Maryland Spas to Relax and Rejuvenate
By Jillian Amodio
A visit to a Maryland spa can help relax and rejuvenate stressed out moms to ease the strain, and uncertainty of the past two years that has weighed heavily on many of us. Long-term stress can negatively impact your health, both physically and mentally. A heightened state of stress for prolonged periods of time may actually desensitize someone so that they are no longer aware of the fact that their mind and body may be in a perpetual state of stress.
While many of us (especially as parents) may live lives that seemingly never slow down, slowing down, even temporarily, may be just what the body needs. When we allow ourselves time to pause and reconnect with ourselves as an individual in need of care, compassion, and reprieve, we are better able to assess the state of our mental and physical well-being.
Finding time to pause and relax can be difficult, especially if we do it without intention. One of the best, and perhaps most enjoyable ways to turn off the outside world and reconnect with yourself on a deeper level is to escape in the tranquil world created by the offerings of a day spa.
Spa treatments, facials, massages, and more, can help release the tension, stress, and pent-up energy that can get stuck in the mind and body as we go about our busy lives. Here is a list of Maryland spas and spa-like getaways.
1328 Main Chapel Way
Gambrills, Maryland 21054
Robert Andrew Salon and Spa is located in the Waugh Chapel Shopping Center. This expansive oasis offers services catered to men, women, and couples. Services range from Ayurvedic practices designed to increase circulation, Raindrop Therapy (a non-invasive application of specific oils), and other body ritual services, to more traditional massage services including hot stone, Swedish massage, and reflexology. They also have private suites with jacuzzi soaking tubs and waterfall showers. Facials, pedicures, manicures, waxing, skincare treatments, and more are also offered.
St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa
101 N Harbor Rd
St. Michaels, MD 21663
The spa at St. Michaels is described as “A Petite Retreat – by the River’s Edge.” The spa offers a variety of massage, body rituals, and skincare services including CBD massage, Thai herbal poultice massage (dating back to the 14th Century to rejuvenate warriors after battle), and heated stone massage. Seasonal scrubs and body wraps offer refreshing variety. There is a restaurant on-site, or enjoy a post pamper walk through the charming city of St. Michael’s and explore the variety of shops and dining options.
Farashe Day Spa
5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 105,
Columbia, MD 21044
Farashe offers a serene and rejuvenating experience including massage, body treatments, waxing, threading, Ayurvedic therapy, Reiki, and more. They offer LED light therapy, sauna experiences, and anti-aging treatments.
Bethesda Salt Cave
4709 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
This spa is truly unlike any other. It is a soulful experience from the moment you step through the doors. In addition to the more traditional massage and bodywork offerings, they offer halotherapy or salt therapy. Salt Therapy has been shown to aid in conditions like asthma and COPD. It can aid in clearing mucus, reducing inflammation, and boosting the body’s immunity. After a massage, meditate and relax in the floor to ceiling, wall to wall, sparkling Himalayan salt crystal cave. It truly is like walking into another world. In addition to spa services, Bethesda Salt Cave holds numerous workshops and classes on topics such as breathwork, massage, and meditation.
The Spa at Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road,
Ellicott City Maryland, 21042
Turf Valley prides itself on accessible features and accommodations. They are welcoming to service animals and ensure locker rooms and amenities are fully accessible including pools, hot tubs, and roll-in showers. Turf Valley offers spa treatments and services that include luxurious add-ons such as their healthy Spa Cuisine Lunch served in the Serenity Room. They have a variety of seasonal services including Spring Vichy Shower Treatments and Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Facials.