From reflexology to eyelash extensions, licensed massage therapist and aesthetician Emma Thompson does it all. She invites both men and women into the cozy Angelic Touch Spatique for a menu of relaxing and beautifying treatments she performs herself. A lime-green cloth blankets the massage table in an otherwise neutral-toned spa room, where Emma enlists deep-tissue kneads, warm stones, and aromatherapy body scrubs to loosen muscles and joints and obliterate stress. She slims limbs and tummies with 45-minute seaweed body wraps, and gives mugs the fresh and clean aura of a newborn's credit history with signature facials and waxing treatments.
What started as a beauty shop operating out of Aisha Khalid's home has now, 20 years later, blossomed into 10 full-service, women-only salons. The aestheticians at Aisha's Salon & Spa were some of the first to bring threading to the faces of Houston ladies, whisking away unruly brows, chin fuzz, and emperor-tamarin mustaches with a thin cotton filament. For body depilation, they turn to traditional waxing, and body polishes and facials leave skin rejuvenated and smooth. Stylists trim, straighten, and color tresses, and makeup artists apply finishing touches with traditional or airbrush products.
Houston Center For Massage is a small business providing massage services. The main goal is to give every client the exact massage they want. Every "body" is different and everyone has different needs. Communication with the client is very important to make each massage the best massage the client has ever had!
Float Houston’s pharmaceutical-grade epsom salts and private float tanks don’t just suspend the body—they let guests forget the world and explore the most creative recesses of their imagination. As patrons' minds wander freely, 600–800 pounds of epsom salts naturally buoy the body’s weight, ensuring that guests effortlessly float at the water’s surface. The dark, tightly closed floatation chamber cuts out distracting stimulation such as gravity, temperature, sight, and sound for uninterrupted daydreams. These relaxing floating sessions can greatly reduce stress, pain, and tension, as well as regenerate mental and emotional energy.
Into the Zen’s massage therapists charge a flat rate based on the duration of the treatment rather than the style of massage. This innovative policy means that therapists can tailor each treatment to the client’s needs. During each session, massage clients bask in 60- or 90-minutes of muscle work; consultation and dressing and undressing times are not factored into service times. All modalities include complimentary aromatherapy. A healthy-minded team of therapists not only proudly proclaim to be smoke-free, they use modalities such as deep tissue, sports massage, and trigger point work to soothe aches and placate limbs threatening to secede from the body.
Due to her own struggles with excessive hair growth, Alina Stephanie had gone through it all: waxing, depilatories, trying to mask embarrassing hair with extra makeup. Finally, she discovered laser hair removal and never looked back. She became a hair removal specialist in 1985, established her clinic in 1989, and has been helping people seeking a more effective and clinical means to overcoming their issues ever since.
At Alina Stephanie Day Spa, the trained clinicians help these clients and more. Aside from laser hair removal services, they also offer electrolysis, microdermabrasion, and European facials, which use exfoliations, steam, and customized treatment masks to leave complexions radiant. Clients can also prepare for a big day by releasing stress caused by wedding planning or searching for hidden Christmas presents with calming massage therapy.