"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.
Pure Escape Resort’s certified skincare professionals nurture faces and bodies with treatments that make use of gentle formulations and infusions of natural ingredients such as fruit and seaweed. Pores get their USDA-recommended four servings of fruit a day with a pumpkin, blueberry, or cranberry facial, and a microdermabrasion treatment momentarily blings out skin with tiny crystals that work to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and acne scarring. Along with their many skincare services—all of which are noninvasive and thus require no post-treatment downtime—the staff relaxes and beautifies bodies with massages, waxing, and tinting for the lashes and brows.
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.
Boutique Du Jour Salon And Spa’s staff beautifies faces and bodies with a suite of beautifying services from keratin hair treatments to hot-stone massages. Nail technicians prink fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and aestheticians revamp visages with facials, microdermabrasion, and sea-mud treatments delivered in private rooms.
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.
When Clay Gasparovich dove off the starting block at the US Olympic trials in 2004, he knew that his back wouldn’t prevent him from giving it his all. The All-American Division 1 swimmer was able to participate in one of the more memorable races of his life largely because of his day job as a sports-oriented chiropractor.
When he isn’t keeping himself in peak physical shape, Doctor of Chiropractic Clay tends to his patients’ spinal woes with holistic services that treat the body as a complex, interconnected organism. Manual adjustments and active-release techniques, for example, relieve tension in tendons, nerves, and muscles to improve strength and range of motion. Whichever methods he deems appropriate for individual ailments, Dr. Clay maintains a focus on managing and eliminating pain. Among the advanced tools he uses in his rehabilitation sessions, wobble boards strengthen balancing muscles, and vibration plates tickle stubborn muscles into acquiescence.