Heels and toes deliver soothing pressure during the East Asian ashiatsu deep-tissue massages at Balanced Body Massage Group. Supported by overhead bars and assisted by the heavy hands of gravity, therapists glide their firm soles slowly over tense backs. A fusion of Swedish and compression techniques helps pump fresh blood throughout the body, iron out knots, and send stress to military reform schools. Oil infuses the uppermost layers of skin with rich moisture, and trigger-point therapy routs chronic pain from hideouts in the soft tissue. Refreshed limbs leave the table feeling as long and loose as the Man with No Name's poncho.
Pomegranate, green tea, and white grape; cocoa butter and avocado oil; coconut oil and mango. These may sound like ingredients for a sweet perfume, but they're also the components of refreshing massages at natUreal Spa. The healing effects of the natural ingredients prove as potent as their aroma. Though body wraps rely upon decidedly less aromatic ingredients—namely, mud—they also help soothe and heal the body, as do calming pedicures and facials.
At Capital Health Chiropractic in Suitland?along with the Capital Health and Wellness Center location in McLean?Dr. Rehman Mirza and his team combine chiropractic and wellness expertise to wipe out pain naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery. Through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and even physiotherapy, they treat a vast spectrum of conditions ranging from neck pain and migraines to restless sleep and carpal tunnel.
Internal Life Detox specializes in holistic detox services that aim to send folks out feeling lighter on their feet and cleaner on the inside. The professional staff is led by Romunda Ings, a certified colon hydro-practitioner and reflexologist who has been tapped by professional athletes and TV personalities for her vast knowledge of wellness techniques. At Internal Life Detox, she and her team offer colon hydrotherapy and detox foot spas, both of which encourage the removal of toxins and contaminants in order to restore balance throughout the body. In addition to these cleansing treatments, the staff can also restore proper energy flow with reflexology sessions, or employ ear candling to help patients find relief from issues such as headaches, ear aches, and post-nasal drip. And, for those who need a more personalized path to health and wellness, Ramunda offers one-on-one counseling that can help them address any issues they may have regarding diet, digestion, and pain management.
Dana Smith, a specialist in Thai yoga massage, reiki, and intuitive counseling, added one more entry to her resum? in 2003?owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga. Dana, who is registered with the National Yoga Alliance, works with an expansive list of specialist instructors to lead classes for all skill levels. They skillfully reveal the poses of styles such as flow yoga, yin yoga, and restorative yoga, as well as YogAbs and power flow, which focus on strengthening the core and detoxifying the body. Dana also offers various wellness services such as reiki, Thai yoga bodywork, and life coaching.