Routine stresses such as work and family can strain on the body and mind, leading to health concerns such as stress and physical pain. That's why the licensed massage therapists at Temple offer a diverse array of massage techniques tailored to the needs of the individual, treating the body as an interconnected whole. The staff at Temple prides itself on helping clients be healthy and offering the best services, which is why every minute of an appointment is spent on a treatment—a 60-minute massage lasts a full 60 minutes—and clients don't pay for time spent changing or filling out paperwork.
Licensed massage therapist Dana Lynn O'Neill boasts not one but two certifications: one for massage therapy, and another for craniosacral therapy. It's no wonder then that she performs such a wide range of massages, from luxurious aromatherapy and hot-stone treatments to therapeutic deep-tissue and prenatal massage. Her signature craniosacral massage taps into the body's natural healing abilities with light, relaxing touches along the spine, neck, and "feel better now" button.
As one of the stylists at The Beauty Lounge at Magnolia Salon, Karen Silva is an expert at trimming and treating hair. Her haircuts remove dead ends before she styles strands with a flat iron, curling iron, or iron fist. She also performs color services to add dimension and applies texturizers to create more believable beach waves than dunking your head in a lobster tank does.
The Exotic Tans staff offers both UV and sunless tanning. They show clients to standup and lie-down beds, which imbue bodies with shades that suit a variety skin types. Exotic Tans' facilities are outfitted with spray booths for those who prefer UV-free bronzing, and trained professionals are on hand to administer airbrush treatments. Like snow sandwiches, they also whiten teeth in addition to helping clients slim down with body wraps at their VIP Fit Clubs locations.
Led by owner and licensed massage therapist Bobbie Fitzek, the skilled staff of 2 Touch is 2 Heal moves clients toward a more relaxed and limber life with a diverse list of massage modalities. In addition to massage, the clinic offers exfoliating treatments, spa parties, and a cellulite-reduction-massage program.
Santosha Yoga Studio and Holistic Center provides ancient yoga practices with modern context, creating unity between past and present. In doing so, the studio embodies union, or "the true meaning of yoga," as explained in Santosha's business philosophy. Holistic services, which include therapeutic massage and acupuncture, root out pain and promote openness. Yoga and fitness classes further support wellness to help patrons discover greater ease of movement. Although instructors do not require yoga students to chant during practice, they do encourage it and even provide resources on the topic. Transcripts and translations of common chants include call-and-response mantras and campfire kumbayas.
Peer into the window of Thomas Michaels Salon, and you might see Erika, an experienced stylist who can transform dull, shapeless locks into chic and modern styles. Armed with a battery of TiGi, Paul Mitchell, and Redken products, the skilled artist moves around a black styling chair, lopping off split ends, reinventing color, and even smoothing curls with the Keratin Complex smoothing therapy and a bullwhip. Across from her station, Erika’s colleagues lead beauty initiatives of their own, providing OPI mani-pedis and facial and waxing treatments for both men and women.