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In a life spent caring for wounded warriors, an hour for themselves

For nine women at the Roxsan Day Spa in North Bethesda, a thing as simple as a little time by themselves, having their hands or feet massaged and their faces bathed in steam and fragrant oils, relieved the stress of their lives, upended by the wounds of war.



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Feb. 22, 2011

Vanessa Chism, 28, enjoys a pedicure from Tracey Nguyen at Roxsan Day Spa in White Flint Mall. A group of military wives and caregivers whose loved ones are receiving care from Walter Reed Army Medical Center or the National Naval Medical Center got free manicures, pedicures and facials at the spa, courtesy of the Bethesda-based Yellow Ribbon Fund. Chism's husband, a combat medic, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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