Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of yourself. It is crucial that you feel well, so you can be well.
Thinking Only Pillow Thoughts
Perhaps it’s difficult and overwhelming to put yourself first, especially with all of the moving parts in your life. However, it is imperative that we care for ourselves. If we do not practice self-care, we can become burnt out, stressed, exhausted, and even sick.
Self-care will look, feel, and be different for everyone. Areas of self-care include: physical, social, mental, spiritual, and emotional (such as practicing gratitude and mindfulness). All practices improve health, life satisfaction, and social relationships.
To alleviate stress and increase positivity, we are recommending these top self-care spots in Baltimore. Of course, you can always practice self care at home, but who doesn’t love a little pampering in the name of wellness?
Stroll Down to The Healing Path
Take a day for healing in Fells Point.
The Healing Path aspires to reduce stress and revive equilibrium, by providing restorative and relaxing services. Specifically, The Healing Path is known for their massage options, ranging from Swedish massages to Himalayan salt stone massages. However, we recommend their custom massage option to target individualized concerns and needs.
If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin, The Healing Path provides 60- or 90-minute facials. To combat stress, try their “renewing” treatment. This facial restores the skin with a custom treatment, Swedish massage, and gua sha sculpting. Lastly, the renewing facial is finished with a refreshing peppermint spritz.
Too Zen to Care in Locust Point
Charm City Healing Acupuncture & Wellness offers holistic healthcare and acupuncture, to treat chronic pain, allergies, migraines, anxiety, and stress. Acupuncture connects the body and mind, by manipulating the body’s qi. Furthermore, acupuncture releases endorphins, improves circulation, and assists with the body’s production of hormones.
Additionally, Charm City Healing Acupuncture & Wellness provides herbal treatments to bring balance between our yin and yang.
Totally Blissed Out in Federal Hill
The Well combines acupuncture practices, Shiatsu, and Western massage therapy to empower bodies and minds. Specifically, The Well is known for cupping, which pulls, lifts, and expands the body’s soft tissues. The Well also provides moxibustion, which combines traditional Chinese medicine therapy with acupuncture. This practice consists of massaging dried mugwort into the body to relieve pain, poor circulation, and inflammation.
The Art of Balance Wellness Spa is a luxurious fully-serviced spa located within the Ritz Carlton Residences. Their services include modern aesthetics, wellness, spa, and liposuction. To boost your immune system, we recommend their IV nutrient therapy or vitamin injections, such as B12 injections. To renew the skin, the Art of Balance Wellness Spa offers a 50-minute traditional GROTTO experience. This experience is a head-to-toe body mask and exfoliation treatment, whilst sitting in a eucalyptus steam room.
Cool as a Cucumber in Canton
PURE Integrated Health Services is a holistic practice restoring the body’s energy and capabilities. Some of their services include Reiki treatments and crystal therapy. If you are not familiar, crystal therapy is an intuitive therapy that connects us with the energy, flow, and properties of crystals.
Charm City Integrative Health offers an array of holistic services that blends Eastern and Western therapeutic practices. Said therapies include acupuncture, massages, cryotherapy, clinical counseling, red light therapy, and salt therapy. We, however, recommend their cryotherapy and salt therapy. Cryotherapy entails chilling in their cryosauna with liquid nitrogen at -265 degrees for up to three minutes. Those three minutes drastically alleviate chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. Salt therapy within their salt cocoon can significantly improve breathing and circulation.
The Loft is an aesthetic spa with a detoxifying, anti-aging, and healing sauna. Their infamous sauna utilizes far-infrared heaters and state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, The Loft provides cosmetic services for eyebrows, eyelashes, and skincare.
When In Doubt, Zen It Out With Woodberry Wellness
Woodberry Wellness is a local practice utilizing holistic and mindful methods to combat pain, stress, and illness. Some of the services that Woodberry Wellness provides include: acupuncture, physical therapy, Reiki, and myofascial releases.
A myofascial release is a form of physical therapy that relieves contracted muscles, pain, and poor blood and lymphatic circulation. It entails a light massage that stretches and releases a particular trigger point.
Heal Your Energy in Hamilton
Sister Song Healing is a healing, relaxing, and invigorating practice in Hamilton. They are particularly known for their Japanese Reiki sessions. Specifically, Sister Song Healing has individual, sister, distance, and pet Reiki sessions. They’re incredibly beneficial for aches, pains, discomforts, stressors, and anxieties.
Self Care and Chill in Mt. Vernon
Zen and the City is a creative healing space that improves concentration, focus, inspiration, and balance within our lives. Beyond their yoga workshops and classes, Zen and the City offers massage, bodywork, facials, stone therapy, scalp treatments, and aromatherapy. If you have not tried it already, we recommend their aromatherapy; aromatherapy strengthens emotional connections and stability.
Union Wharf Residents: Please remember to take care of yourself this January and beyond.