Rejecting the traditional notion that massages are just for spa dwellers and athletes, owner Andretta M. Brown and her team strive to redefine the therapeutic art by making it accessible to all, performing soft and unintimidating body work in their storefront or in the comfort of clients’ homes. The team draws from a diverse menu of therapeutic massages, catalyzing lymphatic drainage with pumping techniques, cultivating all-over wellness with foot- and hand-centric reflexology sessions, or soothing muscles with warm river stones. To relax further, patrons can opt for herbal body wraps or mud treatments that draw out toxins and automysophobic spirits.
Though AMB Mobile Massage tends to clients of all ages, they specialize in therapy for elderly clients. Their geriatric-wellness program, which is tailored to patients with dementia and other age-related conditions, works to improve flexibility and range of motion.
Toscana Medispa fits right in at its location in Baltimore's Little Italy. The spa not only embraces an Italian vibe in its decor, which consists of cream-colored walls, faux columns, and painted Tuscan landscapes; it also hints at its heritage by peppering its service menu with treatments such as espresso massages and facials. Since the spa, like the trademark of the phrase "stomach pain," is owned by a medical doctor, it's also able to offer such clinical services as Zerona laser fat reduction and Botox injections.
Experienced, board-certified physician Dr. Terrance L. Baker called upon his 25 years of medical experience to develop noninvasive, FDA-approved Sollay therapy as a means of treating chronic aches and troublesome fat. During each treatment, the low-level beam of the laser apparatus floods skin in therapeutic, single-wavelength light. These beams raise the temperature of the injured tissue, which increases blood flow and boosts lymphatic drainage to oust pain, fat, and swallowed chewing gum. Additionally, the laser helps deliver electrons to damaged cells, equipping them with a boost of energy that helps them recover naturally. Sollay treatments can tackle corporeal discomfort embedded within such body areas as the neck, back, knees, feet, and dorsal fin.
Medi Spa Pros.’ aestheticians wield lasers and professional skincare products to beautify skin during facials and hair-removal treatments. Clients recline upon a plush bed in a private room decked in shades of burgundy, cream, and periwinkle as experienced techs tackle unwanted hair or smooth away minor wrinkles with CoolTouch laser equipment. The laser closes down follicular hair factories with intense pulses of electromagnetic energy, removing superfluous strands like a person preparing for a Mr. Clean convention. When they aren’t pointing their low-heat lasers at acne and other blemishes, the spa’s aestheticians polish complexions with Priori skincare products and rejuvenating steam.
Natasha Sandy always knew she wanted to be a doctor, but it was her life experiences that narrowed her focus to dermatology. As a child, she suffered from skin conditions that landed her in numerous hospitals and doctors' offices, and led her to wish for a specialist that would take a whole-body approach to skincare, rather than just treating symptoms. Today, that's exactly what she does at her own practice, where she used advanced diagnostic tools to––in her own words––"treat skin from the inside out."
When she isn't administering injectables, peels, and other therapies to address cosmetic and health-related skincare issues, Dr. Sandy also teaches and writes about dermatology and total health.
Dr. Steven J. Saltzman, a board-certified anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist, oversees operations at SJS Medical Enterprises. Those looking to turn back the clock or stuff the sand back up the hourglass will find an array of rejuvenating services, such as ILipo laser-slimming, an option to purchase supportive fat burning supplements based on organic and raw food products, nutritional counseling, and an on-site exercise facility with personal trainers to provide extra support if needed. Such treatments can help whittle away at fat deposits and help recharge energy levels without the risks of surgery or other invasive procedures.