NatUreal health & wellness owner and certified doctor of naturopathy Michelle Butler inspires clients to take better care for their bodies and minds through her nutritional wisdom and holistic healing practices. Tranquil meditation sessions and therapeutic massage on quilt-lined tables help bring balance to the body without need for unnecessary medicine, invasive procedures, or exhausting Lady Justice poses. Meanwhile, Michelle calls on her certification in nutritional counseling to empower clients with supremacy over their health through nourishing diets and emotional healing that help the body to naturally mend itself.
On a quiet, brick-lined street on Capitol Hill, the main relaxation room at Creative Hands Massage is calm and quiet, as nimble fingers harmonize physical and emotional wellness within private chambers. Massage therapist Ailie Ham oversees skin and holistic wellness therapies, which begin with cups of hot tea to awaken the senses and give droopy pinkie fingers a lift. Aestheticians reach for the spa's signature skin tonics, and bodywork practitioners work in tandem with aromatic organic oils, warm and cool stones, or acupuncture needles to release tension and restore balance. Two blocks east in Union Station, emissaries of relaxation deliver pay-by-the-minute chair massages to prevent the stream of commuters and visitors from winding into a Gordian knot. Click here to see more of Creative Hands.
For six years, Body Bliss's therapists traveled around Maryland, Virginia, and the District, bringing relaxation to its clients as a mobile massage-therapy company. Now with a permanent location, the massage center quells tension with the gliding strokes of Swedish massage and firmer deep-tissue modalities to treat the specific needs of athletes or statues that can't move until their museum closes. Nationally certified massage therapist Reginald A. Taylor guides the team of experienced massage therapists, who tailor treatments to root out the sources of each client's pain.
Crossroads stands as a monument to options. Offering tapas inspired by five of the world's seven continents, the restaurant caters to diverse tastes. Small plates of innovative European cuisine such as roasted eggplant and tomato beignets arrive on tables alongside North American tapas such as braised pork belly or African-inspired fare such as Moroccan spiced quail with mint-cilantro yogurt. Other shareable items include charcuterie platters featuring veal and potato terrine and cheeses such as Italian taleggio, which is characterized by its mold-marbled rind and the lovelorn look in its eye whenever someone mentions meatballs.
Dr. Dale Isaacson and Dr. Marilyn Berzin work to boost their patients’ confidence through aesthetic treatments to help them look their best. The two medical professionals, who have worked together since 1984, combine their extensive medical and dermatological expertise to help their clients achieve healthy, rejuvenated skin. Both are well versed in skincare treatments, providing services such as skin-tightening Thermage treatments, IPL rejuvenation, which uses intense pulsed light to reduce wrinkles and sun spots, Fraxel treatments to help reduce fine lines, and body contouring, procedures that aims to melt away fat and tighten skin.