Tracey Butterfly Clark, the owner and head healer at Mariposas Garden, wants to make every service at her soothing studio an experience to remember. Against a backdrop of Buddhas, mirrors, and butterflies, Tracey offers multiple types of massage therapy, from Swedish and hot stone modalities to deep-tissue, prenatal, and Thai bodywork. Along with massage, clients might enjoy the luxurious chocolate facial, which uses a cacao bean scrub to exfoliate the skin—it's the number one facial in the world according to Willy Wonka.
Like the most beloved houseplants, massage techniques have their own names. Deep-tissue, Swedish, and prenatal are just a few of them. But at Elements Massage, these names barely matter. That's because the therapists don't just choose one type of massage for each customer?they pull together a variety of techniques to provide a fully custom massage. These might include long, rolling Swedish strokes or heavy deep-tissue kneads, and the therapists tailor their pressure level and area of focus to each client.
Whether undergoing a customized facial or chemical peel, it’s easy to relax at Optimal Med Spa. That’s because the medical aesthetician is also a trained massage therapist who complements each treatment with a few minutes of gentle kneading. Also putting guests at ease are the gentle, laser-based treatments—which remove everything from unwanted hair to excess inches—and the advanced skincare products from Revision and DermaQuest.
When LaToya Forbins gave birth to her first child in 1997, a nurse explained that she could bond with her child and bolster development through gentle infant massage. This meaningful experience with her baby inspired Forbins to pursue a career in massage therapy. Now a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Texas Massage Institute Dallas, she shares her gift of therapeutic touch with clients through Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point, hot-stone, reflexology, and pregnancy massage-therapy services. After continuing her studies at Aveda Institute Dallas, Forbins became a licensed aesthetician, and also earned an eyelash extension certification to offer a wider range of services.
With TONE ~ Artistic Massage & Spa, licensed massage therapist Tanasha Friar has created a private hideaway where clients can relax and enjoy the healing power of her well-trained hands. Offering customized services, Tanasha uses those skilled hands to decrease anxiety and relieve muscle tightness with a heated table and soothing add-on services such as aromatherapy, face and scalp massage, or a foot soak in a bowl of chicken noodle soup. In addition to deep-tissue, pregnancy, and hot stone treatments, her specialties include R&R or Rhythm and Relaxation massage, which uses classic Swedish strokes, and Therapeutic Rhythmic Recital massage, which helps reduce muscle inflammation and reduce chronic aches and pains.