The technicians at Wellness Therapy proffer holistic alternatives to invasive procedures, performing a trio of massage modalities to abate aches and unwind knots. Their menu includes Swedish massages—which employ gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to uncoil knots—and deep-tissue massages, which use the same techniques to target lower-lying tissue. They also offer hot-stone massages, which can eradicate tension or lessen pain from a muscle-related injury, and facials that cleanse while moisturizing skin.
What began in a spare bedroom on the banks of the Severn River is now the only clinic in Anne Arundel County to offer physical, occupational, speech, and aquatic therapy for children and adults. "I always had a vision of developing a therapy clinic that could service the entire community," says co-owner Brian Gallagher in Advance magazine, a publication that recently named Cypress Creek Therapy as its 2011 Practice of the Year. With his wife Lisa, Brian has seen that vision to fruition, augmenting the clinic's diverse therapeutic services with cutting-edge equipment and personal training sessions led by Louben Repke, an ACE-certified fitness trainer.
From that spare bedroom, the pair quickly grew their business into two separate locations, with the main building recently adding 1,000 square feet of new treatment areas, according to Advance's profile, which also touts the fresh coffee and pastries in the lobby. The clinic's devotion to customer service is evidenced by its patient-care advocate, a full-time employee committed to offering convenience, availability, and high-fives to every client.
ASPA2U's therapists seek to instill relaxation by performing bodywork in the most comforting place of all—your own home. Licensed and certified staff members travel with supplies in tow to perform soothing Swedish massages on clients' backs or work deep knots. The team also administers beautifying body treatments including detoxifying wraps and body polish sessions.
Studio K owners Kathy and Cliff Hughes have assembled an auspicious roster of licensed staff members who provide a comprehensive list of haircare services. Quality products such as Morrocanoil, Redken, and Matrix aid trained scissorhands to produce lustrous results, inducing jealousy from freshly waxed cars and slickly waxed mustaches. Women can don a range of styles from summery bobs to floor-length evening 'dos, and men traditionally opt for short, polished pompadours. After locks are adjusted to the optimal length, blow dryers gently cement styles without the harsh bronzing techniques of yesteryear.
Most popular service: Chiropractic
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Arrive on time for your appointment.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Complimentary coffee and tea, and magazines, along with free ice packs and Biofreeze samples.
From the beige walls of Indulge Salon & Day Spa, framed pictures of Hollywood icons Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn watch over salon chairs as licensed beauty professionals make visitors feel like celebrities. Owner Wendy Zahradka and Manager Debbie McCotter lead a hospitable team that overhauls outer appearances with haircuts, perms, and coloring services for both men and women. They even keep facial hair tidy with hot lather shaves, perform relaxing massages, and create custom facials that remove dirt from pores, exfoliate skin, and erase fingerprints from when the Tooth Fairy investigates your mouth when you sleep.