New York Dominican Beauty Salon evokes big-city glamour in its cozy Randallstown salon. After haircuts, stylists can blow out hair into flyaway-free ’dos and add all-over color or highlights. The salon can also straighten and smooth hair with keratin treatments or lengthen it with weaves and medieval incantations.
Licensed chiropractor Rob Marvenko sees the body as a single, harmonious entity. Each component affects the function of all the others, as in a delicate ecosystem or the mosh pit at a Slayer concert. Marvenko's hands-on techniques reflect this holistic view of the body. During neuromuscular-reeducation sessions for soft-tissue injuries, he reinforces the nerve signals for functional movement by use of repetitive motions and muscle stimulation. Through the Chiropractic Biophysics technique, he focuses on normalizing posture and spinal curvature. In addition to bringing spines and nervous systems back into balance, he and the clinic's massage therapist practice hydrotherapy massage and physical therapy.
Unlike many massage therapists, Hands To You Wellness Studio owner Zina Sanders incorporates holistic healing elements into her treatments to provide additional therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits. Traditional Thai massages take place on floor mats so their yoga-like stretches can be more easily achieved, and integrative reflexology treatments focus exclusively on pinpoints throughout the body to improve balance and circulation and locate the body’s “eject” button. Since graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 1996, Zina has continued to broaden her skills by pursuing ongoing education at various seminars and workshops.
Soothing aromas calm clients' senses as they enter the tranquil waiting room of Serenity Wellness Studio, which houses Msprity Spa Luxuries. Founded in 2006, Msprity Spa Luxuries is the brainchild of owner Msprity, whose background in health care and special knowledge of sensitive skin informs each of the spa's customized treatments. In addition to skincare and facial services, the spa further relaxes clients with beauty treatments, body wraps, and massages. A range of products is also available so customers can maintain glowing skin at home, saving them the trouble of always holding flashlights under their chins.
Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy combines effective, time-tested adjustments with physical therapy techniques to ease pain caused by chronic conditions and tackle injuries at their source. Rather than treating symptoms as they pop up or replacing body parts with robotic versions, Doctors Paul Ettlinger and Sean Grady aim to keep patients in a state of long-term wellness.
Since a goodly portion of overall health comes from weight management, the medicos expand their services well beyond traditional chiropractic services to help clients take charge of their diet and exercise routines. Deploying the Metabolize system, they run clients through scientifically calibrated metabolic assessments that reveal how many calories folks burn whether they're exercising, resting, or sleep-walking. With the help of health and wellness coaching, clients can strut confidently into the gym knowing exactly what kinds of exercises will spring-board them to their ideal weight.
The team even eradicates a few of the stressors that surround a trip to the doctor's office. Instead of having to FedEx them to a friend's house for the afternoon, parents can drop kids off at the toy- and book-stocked play area, allowing on-the-go patients to squeeze treatments into busy schedules.
It's been more than 30 years since Janna's Salon and Spa first opened its doors, but the skilled staff still keeps on pace with current trends. Their lengthy list of services includes natural-looking extensions, Reiki massage therapy, and raspberry enzyme skin treatments. Of course, clients can also find classic services like mani-pedis, bikini and Brazilian waxes, and formal up-dos for weddings, dances, or trips to the new invite-only dry cleaners.
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