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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Branching from a hallway adorned with hanging plants are private treatment rooms painted a soft sage green. In these tranquil nooks, aestheticians perform various facials that imbue expressions with youthful radiance and clarity. Several facials include steam cleaning, extractions, staring contests, and masks; more specialized services, such as back facials and anti-aging facials, nurture skin with products of marine origin. Massage therapists direct their attention to knots below the skin with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages.
Ever since she was a young girl, Sonia Singh knew she wanted to be an aesthetician. After years of study and training, Sonia teamed up with dermatologist Dr. Anita Henderson to begin offering med-spa services. Today, the aestheticians beautify and educate clients about how to keep complexions as radiant as a flashlight powered by hope. They apply Dead Sea mud and seaweed wraps to fortify skin with natural botanicals and nutrients, all of which are explained in detail during treatments. They dispense this knowledge with the backup beats of the spas' soft music, which often accompanies soothing aromatherapy treatments.
As the son of a reflexologist and an herbalist, Jedidiah D. Smith PhD., CHHP has been surrounded by the benefits of alternative medicine for his entire life. Now, as the founder of The Center for Holistic Wellness, he brings several disciplines to three locations. All of these disciplines are centered on a faith in the human body to heal itself when given proper guidance and the willingness of the client. That's why the center's treatments are meant to coincide with personal lifestyle goals, rather than to simply send symptoms packing.
Services range from holistic life coaching to targeted acupuncture. Of course, Jedidiah stays close to his roots by offering clinical reflexology, complete with a foot bath and relaxation session. The reflexology portion manipulates specific areas of the hands and feet that allegedly correspond to other body parts, in hopes of achieving greater balance, less stress, and toes that don't squeak when they're tickled. Also on the roster of treatments is hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and skincare that staves off signs of aging.
Not everyone has the dedication to complete 500 hours of instruction in a field, demonstrate a mastery of the skills they've learned, and pass a standardized exam. But that's precisely the challenge that James Montgomery undertook to earn a soothing stamp of approval from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Today, his extensive knowledge helps him pursue his personal mission to improve each client’s well being. He employs deep-tissue, Swedish, prenatal, and myofascial massage, among other styles, to impart a range of health benefits. While James works out of Catonsville Wellness Center, he can also bring his services to his clients’ homes or to the fallout shelters they haven’t left since that false alarm.
Heavenly Hands Massage Ministries’ owner, Charnette K. Davis, has diligently worked to master the art of massage, as her local and national accreditations can attest. She’s also a certified reflexologist and is CPR/first-aid certified to boot. Proficient in everything from Swedish to hot-stone massage, Charnette maximizes health benefits by customizing standard massages with additional techniques drawn from her vast repertoire.