About Relaxing Alternatives Wellness Center

Judy LeGrand and Randy Traylor, as co-owners, would like to welcome you to Relaxing Alternatives Wellness Center.

We’re not your general Gaithersburg Maryland day spa where we limit ourselves to just massage therapy or skin care. Neither are we the typical clinical setting which can be very impersonal. Treatments like massage therapy, reflexology and facials are an important part of our business, but we also offer nutritional consultation, colon hydrotherapy and much more. We consider ourselves to be…

Cooler than a day spa, warmer than a clinic!

Judy opened her first wellness center in Old Towne Gaithersburg in 1993. While continuing her work as a surgical operating technician in labor and delivery, she worked part-time to build an established clientele of reflexology and shiatsu massage clients. In February of 1998, she formed a new partnership with Randy to open Relaxing Alternatives Wellness Center in a new facility on Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg.

Starting with a small staff of one massage therapist and one colon hydrotherapist, the center continued to grow as demand and awareness for holistic wellness services increased. After just 6 months, we expanded the facility and began to add more and more practitioners. Today, Relaxing Alternatives has a staff of about 15 people, including two receptionists, two acupuncturists, three colon hydrotherapists, seven massage therapists, one chiropractor and one aesthetician.

In April of 2010, we relocated to our current office located at 438 N. Frederick Ave, Suite 307 in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877. You will discover many things through your visit to our website. You have found the spot conveniently located in Gaithersburg (and only about 10 minutes from either Germantown or Rockville, MD) that believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to wellness. We perform the best reflexology, massage therapy and acupuncture Maryland has to offer. We are experienced in nutritional consultation, healing energy therapies like Reiki therapy and Bodymind Integrated Reflexology as well as detoxification treatments such as ozone oxygen therapy and colonics. Maryland wellness, through our comprehensive approach, is being enhanced daily. We invite you to experience this wellness enhancement.

Our massage therapists in Gaithersburg Maryland offer various styles of massage therapy for stress relief or simple relaxation (Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy, and hot stone massage), but also specialize in very targeted massage techniques such as neuromuscular therapy, craniosacral therapy and myofascial release technique.

What about those looking for more of the ‘day spa experience’ in the Gaithersburg or Rockville Maryland area? For treatments like Raindrop Technique massage utilizing Young Living essential oils and Eminence organic skin care for a truly cleansing facial, Maryland has but one destination: Relaxing Alternatives Wellness Center. The combination of these products and our skilled practitioners prove we have raised the bar for wellness and skin care in Maryland. In additon, sometimes clients have never experienced various therapies, so we designed various packages to offer them a sample of many services that we provide. These would include packages like the Stress Reduction Package which includes 30 minutes of three different modalities such as reflexology, shiatsu (acupressure) and swedish or deep tissue massage. A certified massage therapist or registered massage practitioner from our staff performs all the various bodywork type services.

The largest organ of the body is the skin, and so we offer skin care treatments resulting in the best skin care, body and facial, Maryland has available. The choices at your fingertips for the finest skin care in Maryland include the Bellanina® Facelift massage and European facials utilizing Eminence organic skin care products.

For more chronic problems such as arthritis, depression, and migraines, acupuncture has been found to be extremely beneficial, and Amy Rautner and Christina Sarlo, our licensed acupuncturists, are talented and ready to assist you. For detoxification, colon hydrotherapy (also called colonic irrigation or colonics), I-ACT certified therapists are ready to assist you, offering this popular and effective technique. We also offer the aforementioned ozone oxygen therapy with our ozone oxygen steam sauna, which is tremendous for detoxifying the body to promote natural healing. If your focus is what to put into your body, a Nutritional consultation can put you on the right track for optimal health and wellness. And we are continually evaluating and adding the latest wellness technologies that come onto the market in order to meet our client’s needs. We do appreciate your visit today, and look forward to serving you… with wellness.