Dedicated to destroying stress, Massage Bodyworks & Parties offers a range of muscle-kneading services for tense clients, including standard and hot-stone massages. Prenatal massages ease pregnancy-related pains, and tandem sessions let couples bond and frenemies ensure their companion isn't more relaxed than they are.
The practitioners at Razan Women's Center for Natural Healing strive to heal women's minds, bodies, and souls with a variety of holistic therapies. They apply fragrant herbs in fertility treatments and foot reflexology sessions, or brew them into pots of piping-hot tea. They also unlock tension and boost circulation with soothing massages or cupping therapy, which also uses suction to encourage lymph flow. The Center also offers a cleansing program for those looking to eat healthier for the long-term, and a holistic life-coaching program that helps clients take charge of all aspects of their lives.
ASPA2U's therapists seek to instill relaxation by performing bodywork in the most comforting place of all—your own home. Licensed and certified staff members travel with supplies in tow to perform soothing Swedish massages on clients' backs or work deep knots. The team also administers beautifying body treatments including detoxifying wraps and body polish sessions.
Regulars at Lotus Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks already know that it's the best place in Annapolis for waxing, pedicures, and therapeutic massages. But those who haven't yet visited the spa can simply trust the opinion of What?s Up! magazine, who recently included Lotus in its 2014 Best of Beauty & Fitness awards.
The beauty pros here never skimp on providing their clients with the best services possible. Perhaps that explains why they often use fully vegan products, including SpaRitual nail polish and Satin Smooth wax. The spa?s in-house boutique stocks its shelves with many such products, along with Dermalogica skincare serums, organic Yogi tea, and plump tomatoes to squeeze when you're stressed.
Salon Atelier's rose-colored door opens each day because of the efforts of owners Julia Hartman and Cynthia Newsome. Julia's career started 20 years ago when she studied cosmetology at Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design. After her prowess as a stylist, nail technician, and aesthetician landed her work at a salon, she became a brand specialist for Aveda Hair Care and MAC Cosmetics. That's when she started to miss working in a salon—a longing that inspired her to start Salon Atelir with Cynthia Newsome.
Meanwhile, Cynthia's 30 years of experience started at the Annapolis Beauty Academy. She worked in salons and spas, and even opened two of her own. In addition to traveling as an educator and platform artist, she won several awards as a colorist. Together, Julia and Cynthia lead a team of hairstylists, nail artists, and aestheticians. They also use products by Davines—an Italian company dedicated to sustainability and the Renaissance tradition that inspired Michelangelo to paint shampoo bottles on the Sistine Chapel.