As a wife and mother of three, Tracie Turnipseed understands how stressful pregnancy and motherhood can be on the body. That's why she opened My Orange Wellness—to care for women and their partners before, during, and after pregnancy. In addition to traditional prenatal massage, her services can help couples in a surprising number of ways, from detoxifying massages that can help support fertility treatments, to sessions that demonstrate how to relax mom's body between contractions or when the freezer's void of ice cream. And Tracie doesn't just work with moms—from inside her suite at Paris Alexander Spa, she also performs traditional therapeutic massage.
For six years, Body Bliss's therapists traveled around Maryland, Virginia, and the District, bringing relaxation to its clients as a mobile massage-therapy company. Now with a permanent location, the massage center quells tension with the gliding strokes of Swedish massage and firmer deep-tissue modalities to treat the specific needs of athletes or statues that can't move until their museum closes. Nationally certified massage therapist Reginald A. Taylor guides the team of experienced massage therapists, who tailor treatments to root out the sources of each client's pain.
Capricornucopia hopes to help its visitors achieve greater health of body, mind, and spirit. The center takes an all-encompassing approach to healing, busting through bodily barriers that may otherwise hinder healing by way of various techniques. Those techniques include reflexology, reiki, and shiatsu, as well as some other not-so-everyday treatments, including stellar healing and magnetics. To maintain its already strong sense of community, Capricornucopia also hosts workshops, classes, and special events.
According to the guiding philosophy at Renewed Wellness, good health results from holistic efforts that include stress reduction—which is why they offer their clients a host of relaxing services including massages, body wraps, and even waxing. Skin swaddled in a body wrap is slathered with sun-dried rose clay, essential oils, and mineral-rich ingredients. Depending on what luxe components are in them, such as sun-dried rose clay and essential oils, the wraps have different goals that range from detoxification to skin hydration and the metamorphosing of clients into butterflies. Add-ons—such as aromatherapy and packages bundling a choice of treatments—help spa-goers customize their experience for optimum rejuvenation. The center also offers a massage membership that includes discounts on regular massages. Therapists and aestheticians can even be commissioned to pay house calls and visit corporate events.
Relax and put your feet up. That's the simple, yet oh-so-soothing philosophy of Comfy Feet Spa, a sanctuary dedicated entirely to the health and well-being of tired feet and toes. At semiprivate massage stations nestled between gauzy chocolate-colored curtains, clients recline and place their aching appendages in the capable hands of reflexologists, who apply firm pressure at specific points to dispel pain and tension, not just in the feet, but throughout the body. Likewise, private massage rooms welcome weary bodies to let go of stress under the soothing kneads of a massage therapist, who may also use acupressure techniques to restore the proper flow of energy and maple syrup throughout the body.
Located in the middle of one of Washington’s prime business districts, Daniel’s Hair Salon is the perfect place for a lunch-time cut or an after-work color. When you walk into the salon, you feel like you’re entering a well-maintained brownstone home, complete with simple, decorative touches and lots of brass, mirrors and dark wood. The three-story townhouse has a more masculine feel than other salons around town, but both men and women will feel quite comfortable here. No blaring Euro-pop or hip hop, just peace, quiet and a quick hair service. That’s right--you don’t have to spend two hours getting a cut and highlights. Daniel’s also offers facials and make-up application.