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.
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.
Doctor of Chiropractic Keith Maraffa brings a unique, active background to his healing services at 100% Chiropractic. As a college football player, he experienced the trauma of injury and the long road to recovery. Now, Keith participates in krav-maga, yoga, and cross training. That same spirit that prompted him to bounce back from injury has created a deeper understanding while helping others who have experienced injury and physical trauma. He seeks out the root causes of pain and prescribes a variety of solutions ranging from conducting chiropractic services and massage therapy to mitigate stress to nutrition workshops to instill better eating habits.
Searching for a reliable salon in Lakewood? Look no further than the cleverly-named Blow Salon, where the talented lineup of stylists stay abreast of all the latest trends like ombre and balayage, but are also more than happy to give you a more timeless look as well. Concrete floors, bright accent walls and retro-mod furniture make for a warm and welcoming atmosphere inside Blow, while shelves of take-home care products can help to keep your look for longer. Besides the fashion-forward cut, color, blowouts and styling services on offer, this well-maintained space also supplies manicures and pedicures from skilled nail techs and employs an esthetician who performs facials and waxing. There’s even a licensed massage therapist on staff!
Robert Marrufo Jr. understands that every client experiences stress and pain in different ways. As a licensed massage therapist with extensive knowledge of traditional Western and Eastern modalities, Robert customizes each massage he delivers by blending modalities to create an approach that addresses each visitor's specific needs. Long, flowing Swedish strokes gently soothe tension along the surface, deep-tissue techniques focus on the deeper causes of chronic muscle pains, and warmed river stones can help loosen weary musculature. Additionally, Robert can use holistically focused modalities—including acupressure, Thai massage, and reflexology treatments—to promote a greater sense of inner peace and address energetic imbalances throughout the body.