Jasmin King considers massage a higher calling, and her devotion to the art of healing is evident in both her practiced hands and her spirited personality. For further proof of how seriously she takes her craft, take note of her fluency in modalities that range from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue and sports massage. Her knowledge extends even to specialty modalities such as Hawaiian lomilomi, which ties together flowing, graceful strokes with a meditative focus.
King’s healing abilities don’t stop at massage. Her spa treatments include facial massage and body wraps, the latter of which cocoon clients in scented fabrics that release toxins and promote the growth of nascent butterfly wings.
BlushThis Salon & Beautique is a self-proclaimed one-stop shop for beauty care. The staff offers haircuts for women, men, and children along with wedding beauty packages for brides-to-be and vain fathers-in-law. Makeup applications and spray-tan sessions round out the boutique’s menu of exterior beauty services. To bolster inner beauty, an in-house team of licensed massage therapists performs a range of custom therapies.
Breath and Balance Bodyworks likes to keep things personal. The husband-and-wife duo of William Lee Miller, a registered yoga teacher, and Rainbough Phillips, a licensed massage therapist, helm the small studio, offering private yoga sessions and a concise, yet effective menu of massage services. In addition to private yoga, Miller leads fun kids' yoga classes that help tykes with flexibility and teaches them that "namaste" isn't just something you say when someone sneezes. Phillips, meanwhile, offers a variety of massage treatments that pay equal attention to the mind and the body. She soothes tension and relaxes clients with hot-stone, trigger-point, yoga sage, and chair massages.
Austin Tranquility’s dedicated people pamperers ease aches with relaxing Swedish massages and reinvigorate mugs with soothing dark-chocolate facials and sugar scrubs. Each 60- or 90-minute massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate stress. The smooth, gliding strokes ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked physique fibers and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage can also relieve anxiety and depression. Afterwards, spa seekers can lie back as one of Austin Tranquility’s professional spa technicians applies an antioxidant-imbued dark-chocolate facial mask and finishes things off with an invigorating and exfoliating sugar scrub. Naturally pure and rich in iron, vitamins, and esprit de corps, the dark-chocolate compounds fight the free radicals that bring on the signs of aging, helping to erase fine lines and leaving skin feeling hydrated and refreshed.
At Beautiful Solutions, beauty seekers acquire lustrous and toxin-free skin without transplanting their brains into metallic exoskeletons that attract refrigerator magnets. Each body wrap utilizes a blend of 27 select minerals and herbs mixed with aloe vera to heal and nurture absorbent skin. During the treatment, the body is covered in special towels soaked in a mineral and herb solution, and the senses are soothed by aromatic scents. Skin emerges toned and firm, but not likely to bully hair follicles and take their lunch money. Drinking eight glasses of water per day for the next five days facilitates the detoxification process and helps maintain a sleek and revitalized muscle holster. Male patients must bring swimming apparel for the treatment.
Signature Service: Medical-grade skin care treatments
Brands Used: Glymed Plus, Skin Script
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Arrive 5?10 minutes before scheduled appointment to ensure time for intake paperwork
Artistry Medical Aesthetics' technicians improve skin tone with special products and remove hair with lasers, but they start every treatment with something a little more low-tech: a complimentary foot wash. "This allows for the aesthetician and the patient to get comfortable with one other and discuss specific skin care and laser concerns," says the COO of the studio. This bit of human touch is an important first step at Artistry, helping the client relax and to take a bigger role in their treatment?beginning with a conversation. It's something the aestheticians here are proud to offer, in addition to waxing, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions.