Russian Banya of Dallas whisks visitors from deep in the heart of Texas straight to Old-World Europe for traditional banya and sauna sessions and Russian delicacies from Citysearch's Best Deli of 2009. Upon entering the unassuming storefront, which was recently profiled on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, visitors receive a robe, towels, slippers, and keys for a locker and safe-deposit box, and staff members direct them toward the facility's showers. Once cleaned?which normally takes two full renditions of "Singing in the Rain"?visitors can choose to lounge in the wet heat of the wooden Russian banya, the dry heat of the wooden Finnish sauna, or the 100% humidity of the tiled steam room.
Though the staff recommends novice sauna sitters cool down naturally after their first session, they offer an invigorating 42-degree plunge pool for more experienced visitors to hop in after steaming. The staff also doles out optional venik massages that use chilled bundles of steamed birch, oak, or eucalyptus leaves to help to open pores and pump up metabolisms.
After draining themselves of sweat, toxins, and the desire to experience life as a steamed carrot, visitors can refuel with natural fruit juices and a menu of made-from-scratch Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Polish, and Armenian food at the BYOB deli. The eatery serves lunch and dinner, hosts events and parties, and stages live music every Saturday.
Fit & Beautiful Medical Spa has assembled a team of experts to perform its roster of beauty-boosting treatments. With a background in biochemistry, osteopathology, and family medicine, Dr. Guillermo Fuentes has the know-how to defeat wrinkles with injectable solutions. Heather Bronstad—an aesthetician certified by National Laser Institute—harnesses the power of light to dismantle follicles, eradicate spider veins, and destroy undeveloped film of people kissing their bathroom mirrors. After growing up in her mother's salon, Tracie McKenzie went on to forge her own path in the beauty and skincare industry as a licensed aesthetician, and she now improves the texture and tone of epidermises with lactic and glycolic chemical peels as well as designer peels by SkinMedica.
The massage therapists at Horizon Massage and Wellness have noticed something over their more than 18 years in business: an increase in stress among their patients. They do their best to counteract this rising tension with soothing handiwork in styles that range from gently relaxing Swedish massage to prenatal massage to the intense strokes of deep-tissue massage. Not only working out of their Dallas-area locations, staffers occasionally travel to local businesses to perform 15-minute massages on especially rigid office chairs.
What if, the next time you needed a haircut, you sat in your very own old-fashioned pink car or black police-chief car, watching DVDs and playing Xbox while a stylist snipped? What if your salon were equipped with a circular aquarium, and the floor featured interactive lava tiles that marbleize into a rainbow of colors when you step on them? What if, along with a new haircut, you took home balloons, lollipops, and surprise prizes?
You'd probably be in Over the Moon Kids Salon, and you'd probably be a kid?or two grownups crouching in a small trenchcoat pretending to be a kid. Here, tots rule, a philosophy expressed in everything from the whimsical decor to the just-for-fun amenities. The primary services are haircuts, manicures, pedicures, and mini-facials for children, though grownups can get nails painted while they wait. Siblings?if not getting haircuts or coloring their hair pink or green?can stave off boredom in the magic forest?themed second lounge. One of Over the Moon's most renowned draws, however, are its parties. Themed packages bundle crafts and spa treatments into celebratory sessions suited to boys and girls alike.
LED Skin Care Plano's rejuvenating services use noninvasive approaches to heal and hydrate skin, as well as shrink fat cells. LED light jump-starts the body's natural healing processes?the FDA-approved technology can create younger-looking skin by helping to stimulate collagen production, reduce acne and age spots, shrink pores, and firm and tighten skin. The noninvasive procedures incur no downtime and can treat anything from the hands to the face. In-depth consultations about the client's goals fuel the center's skincare regimens, which often incorporate ultrasound technology to deep cleanse skin and chemical peels to remove dead cells.
Dollface Esthetics is a one-woman operation, in that its owner treats only one woman at a time. She schedules one-on-one appointments, giving her undivided attention to her customers as she applies facials, performs body wraps, or waxes unwanted hair. Using a full range of Bioelements products, she capably tailors her treatments to any skin type, whether turning rough skin smooth or alligator hide into snake hide.