Within one of the private treatment rooms at Serendipity Spa, a massage therapist kneads tense muscles and loosens stiff joints using a variety of bodywork techniques. Swedish massage sessions employ light to medium pressure to improve circulation, whereas more intense deep-tissue massages hone in on localized ailments or stables of charley horses. Add-on services such as aromatherapy and hot towel treatments enhance the experience with fragrance and warmth.
Besides English and pig latin, French is spoken in more countries than any other language. That's why Houston French provides group and one-on-one classes to verse everyone from students and businessman to those taking a vacation in the finer points of the French language. During lessons, clients can learn basic points, such as conjugation and vocabulary, or tackle more-comprehensive tutorials, such as inflection and how to properly tilt a beret.
As part of the team at D'Niques, Tiara Jones puts her heart into each service, hoping to bring people into a family of clients at a salon whose credo is "where beauty must be accommodated with love." With that in mind, Tiara performs haircuts for women and children and can help clients care for their hair with repairing conditioning treatments and hairstyles. She works with natural hair and chemically treats locks with relaxers and perms.
The stylists at the locally owned SH Salons cut, style, and revitalize coiffures using high-end haircare products from brands such as Shiva, Silkology, and Clio. They also straighten locks by applying keratin treatments and relaxers, forgoing the now-defunct practice of hammering them over an anvil. Dedicated to bringing out clients’ beauty from head to toe, the experienced staff can also apply makeup or polish nails with dazzling hues.
Jay Robertson loves his job. As a child, he connected with nature and served as the designated family massage therapist. He later entered the military and spent 15 years on the streets as a police officer—but after being injured on the job, he realized it was time to go back to his roots. So he decided to become a licensed massage therapist and holistic healer, channeling his positive synergy with nature to help others.
Jay offers many different types of massage, from deep tissue and prenatal to sports and Swedish, and uses gems and crystals to facilitate energy healing. With a mobile service, relaxing studio, and nutritional counseling available, Holon Massage is a calming place to have chronic stress relieved and feel tight muscles melt.
Matt and Cherie helm the tables at Elkins Myofascial Release, tending to problems of the body and spirit with massage. Matt specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep-tissue, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy; Cherie offers Swedish and relaxation massages. Swedish massage helps promote general relaxation and looseness in the body, while deep-tissue massage targets specific points of pain and tension, whether the result of hunching over a computer desk all day or being asked to be the desk for your co-worker's laptop.