The Spa at Turf Valley offers a decadent chocolate scrub.

The Spa at Turf Valley offers a decadent chocolate scrub. (photo by Sarah Pastrana / April 16, 2013)

The renewal of spring didn’t come without elbow grease, whether it included the laying of mulch and plantingof flowers, or the cleansing of grime from window screens and patio furniture. Now that the chores are completed, it’s time to indulge yourself, or a loved one, with a little personal sprucing and relaxation from one of the myriad spa services offered in Howard County.

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AllCare of Maryland

9396 D Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City

6955 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia

Community-based medispa and urgent care center in one.  Non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including laser hair removal, photo facials, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, skin tightening and skin brightening. Aesthetic treatments performed by physician medical director. Open seven days a week.

Between the Lines Medispa

6770 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 123 Columbia
(located inside Mason & Friends Salon and Spa, but independently owned)


Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including “liquid facelift,” injection fillers, eyelash treatments and skin care.

Dakota Salon & Spa

8895 Centre Park Drive, Columbia

Grooming, European, Bioelements and LightPlex pigment balancing facials, manicures, pedicures and makeup application in salon setting. Closed Sundays.

Farashé, The Day Spa

5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 105 Columbia

Eastern-inspired treatments including facials, Turkish massage, mineral salt scrubs, aromatherapy, reflexology and teeth whitening. Open daily.

Good-Life Wellness

Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry St., Savage

Wellness clinic offers a multitude of services, including massage, acupuncture, health and nutrition, Reiki, life coaching, spiritual readings and mental health care, with a licensed psychologist and psychiatrist on staff. Note: Affiliated with Bikram Yoga and The Face Place Spa, in Columbia.

Looks Salon & Spa