The knowledgeable staff of physical therapists and massage therapists at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. treat their clients’ muscular afflictions with traditional massages and alternative services such as aquatic therapy. Well-versed in Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage techniques, the massage therapists work to increase circulation, relax muscles, and rehabilitate injuries from the comfort of a private treatment room. In addition to soothing kneads, the staff also nourishes skin with seaweed wraps, moisturizes hands with paraffin dips, and exfoliates feet with a salt scrub harvested from the region of the Atlantic with the most well-groomed dolphins.
The back-soothing specialists of Family Health Spa destress musculature with gliding strokes and circular kneads in a one-hour Swedish massage. Patrons rest aching bodies in one of the spa’s five Chinese-themed treatment rooms, where the therapist’s soothing strokes synchronize with the quiet hum of music to cultivate an aura as tranquil as a mattress stuffed with Monet paintings. Massage oils coat epidermal expanses, and gentle acupressure techniques pinpoint the location of loitering tension and work to bolster circulation.
New Stride Physical Therapy's accredited staff helps physiques recover from injury or stress with a slate of rehabilitation services. Touting a doctorate in physical therapy, owner Traci Powell leads Peak Pilates sessions that disperse workloads to the muscles, helping to increase energy and strengthen the body. The facility boasts a gym area, pool area, and therapy room, where physical therapist Brooke Thorpe helps visitors with bone, nerve, and balance troubles. Certified massage therapist Oscar F. Flores culls from a repertoire of therapeutic kneads to help shoo away muscle knots and plugs spinal cords back into the proper outlet.
Dr. Kim Ross likes to help people look and feel their best. By graduating college first in her class and garnering the single dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, she equipped herself with the skills to do just that. Over a more than 10-year career, Dr. Ross has enhanced the appearances and well-being of countless patients with a meticulous manner that has earned her invitations to present at conferences throughout the country. She and her team perform FDA-approved treatments that bolster images inside and out, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels to freshen skin, cosmetic injections to regain youthful appearances, and laser hair and spider-vein removal to prepare for dates with marble statues.
Veteran vascular surgeon Dr. William P. Kalchoff has established vein clinics across the world—from San Antonio to São Paulo—in order to help patients eliminate spider and varicose veins. At the Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio, his staffers use not only traditional vein-removal techniques but also more advanced laser treatments to gently and effectively erase noticeable vessels. Small needles are gently injected into surface veins during sclerotherapy treatments, which leave no scarring and require no anesthesia. Knotted and twisted veins known as varicose veins can be treated with a phlebectomy, which removes the faulty section of the vessel, whereas endovenous laser sessions effectively destroy the veins by subjecting them to a visual interpretation of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.
Along with offering vein-removal treatments, the clinic provides advanced aesthetic services at its adjoining MedSpa de Abeja. Dermal fillers are injected into the face to temporarily remove fine lines and deeper-set wrinkles, whereas aestheticians rely on Cellex-C and Obagi products to brighten and even skin tone during facials.