Pain and tension can take many forms within the human body. The therapists at Intrinsic Touch and Bodyworks locate the root causes behind those aches and use specialized modalities to address those issues. Above all else, the therapists value their ability to personalize treatments, adopting the best possible approach depending on the client's situation. They offer a wide range of bodywork modalities, including everything from Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to craniosacral and trigger-point therapy. Some of the modalities?such as reflexology and acupressure?even promote holistic well-being by attempting to correct imbalances in the natural flow of the body's energies. Intrinsic Touch and Bodyworks can also turn its treatments into completely indulgent experiences by adding a rejuvenating body scrub or a quick game of Candy Land.
Massage by Galen's licensed therapists tailor each massage to their client's needs. This might mean more focus on the back, neck, or legs if that's where the issues lie, or a blending of different massage styles in order to address multiple concerns at once. The staff here is well-versed in multiple styles of bodywork: Swedish for stress, hot stone for tension, and sports massage for injuries. Other treatments include Thai massage and reflexology, as well as portable chair massages, which the staff can bring to treat sore backs at any workplace, festival, shopping mall, or limbo tournament.
Each of Tangerine Salons' four locations operate under a charitable ethos and the nature-based tenants of Aveda. Aveda's environmentally conscious, naturally derived products infuse all of Tangerine's salon services. Seven tiers of hairstylists—ranging from Protégé I to Master III—handle the hairstyling duties by snipping, highlighting, and conditioning locks. At the Coppell and Cedar Hill locations, the staff dedicates space to an array of spa services, including massages, facial treatments, mani-pedis, and back facials that help eliminate crow's feet on people with eyes in the back of their heads.
In the same way a gardener cultivates the ground for vegetables, the therapists at The Garden Experience Wellness Spa cultivate the body for relaxation. And like gardeners, they use an assortment of tools along with their bare hands. Hot stones, eucalyptus essential oil, acai berry and exfoliating shea butter scrubs work to evaporate tension during customized massage sessions.
Soft music plays in The Massage Suite's quiet chamber as therapist Jessica James glides her palm over a tense shoulder. Certified in Swedish massage, James deftly stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems with the style's flowing strokes. Her sensitive hands are quick to adjust to her client's desire for an increase or decrease in pressure, and she can incorporate stretching and hot stones to loosen stiff joints. Heat therapy is James' ally, as she also reaches for steamed towels and Prossage ointment to bathe taut sinews in gentle, penetrating warmth. Clinical specialties include easing sciatic pain, softening scar tissue, and restoring motion to frozen shoulders by getting a sinew from the same muscle group to tag it. Nine complimentary therapies such as peppermint foot scrubs and cocoa facials reveal her appreciation for aesthetic indulgence.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.