Nothing is happening inside At Peace Flotation & Massage Spa's float spas—at least not as far as the eye or ear can tell. But change is still taking place. As bodies float inside a lightproof, soundproof flotation spa atop skin-temperature water made buoyant by 800 pounds of epsom salts, the mind sinks into deep relaxation. Spa staff finds that a one-hour session can impart the same restful feeling as four hours of sleep in a bath of warm milk and soothe the symptoms of chronic back pain, fatigue, high blood pressure, asthma, and jet lag.
Alongside At Peace's two private float suites—complete with showers and dressing areas—treatment rooms house independent massage therapists well-versed in a range of therapeutic styles. Swedish massage utilizes long and glissading strokes to improve circulation, and deep-tissue massage relies on penetrative kneads to release pent-up pressure. Therapists also specialize in prenatal, sports, orthopedic, aromatherapy, and chair massage.
Anthony Capasso, a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, has channeled his more than 15 years of experience treating weight-related ailments into developing medication-free approaches to weight loss at Thin Centers MD. At each location, clients start their medical weight-loss regimens with an initial consultation that uses various health metrics—including medical history and a blood evaluation—to determine which approach fits them best. Dr. Capasso’s diets come tailored to various lifestyles, ranging from those that work for avid cooks to diets for people with hectic schedules. Each of the programs can also be enhanced with the fat-melting technology of an FDA-approved Zerona laser. Weekly follow-up visits with the medical staff help patients track their weight-loss progress, stamp their diet journal with the words “Private—This Means You, Mom,” and make any necessary changes to their program.
The purposes of Hidden Door Medspa?s services span from relaxation to cosmetic enhancement and improved health. Because of this, the staff includes everyone from licensed massage therapists and aestheticians to certified laser technicians and a medical aesthetician who once put lipstick on a gurney. At the day-spa end of the center, nimble hands brandish Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage techniques to diffuse bodily tension, and the med-spa area sheds the glow of lasers over unwanted hair and administers cosmetic injections. Hidden Door?s third branch, medical weight loss, operates under a 20-year nursing veteran who counsels clients on nutrition as well as options such as hormone therapy and noninvasive LipoEx cellulite treatments.
No client’s hair desire is too much to ask of Catherine Jones. The stylist at Old World Salons creates classic and out-of-the-box 'dos with precision, dry, and razor cuts. She straightens hair and, at the opposite end of the spectrum, breathes volumes into strands with permanents. Her clients include men, women, children, and children’s favorite stuffed animal.
In the midst of oppressive Texas heat, Relache Spa promises a cool, quiet respite. The 25,000-square-foot spa offers relief to weary bodies through massage, to thirsty pores through facials, and to parched nails through mani-pedis. The European-inspired services extend even to expectant mothers and men.