Aromatherapy FAQ
Massage FAQ
General FAQ 

Where is your store? 

Our flagship store is located at 49 Old Solomons Island Road Unit 102, Annapolis, MD 21401.

What services and products do you offer?
We offer numerous types of therapeutic massage, holistic facials.  Our product line includes an extensive selection of individual essential oils as well as aromatherapy-based products for your face, your skin/body, and your household.  You can find all of these through the top menu above. 

Can I order products online? Where do you ship to? 
Yes, we have an online store. We ship to the following locations: Unites States including Hawaii and Alaska. 

How did Your Body Needs begin? We began introducing quality essential oils to our massage therapy clients. From the very beginning we hand-blended all our massage oils formulating our blends with plant oil bases only. As the years grew, so did the interest in essential oils - today our store sells sourced essential oils, blends, plant oils (vegetable oils), custom blends and accessories.

When can I book an appointment? Available 7 days a week from 8:00 am until evening depending on available hours on each specific day. Online Booking is available 24/7. Reception hours are generally 10am - 5pm Monday through Sunday. Reception closes before evening sessions are over. Please book online or call within reception hours if you prefer to speak with someone regarding scheduling.

Gift card information? Purchasing a gift card is super easy! For your convenience we have created several options:

1) Directly purchase an e-gift card through our website. The prompts will walk you through the process. You have an option to send the e-gift card directly to the recipient or if you prefer to your e-mail, you then can print and give to the recipient at your leisure.

2) If you prefer an actual an actual hard copy of a gift card, you have an option to call in or drop into the store. 443 -214-5166

Please note: Gift cards have an expiration date of one year from date of purchase. All company policies apply - see conditions on gift cards.

 Gift card is valid if authorized by Your Body Needs, LLC. Please note all company policies apply including the following:

  • Be ready to begin each session at your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive late your session may not be extended. 
  • If you have scheduled and appointment and failed to show the gift card will be rendered completed.
  • Cancellation policy: 24-hour cancellation is required.  
  • Failure to give the required notice will render the gift card completed.
  • This gift card cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • Gift card bookings may be subject to scheduling restrictions. 
  • Gratuities cannot be added to gift cards. 

Aromatherapy FAQ

How Can I Use Essential Oils? In ways you probably didn't realize! Essential Oils are fantastic diffused into the air using a nebulizer or a tea light diffuser.  You can put some drops in the bath or shower for an aromatic relaxation or energizing experience, depending on the oils you use. Some essential oils can be used in a steam inhalation for clearing congestion, such as eucalyptus and peppermint.

Additional great information on how to use essential oils and recipes of blends can be found on our blog.

Is there a difference between store bought and True Aromatherapy products? Most of the time - absolutely. Most products claiming to be authentic aromatherapy products are really not. You need to know what you are looking for. The essential oils need to be pure and unadulterated for therapeutic purposes. Many store bought products have been chemically altered. Your Body Needs pure essential oils are specifically created for the purpose of aromatherapy.

Why is Aromatherapy important? Aromatherapy is one of the world’s most popular complementary modalities. French physicians prescribe essential oils to their patients. In other parts of the world, pure essential oils are part of every day life. Athletes use essential oils for their bodies and to help them train. Learning more about this wonderful modality helps you to take more control of your life and your body. Essential oils are true treasures from nature. By understanding a little bit about these wonderful essential oils, they can add a difference to your life. Selecting oils that work for your body’s needs or environmental needs means your quality of life improves. When you find the right essence that resonates with you, whether it be for physical or emotional well being, you will instinctively feel the goodness of the essence. It will provide a feeling of warmth and confidence that stays with you. You will fall in love with it.

Is Aromatherapy only about fragrance? Aromatherapy is not "fragrance." This is a term often used to hide synthetic blends of unknown origin. Aromatherapy requires the use of a specific source called essential oils. These essential oils have therapeutic qualities which direct the outcome of a specific purpose. These essential oils have to go through rigid extracting procedures for them to qualify for use in aromatherapy. Not all fragrances or oils are suitable for aromatherapy even though sometimes labels suggest that it is an aromatherapy product. 

Is there more to Aromatherapy than just ”relaxation?" It is true that some essential oils make excellent relaxants and help calm the nervous system. Aromatherapy is more than a “feel good” modality. Aromatherapy can help aid in a broad range of conditions and moods. It also helps tremendously in preventive health care.

Is Aromatherapy a new age phenomenon? The use of extracting oils from plant sources for therapeutic benefit has a history dating back many thousands of years and spanning many different cultures such as Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Romans.  At Your Body Needs, we are up front, clear, and grounded in reality about what aromatherapy can and cannot do. We will never promise something our products cannot deliver. 

Can I use Aromatherapy as a replacement for traditional means of health care? Aromatherapy can be defined as a complimentary modality. It is meant to compliment existing forms of health care you receive rather than replace them. Essential oils are excellent tools to practice preventive medicine however aromatherapist should not recommend exclusive usage over and against traditional medicine.

Massage Therapy

What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?

You and your therapist will have a thorough discussion about the goals you have for the session and how to achieve them (whether it be relaxation, pain reduction, sports improvement or some combination). You will also complete a short health questionnaire which will provide the therapist a written summary as a starting point for this conversation.

During the massage, your therapist will check in to see about the pressure being used or any other therapeutic need you may have during the session (e.g., it might be better to spend longer on your hamstrings today). Communication is a two way street so always feel free to communicate to your therapist (e.g., I would like more/less pressure, or longer/shorter on a certain area).

Lastly, when the massage is finished, the therapist will close the session and exit the room. After you have dressed and opened the door, he or she will return to allow you both to conclude the session noting anything you experienced or changes you’re benefitting from after the massage.

What are the benefits of massage?  Massage can provide:

  • Reduced Stress Response (i.e., restoration of your body’s ability to handle stress)
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Relaxation
  • Increased Circulation
  • Enhanced Immunity
  • Improved Sleep
  • Ease Symptoms of Depression

Do I remove all of my clothing or leave some on?
Undress to your level of comfort. Some clients keep their underwear on, some don't. Don't worry about us seeing anything -- we will drape your body, except for the specific area we're working on, to protect your modesty and ours.

What if I’m late or miss an appointment?
We respect your time. All we ask is that our clients return the gesture.

  • LATE: True emergencies are unavoidable and should you be running late we will do our best to honor your appointment length only if the schedule allows and if there isn’t a consistent pattern of running late. Regardless, the charge will be for the original time you booked.
  • MISSED APPOINTMENT: Without a minimum of 24-hours notice, the client will be responsible for the full session fee. Once we have you booked, that appointment is unavailable to countless other potential clients who could have potentially booked it. We are a small business and once we have blocked time for you, we appreciate the consideration of the livelihood of our staff.

What types of massage do you offer?

We offer an extensive array of massages including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage, Couples Massage, Stretch-and-Go, Hot Stone Myofascial Release, Aroma Hot Stone Massage, Hot Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, Floating Head Massage, and Reflexology.  In addition, we offer Outcall massage where we come to your location.  We offer a menu of aromatherapy add-ons to enhance various aspects of your massage experience with us.  Details on all of the services mentioned here can be found on our massage services page.

What is the difference between Swedish and Deep Tissue massage?

  • Swedish: Focus is more on lighter pressure, full-body, and provides more of the hydration benefit to muscles, joints, and skin. This type of massage is also more associated with a relaxation response.
  • Deep Tissue: More time is spent on specific areas with deeper pressure and longer strokes to provide

What is the “Couples Massage” experience like?
We provide a welcoming and comforting environment for you and your mate seeking a more personal experience together. Your private room includes ambient lighting and soothing sounds. You will each have your own therapist and can feel free to experience the session any way you like – you can talk to each other or stay silent.  We do our work on your individual bodies unobtrusively so you can decide how to spend the time together.

What is Pregnancy Massage?
Techniques are modified to support your body and pre-natal needs. You are positioned with bolsters and pillows and our tools even allow the full-term mom to lie face down.

Do you use massage oil or lotion?
Your Body Needs is very proud to use only 100% pure plant oil for all our massages. Plant oils, unlike lotions will provide your skin with additional nourishment. Oils are packed with phytonutrients, keep your skin supple and lock in moisture. We use 100% organic Safflower oil in all our base price massages. Should you decide to add on a therapeutic massage oil blend such as CBD blend, total calm, muscle rub or our popular ‘blends of the month’ there is an additional cost ranging from $10 -$18. All our blends are hand-blended by our in-house aromatherapist and owner Rose Chard. We use pure essential oils and formulate perfectly to achieve desired results. To see our menu of aromatherapy add-ons to your massage, go here, and scroll to “Aromatherapy Blend Options”

Why is it a good idea to drink extra water after a massage?
It helps remove the metabolic waste your therapist has worked hard to release, plus muscles work and feel best when they’re fully hydrated.  The extra hydration ensures better circulation, similar to how a rush of fresh water cleans out a murky, gunky swamp area in nature.

Can I talk during my session?
Yes or No…whatever provides you the best experience. Some people like to be silent and check out while others like to engage with the therapist.  We do ask that you please let us know what's going on with your body. If we're putting too much pressure (or not enough) on any area, speak up -- don't suffer in silence. It won't hurt our feelings – it helps us to individualize your massage for what you want and need.

Why is it recommended that I drink water after getting a massage?
It helps remove the metabolic waste your therapist had worked hard to release, plus muscles work and feel best when they’re fully hydrated.  Massage can stir up and release tissue and metabolic waste. Extra water helps your body and blood to flush out these areas.

Do you accept Spa Finder gift cards/certificates?  We do not accept Spa Finder gift cards/certificates.