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.
Featured in beauty magazines, on ABC's 20/20, and on local news programs for her work in permanent cosmetics, Dixie Medford is both the owner of Classic Beauty Concepts and a certified permanent-cosmetic educator. Along with medical-grade skincare services, Medford can implant upper layers of skin with micropigments in permanent cosmetic sessions, eliminating the need for daily makeup applications or naps in a box of crayons. As she fills in brows and adds soft hues to lips, Medford carefully selects the shapes, colors, and designs that best complement skin color and features. Medford practices traditional makeup application techniques with her micropigments, as well as camouflaging scars and adding beauty marks. Her beauty repertoire also includes light- to medium-depth chemical peels, medical microdermabrasion, and ultrasonic facials.
The aestheticians at Jackie's Spa specialize in treatments that leave skin glowing. They augment facials with techniques such as vacuum suction or brush cleansing, exfoliate skin with fragrant lavender-salt scrubs, and mix ingredients such as french green clay, marine algae, and seaweed into active body masks. For complete smoothness, they also wax away unwanted body hair and apply moisturizing paraffin.
The staff at Fountain of Youth Body helps bodies slim down and produce new, healthy skin using radio waves and laser pulses. Radio-frequency-energy probes placed on targeted areas heat up and destroy old collagen bands so new ones may surface, a process leading to tighter, younger-looking skin. A laser then sends a strong pulse of cavitation energy to liquefy fat cells, which the body can metabolize naturally. Both treatments’ sensations can be likened to relaxing massages or dips in a pool filled with warm thoughts, and neither requires downtime.