From within Stone Hill Shopping Center, Great Nails technicians live up to the salon's name by expertly refreshing hands and feet with an array of nail services. With more than 140 years of combined experience, the nail artists at Great Nails are well-versed in decorating fingers and toes with chip-resistant shellac polish, natural-looking Solar Nails French tips, flexible-yet-durable gel nails, and acrylic tips. During pedicures, feet are pampered with an exfoliating sea-salt and moisturizing honey-shea butter lotion that’s more soothing than napping in George Clooney’s laundry hamper, and reflexology sessions focus on relieving pains across the body by applying pressure to specific points along the feet. When not focusing on bettering the nails of adults and kids, Great Nails employs a Zerona body-contouring laser treatment that aims to painlessly reduce fat.
Skin Zen Spa knows the import role skin plays in people's lives. Acting as the body’s barrier, the skin protects from illnesses and environmental factors. Though this germ armor constantly works to keep the bad stuff out, chemical substances can still break in, which is why Skin Zen Spa commits to treating skin with organic, natural, and botanical products. During one of the spa’s body-coddling treatments, surfaces soften with the use of products from Éminence Organic Skin Care, SkinCeuticals, and Skin Zen Spa’s own signature line. Essential and Premier facials remove dirt and oil in the process of washing away lipsticked cheeks from past family reunions. Waxing treatments banish unwanted hair, and soothing massages chase tension and aches away from muscles.
In order to help clients to maintain routine skincare and bodycare, Skin Zen Spa offers facial and massage memberships, which grant members one facial or massage per month, extended service time, and discounted pricing on services provided they remember the secret handshake.
Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Henry Kissinger, and Walter Cronkite are just a few of the many distinguished individuals who've come in contact with massage therapist Inge-Lise Weber's experienced and well-traveled hands. After completing her massage training in her home country of Denmark, Inge-Lise moved south to Spain, where she used her skills and fluency in six languages to run a massage business with clients from across the world. She moved once again in 1976, but this time across the Atlantic to Austin, Texas. Since settling in the United States, Inge-Lise has spent two decades as Lady Bird Johnson's family's massage therapist, worked on various other prominent Americans, and added an assortment of energy-focused techniques to her repertoire. Today, clients of all levels of fame visit Inge-Lise for custom massages as well as clinical aromatherapy, Japanese reiki, and raindrop therapy, which combines essential oils and electrical frequency to help bodies achieve balance and minds heal from unrequited love for the weatherman.
Visitors to WorkWell Austin may enter the massage-focused spa looking like they carry the world on their shoulders, with their lower backs, or on their creaky knees. Regardless of where patrons carry their stress, the hands of trained massage therapists can deftly reinvigorate both bodies and minds with more than 10 modalities. No matter what style they choose, clients divulge to therapists where bodily aches and pains lie before settling in for a relaxing session of traditional therapeutic massage or a kneading session enhanced by alternative therapies such as hot stones or aromatherapy. Deep-muscle therapy works out serious aches and pains, and Thai massage helps to free blocked inner energy and settle feisty spirit animals with yoga-inspired stretches and kneading. Moms- and babies-to-be unwind from the stress of pregnancy with a safe prenatal massage that uses specially designed pillows to help moms to relax and get comfortable.
A familiar face at the Beauty Store’s Bee Caves Road location, Angela Hilstrom tends to skin with an array of nourishing facials. She addresses individual issues with one of nine specialty facial treatments such as the flawless facial, which boosts collagen production, enhances skin’s elasticity, and includes a foot rub and upper body massage for good measure. Alternatively, she also uses her skincare techniques to rebalance her patrons' seven chakra points, employing jewels to smooth over the skin while facilitating spiritual well-being. Her microdermabrasion and medical-grade peels can also augment facials by stripping away dry skin. Beyond facial treatments, she pampers physiques with full-body salt polishes and reflexology––a massage that focuses pressure on the feet, much like when wearing child-size stilettos.
At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each guest's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A luxurious robe drapes around their shoulders, reflexology sandals lightly massage their feet, and mugs of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: employees fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage. The award-winning spa was voted best spa by the readers of the San-Antonio Express-News, and was deemed best spa and best massage by readers of San Antonio Magazine.