Rejecting the traditional notion that massages are just for spa dwellers and athletes, owner Andretta M. Brown and her team strive to redefine the therapeutic art by making it accessible to all, performing soft and unintimidating body work in their storefront or in the comfort of clients’ homes. The team draws from a diverse menu of therapeutic massages, catalyzing lymphatic drainage with pumping techniques, cultivating all-over wellness with foot- and hand-centric reflexology sessions, or soothing muscles with warm river stones. To relax further, patrons can opt for herbal body wraps or mud treatments that draw out toxins and automysophobic spirits.
Though AMB Mobile Massage tends to clients of all ages, they specialize in therapy for elderly clients. Their geriatric-wellness program, which is tailored to patients with dementia and other age-related conditions, works to improve flexibility and range of motion.
Toscana Medispa fits right in at its location in Baltimore's Little Italy. The spa not only embraces an Italian vibe in its decor, which consists of cream-colored walls, faux columns, and painted Tuscan landscapes; it also hints at its heritage by peppering its service menu with treatments such as espresso massages and facials. Since the spa, like the trademark of the phrase "stomach pain," is owned by a medical doctor, it's also able to offer such clinical services as Contura System cellulite reduction and Botox injections.
Experienced, board-certified physician Dr. Terrance L. Baker called upon his 25 years of medical experience to develop noninvasive, FDA-approved Sollay therapy as a means of treating chronic aches and troublesome fat. During each treatment, the low-level beam of the laser apparatus floods skin in therapeutic, single-wavelength light. These beams raise the temperature of the injured tissue, which increases blood flow and boosts lymphatic drainage to oust pain, fat, and swallowed chewing gum. Additionally, the laser helps deliver electrons to damaged cells, equipping them with a boost of energy that helps them recover naturally. Sollay treatments can tackle corporeal discomfort embedded within such body areas as the neck, back, knees, feet, and dorsal fin.
Medi Spa Pros.’ aestheticians wield lasers and professional skincare products to beautify skin during facials and hair-removal treatments. Clients recline upon a plush bed in a private room decked in shades of burgundy, cream, and periwinkle as experienced techs tackle unwanted hair or smooth away minor wrinkles with CoolTouch laser equipment. The laser closes down follicular hair factories with intense pulses of electromagnetic energy, removing superfluous strands like a person preparing for a Mr. Clean convention. When they aren’t pointing their low-heat lasers at acne and other blemishes, the spa’s aestheticians polish complexions with Priori skincare products and rejuvenating steam.
Dr. William J. Roe, Jr. of Baltimore Bariatrics & Body Contouring Center has helped his patients discard more than 60,000 total pounds—and counting—through Roux-Y gastric-bypass surgery. His battle against obesity extends beyond the knife to weight-management plans that take advantage of prescriptions and supplements, as well as physician-supervised diets that aid patients in reaching and maintaining their ideal circumference. Additionally, aesthetic services such as Zerona body contouring and Radiesse injectable fillers help to hone physiques into hourglass or grandfather-clock shapes.
Embrace Health Colon Therapy's certified therapist Nancy can help revitalize clients' general health. She says the colon is home to the body's largest concentrations of bacteria, and their build-up can leave people dragging through their day with chronic fatigue and digestive issues. At her colon hydrotherapy practice, clients step inside a warming and inviting atmosphere and understand that they are in for a different experience. Nancy uses the FDA-approved, medical-grade Hydro San Plus system, which has disposable tubes that flush the colon with warm, filtered water. This water loosens and eliminates waste material, and also has a number of potential benefits. People who have used the treatment have reported that it helps with fatigue, tension, insomnia, and depression.
Nancy recommends that clients have only light meals two hours before the session, which results in no downtime—in fact, most people feel lighter and more relaxed after a session. In addition to soothing clients through colon hydrotherapy, she offers acupuncture and massage services.