Drawing on both Eastern and Western techniques, Vy & Michael Massage Clinic’s licensed massage therapists can alleviate pain and stress throughout the entire body. From the West, the staff incorporates long, soothing Swedish massage strokes to promote blood flow and relaxation, and more localized sports-massage techniques to quell injury-specific pain. A rhythmic combination of stretching and pressure, Thai massage enhances flexibility and balances internal energy. The staff also offers specialized treatments for expectant mothers, couples, and busts that miss their body.
Tina Angelique Brown, a licensed massage therapist and owner of Just Relax Massage Therapy, strives to help patients recover from injuries and bolster overall health. She works with a skilled staff to exercise muscle aches and soreness during trigger-point, Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, prenatal, and reflexology massages. Craniosacral therapy works to relieve stress and pain by focusing gentle pressure on the skull, as well as the spine, which supports the brain and transmits its disdain for the body’s dance moves. Alternatively, the team helps shoo away stress with body wraps, facials, and microdermabrasions.
Clients arriving at Lux Bodyworks Studio are welcomed by a complimentary hot-tea bar, helping them shed stress before they even leave the waiting room. Soon after, they’re ushered into private or couples massage rooms, where they’re greeted by therapists adept at acupressure, sports, and deep-tissue massage. Beyond soothing the aches of their adult clientele, the professionals are also experts at massage for infants and toddlers, which drives away tension acquired after long days spent building forts from blocks or sandwich crusts.
Dr. Michael Strang was always an athlete, competing in a number of sports since he was a kid, including golf, which he even attempted to earn a living from after college. As he grew older, however, he became plagued by back pain that only got worse as time went on. Desperate to find a solution so that he could continue to improve his golf game, he decided to visit a chiropractor. It was this decision that changed everything for Michael—the chiropractor not only helped solve his physical problems, but also sparked an abiding fascination with chiropractic science. After this, Michael became so enamored with the human body that he put down his professional golf clubs and pursued further education at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta. Armed with certification and knowledge about his new passion, he returned to Texas—and ultimately his hometown of Rice Village—to open his own chiropractic office.
Today, Dr. Strang provides highly customized treatments for his patients, including those who suffered traumas such as auto accidents. He blends massage methods, chiropractic techniques, electrical muscle manipulation, and hot and cold therapy to help manage pain and cultivate overall wellness. He compliments his work with take-home assignments, which often involve stretches, strengthening exercises, and five-paragraph essays about when they would like their next appointment to be.
Sunlight streams in through floor-to-ceiling windows. As it hits a set of shelves that's packed with bottles, it casts a shadow across red salon chairs and black furnishings. Inside this stylish space, New Generation Salon Spa's stylists and aestheticians offer all kinds of hair and spa services. They wield scissors and dyes to cut and color hair and wax to handle any stubble that says no to blades and shavers. Experts are also available to administer various spa treatments including massages, facials, and mani-pedis.
My Massage Therapist owner Sherri Armas brings a wealth of experience, from working with professional athletes to studying chiropractic, to her client-focused business. As a personal trainer, former collegiate bodybuilder, and nutritional counselor trained by PFIT, Sherri knows how to read the human body and helps clients to achieve their overall health goals while ridding stress of muscles with custom massages. Sherri exacts an array of massage techniques, such as Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal, to address client-specific concerns and can also help to ease injuries incurred from automobile accidents or circus cannonball launches gone awry.
At Shea Essence Day Spa, the noise and stress of the outside world melt into the spa's signature organic shea butter. The product exemplifies the business' core belief: that beauty and wellness go hand-in-exfoliated-hand. Aestheticians use the body product during treatments such as the Herbs and Organic Shea Butter Deluxe Manicure or the Back Facial Treatment. During both, the shea butter exfoliates and moisturizes skin, rendering it healthier and more youthful looking.
Other treatments eschew the shea butter for hydrating creams, mud body wraps, or body products designed for specific clientele, such as men or expectant mothers. The spa also houses an infrared sauna where infrared heat travels deep within the body to promote blood flow and a detoxifying sweat.