Originally opened in 1987, Shear Power pampers the Ranson community with indulgent spa and salon services that nourish the skin and the hair with botanically-derived Aveda products. The staff includes several stylists, an aesthetician and makeup specialist, a massage therapist, and an independent nail technician who operates out of the salon. These professionals all work together to spruce up clients’ appearances by designing a flattering hairdo, pampering and revitalizing visages, or using gel polishes to perform long-lasting mani-pedis.
At Massage Pro Faith, certified massage therapist Faith M. Coppola helps her patients overcome stress and bodily aches with a diverse array of therapies. Faith’s repertoire includes gentle Swedish and gentler feather-stroke massages, an intense deep-tissue technique, and a hot-stone massage that employs smooth heated stones coated in shea butter.
• For $35, you get a one-hour massage (a $75 value). • For $45, you get a deep pore-cleansing facial (a $90 value). • For $150, you get 20 units of Botox (a $300 value). Med Spa of Virginia mitigates bodily tension, rejuvenates skin surfaces, and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles with a variety of spa services. Guests sip on complimentary organic tea or lemon spa water in the relaxation room before receiving their selected spa service or top-secret mission. Sprawl out in one of five private treatment rooms as a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage relieves stress, increases circulation, and alleviates general fatigue and sore spots.
Stepping into Hideaway Massage is like stepping into a seaside resort at dusk. Candlelight flickers against framed prints of starfish, seahorses, and nautical maps hung on blue and sand-colored walls while tinkling chandeliers hang above heated massage tables. Inside a private single suite, a fireplace crackles, its light casting a warm glow and keeping stressed-out Santas from stopping by uninvited. Within this relaxation haven, seven nationally certified massage therapists drape their clients with sheets as they unfurl more than 10 varieties of massage, employing everything from Swedish strokes to hot stones. Aromatherapy oils may fill the senses and heated towels may help ease clients' transition into a calm state of bliss, but either way, as their muscles unknot they can stay hydrated with complimentary spring water. Therapists also apply many of the same treatments to pairs during couples massages and soothe skin and muscles with add-ons such as seaweed body wraps, foot scrubs, and head massages.
At the Chiropractic Center of Manassas, Inc., ultrasound waves stimulate deep tissues while the G5 GK3 power massager helps flush lactic acid out of the muscles. A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. James Binning works with patients to understand and interpret the source of their pain, then treats symptoms with a cache of high-tech solutions. Treatments take into account factors such as age, weight, and medical history, and include electrical muscle stimulation, neuromuscular reeducation, and traditional adjustments. Dr. Binning also offers customized weight-loss and nutritional counseling plans, as well as pre-sports examinations to assess an athlete’s physical readiness for the fall football schedule or spring Peeps-spearing season.
Though it happened under unfortunate circumstances, Dr. Tara Urschel discovered chiropractic care at a very young age. At 12, Tara sought treatment due to injuries she received as a competitive figure skater. As she rebounded, Tara realized the benefits of chiropractic, and later, after teaching international athletes under the supervision of Olympic medalist Sergei Chetverukhin, she decided she wanted to help others achieve wellness in the same way. While training at New York Chiropractic College, she met her husband, Dr. Michael Urschel. Together, at Ashburn Medical Spa & Wellness Center, they help clients achieve optimal health through chiropractic care, neurological consultations, herbal medicine, and nutrition counseling.