Licensed massage therapist Lori Davis helms Massage by Lori, where she utilizes a variety of massage modalities to tend to individual needs. In a warm, private room, relaxing music plays as she uses the broad, rhythmic strokes of Swedish massage to help ease muscle tension and improve circulation. The focused pressure of deep-tissue massage penetrates lower layers of tissue, combating chronic pains, stress, or lingering pockets of swallowed gum. Other treatments include hot-stone massage, infrared-light treatments, and decompression treatments—also known as cupping. Lori's massages can help alleviate conditions such as back pains, tight muscles, inflexible joints, and witch curses.
Jasmin King considers massage a higher calling, and her devotion to the art of healing is evident in both her practiced hands and her spirited personality. For further proof of how seriously she takes her craft, take note of her fluency in modalities that range from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue and sports massage. Her knowledge extends even to specialty modalities such as Hawaiian lomilomi, which ties together flowing, graceful strokes with a meditative focus.
King’s healing abilities don’t stop at massage. Her spa treatments include facial massage and body wraps, the latter of which cocoon clients in scented fabrics that release toxins and promote the growth of nascent butterfly wings.
BackBone Health Restoration's Doctors of Chiropractic draw from more than 20 years of combined experience and a focus on preventive care when treating patients to their repertoire of spinal adjustments, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling. Not content to simply mask symptoms with medicine, the doctors draw on their training in anatomy, nutrition, and spinal sleuthing to consider each patient's entire body and lifestyle in relation to their ailments. From there, they're able to make appropriate chiropractic adjustments and dietary suggestions to prevent recurrence and promote lunch-break limbo parties.
The sleek planks of wood in the private sauna rooms at Austin Sauna Club seem to absorb the infrared heat that radiates into the room, using it to warm guests from all angles. Visitors recline in the cozy space as the club's SoloCarbon heaters raise the temperature. According to staff, the sauna provides benefits ranging from lower blood pressure and weight loss to improved skin texture and collagen stimulation.
Professionally trained in the art of ultraviolet light, the staff at smartsweat by Aruba Sunspa is full of experts when it comes to sunless tanning and infrared saunas. Armed with an array of lie-down tanning beds that range in intensity, technicians work with each guest to ensure that they tan safely based on their skin type and the extent to which they wish to mock ancient sun gods. In addition to the beds, techs also transform alabaster skinscapes into bronzed masterpieces with a variety of spray-tanning services. During these treatments, they douse skin in a steady stream of instantly drying solutions that adhere to superficial proteins in the skin and downshift the hues. Beyond tanning services, the studio also helps guests detoxify, ease pain, and boost weight-loss programs with their namesake smartsweat infrared-saunas, which send beams of heat energy deep into skin to help mend a range of bodily issues.
A team of aestheticians, eyelash-extension artists, and massage therapists works to relax and beautify clients at Whole Body Studio, an oasis of pampering located in a sea-foam green, two-story house. Lash extensions, adhered precisely one at a time to natural eyelashes, are the studio's most popular service. Facials help keep skin in peak condition, and waxing services leave body parts bare for weeks. Two of the massage therapists are also doulas who focus on prenatal body treatments that relax bodies and calm minds worried about the stork being strong enough to carry the baby.