Oakstone Massage & Body Works' technicians specialize in pampering and beautifying clients, which explains why folks tend to amble out of the spa more relaxed than when they walked in. Massage modalities range from Swedish to neuromuscular therapy. The therapist will even deliver prenatal massages, customizing kneads to the expectant mom's needs and applying a mushy peas-repelling force field to the body. Body scrubs incorporate salt, mud, and herbs to detoxify as they soothe. Lasers and ultrasonic machines, meanwhile, help remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and inches off the body.
The practitioners at Dallas Lifestyle Management Clinic help patients find relief from stress, pain, and excess weight with chiropractic medicine and alternative therapies such as acupuncture. Mark Currington, the clinic's founder and chiropractic practitioner, delivers acute spinal care along with preventative wellness measures. His team of licensed massage therapists keeps the body chugging along by applying a range of massage modalities or simply winding up its clockwork motor. Slimming options include methods as varied as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) drops and the ear staple.
Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.
Living Well Health and Wellness Center founder Betty Murray, a trained nutritionist and holistic health counselor, teaches clients how to unclutter corpuses with a comprehensive body cleanse during two-hour workshops on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The workshop illuminates how your snack preferences and lifestyle choices can perpetuate lingering health problems, such as migraines, IBS, fat-Elvis pelvis, and fatigue. Betty’s sage advice on healthier sustenance choices will make you rethink your maple-syrup mouthwash, and she'll also arm you with nutritional supplements to energize brain juices, a metabolic assessment, and her new book, which details the finer points of Living Well's cathartic three-week program.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Acupuncture and Reiki
Pro Tip: Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time; relax with a cup of tea.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I became a licensed massage therapist in 1986, and was introduced to acupuncture by my Shiatsu teacher, who was a licensed acupuncturist. After observing him work and obtain amazing results, I knew becoming an acupuncturist was the next step.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am certified in the NADA technique (AcuDetox), NAET (allergy elimination), and reiki, and have multiple certifications in pregnancy massage.
Jennifer Cunnings is a certified Reiki Master and Holistic Health Coach.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
"Qi" is pronounced "chee," and is the Chinese word for "life force energy." [We have] many things to choose from at The QiBar to raise and move your qi.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We love creating a comfortable, relaxing environment and helping you to feel at home.