My Massage Therapist owner Sherri Armas brings a wealth of experience, from working with professional athletes to studying chiropractic, to her client-focused business. As a personal trainer, former collegiate bodybuilder, and nutritional counselor trained by PFIT, Sherri knows how to read the human body and helps clients to achieve their overall health goals while ridding stress of muscles with custom massages. Sherri exacts an array of massage techniques, such as Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal, to address client-specific concerns and can also help to ease injuries incurred from automobile accidents or circus cannonball launches gone awry.
The specialists at Trinity Salon & Day Spa divide their attention between the face and body, though they make sure not to skimp on either. Among their wide range of services—which include massages, hairstyling, nailcare, and body waxing—is a collection of facials designed to treat specific conditions such as acne, aging, and dryness. Custom airbrush tans imbue skin with a natural, UV-free glow, and eyelash extensions enhance the length and volume of lashes without mascara or growth hormones.
The pampering experts at Emerald Isle Day Spa employ an arsenal of bodywork and skincare services that soothe muscles and revitalize complexions. Well versed in both Eastern and Western massage modalities, they target specific points on the hands and feet during reflexology sessions and stretch out tense muscles during active Thai massages. Classic Swedish massages knead away stress with smooth, gentle strokes, whereas more intense deep-tissue massage delves into the lower levels of tissue to untie chronic knots. Aestheticians cleanse and correct skin using G.M. Collin skincare products, some of which are derived from marine extracts, never submarine ones.
Inside the luxurious, private suites of Luxe Avenue Salons, massage therapists from Urban Body Balance battle tension, anxiety, and fatigue with nothing more than thumbs. A good number of owner Danielle Steiner's clients come in for Swedish massages, but she's also able to blend techniques from other modalities to customize sessions. Another one of Danielle's signature treatments is the hot towel foot treatment. To start, she scrubs down feet to relax muscles and remove callouses. Then, she massages a restorative cream into the skin while slowly wrapping feet in hot towels. After treatments, feet feel so soft they no longer beg to be soaked in chocolate pudding.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: 60-minute Swedish massage
Brands Used: biotone
Wherever Wenny Blackman goes, Aveda's organic products are sure to follow, and vice versa, as the stylist, aesthetician, and owner of Wen Chic Salon and Spa—an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa—has been attending Aveda classes since 1996. Needless to say, she and her skilled staff employ Aveda products exclusively to augment their repertoire of salon and spa services, including colorings that use HeadMapping, instead of traditional wizards, to predict the amount of time, product, and cost for each session.
Before the Texas board-certified stylists can cut, color, or treat hair, Blackman requires them to attend classes at the Aveda Institute. The stylists' mastery of Aveda's curriculum, coupled with their overall experience, determines their status as a stylist, senior stylist, master stylist, or director. Similarly, the licensed aestheticians and registered massage therapists reach for Aveda products during facials, massages, waxing treatments, and airbrush-tanning sessions, which are staged in the spa area's quiet summer and winter rooms, free of cell-phone ringtones and piles of burning leaves.