At Massage Sanctuary, nationally certified massage therapist Brandon Woolard offers his clients the opportunity to relax and receive personalized massages in a soothing atmosphere. After initial consultations—complete with a box full of stress stones if customers need some preliminary unwinding—guests undress to their own comfort levels and fit between sheets, ready for calming massages. As he works, Brandon encourages his customers to speak up about comfort levels in case the heated table is too hot or the aromatherapy ostrich too pungent and squawking. Brandon soothes backs and muscles with a variety of modalities, incorporating Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, hot-stone, and aromatherapy methods into his massages. Afterward, complimentary mints and water rejuvenate the senses as customers, suspended in massage euphoria, go home, take hot baths or showers, and maintain relaxed states.
After medical retirement from the Navy, Tammy Frazier knew she wanted to do something in the healing arts. And as a mother of three, massage therapy was a perfect fit for her schedule. She's found a deep love for bringing people relief from pain and stress??the same pain and stress that she's suffered from herself. At Transformations Wellness Center, Tammy can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or use firmer deep-tissue techniques for focused healing. Prenatal massages during second and third trimester are also available.
All of the hair stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians at Serenity Spa strive to make clients feel comfortable and relaxed, not just by pampering them, but by putting them at ease with unpretentious service. Wielding botanically based Aveda products, the stylists can reshape tresses into a modern 'do or a scale model of Mount Rushmore. Relaxing and therapeutic massages unfurl knotted muscles, and the spa's facial and body treatments employ Pevonia skincare products and luxuriant ingredients, including pure caviar extract, African sea-salt scrubs, and masks with seaweed and chamomile. The nail technicians tidy up clients' digits by evenly trimming cuticles and shaping nails, glazing them with a fresh coat of color or a chip-resistant Axxium or Shellac gel polish.
Five-time Best of Chesapeake Gold?winner Ron Paul Salon & Day Spa enlivens weary faces with a wealth of rejuvenating skincare services. Perfect for a lunchtime appointment, the express facial treats pores to a customized cleansing complete with a mask and moisturizer application. The microdermabrasion delves deeper to exfoliate layers of dead skin and reveal fresher strata underneath. This diamond-tipped scrub-down is most effective in a series of five to eight sessions, and can help reduce superficial wrinkles, uneven texture, and the ennui that attends not being asked for ID.
Within each of Reed Manning Salon & Spa's colorful, calming oases, skilled aestheticians work diligently to revitalize appendages and foster relaxation. After seating patrons at cozy pedicure stations set against a charming beach-scene backdrop, specialists treat fatigued feet to the 45-minute classic pedicure, which includes a light filing, shaping, buffing, cuticle treatment, and more. The 30-minute classic manicure similarly nurtures table-tappers and rounds out serrated scissorhands, concluding with a fresh coat of polish in either the hue of your choice or the hue of a trusted tarot reader's choice.
Soothing Hands Body Therapy owner Tara has studied both Eastern and Western theories of massage, so it's fair to say she understands bodywork's potential benefits—improved circulation, lower blood pressure, and decreased stress. Her massages also target the lymphatic system, which defends the body against illness the way the Great Barrier Reef defends Australia against a dolphin D-day. Tara's three massage types—Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue—take place in 60- and 90-minute increments.