The staff at Why Knot Massage strive to create a tranquil environment conducive to total relaxation. They use training in a number of modalities—including deep-tissue massage, sports massage, and reflexology—to ease clients' muscle tension and help reduce conditions such as high blood pressure or anxiety. They also employ hot stones and hot-towel foot scrubs to deepen a session's therapeutic benefits. They also travel to local offices for chair massages, which can improve employee morale and reduce the number of stress-ball-related finger strain.
Between graduating from beauty school and earning certifications in Lanza, Schwarzkopf, and the Coppola Keratin-Smoothing system, stylist Adrianne Lowes somehow managed to get two businesses off the ground. Her superhuman work ethic eventually led her to start a third business, The Ritz Salon and Spa, which has grown from her passion project into Burleson’s go-to spot for professional styling and relaxation.
For evidence of Adrianne’s dedication to the interrelated arts of beauty and health, one need not look further than The Ritz’s lengthy list of services, which range from the salon’s hair and waxing treatments to the spa’s facials and massages. The spa even boasts a therapy center, where resident chiropractor Dr. Don Haygood heals aching muscles with chiropractic, med-spa, and acupuncture treatments. Along with its beauty and health services, The Ritz houses a chic fashion boutique, where visitors can search for a cute outfit to complement their newly cropped hair or freshly scrubbed face tattoos.
At Birgit Christ Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapist and personal-fitness specialist Birgit Christ provides a tranquil oasis from the tumultuous world outside. As clients unwind with hot towels and fragrant body scrubs, soft music sets a serene mood. Like a pool filled with pudding, Birgit's massage chair is designed to maximize relaxation. In addition to her in-office treatments, Birgit brings her 20-plus years of experience to conferences, weddings, and parties with onsite chair massages.
Mocha walls drench Amour Nails & Day Spa in a warm and welcoming tone that, perhaps not by coincidence, correlates with a few of the spa’s mani-pedis. For example, both men and women can sink into a cushy pedicure throne and enjoy the Ooh-la-Latte treatment, which hydrates skin with a chocolate-latte bath and a sugar scrub. Nail technicians also indulge hands and feet with a range of other tasty-sounding products, such as milk and honey to moisturize skin and green tea to protect it from free radicals.
While the main floor—dedicated to nailcare—bustles with the sounds of whirling footbaths and chitchatting manicurists, private spa rooms whisk clients into a relaxation oasis where they can obtain a facial, massage, or one of four salt and sugar scrubs and body wraps. The beauty team also conducts waxing treatments in the private rooms to remove hair from bodies.
Artistic by nature, Ujamaa Shelton initially pursued a career in photography. Then, economic forces nudged him toward a change. As he pondered his future, Shelton realized that his passion for creativity and his desire to help others was perfectly suited to massage therapy. Shelton earned his massage license and promptly opened Myokneads with his wife, Kim Higgs. Today, the duo kneads sinews using Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage techniques at their private studio, in their clients' homes, and at the top of human pyramids. In addition to tailoring his sessions with stretching, Shelton creates his own music to encourage clients' relaxation.
When Tiffany Sanders administers facials to address antiaging, acne, and sensitive skin, that process is so soothing that even she feels tranquil and content. She brings the same meditative attitude to continuing education, where she keeps up with the latest aesthetic techniques and incorporates new tips quickly into her treatments. Tiffany can make off-hour and closed-day appointments when requested or when contacted via telephone or telepathic distress signal.