Licensed massage therapist Keri Mills honed her deep-tissue skills working with sports-related massage at a tennis ranch and now targets clients' chronic aches, stiffness, and specific problem spots in the musculature with one-hour deep-tissue massages. Using moderate to stern pressure, Keri deftly manipulates the underlying tissues to encourage circulation, dismantle knots, and relieve chronic pain associated with stiffness and repressed muscle memories. Body parts not tied up in complicated stress-braids benefit from relaxing strokes and soothing flattery. These muscle-mollifying techniques are especially helpful for clients with chronic pain, athletes, and people who have accidentally swallowed an entire kleenex box.
Experienced massage therapist Angie Strickland addresses each client's personal problem spots with Swedish, deep-tissue, or medical massages, selecting the best type to optimize back bliss or ameliorate recurring issues. Swedish massages are customized based on pressure preferences ranging from deep kneading to the same soft strokes commonly practiced on sleeping marshmallows. The firm pressure of deep-tissue massage coddles damaged tissue and targets pain locked inside frames to help heal sore spots and relieve pain. A range of other therapeutic techniques—including neuromuscular, myofascial, and cupping—cosset frames during medical massages. These targeted strokes help soothe aching necks and melt shoulders frozen during sparring matches with snowmen. Hot towels keep massaged muscles warm, loose, and reveling in the afterglow of prolonged relaxation.
BoHo Skincare Boutique & Spa owner Pilar Anderson makes sure her dedication to earth-friendly practices is transparent at her comfortably luxurious spa. The licensed para-medical aesthetician, nationally certified massage therapist, and yoga practitioner wields a slew of eco-conscious products from lines such as Farmaesthetics and local company Farmhouse Fresh, the latter of which boasts many paraben-free, gluten-free, and vegan products carefully packaged by the farm's amiable chickens. During soothing spa appointments, Anderson treats skin to vitamin-packed formulas that rejuvenate and hydrate while eschewing chemicals and harmful toxins.
For more than a decade, Dr. Chris Tupper has dispatched a team of experienced therapists to tend to disgruntled sinews with Swedish- and therapeutic-massage techniques. During each 60-minute Swedish massage session, specialists permeate nostrils with ambrosial aromatherapy treatments featuring Young Living essential oils. Warm towels swaddle spines to encourage relaxation before therapists employ kneading motions, long strokes, deep circular motions, and gentle tapping to soften stressed muscles, calm anxious souls, and jostle lackadaisical skeletons out of their power naps. Alternatively, 55-minute therapeutic massage sessions apply firmer pressure and myofascial-release techniques, which alleviate muscle pain, spasms, and inflammation and give tendons and ligaments a place to vent their grievances.
Because all of the hairstylists at TréusDell Salon & Spa have a minimum of five years of professional experience, they’re able to offer virtually any hair service under the Texas sun. Specialties range from the latest cuts and coloring techniques to feather-lock and micro-cylinder hair extensions, straightening procedures, and nourishing scalp treatments. The expansive beauty haven is also home to talented aestheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, and professional makeup artists.
Throughout the staff-decorated space, music creates a relaxing and inviting ambiance. At each of the three locations, a boutique area showcases purses, shoes, and ballroom gowns—must-haves for a beauty pageant or an evening spent convincing people you’re a Norwegian princess.
Southern Breeze Day Spa freshens tired bone bags and soul sacks alike with a variety of detoxification treatments, massages, and other targeted treatments. Freshen a flagging frontispiece with dual services such as a euro-facial, which cleans, tones, and moisturizes skin and includes a rejuvenating scalp massage ($30). Or work out tension from kinked feelers and their like-minded supports by opting for a hand/arm or leg/foot massage ($30 each). A targeted massage ($35) is ideal for unknotting precise pains from a specific area such as the lower back, hips, or hind flanks, and a detoxifying steam treatment ($25) purges the skin while retaining its nutrients and flavor. While bodies are busy blissing, eyes can feast upon the relaxing beach-themed décor or peruse the spa's retail offerings, including Miche bags, as well as an array of tanning and body lotions.