Each season creates different complications for skin, from from the brisk fall winds to the waning summer sun. But in the heart of Saverna Park resides a quaint skincare studio with an array of seasonally inspired treatments that are designed to rejuvenate clients. During all seasons, Aesthetics by Eva Renee celebrates services and products that incorporate elements such as an aromatic fruit enzyme peel, chocolate mousse masques, and muscle-melting massages.
At It’s About Health, the staff cares about every individual. Recognizing that each patient they treat has particular health concerns, the staff members offer a variety of options to help customers improve their well-being. This includes everything from IonCleanse detoxifications to far-infrared-sauna or hyperbaric oxygen-chamber treatments. Ultimately, they want to focus on keeping their patients not just looking good, but feeling great. That’s why clients can also obtain nutrition and workout plans with the help of staff members instead of purchasing chatty parrots that remind them to take their supplements.
The holistic healers at Nourishing Journey aim to remove harmful toxins harbored in the physique with an array of customized wellness services. During the 30-minute ionic footbath, lower paws take a dip in a soothing basin brimming with ionic energies. A gentle electrical current moves through the bath, helping to neutralize negatively charged ions in the body while purging toxins through the feet's pores and ankles' trap doors. Twenty minutes in the infrared sauna sheathes skin in radiant heat, causing sweat factories to kick into high gear. The relaxing warmth wraps around clients as impurities are pushed through the pores, ultimately aiding in strengthening the immune system, rejuvenating the skin, and relieving stress. A colon-hydrotherapy treatment is designed to de-gunk the large intestine by gently removing built up toxins and impacted waste. During the 45-minute session, pressurized water flushes through internal pathways, which can hydrate the body, bolster weight loss, and test water-park blueprints with replica-size tube slides.
After earning the 2008 S. Roger Horchow Jefferson Award for public service, Edward Jagen opened Michaela's Grotto to provide holistic interventions that help visitors take responsibility for their health and emotional well-being. Jagen's resume reads like the definition of "Renaissance man": holder of a PhD in theology, a master magician, and a former Major Crimes Special Investigator for the Washington D.C. Police. While combating organized crime against mailboxes on the force, Jagen honed his abilities to read people, a skill he combines with a mode of communication called neuro-linguistic reasoning to help his patients recognize patterns in their thoughts and actions. The center is co-owned by massage therapist and medical intuitive Sophia West, who prefers to work in conjunction with her clients' physicians to pick up where Western medicine has proved ineffective. A nutritionist and a hypnotherapist round out the staff and reinforce the center's emphasis on the interconnectedness of mental and physical health.
The heart of the center is an outdoor labyrinth built to channel a positive energy through passageways that burst forth with flowering plants and choruses of Muppets in the summer. Meditation gardens stretch out beyond the labyrinth in a loose network of tranquil pools, sunlit walks, and a gazebo overlooking the center's medieval-castle-style architecture. Inside, a 375-foot sweat lodge and a warm mineral pool soothe visitors with heat, and a shop filled with aromatherapy products and crystals enables them to take home healing tokens of their journey.
Decorated with tranquil candles reaching from the walls and chocolate-brown or ivory curtains, Return to Clarity's interior sets the tone for a serene experience. Licensed massage therapists enhance relaxation through massage and reflexology work. Similarly infrared-sauna wraps and ionic foot-detox treatments send toxins from the body. Mobile services bring relaxation to the home, kitty condo, or office inside the Randallstown, Owings Mills, Gwynn Oak, Catonsville, Windsor Mill, Woodlawn, and Baltimore areas.
Seoul Spa introduces visitors to the healing traditions of the Korean jjimjilbang, or sauna, including stone-clad pools of cleansing warm water and soothing, herbal remedies.
The sauna detoxifies and cleanses bodies with nature-based healing services for women, or with specially constructed rooms for all visitors, such as the himalayan salt room––made with calcium-packed pink salt rock––the oxygen-rich wood-charcoal room, or the refreshing ice room. Dips in herb-infused waters make guests feel like pampered royalty, while video game sessions on PCs allow visitors to step away from the spa, unless they play a spa war game.
After sweating in the sauna or building up muscle in the fitness center, visitors can replenish themselves at the restaurant. Low tables and cushy pillows invite diners to sit cross-legged on the floor, a perfect posture for enjoying cool glasses of bubble tea and fruit smoothies or bowls of udon and ramen.