The massage therapists at Spa Therapeutic Massage treat the body as a whole, using holistic methods to promote healing and a positive sense of well being. Their fingers are trained in a variety of party dances and massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot-stone therapy, and acupressure. They also specialize in cupping therapy to helps promote circulation and relieve pain. Giving clients an extra bit of luxury during their sessions, all massages are performed using blends of organic oils and herbs to soothe skin and promote relaxation.
The bodywork experts at Massage Spring Spa pride themselves on creating a calming environment for visitors. Amid earth-toned walls, they assess the levels of stress hiding in the shoulders and back before uncoiling knotted muscles via massages or harp renditions of Enya songs. They target specific points with acupressure therapy and employ hot stones to release emotional and physical tension. The aestheticians on staff similarly soothe the senses during facials tailored to the unique skincare needs of each client.
While some day spas spread themselves thin performing a multitude of services, Silver Swan sticks to its specialty?massage. This extra-sharp focus on relaxing, pain-relieving treatments ensures clients receive ample attention on sore spots. The massage therapists offer four treatment options, including classic Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage, and foot reflexology, which attempts to balance the body's energy more effectively than swallowing a scale.
Hanging lamps throw flickers of amber light onto the dark walls of Tea Spa's lobby, a tranquil cove that foreshadows the pampering performed beyond the front room. Included on a list of Washingtonian magazine's "Great Day Spas 2013," the spa's licensed massage therapists use varied massage techniques, essential oils, and hot towels during bodywork treatments such as a signature massage. Clients can also use their brief reprieve from the harshly lit outside world to nourish skin with a vitamin-infused facial or to decompress in the infrared sauna and bid adieu to toxins before they have a chance to settle in and wire the body for basic cable.
The therapists at First Relax Express utilize both Eastern and Western styles of hands-on bodywork to help clients find relief from aches, pain, and stress. Classic Swedish and deep-tissue massages work to release muscle tension, whereas sports massages help athletes and contortionists improve their flexibility. During foot reflexology treatments, therapists apply pressure to specific reflex points that stimulate different parts of the body; these treatments help in alleviating anything from digestive issues to pounding headaches. The therapists widen their focus and apply pressure with fingers, palms, fists, and elbows to the entire body during acupressure treatments, which are the needle-less cousins of acupuncture treatments.
The father-and-son doctor duo at Reisin Aesthetic Institute tailors beauty-bolstering procedures to the needs of each client. Steamroll the creases on the forehead or between the brows or pry away crow's-feet perched on the eye sills with a treatment of Dysport, an FDA-approved injectable solution ($5/unit). The quick, minimally invasive session halts muscles as frown lines are temporarily tapped out for up to nine months. On average, 50–70 units of Dysport per area are used to diminish fine lines, with minimal downtime and visible results within a few days.