopes of achieving greater balance, less stress, and toes that don't squeak when they're tickled. Also on the roster of treatments is hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and skincare that staves off signs of aging.
The owners of Farashé the Day Spa designed it with the feng shui elements of water, fire, metal, wood, and earth in mind. It makes for a fitting setting, since the treatments that take place there, like feng shui, draw from ancient Eastern healing philosophies. These Ayurvedic treatments range from scalp massages that stimulate the senses to applications of warm oils that separate clients from the lampposts to which they’ve frozen their foreheads. Aestheticians also perform Western spa treatments including facials with Dermalogica or GM Collin products. During body treatments, therapists draw from natural ingredients, such as mineral salts and sea mud, which clients then wash off with a massaging Vichy shower. Treatments take place amid the arched doorways and draped gold silk curtains that mark the spa’s Indian- and Moroccan-influenced decor.
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.
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.