The wellness wizard at Broom Massage unbundles tightly wound bodies and relieves stresses with 60-minute therapeutic massages. Treatments begin by slathering dorsal fins with a slew of essential oils, which relaxes muscles, softens skin, and makes backs more fragrant than an herb-dipped focaccia. Armed with a trove of tension-teasing techniques, a therapist strokes and kneads soul sacks to correct muscle imbalance and alleviate deep-seated back pain and fear of other peoples’ hands. After one hour of oohs and ahhs, clients can return to their daily routine comfortably aligned, stretched, and rejuvenated.
Licensed massage therapist Matthew Harter helps alleviate his clients’ discomfort from muscular knots, kinks, and tightness. Through therapeutic massage, he helps them break free of muscle tension while combating the seeds of chronic pain and tightness. His relaxation and hot-stone massages elicit blissful looseness in the body, feelings of well-being, and aid in relief from stress. Athletes and clients who enjoy active lifestyles can also enlist Matthew for a sports massage, which can help the body excel on the field or court or at the off-track-betting window.
Dr. Ammar Jarrous and the expert medical staff at Amarillo Laser & Vein Clinic provide therapeutic skin and body treatments in a warm, attentive atmosphere. Fit for any skin type, the customized mini facial begins with an in-depth digital complexion analysis and a thorough skin consultation to select the most appropriate cleansers, masques, and moisturizers for your frontispiece. Then, equipped with Oro Gold cosmetics products, a skilled facialist will spend 30 minutes transforming your skin with cleansing, extraction, hydrating masques, and therapeutic scalp and facial massages. Treat your cheeks to relaxation in the comfort of your own home with the take-home Oro Gold tissue-rejuvenation mask (good for eight uses), which harnesses the power of gold to lighten, brighten, and tighten skin until it gleams like a sunset on the event horizon.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Head trainer Jeff Cox—a certified instructor and nutrition counselor at Zach’s Club 54—believes that fitness is about more than just the body, stating that “fitness is a positive approach to life incorporating physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects…” This rounded approach to well-being pervades throughout the 35,000-square-foot facility, which cultivates a fun and communal atmosphere to workout, socialize, compete, and play within. Cutting-edge strength-training equipment from brands such as Precor and Hammerstrength bolster muscle mass, a well-stocked cardio theater entertains while quickening heartbeats, three racquetball courts host matches between friends, and an indoor pool welcomes both lap-minded exercises and splash-happy tots. A specialized cycling room and a 2,000-square-foot fitness studio—which houses an array of instructor-led group classes such as yoga, BodyCombat, and Turbo Kick—also send sweat glands into overdrive. A trio of personal trainers, which collectively boast NGA and ISSA certification, stands by to help willing exercisers formulate and achieve individual fitness goals.
Before donning sweatbands and inflatable muscle suits in the locker room, parents can drop kids off at the toy- and media-equipped child waiting area staffed by CPR-certified attendants.
When he's not watching USC football or woodworking, Dr. Shuwarger is helping others see well enough to pursue their own hobbies. The optometrist, a graduate of New England College of Optometry, has been sharpening vision for more than 15 years. Dr. Shuwarger employs advanced technology to accurately diagnose and correct impediments to 20/20 vision. With the digital refraction system, Dr. Shuwarger can immediately compare the refractive error of old and new prescriptions while explaining away a customer's unusual number of grocery-store sasquatch sightings. After calibrating new prescriptions, Dr. Shuwarger and his fellow eye specialists then outfit patients with contact lenses or frames from brands such as Guess and Gigi.