As the second planet from the sun, Venus would be a sunbather's dream if not for its pesky acidic clouds and 500-degree temperatures. Thankfully, the technicians at Venus Tan have found an easier way to deliver bronze colors inspired by Earth's sister planet. Here, powerful beds and booths from Ergoline and Sundash banish paleness in sessions as quick as 8 minutes. Skin can be moisturized and tans augmented through lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and Designer Skin. The studio also offers sunless tanning in the form of Mystic sprays, which leaves behind even, streak-free color without exposure to irksome UV rays.
Though the sound of joyful cheers roars from the nearby Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Six Flags, it is nothing but calm and quiet inside The Serenity Room. To keep up the atmosphere promised by their name, the modern spa's team of trained massage therapists and aestheticians make sure to keep the environment tranquil while creating a soothing spa experience for men and women. During massage sessions, muscles are reenergized with 10 different types of massage modalities, such as hot stone and prenatal, whereas add-ons such as a paraffin wax, a foot scrub, or a funny-bone tickling enhance body treatments. Five types of facials are also customized to clients' needs as aestheticians nourish dry skin, erase signs of acne, and exfoliate rough skin with peptide-infused products and diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments.
When clients walk through Kimberly Higgs’s door, the licensed massage therapist immediately directs all of her attention their way. She approaches each massage as an opportunity to tailor her skills to meet her patients’ needs, whether they’re looking to ease chronic pain or simply melt away stress accrued during a hectic workweek. She can vary the amount of pressure she uses, the areas she focuses on, and the techniques she employs during each session. For clients dealing with tension headaches or who regularly get their heads caught in elevator doors, Kim can add on a special scalp-focused treatment for an additional fee.
Artistic by nature, Ujamaa Shelton initially pursued a career in photography. Then, economic forces nudged him toward a change. As he pondered his future, Shelton realized that his passion for creativity and his desire to help others was perfectly suited to massage therapy. Shelton earned his massage license and promptly opened Myokneads with his wife, Kim Higgs. Today, the duo kneads sinews using Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage techniques at their private studio, in their clients' homes, and at the top of human pyramids. In addition to tailoring his sessions with stretching, Shelton creates his own music to encourage clients' relaxation.