On their quest to help their clients achieve good health, the therapists at Origins Thai Spa deploy a careful blend of 14 Eastern and Western massage techniques. Most of their practice revolves around Thai massage, which combines deep stretching and acupressure with pressure from the therapist?s elbows, knees, and feet to activate the body's 10 major energy channels. Alternatively, Eastern-inspired ayurvedic massage uses three different oils to trigger the three doshas, or the body's three main energy pathways. During the four-hands couples massage, two therapists work on one client at the same time, using four hands to help improve circulation, promote relaxation, and inspire as many as eight high-fives.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
At My Skin Care 007's two locations in Herndon and Alexandria, aestheticians pamper skin and help clients feel refreshed. Laser hair removal and electrolysis eliminate unwanted strands at the Alexandria office, and both spots serve as the sites for spa treatments including facials, microdermabrasion, and peels. Massages and body wraps imbue entire bodies with tranquility, and waxing services let patrons imitate dolphins, who are known for their enviably smooth and hairless thighs.
At Rostami Oculo-Facial Plastic Consultants, Dr. Soheila Rostami oversees a small, dedicated team of doctors and aestheticians as they enhance clients’ natural beauty with skincare and medical cosmetic treatments. The team can sculpt drooping eyelids or revitalize complexions with products that include Obagi skincare products and the distilled tears of Helen of Troy. A fleet of versatile lasers does everything from erasing unwanted veins and fine lines to zapping hair at the root. Each treatment takes place in a private room with golden-sponged walls and flowers.
At DSI Aesthetics & Nail Academy, instructor-supervised students pamper clients with services customized to meet their needs. More than five facials help combat dry skin and signs of aging, and chemical peels reduce the appearance of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and the words someone wrote in permanent marker on your forehead at a party eight years ago. The students are also equipped to perform microderm and ultrasonic facials.
Board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Suzanne Kim Doud Galli uses a steady hand and keen eye to refresh and revamp visages. She performs total facelifts and rhinoplasties to reshape and tighten facial features for a more youthful look. Dr. Doud Galli puts away her scalpel for noninvasive procedures, including chemical peels that remove the top layers of damaged skin.