Staffed by a team of professionals that deliver everything from haute new hairstyles to eyelash extensions, Yvonne's Day Spa has received particular attention from sources such as MSNBC's Today Show for its unique Fish-y-cure pedicures, which rely on tropical fish to exfoliate feet. Toothless Garra rufa, or doctor fish, hail from the freshwater world's top medical schools, but have been invited stateside for the gentle way they nibble dead skin from between the toes, as guests relax into a leather massage chair and dangle their feet in the creature's warm, watery habitat. After watching the treatment soar to popularity, and dedicating countless hours to learning to breed and care for his tiny aestheticians, co-owner John Ho franchised the idea and made it the signature of all three Yvonne's locations. CBS rated the spa's manicures and pedicures as among the best in the DC area in 2011, as they extend beyond the aquarium to include OPI products and high-tech UV gel–curing methods. Stylists offer guests soda and coffee before offering scalps nourishing sips from bottles of hair care products including Goldwell, Nexxus, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Hot stones and glass cups gain healing powers in the hands of Yvonne's massage therapists, and ingredients including sea salt, honey, and cappuccino lotion infuse many treatments to leave skin glowing with health and ready for a snack.
At New Ageless Massage, licensed therapists blend ancient Eastern techniques with flowing Swedish bodywork to improve mobility and quiet squeaky human hinges. Clients can retreat into cozy private rooms for Thai bodywork, hot-stone massages, or the firm pressure of deep-tissue techniques. Infant, toddler, and teen massages are also available to relieve the aches and pains of growing up or constantly fighting for the right to party.
Inova Physical Therapy Centers is part of a non-profit comprehensive health-care network. The network provides physical therapy across more than a dozen locations, which provide varied forms of physical therapy, from aquatic therapy and dry needling to massage therapy. Each center is staffed with licensed massage therapists with medical and orthopedic experience that can help address specific targets with therapeutic massage, such as the neck, knees, hips, as well as assist with therapy goals. The medical massage program can be tailored to the individual needs of their clients and has treatments appropriate to for pain relief and injury recovery. In addition to varied methods, Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offers numerous specialities, including aquatic and massage therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and women's rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments.
Park your velocipede outside Too Hotties and step inside this ultimate men's barbershop for an old-fashioned hot-towel classic shave. Too Hotties' staff of Sweetie Todds will drape three steaming hot towels on your face in heated preparation for the lunar landing of a triple-edge blade across the ejecta blankets of your facial hair. With a citrus-mint face cleanser, shave oils, and hot lather giving your face a protective and therapeutic cover against the elements, your Too Hotties shave experience will remove hair and reduce stress, leaving the Fu Manchu of your face and the muttonchops of your soul suitably stylized.
Though he's no stranger to modern medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Nicastro rarely reaches for pain or fever meds at the first sign of trouble. The doctor runs My Chiropractor PLLC with his wife and their two young sons and has a true enthusiasm for natural health—the Nicastro family even grows their own organic vegetables—so, it's not surprising that some of his personal ideologies carry over to his clinic. Whether treating children or adults, each appointment at My Chiropractor begins with a thorough initial interview and physical exam, which allow Dr. Nicastro to confirm that each patient is, indeed, a vertebrate. Afterward, Dr. Nicastro maps out a suitable treatment plan for their pain and discomfort. From there, he may perform a series of adjustments—something he’s been treating his own children with since birth—or prescribe trigger-point therapy or the HydroMassage bed.
Dr. Igor Schwartzman, who has studied and researched holistic medicine at Boston University and the Harvard School of Public Health, works to uphold the six principles of naturopathy at Whole Family Wellness Center. The pillars include embracing the healing power of nature, seeking out the root cause of each ailment, and teaching patients how to prevent future illness. Though Dr. Schwartzman treats patients of all ages, his specialty lies in women's health, hormone imbalances, and infertility.
The clinic's two licensed acupuncturists, Kendra Ward and Amy Chitwood, have traveled around the globe cultivating a passion for alternative medicine. Their treatments help patients to overcome a variety of ailments and reduce stress after chaperoning bovine field trips to china shops. In the clinic's private rooms, soothed sighs drift amid eastern paper screens, statuettes, and rustling potted plants.