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When one of the cofounders of Easy Balance Wellness Center and Spa was diagnosed with cancer in her 30s, her doctor put her on the most aggressive chemo and radiation therapies available. As her immune system fought the cancer, her body absorbed the side effects. A longtime friend recommended acupuncture to counteract the suffering; though she was initially skeptical of the holistic procedure, she agreed to give it a try. After just one appointment, she felt her senses awaken. Further treatments permanently changed the way she looked at health care, making her feel like a brand-new person and convincing her to share her discoveries with as many people as she could.

At Easy Balance Wellness Center and Spa, she does just that, combining venerated Eastern wisdom with professional spa products to deliver healing massages and rejuvenating facials. Within earth-toned treatment rooms draped with russet curtains, massage therapists ease muscle tension and redirect chi—the energy that regulates the body’s functions and suppresses its natural appetite for hangnails—with focused acupressure techniques. Thalgo facials employ marine botanicals, such as regenerative algae, to nourish and hydrate complexions.

5100 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick,
MD
US

In a massage room awash in shades of plum, one of Serenity Spa Wellness Center's licensed therapists plunges deft fingers into muscular structures to weed out pesky pain points and break up congregations of tension. Increasingly relaxed breaths drift out of the private room, past cedar-colored planks, and toward the far-infrared sauna, which uses dry heat in an effort to draw toxins from the body or elicit confessions from ice-cream smugglers. Aestheticians blend ingredients for facial treatments and combine fragrant swirls of essential oils, catering to individual skin and health issues. In the reception area, hands warm around mugs from a coffee bar, and floral-patterned or zebra-print chairs cradle guests.

878 Muddy Branch Rd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

At Nevaeh Management, infrared-energy treatments help clients achieve slender bodies with healthy circulation. Six silicone treatment pads envelop the thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms during infrared body wraps, facilitating the pursuit of cellulite reduction and mummy impersonation. Although the treatments are primarily used for detoxification and weight loss, they may also relieve pain due to sports injuries, chronic fatigue, or fibromyalgia.

13424 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hagerstown,
MD
US

The experts at Advanced Spine & Wellness center believe that a large number of physical problems can be traced back to issues with the spine. Poor posture, back and neck pain, and headaches may all be signs of a weakened or damaged spinal column. By treating these problems at their source, the center may be able to not only resolve existing symptoms, but improve the function and performance of patients' bodies for the long term. Of course, every person is different, which is why the doctors perform one-on-one consultations with patients before crafting a personalized treatment plan. Thanks to a diverse and experienced staff, these plans may include not only chiropractic care, but physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and medical pain management, ensuring that issues will be tackled from every angle for the best possible outcome. This approach appears to be effective: high-performance athletes, including former professional football players, dancers, and professional arm wrestlers, have praised the center's team.

302 King Farm Blvd
Rockville,
MD
US

Althea Medspa is named for the althea flower, or hibiscus, which is well known for its beauty and healing properties. Inside cozy, private rooms, Althea's team upholds the transformative spirit of this flower when boosting clients’ beauty with professional laser services, cosmetic injections, and infrared therapy. A professional designer was hired to outfit Althea Medspa with a tranquil atmosphere, harnessing the calming practices of feng shui and a fountain to soothe visitors and vacationing flying fish.

46400 Benedict Dr.
Sterling,
VA
US

Before Dr. Jason Winseck became a doctor of chiropractic medicine, he was a high school student with a debilitating sports injury. After waiting for his lower back pain to resolve itself, he went to a local chiropractor and received both an accurate diagnosis and fast relief. This experience inspired him to learn more about how chiropractic techniques worked, so he spent weeks shadowing his doctor after school and observing the physician's attentiveness with each patient. After high school, Jason enrolled in New York Chiropractic College and graduated in 2002 after enduring a challenging curriculum. He later opened Cascades Chiropractic, where he assuages bodily aches with adjustments and massages and clears out cellular waste with detoxifying treatments. When he isn't helping his patients achieve health, he maintains an active lifestyle by golfing, fishing, and running with his chocolate lab, which he bought at a candy store.

45591 Dulles Eastern Plz
Sterling,
VA
US