The three women who cooperatively run A New Beginning Salon & Spa—hair stylist and colorist Isela, skincare and waxing specialist Betty, and aesthetician Teresa—share more than 50 years of combined experience. The trio relies on this wealth of knowledge to convert their location in the Olsen shopping center into a convenient getaway from the stresses of work, school, and everyday car chases. Their menu of relaxing spa services includes mani-pedis that trim and dress up nails, whereas massage chairs pamper backs and waxing treatments swiftly swipe away unwanted hair. Teresa uses ingredients such as glycolic acid and vitamin C to hydrate and exfoliate skin during facials, and Isela cuts hair into flattering new silhouettes before coloring strands with highlights and lowlights.
Amarillo Wellness Systems soothes spines and their hangers-on with careful, noninvasive chiropractic and massage treatments. Doctor of Chiropractic Jack Mustard will begin the session by thoroughly examining the vertebral column for any signs of distress caused by postural imbalances or careless offspring stepping on sidewalk cracks. Having assessed the source of any aches, including chronic pain, he'll then apply precisely measured force to out-of-joint joints, thereby restoring the components of the musculoskeletal system to their function as unwitting pawns of the all-powerful brain. Finally, patients are delivered into the caring hands of a 30-minute session of soothing muscle manipulation. Dr. Mustard or one of his staff members will draw from a repertoire of therapeutic techniques—such as acupressure-based trigger-point therapy, deep-tissue massage, or myofascial release—to loosen tense connective tissues and make aching bags of bones feel more like Italian-leather suitcases.
At The Garden of Natural Health, a master clinical nutritionist counsels clients of all ages, backgrounds, and physical-fitness levels with customized eating curriculums for livelier lifestyles and coping with serious ailments. The nutrition-savvy instructor who specializes in digestive disorders first performs a detailed assessment to determine each client’s body type before ascertaining his or her ideal dining tactics, including how to hunt down and capture the healthiest foods. Customers learn to harmonize their hormones through the balancing of blood sugar and receive a four-day menu plan to map out their munching. The knowledgeable nutritionist guides customers through a list of 10 methods to eschew emotional eating, the downfall of most diet plans and a notorious problem among professional sad clowns.
Karen Lucius began by helping her office coworkers alleviate their own stress migraines, and her success became the basis of her new career.
Today, Karen has completed a 500-hour massage-training program to become a licensed therapist certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her technique is performed in a slow, purposeful manner that she feels helps encourage relaxation, heal muscles, and put tension into a deep, deep sleep. Proficient in Swedish, facial, Thai, and deep-tissue massage, Karen has also recently added reflexology to her repertoire.
No matter the techniques Karen uses, clients reap the benefits of massage's multitude of therapeutic uses. In addition to reducing fatigue and anxiety, the treatments can also increase energy, boost concentration, and improve sleep quality. The bodywork sessions also assuage physical ailments, treating everything from lower back pain and migraine to weak immune systems and inflexible joints.
At West Texas Wellness Center, Doctors of Chiropractic Zack Parker and Jerrod McCollum carefully detect spinal imbalances with exams, and x-rays further expose internal aggressors such as pinched nerves, rubberized vertebrae, and subluxations. Whole-body vibration sessions, derived from the treatments used to reduce bone loss experienced by astronauts in space, help to strengthen and tone muscles while increasing the brain's ability to control postural muscles and all four Monopoly railroads.
Staffed by athletes, personal trainers, and veteran fitness enthusiasts, Complete Nutrition thoroughly educates each customer on ideal supplements and nutrition programs for their personal goals. Brawn-builders will find heaps of muscle-magnifying measures such as creatine ($59.99) and protein blends ($39.99 for 2.5 lbs.), and sagacious souls can slow the aging process and find the car keys' sock-drawer hiding place with the Timeless healthy-aging supplement line ($39.99).