In their daily battle against stress, the massage therapists at Trees Bodyworks have a secret weapon: texture. They often enhance their strokes and pressures with exfoliating grains of sugar that soften calluses or silky oils that heal dry and itchy skin on the scalp. The studio?s clients can choose from a list of modalities that include both of the classics?Swedish and deep-tissue massage?as well as a specialty trigger therapy that targets muscles sore from chronic tension and pulling on the triggers of oversized novelty water guns.
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.
Elixir Salon & Day Maker's stylists add texture to hair with an unconventional substance?marshmallow. Marshmallow root, that is. It's one of the many botanically based Aveda lotions, oils, and creams the salon favors. Their makeups, for example, might be made from Brazilian nut-seed pigment, cinnamon from Madagascar, or the anti-oxidants of ripe berries.
But amid the bazaar of natural products, one still finds the sleek plastic casing of modern technology. Elixir's signature HeadMapping process applies highlights systematically, while the microdermabrasion smoothes away signs of age with a crystal wand. Continuous education keeps the stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists abreast of the latest trends and techniques in their fields without calling a psychic hotline.
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.