Winner of 2015 Best Spa from Baltimore Magazine, Ojas Massage & Skin Care's mission is to facilitate health and well-being. In that respect, it's fair to consider founder Kelly Wilkes the first client. Kelly was working in a New York City office, feeling unhealthy and stressed. That all changed when she discovered massage therapy and the healing arts. Soon after, she founded Ojas and for more than 12 years they have been helping others make the same transition.
The word Ojas refers to Ayurveda and means "body in bliss," and the team strives to foster bliss through massage, skincare, and acupuncture. It seems to have worked. Ojas has won numerous awards from Baltimore Magazine in the fields of Best Spa, Best Massage, and Best Wellness Center.
Through massage and natural facials, the practitioners at Ojas help clients achieve inner and outer beauty and forge healthier lifestyles.
Unlike many massage therapists, Hands To You Wellness Studio owner Zina Sanders incorporates holistic healing elements into her treatments to provide additional therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits. Traditional Thai massages take place on floor mats so their yoga-like stretches can be more easily achieved, and integrative reflexology treatments focus exclusively on pinpoints throughout the body to improve balance and circulation and locate the body’s “eject” button. Since graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 1996, Zina has continued to broaden her skills by pursuing ongoing education at various seminars and workshops.
Soothing aromas calm clients' senses as they enter the tranquil waiting room of Serenity Wellness Studio, which houses Msprity. Founded in 2006, the spa is the brainchild of owner Msprity, whose background in health care and special knowledge of sensitive skin informs each of the spa's customized treatments. In addition to skincare and facial services, the spa further relaxes clients with beauty treatments, body wraps, and massages. A range of products is also available so customers can maintain glowing skin at home, saving them the trouble of always holding flashlights under their chins.
The team at Zibazz Day Spa uses their skills in styling and skincare to make each client's natural beauty shine. Haircuts begin with a consultation to determine the cut that will best showcase features and finish with a blow-dry and style. Facials purge dirt, oil, and birthday cake frosting from pores and waxing treatments whisk unwanted hair away. The board-certified plastic surgeon on staff is available for skin analysis appointments and qualified to administer beauty injections, while the team's massage therapists perform bodywork treatments that relax muscles and minds.
Licensed aesthetician Stephanie Nicole customizes her facials by skin type and even age—she performs specialized tween facials for the younger bracket and nonsurgical face-lifts that battle wrinkles. But regardless of treatment, she starts every appointment with a thorough consultation to discuss concerns with clients and best tailor her services. Her procedures range from soothing masks to glycolic peels that even skin tone to targeting blackheads with deep-pore-cleansing sessions. She also waxes away unwanted hair.
It's been more than 30 years since Janna's Salon and Spa first opened its doors, but the skilled staff still keeps on pace with current trends. Their lengthy list of services includes natural-looking extensions, Reiki massage therapy, and raspberry enzyme skin treatments. Of course, clients can also find classic services like mani-pedis,
bikini and Brazilian waxes, and formal up-dos for weddings, dances, or trips to the new invite-only dry cleaners.