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Vacation Relaxation: Best Spas In Baltimore

March 22, 2014 6:00 AM

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If you’ve never visited a spa before, you might want to consider trying one. Not only are they relaxing, they are also healthy. A regular massage or spa therapy can ease current injury or illness and be preventative of future health issues. If you’re a busy person, that is all the more reason to take in a spa. A quick, weekly visit will make you a healthier, happier and more beautiful person. Try some of these excellent Baltimore-area spas for a truly heavenly experience.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Athena Nails & Spa
2100 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 675-0105
www.athenanailsandspa.com

Want a total beauty, relaxation and wellness solution? Then make Athena Nails & Spa your destination. Try its Eros Spa, a traditional spa pedicure that includes “whirlpool foot softening soak, nail shaping, cuticle treatment, basic light exfoliation, hot towels, a five-minute light legs and foot massage and polish.” Beyond manicures and pedicures, it also offers waxing, eyelash extension, skin care and a variety of therapeutic and relaxation massages. Athena Nails & Spa throws activity nights most weekdays. Head out for its Monday couples night or Tuesday PJ night, both with complimentary wine. Bring the family for the Wednesday movie night with complimentary popcorn or the Thursday karaoke night.

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Serenity Wellness Studio
6077 Harford Road, Suite A
Baltimore, Md. 21214
(443) 801-8870
www.serenitywellnessstudio.org

An intimate, family-owned spa, Serenity Wellness is an up-and-comer without the reputation earned by larger spas. This does not mean, however, that it isn’t excellent at what it does. Give Serenity a try and be surprised. This studio forms a relationship with each of its clients learning your tastes and preferences and your various physical quirks that require specific attention. Offering all of the expected massages and therapies, Serenity Wellness specializes in skin care, providing a variety of home-made wellness products available for purchase. Purchase a membership and become part of the Wellness family.

Four Seasons HotelSpa at Four Seasons
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 223-1444
www.fourseasons.com/baltimore/spaHotels are famous for the amenities they offer to guests to keep them coming back. But you don’t have to be a guest at Four Seasons to enjoy its top-rated spa. Make an appointment and choose a selection from its staggering menu of treatments for every spa service you could possibly imagine, all administered by a professional and experienced staff. In addition to the massages, body and skin treatments and beauty services, the Spa at Four Seasons offers a Night Spa Experience – a three-hour journey of pure bliss which includes a tea ritual, heat experience, 80-minute massage, candle-lit rose petal drawn bath in the private soaking tub and a dining experience to top it all off.Related: Best Day Spas In Baltimore

Studio 921 Salon & Day Spa
921 E. Fort Ave., Suite 108
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 783-7727
studio921spa.com

Think you’re too busy to enjoy a spa? Think again. Studio 921 works around your schedule to give you the spa treatment you deserve, at the times that suit you most. Able to squeeze you in for an appointment at short notice, Studio 921’s friendly and professional staff will quickly determine your treatment needs and tailor its services accordingly. Especially praised by customers for its massages and facials, the perfect aesthetics and relaxation services of Studio 921 are hard to beat.

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The Healing Path
37 E. Cross St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 637-3760
www.healingpathbaltimore.com

The Healing Path is exactly as Zen as it sounds. Offering a wide variety of services ranging from massage to counseling, The Healing Path integrates a number of Eastern arts into its toolbox of techniques. These include reflexology – the practice of using reflex nerves in the hands and feet to assist with healing – and acupuncture. For those expectant mothers, it also provides prenatal massage. The therapists at The Healing Path are experts in Rolfing – the science of relaxing and stretching muscles and the connective tissue. For total health and healing solutions in a calm, soothing environment, this spa is exactly as described: a healing path.

Related: Best Baltimore Bikini Waxing Salons And Spas

Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.

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