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.
Solutions Health & Rehabilitation counsels patients on the path towards both physical and mental health. Therapists guide physical recovery from auto accidents or workplace accidents, helping patients recover and build the strength to return to form. Massage therapists ease common aches and pains in the neck, back, or hips, while counseling services tackle issues such as battering intervention and anger management issues.
Each of Tangerine Salons' four locations operate under a charitable ethos and the nature-based tenants of Aveda. Aveda's environmentally conscious, naturally derived products infuse all of Tangerine's salon services. Seven tiers of hairstylists—ranging from Protégé I to Master III—handle the hairstyling duties by snipping, highlighting, and conditioning locks. At the Coppell and Cedar Hill locations, the staff dedicates space to an array of spa services, including massages, facial treatments, mani-pedis, and back facials that help eliminate crow's feet on people with eyes in the back of their heads.
Stress Relief 4 All's spa professionals soothe bods by wrapping them in detox slimming body wraps for a 45-minute embrace. The wrap aims to evict toxins loitering inside bodies and banish harmful substances. Excess water evaporates from waistlines, shrinking puffiness and reducing cellulite's appearance to make clients confident and comfortable in swim, birthday, and invisible suits.
The scents of aromatherapy drift throughout Ash Britt Je' Ne' Celebrity Spa, where licensed massage therapists have been pampering stressed muscles with healing massage strokes since 1982. Inside fragrant massage suites, therapists rub away muscle tension with gliding effleurage strokes that stimulate circulation and set off toxin scavenger hunts sponsored by the lymphatic system. The gentle motions pave the way for firmer petrissage strokes, whose combination of kneading and tapping focuses on muscle knots and areas of particular stress. The massage cleanses muscles of impurities and loosens stiff knots, assuaging both quotidian tension and pain from overexertion, chronic conditions, and back flipping home from the Olympic closing ceremonies. Clients will also receive a complimentary spa gift to take home at the end of their massage.
During every massage session at Seeton Touch Massage, therapist Christina Seeton incorporates techniques from trigger-point therapy, putting pressure on tender areas that connect to and affect tension in distant parts of the body. Her certification in this therapy, as well as hot-stone massage and reflexology, makes her especially adept at the centuries-old, cross-cultural art of massage. Her tranquil workspace is lit by candles and filled with the sounds of burbling water, which, when played slowly, sounds like someone whispering, "Go to sleep."
Anyone who works in art restoration can tell you that to do a good job, you have to consider the piece as a whole. The aestheticians and massage therapists at Skin and Body Solutions Day Spa have the same philosophy, which is why their menu extends past facials to include body wraps, massages, and even airbrush tanning. The express facial quickly cleanses and exfoliates the skin before a custom rubberizing mask finishes perfecting with toning and hydration. Clients in the mood for heavy-duty restoration can opt for the Whole ShaBang—an 85-minute facial that includes deep cleansing, a yogurt peel, an oxygen wrap, and a seaweed mask before finishing with fireworks, flying doves, and a standing ovation. Full-body waxing services remove unwanted hair obscuring facial features, and airbrush tanning imparts a golden-brown hue. Massage services disentangle muscle knots and include a paraffin foot wrap.