The massage therapists at Orthopedic Medical Massage gear their massages toward helping clients overcome pain—but that doesn't mean they're not also concerned with relaxation. Clients unwind in private treatment rooms while therapists apply light oil or lotion that smooths the delivery of rhythmic kneads and firm pressure. The practitioners always start sessions with a consultation, combing over medical history and outlining specific goals for the massage.
The experienced owners of European Medical Massage & Spa serve to soak, scrub, and sweat the stress and toxins out of their clients in the advanced environs of a relaxing, European-inspired spa. Like a cell phone in a mime's back pocket, customers kick back and relax for 30 minutes as purifying products swaddle their bodies in the hydrotherapy bath, with steam and heat alchemizing into a melting pot of muscle-soothing stew. Once the body has had a good soak, a licensed massage therapist softens the tissues and hypnotizes the tension from the scalp or feet for 15 minutes, as clients rest on cushioned massage tables in an extravagantly decorated room complete with European statues and softly lamp-lit walls. Once tension has surrendered, 20 minutes in the clean, steamy sauna sweeps the remaining toxins out and sends them to audition for acting roles in soap commercials. Fully pampered bodies then rejuvenate with a 10-minute shower.
Though Planet Beach Contempo Spa employs two spa consultants, neither lifts a finger to perform any treatments. That?s because all of the spa?s services?massage, teeth whitening, tanning, skincare, and even weight management?are taken care of by a fleet of automated booths and capsules. Clients slip into the calorie-burning SlimCapsule or the bronzing Mystic spray-tanning booth in complete privacy, and many of the machines feature voice instructions to guide them through each treatment.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
La Clinica is a full-service salon and spa that has been serving up bevies of beauty to Baltimore for more than 30 years. The salon's experienced stylists will start you off with a luxurious lather, before follicles get doused in a powerful Japanese conditioning potion. The Japanese serum will be massaged into the scalp to tackle tangles at the source, and then covered by a cap to give modest strands some time to saturate in solitude. After being blasted by the gentle, warm breath of a salon dryer, head noodles will emerge silky smooth, moisturized, and strong enough to be used to hang decorative hammers on walls. To complete your cranial overhaul, a skilled scissor shaman will work with you to design a 'do that fits your lifestyle and personality.
Enigma's experienced practitioners lull meddling mind matter into a state of full-body bliss as soothing scents slither into nostrils and muscles succumb to the hearty force of healing hands. A 60-minute deep-tissue massage gets to the root of sinews' struggles, emancipating weary, overworked tendons with long, slow strokes and tactical kneads that snap fingers in the face of tension while evicting overstayed stresses that have been squatting in the melancholy caverns of back muscles. To the accompaniment of ambient live music, guests can bask in Enigma's harmonious environment while sipping on a complimentary herbal tea or cocktail of aromatherapy oils.