At first glance, hair-thin acupuncture needles don’t seem like much. But looks can be deceiving. Acupuncture aims to alleviate dozens of common ailments, including allergies, arthritis, smoking addiction, depression, indigestion, and anemia. At Acupuncture Wellness, the diverse acupuncture treatments share the spotlight with massage services that also serve to relieve discomfort, in addition to eliminating stress caused by clients trying to massage their own backs.
Located at the Fort Worth Sheraton Hotel and Spa, Spa Beaubelle combines a yoga studio, nail salon, pool, and full-service spa into one expansive 8,000-square-foot rejuvenation center. The staff of massage therapists and aestheticians ushers spa-goers into private treatment rooms and suites, where they lavish world-weary skin in products from Clovertree Apothecary and FarmHouse Fresh Goods, or ease muscular tension with the gentle barrages of Swedish or deep-tissue massage. Meanwhile, an infrared sauna gives patrons a place to slip into meditative states and correct a naturally infragreen complexion as they sweat away their stresses. A Vichy shower maximizes metabolism by boosting oxygen absorption and ousting excess carbon dioxide as it washes away rejuvenating masks and salt scrubs left over from slenderizing body wraps.
Having shared his fitness expertise on Good Morning Texas and in his book, Living Lean, health expert Larry North offers a boutique gym that gives fitness-fitters an alternative to traditional workout facilities within a welcoming, low-key atmosphere. Redeem this Groupon for two one-on-one training sessions with an experienced fitness professional who will tailor workouts to your specific needs. You'll also get a month of unlimited access to the gym and enough fitness classes to exercise to your biceps' content (Southlake schedule here). Meditate away the day's drudgeries with a yoga class, or get the blood pumping with the kickboxing circuit class, which includes jump roping, hand weights, and hitting punching bags that electronically shout Shakespeare sonnets as motivation. Aesthetically appealing spaces encourage customers to relax their minds as they tighten their gluteals.
With more than 12 years of experience, massage therapist Linda Little knows that sometimes hands alone aren’t enough for a good massage. Though primarily relying on her hands to ease out aches and tension, she also augments massages with moisture-rich massage cream, botanical oils, and vitamin E to hydrate skin. Upon request, Linda also places smooth, warm river rocks onto muscle knots, softening them with steady waves of heat before kneading them into sweet submission.
Upon first meeting licensed massage therapist Charles Hannington, one can be forgiven for not taking note of his smooth and dexterous hands. His bright smile draws the eyes upward and reflects his uncommon enthusiasm for life—much of which he derives from meeting new people and sharing his skills with them. Charles uses massage techniques to achieve his goal of bringing others closer not only to physical health but also to a profound acknowledgement of their own humanity.
At Charles’s eponymous Hannington Massage, 16 distinct modalities assist him in achieving this admittedly ambitious goal. From the firm and focused pressures of deep-tissue massage to the high-speed knuckleballs thrown at backs during sports massages, he finds unique ways to communicate the benefits of massage to diverse clientele. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Charles enhances the efficacy of their treatments with heated pebbles, soothing aromatherapy, and hot towels. He prides himself on customizing treatments to each client’s individual needs and even dispatches outcall services to those who prefer the serene ambiance of their own Batcaves.
La Terre Salon is a J Beverly Hills concept salon where stylists sculpt coifs using J Beverly Hills products, and colorists tint and highlight strands with Pravana products derived from plant and flower extracts. Throughout her 13-year career, salon founder and lead stylist Irene has cultivated special expertise in color and formal styles, and her extensive experience—which includes a stint as a local Aveda instructor—has helped her to master hair of all types and textures, from curly and coarse to sentient and venomous. Conditioning services come in Rescue, Fragile, and Platinum levels, each of which restores shine to tired tresses, and a color gloss designed especially for men blends away gray scalp grass. Natural sunlight spills across the hardwood floors of the salon, where stylists conduct complimentary consultations so that clients can seek expert advice about maintaining their hair, using products, and sewing split ends back together.
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