Simply Beautiful Med-Spa’s staff uses modern medical treatments and products from Dermalogica and Obagi skincare to impart beautiful, clean skin for its clients. Like a tap of the remote control with one’s nose, dermal fillers restore volume, also filling and lifting areas around the mouth and between the brows. Facial treatments restore skin with gentle exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, and custom masks. Another pillar of the spa’s treatment syllabus is the removal of unwanted hair through facial waxing and the use of lasers.
Nestled near the banks of Lake Conroe, La Toretta's 18-hole, par-71 course showcases a mature layout that was spruced up by renovations in 2007. Carried out by course architect Jeffrey D. Blume, the recent project made the course more playable and dramatic by converting two short par-fives into heftier par-fours and stretching a longer par-four into a par-five that promises scoring opportunities to long hitters. Blume also revamped the putting surfaces, which now boast Bermuda grass that provide a truer roll than a shopping cart without any wobbly wheels. Before rounds, golfers can get a feel for course conditions at the full-length driving range or on the practice green.
Sequestered between the 18th green and the first tee, La Toretta's clubhouse overlooks the dramatic waterways that occupy the edges of its majestic starting and finishing holes. Inside, guests unwind over pub far at the Final Putt Lounge, which nestles underneath soaring, wood-panel ceilings.
Orthossage leaves no doubt that its therapists know what they’re doing: every week, they participate in continuing-education courses to stay up to snuff on their craft. That dedication enables the Orthossage team to deliver a wide array of modalities, including an advanced orthopedic technique that focuses specifically on muscle attachments. No matter the type of massage a client chooses, though, Orthossage enhances every visit with aromatherapy, topical muscle pain reliever, and steamed towels. The facility also provides 3D anatomical photos so clients can see what groups of muscles get worked on without having to dissect a mannequin.
The up-to-date lasers at Belallure Laser & Wellness Center are a triple threat—they can reduce unwanted hair growth, erase tattoos, and obscure signs of aging. Noninvasive Laser 360 treatments compound photonic wonderment by toning crinkled skin, smoothing out wrinkles, and balancing discoloration. The physician-supervised team also inspires overall well-being with an arsenal of more traditional spa treatments. Hot-stone and Swedish massages, for example, relax musculatures, whereas a set of facials brighten complexions better than neon blush at a blacklight disco.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.