Before setting up her holistic haven in Baltimore, Tanja Anderson operated a private medical practice in Europe, where she combined modern medicine with traditional Chinese healing methods to treat her patients. Now, as a national board-certified massage therapist with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the International Institute of Original Medicine, she blends energy-harmonizing bodywork with holistic remedies and massage techniques. Her services range from Swedish and deep-tissue massages to reiki sessions, which seek to promote relaxation in patients through channeling chi—restoring natural energy pathways in patients’ bodies and malfunctioning car batteries. Regardless of the treatment, Tanja aims to stave off injury and malady alike by activating the body’s ability to heal itself.
Signature Service: Reflexology
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 10
Pro Tip: With 25 years of experience, Laura at FeetHealth brings her expertise and exceptional service to every session.
From prestigious locales such as the University Club to the tranquil environs of MassageWorks DC, licensed massage therapist Robert Hawkins has relieved stress and injuries with Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massages. He also uses special techniques to treat jaw pain and headaches, and he performs lypossage treatments so that clients can reshape their figures without undergoing invasive surgeries or using baggage claims as treadmills.
Gentle ambient music and the splashing of a waterfall into a copper basin score the relaxing services at Fusion Ultimate Couples Retreat. As the name implies, this spa designs its massages almost exclusively for pairs on the principle that the experience can be even better when shared with someone else. An ocean-view suite sets the scene for Fusion's signature oceanfront massages, during which therapists gently work side-by-side on clients' muscles with a blend of modalities. Nine styles, including deep-tissue, bamboo, and candle-wax massage, can be used to address different types of muscle and joint tension. To further aid in relaxation, the spa also houses a private hot-tub and sauna room.
You might not be able to hear them, but the sound waves produced by Benevolent Resonance's vibro-acoustic massage table can be more relaxing than any jazz album. The low-frequency waves target the body––rather than the ears––vibrating the contents of cells to create a soothing massage that can lower blood pressure, alleviate tension, melt away stress, and help to ease pain. To complement the vibro-acoustic table, Benevolent Resonance's massage therapist kneads muscles using integrated massage techniques. Combined, the two modalities relieve tension from head to toe.
The massage therapists at Vanity Wellness perform two kinds of massage: reflexology, which targets trigger points in the feet in an effort to affect the rest of the body; and body-relaxation massage, which combines Swedish and deep-tissue strokes with stretching to inspire a sense of calm. Aromatherapy oils can accompany either service, treating noses to more pampering than 1,800-thread-count tissues.