Bella Fontana Spa beautifies the whole body, from head to toe. Hair services employ products from Surface and Aloxxi. Facial treatments cater to sensitive, acne-prone, and mature skin, and permanent-makeup applications perfect pouts and accentuate eyes. The spa also offers detoxifying treatments for the body, stress-reducing massages, and waxing services. Even the tips of toes are catered to with pedicures.
A chandelier decked out with glass teardrops hangs over slate floors and eclectic decorations inside Sole'renity's historic building, which dates back more than a century. Zebra-striped Victorian-style chairs stand in the waiting area, where the splash of cascading water sounds out from small stone fountains. At nail stations farther inside, techs polish nails and provide paraffin-wax soaks for the toes of clients seated in damask chairs. Massages soothe muscles with hot stones and essential oils, and facials refresh visages by clearing acne, renewing aging skin, and removing expressions stuck on the face after last night's nightmares.
Pedestrians navigating the historical charm of McKinney's downtown square step into Pavitra Organic Day Spa and find themselves in another type of nostalgic haven—one that honors a time when skincare was all-natural. The eco-friendly spa's name originates from the Sanskrit word meaning "pure" and is honored in the spa's use of botanically based and organic products from brands such as Juice Beauty and Farmaesthetics. Services such as the signature organic facial employ only eco-friendly supplies, and staffers enhance massages with sea salt from WoodSprite's Muscle Mender line. Experts also remove hair from face and body using an all-natural blend of beeswax and essential oils.
The spa's waiting area amplifies its relaxing ambiance with a soft, ecru-colored sofa and decorations inspired by nature, including sand, stones, tree branches, and a cross-section of rainbow preserved in a glass jar. The crew further demonstrates its commitment to caring for the world by sponsoring community events.
Status Body Studio's aestheticians turn back body clocks in a relaxing beauty haven firmly lodged in the Croatian village?inspired Adriatica. Custom facials and Actifirm's enzyme-based Z-Peels reenergize lackluster complexions, and ultrasonic microdermabrasion treatments soothingly cleanse visages of dead skin cells and any remnants of last year's Halloween mask. Powered by advanced laser systems such as the Soprano XLi and the Laser360, med-spa procedures gently contour bodies and relieve them of unwanted hair, spider veins, and tattoos. Organic body sugaring provides a more natural strand-banishing method than luring out hair with seductive Vidal Sassoon commercials. To deal with tension and deep-burrowing stress, patrons can grab catnaps under the kneading hands of Status Body Studio's therapists, who deliver custom massages fortified with hot packs, compression strokes, towels, and heated stones.
In order to adapt to each client's specific physicality and preferences, licensed massage therapist Steven Boyer adopts an integrative approach to relieving aches and pains. He trained at the Parker University's school of massage therapy, where he explored modalities including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, and shiatsu massage. Boyer, a certified member of the Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals, believes a multifaceted massage provides maximum therapeutic benefits, which can include stress relief, better posture, and the ability to stand straighter than rival debutantes.
Emma Anderson knows what it's like to be in pain. When medication wasn’t enough to relieve her persistent aches, she turned to massage and found not only relief, but also a new career. Since that fateful day in 1991, Emma has spent more than 25,000 hours honing her craft as a licensed massage therapist.
All of that time has certainly paid off. Emma now serves as the official massage therapist for the Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team and owns Texas Sports Massage. In addition to her relaxing Swedish and prenatal massages, Emma specializes in sports massages designed to elongate muscles and help the body heal after strenuous kicking, throwing, or touchdown dancing.