Since 2005, licensed massage therapist Amirah Boyo has repaired the malfunctioning muscle circuitry of more than 800 clients, both human and robot. Private sessions may include one or multiple techniques such as flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation, or more moderate deep-tissue pressure for deeper aches––all tailored the client's individual needs. When Amirah isn't mending muscles, she enjoys such hobbies as cooking, designing clothes, entertaining family and friends, and winning arm-wrestling matches against bronze statues.
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.
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.
TELOS Fitness Center merges the business brilliance of general manager Brent Darden—a member of the health-club industry for more than 30 years—with the corrective-therapy expertise of fitness director Everett Aaberg—founder of the Ortho-Kinetics system. The center's regal interior casts a Greco-Roman vibe over advanced gym equipment, class studios, and spa chambers overseen by licensed massage therapists. Professionalism remains at the heart of the center's hiring philosophy, with all personal trainers required to collect at least two nationally recognized certifications and five active wasp nests before they are hired. As a sign of success, the staff's innovative training methods have garnered awards from such media outlets as the Dallas Business Journal.
More than 10 Pilates modalities fit inside a roster of group fitness courses, all of which culminate in a mandatory game of Marco Polo in one of the private jacuzzi tubs. Additional amenities include a childcare area with a Nintendo Wii, an affixed café with a full-time chef, and an onsite hair salon.
Facelift of the Stars prevents and reverses facial aging with advanced non-surgical facelifts and supplements. Though CACI technology, named for a computer-aided cosmetology instrument, was originally designed to treat victims of Bell’s palsy and strokes, researchers discovered that the treatment also improved the non-effected sides of faces. Now used both as a medical and aesthetic treatment, Facelift of the Stars’s incorporates microcurrent technology to perform treatments that—according to numerous media and sources such as The Daily Mirror—are a favorite anti-aging solution of celebrities. Fashion blogger Sandra Ballentine of the New York Times reported that the CACI microcurrent machine is a go-to beauty tool for facialist-to-the-stars Georgia Louise.
Facelift of the Stars also rejuvenates faces with anti-aging and hydrating facials, such as it's popular brightening facial which incorporates the use of AHA, the seven red fruit exfoliant, which was featured as the best anti-aging product on the Dr. Oz show in 2013. Eye and neck lifts help tighten the skin that may not be affected by the CACI facial, while a preparation peel can help remove the outer-most layer of dead skin.
Licensed massage therapist Stacey Garrett ushers bodies into uncharted states of serenity with therapeutic massages enhanced with restorative botanicals and oils. She combines the massage's power to pamper with its ability to help detox the body, squeezing out embedded toxins with practiced pressure and triggering the body’s lymphatic system with red-rice scrubs, purifying masks, and herbs.
During each Thai herbal massage, hot-stone massage, or craniosacral-therapy session, Stacey sets the stage for personalized comfort by adjusting the lighting, music, wallpaper pattern, and temperature to her clients' preferences. She also encourages clients to make mental notes of sensations and feelings felt during their massage in order to heighten body awareness and give them a deeper understanding of what types of treatment will suit their recurring discomfort.