The hospitable staff at Serene Treatment takes a holistic approach to relaxation and health improvement with a repertoire of spa services geared toward smoothing skin, alleviating aches, and slimming down physiques. The seasoned team of therapists and aestheticians ensures a unique visit for each patron by performing custom-tailored body scrubs, massages, and wraps enhanced with unscented sea salts and essential oils. The facility's licensed technicians also reduce unwanted bulges and lumps throughout the body with Lypossage treatments, which skillfully evict stagnant lymphatic fluid without the need to perform surgery or yell threats into the client's bellybutton.
Whether she’s covering them with full-body drapings that keep their modesty intact or deploying her signature red-velvet-cupcake-scented body lotion, Sonya Bernhardt knows that comfort often comes down to the smallest details. The big ones are pretty important too, of course; during bodywork services, Sonya uses gentle Swedish massage techniques to make her clients' stress fade away while increasing their flexibility. Her well-honed sports-massage skills help athletes recover from injury, whether it came during tough competition, workouts, or duels with referees. Other modalities in her repertoire include scalp massages and pampering sessions powered by a very light touch and therapeutic essential oils. To assist her clients at home, she also curated an online video library called Your Stretch, which gives instructions on how to find relief from sitting at a computer or sleeping on top of a desk all day.
A & W Massage Therapy’s experienced therapists envision a world in which massage therapy is thought of not as a luxury but as an affordable, necessary aspect of daily stress maintenance. To that end, the team works to facilitate aesthetic and emotional harmony with customized spa services that include not only massages but body scrubs, wraps, and exfoliating facials as well. Their flagship massages dissipate everyday stressors and toxins with modalities that range from Swedish and deep tissue to specialized techniques such as pregnancy and hot stone. Sugar body scrubs play the role of dessert to each massage’s relaxing main course, imbuing skin with sweet or spicy flavors such as mocha and brown sugar. Signature facials similarly draw on inspiration from the culinary world, flushing away dirt with extracts from chocolate and cinnamon before concluding with an exfoliating whipped-cream pie in the kisser.
The scents of exotic botanicals pervade the private treatment room at Elements of Wellness, where licensed therapist Tyrika C. Williams pairs the aromatic blends with soothing massage strokes and spa treatments. Williams claims that she followed her passions to a career in massage therapy, and those same passions remain evident in the way she carefully devises treatments to match the needs of each of her clients. Among her four modalities, relaxation massages soothe muscles with rhythmic Swedish strokes, and therapeutic massages facilitate faster recovery times after spending games of hide-and-seek in the trash compactor. Williams’s other spa therapies include an exfoliating foot treatment and a nourishing soy body wax to loosen muscles before and during a massage.
Carlton Cargill trained at the Memorial Hermann School of Massage Therapy and put his new license to work at the Memorial Hermann Spa. There, he mastered Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques. He also studied anatomy and physiology, the two disciplines that explain how doctors glue our muscles to our skeletons. Now, Cargill works inside his home studio, where red walls and white linens create a modern yet relaxing ambiance. He treats sore bodies with therapeutic kneads that can help restore emotional and spiritual balance.
The staff at Elan Designs layer treatments to soothe all of the senses during each visit. Spa guests wrap themselves in robes and slippers, which slip off for dips in whirlpools perfumed with Sacred Earth essential oils and body therapies that melt away toxins and muscle tension. Soothing paraffin-wax baths and massages augment facials, which clear up problems ranging from rosacea to hormonal acne with Murad products. In the salon, stylists deftly transition between men's, women's, and kids' cuts, while faces and digits are enhanced with cosmetics.