Bamboo Massage’s licensed muscle maestro, Kevin Gravell, orchestrates head-to-toe massage symphonies composed to suit individual needs. Lime-green walls and dim lighting beckon relaxers to take respite atop a cushy massage bed, where the tissue tenderizers will knead backs, shoulders, and legs to melt stress, alleviate pain, and shoo away parrots from their natural shoulder habitats. Throughout each 60-minute treatment, skin can soak up hypoallergenic oils and lotions, which further assuage anxiety while hydrating parched dermal deserts. Additionally, clients can request that therapists incorporate fragrant essential oils, transforming the session into an aroma-therapeutic paradise and provoking noses to grow third nostrils.
Amid taupe and lavender walls, Studio 11 Salon and Day Spa's staffers groom physiques head to toe with a suite of pampering services. Licensed aestheticians perform a dozen facial treatments, dousing skin in rejuvenating products to help to remedy fine lines, uneven or dull skin tone, and ill-timed lycanthropy. Nail technicians meticulously trim and shape talons, and hairstylists diligently shampoo tresses at salon stations as clients crane their necks to spot the Magic-Eye picture hidden in a nearby oriental rug.
Healing Waters Health Spa & Salon boasts a unique formula, but the secret ingredient is talent rather than an obscure essential oil or imported cleansing mud. The salon’s trio of massage therapists banishes bodily tension, subjugating it with light strokes or focused pressure. Estheticians work on whitening teeth, sculpting nails, or smoothing skin with organic facials. The skills of seven hair stylists and colorists round out the salon’s robust repertoire of services. The staff not only trims and colors hair, but also adjusts skin's hues with tanning and spray tanning.
Jamie N. Collins owns the chief set of healing hands at Calm Sensations, through which she channels experience from 650 hours of ache-easing education. The nationally certified massage and bodywork therapist doles out pain-dispersing treatments atop a heated massage table, and employs the healing and communicative power of touch to relax suffering trapezius muscles and silence the threats of rebellious deltoids to run away and join the science center.
Serenity Day Spa's staff pampers bodies, nurtures skin, and promotes relaxation with a variety of spa services. Licensed by the state of Texas and each independent contractors, massage therapists tailor massages to individual needs, adding firmer pressure to oust muscle soreness or rhythmic taps to get "Copacabana" unstuck from clients' heads. Along with massage, aesthetic specialists inspire a matching outer calm with facials, nailcare, and waxing.
A Paul Mitchell signature salon, Twilight Salon & Spa ensures that its talented stylists design and shape tresses according to the most current styles and techniques. Amiable coiffeurs shear strands into soft, feathery layers before applying a nourishing Paul Mitchell glaze, which counteracts frizzy flyaways by assigning each wisp a fieldtrip buddy. The demipermanent clear coat clings to hair for up to six weeks, promoting shine without distorting chemical or natural hair color. Scrupulous nail techs reward digits for grammatically correct text messaging with trimming, cuticle care, and an even varnish of OPI polish during a one-hour mani-pedi service.
Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic’s founder, James Whittle, has not only studied Chinese medicine under healers such as Dr. Tran Viet Dzung—he has lectured on the topic in China. He shares his expertise at his clinic, where he inserts hair-like needles painlessly throughout the body to alleviate ailments such as chronic pain, the common cold, and the even-more-common isolated sniffle. Traditional herbal remedies, such as an herbal weight-loss formula, complement these treatments, as do integrative massages from licensed massage therapist Tera Broughton. She targets aches and pains with personalized mixes of modalities such as reflexology, deep-tissue, and scalp massage.