Hands of Peace's La Gina Kissentaner believes she was born with healing hands, so naturally, she found herself drawn to massage therapy. Using her instinct and feedback from clients, she varies her modalities as she works. As clients recline in a clean, white room, light Swedish strokes help tension dissipate, while the tougher ministrations of trigger-point therapy help to relieve chronic tightness. Once sessions are over, she educates clients about self-care exercises that will keep muscles loose and limber. Because she loves what she does, she chooses co-workers who do as well, and they all update their training by traveling all over the world for seminars and classes.
A.R.T. Massage Body Spa takes its name from the three adjectives that describe each one of its services: advanced, relaxing, and therapeutic. The staff promises their clients will enjoy the latest techniques designed to both soothe the mind and relieve specific needs. Massage therapies thwart tension and improve range of motion, and custom spray tans give skin a sun-kissed glow without having to find a sun-size box of chocolates first. Using Éminence Organic products, the staff cleanses skin and fights signs of aging during signature, cleansing, or organic express facials with blends of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables rich with nutrients.
Set inside a 1920s bungalow, the spa decorates each private room in modern decor with subtle touches, such as finger bells and aromatics, that appeal to all senses. Before or after treatments, patrons can peruse a selection of clothing, candles, handbags, and jewelry inside the spa’s retail area, which also sells the Éminence Organic skincare line.
At the Wellness Med Spa & Laser Center, board-certified medical director David Kaner leads a team of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians who perform a suite of treatments for the face and body. Through a blend of traditional and technologically enhanced techniques, they reawaken youth with services customized to specific skin needs. Classic facials hydrate and clean the pores, and microdermabrasion uses mechanical instruments to lift away sun-damaged skin. Therapists deliver a range of massage modalities, and aestheticians enhance the natural outlines of the eyes with traditional makeup application. For more advanced treatments, staff members use laser and light therapies for skin tightening, hair removal, and curing fears of the dark.
Named one of the Top Spas and Med Spas in Tarrant County by the Fort Worth Business Press in 2008, 2009, and 2010, The Spa At The Village's aestheticians rejuvenate clients' skin and spirits with spa and holistic treatments. The extensive roster of services, which ranges from facials and massages to hydrotherapy and weight loss, helps guests balance internal health and external beauty.
Spa parties make each birthday or bachelorette party a simultaneously fun and beautifying event, and the wellness club can help celebrate birthdays and holidays with special promotions and gifts. The spa's boutique also hawks high-end organic ?minence products, HerbaSway serums, and FarmHouse Fresh products, ensuring that clients can exfoliate, tone, and moisturize the complexion of a favorite teddy bear or a sleeping grandmother in the comfort of their own homes.
Having honed her skills in a variety of massage modalities across nearly a decade of practice, licensed therapist Robyn N. Rider deftly soothes away aches and pains with deep-tissue techniques and warm aromatherapy oils. Before each session, clients choose a scented aromatherapy hot oil from a selection that includes lemon eucalyptus, a blend of tangerine, bergamot, and lavender, and a melted concoction of cinnamon rolls and crispy bacon. Next, Robyn combines the hot oil with deep-tissue-massage techniques to loosen knots in limbs and necks. Slow and deliberate strokes soften the tendons and muscles below the skin’s surface, thereby relieving chronic patterns of tension and aiding in injury recovery.
At Blissful Escapes Day Spa, married couple Kendra and Scott McKellar bring out the stunning natural beauty of their clients with a long list of soothing spa treatments. A litany of massage modalities lift away stress from muscle fibers with the soft strokes of Swedish treatments, the quick tension release of a chair massage, or the warm, igneous hug of a hot-stone session. Facials and body scrubs exfoliate and nourish the skin with extractions, chemical peels, and body wraps, while waxing quickly lifts unwanted follicles from anywhere on the body.