Soothed sighs and breathless chatter fill Alvin Health & Wellness Center, attesting to spa services and heart-pumping fitness classes. Stones for back massage soak up warmth as aromatherapy oils fill the air, and massage artists pack together algae mud wraps. The staff also leads cardio-kickboxing and fitness-boot-camp classes to better bodies as well as minds and self-defense classes that teach pupils to fight off overly aggressive car-wash mascots.
With a repertoire that includes urgent, family, and occupational medicine, the physician-led staff at Affinity Immediate Care seeks to provide quicker and less-expensive services than emergency rooms. In addition to treating sprains, diabetes, and the flu, the specialists conduct work-related physicals and drug testing for employers. To keep ladies ship shape, the Well Woman program emphasizes the importance of annual examinations.
Most Popular Service: Swedish Massage
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paper work.
Kaitlyn Confer, a massage therapist at Family Rehab and Medical Massage, says that she loves helping her clients relax and forget about their day-to-day problems for a while. And she does so with the aid of her talented thumbs, which skillfully employ multiple modalities of massage ranging from the more intense deep-tissue massage to Swedish massage to gentle chair massage, which is ideal for tense office workers and their tense office chairs. She says that the best compliment she's ever received from a client is one that comes up again and again?a repeat visit. "It tells me that I've done a good job and provided excellent service," she says.
In addition to massage, she and her fellow staffers also provide spa services, including fat-melting body wraps and mind-soothing aromatherapy.
At Elegantly Smooth, licensed aesthetician, Tori Vanier, voluminizes lashes with extensions that eliminate the need for mascara and last up to 25 days. To compliment a luxurious set of peeper curtains, she also performs skin-smoothing waxing services.
For Him Mens Salon dapperizes dudes in a welcoming and masculine environment, which features dark woodwork and mounted buck heads. Guests sip complimentary beverages before signature cuts, which include an invigorating shampoo, conditioner, and scalp massage that relieves tension caused by trying to bend spoons with your mind. After a consultation, head trimmers snip manes into tailored cuts, customized and styled to client specifications. As hot towels steam-clean skin and relax the body and mind, TVs at each station proffer entertainment and enthralling sports action for patrons and their spirit animals. For customers with locks that span 1.5 inches or less, stylists swiftly perform precision express cuts, using clippers to shear hair after a thorough shampoo and conditioning, as well as an included scalp massage and hot-towel treatment. Between appointments, gentlemen can trawl the high-speed Internet or practice their mini-golf game on the salon’s petite putting green.
My Make-Up Rocks's cosmetic connoisseurs, who are also certified airbrush technicians, and hairstylists regularly attend seminars to develop the talent that earned them the Bride's Choice Award from Wedding Wire/Martha Stewart Weddings in 2011 and 2012. Constantly honing their craft equips these cosmetologists with the skills needed to expertly make over imaginary friends, brides, boudoir-photography subjects, and faces seen in magazines and TV broadcasts. Though the makeup mavens and locksmiths have all worked with stylists and makeup artists to the stars, visage-vivifiers offer one-on-one tutorials that that teach even the least experienced makeup wearer how to use her own products.