Decorated with tranquil candles reaching from the walls and chocolate-brown or ivory curtains, Return to Clarity's interior sets the tone for a serene experience. Licensed massage therapists enhance relaxation through massage and reflexology work. Similarly infrared-sauna wraps and ionic foot-detox treatments send toxins from the body. Mobile services bring relaxation to the home, kitty condo, or office inside the Randallstown, Owings Mills, Gwynn Oak, Catonsville, Windsor Mill, Woodlawn, and Baltimore areas.
TrackStar Wellness Spa's cadre of dedicated therapists sets clients afloat on a lazy river of relaxation, their soothing services bolstered by spa amenities such as on-site showers, complimentary water, and relaxing music. Strive to hydrate and rejuvenate dry, cracked skin with a full-body scrub. Epidermal deserts are first treated to a dry brush exfoliation that whisks away dead skin cells, as well as microscopic tumbleweeds and cartoon roadrunners. An organic body butter is then applied to the skin. Guests can choose from five different scents for their treatment, including ginger, lemongrass, and green tea. Following the scrub, bodies are kneaded with a Swedish massage that uses long, flowing strokes to relax exhausted muscles. Tired tootsies can opt for the Thai foot-reflexology option, which applies precise thumb and finger pressure to reflex points on the feet that may correspond to different parts of the body. Through these anatomical connections, foot reflexology can help improve circulation, stimulate toxin removal, and silence toes' incessant squeals for roast beef.
Seoul Spa introduces visitors to the healing traditions of the Korean jjimjibang, or sauna, including stone-clad pools of cleansing warm water and soothing, herbal remedies.
The sauna detoxifies and cleanses bodies with nature-based healing services for women, or with specially constructed rooms for all visitors, such as the himalayan salt room––made with calcium-packed pink salt rock––the oxygen-rich wood-charcoal room, or the refreshing ice room. Dips in herb-infused waters make guests feel like pampered royalty, while video game sessions in the multiplayer PC room allow visitors to step away from the spa, unless they play a spa war game.
After sweating in the sauna or building up muscle in the fitness center, visitors can replenish themselves at the full-service restaurant. Low tables and cushy pillows invite diners to sit cross-legged on the floor, a perfect posture for enjoying cool glasses of bubble tea and fruit smoothies or bowls of udon and ramen.
Children's toys, brightly colored mirrors, and coloring easels delight little ones at Salon 36 Kids, and patient stylists pamper them with kid-centric beauty services. During a first haircut, stylists carefully snip baby and toddler hair, saving a lock for the parents and also providing them with a photo and keepsake certificate afterward. Along with kid cuts, Salon 36's team is well versed in highlighting teens' manes, flatiron straightening, trimming parents’ locks, and dolling up digits with mani-pedis for all ages, which also are featured in the salon's birthday-party packages.
In addition to services tailored to kids, the staff also uses high-quality, kid-friendly beauty products. Fairy Tales products keep bugs at bay with a lice-repellent formulation. The salon also stocks their shelves with eye-catching hair accessories, from barrettes to headbands, as well as specialty toys, including floating bath toys and picture puzzles of Einstein's first mohawk.
Dr. Dean Kane's pursuit of beauty has led him across the country and beyond. His specialized training in plastic surgery and medicine began at the University of Puerto Rico, then continued with residencies at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and the University of Florida. Today, Dr. Kane shares his knowledge of plastic and reconstructive surgery techniques with up-and-coming doctors as a clinical professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and beautifies patients at his plastic-surgery practice.
From the moment clients enter the couch- and art-adorned waiting room to the time they grapple through the skylight, the attentive staff cater to them with personal attention. Before treatment⎯such as tummy tucks, liposuction, and Botox injections⎯clients consult with Dr. and Lauri Kane to ask questions about procedures as well as outline their beauty goals. Post-procedure, the clinical or operating-room nurse oversees patients through the entire recovery process.
"At the age of 16, my chemistry teacher inspired my love of chemistry by teaching me how to make beauty products," say Cindy Tawiah, eponymous founder of Diva by Cindy. Cindy has garnered praise from a variety of outlets, including Tyra Banks's fashion and beauty website, for her line of natural, alcohol-free hair products. Her products have also received praise and awards from typeF and Shecky's for detangling hair in a swift and stylish manner. Cindy's staff employs her signature line of healthful shampoos, conditioners, and 'do balms during a variety of hair services. As 'dos get done, other team members work to treat the whole body, from the aestheticians who smooth and renew skin with waxes and facials to massage therapists who knead away stresses or recalibrate energy levels with reflexology and reiki techniques.