From athletes to expectant mothers and everyone in between, Christine Duffen wants clients to relax. Her massage sessions can be enjoyed with or without hot stones, whose heat sinks into muscles to encourage them to release tension. Her body wraps help flush toxins from the body, and private yoga sessions help clients find their centers.
"Touch can be healing," says Donna Medley, proprietor of CovRing Day Spa. Indeed, Donna uses the word “heal” often when she talks about the events that inspired her to open the spa. Her son dealt with prolonged medical problems, and the family worked together to nurse him back to health. This, she says, pushed the long-time cosmetologist to pursue the wellness aspect of her training, and soon she'd shuttered both her Maryland salons and focused on opening CovRing Day Spa.
Donna thought in terms of healing potential when designing the spa itself. The space is awash in the restorative colors of the earth, from the grass green in the mani-pedi room to the lounge painted in the same cerulean shades of the sky and naturally occurring groups of blue musicians. The healing power of olive oil infuses all of the spa's Swedish massages, facials, and mani-pedis. To Donna, the olive oil symbolizes an anointing, and because she used it when caring for her son, it recalls his healing, reminding her every day why she chose this path.
DLT Massage owner Diane Liechti tasks her soul-mending mitts to the sustainable healing and active lifestyle attainable through therapeutic massage. Suited to the specific needs of each client, Diane’s 60-minute rubdowns can incorporate a medley of modalities to bolster vitality and stamina while imparting relaxation and relief from workdays spent losing baseball wagers to the strangely prescient fax machine. Swedish techniques relieve tension while revitalizing spirits, and neuromuscular and trigger-point bodywork flush out pintsize pain pockets to eradicate chronic discomfort and increase mobility. Ideal for improving posture and soothing overworked muscles, myofascial techniques deploy a gradual amplification of sustained stretching pressure that straightens up slouchers quicker than the stern glare of Martin Van Buren.
Relax in Belue's warm, earth-toned quarters as specialist Jody Means used all-natural Aveda and Yon-ka products to customize a facial for your particular skin type. The deluxe facial includes cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction, as well as a steaming treatment and a mask, and concludes with an arm, neck, shoulder, spirit animal, and scalp massage. Faces leave feeling balanced and fresh, no longer burdened by rough peeling skin or slippery peeling bananas. Book an appointment online.
Signature Service: Custom Massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Come five minutes early to fill out paperwork
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Absolutely. People are beautiful by how they treat others. Not how they appear.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We use cream (unless it is a hot-stone massage). This will not leave our customers feeling oily after a massage. They can go where ever they want after the appointment without having to stop at home first.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
I had a gentleman who had surgery years ago. He had feeling in his toes, but always had a tingling sensation in them. He said that since his massage, he no longer has that feeling.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our massages are a full hour on the table. We do not take away time for paperwork or the process of getting on/off the table.