Medical director Dr. David Grant hung up his scalpel after nearly 39 years as a plastic surgeon and now devotes his attention to noninvasive techniques of skin conditioning and repair that allow him to take what he feels is a more comprehensive approach to anti-aging. He and his team at Laser Sculpting Center blast away unwanted fat and body hair with an arsenal of lasers and shoo away wrinkles and signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Massages and bodywork techniques leave muscles relaxed and minds destressed, and raindrop therapy soothes the spine with essential oils and heat from hot towels or tiny lightning bolts.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Offering: Deep tissue massage
Muscles are a big part of the human body?they make up about 40% of our weight. That means that if muscles are tense and misaligned, it's a far from superficial problem. At Dallas Area Massage, massage therapist Susan Bell works to fix just that type of discomfort, bringing bodies back into harmony with kneads in multiple styles. Her deep-tissue massages, for instance, realign the deepest layers of muscle with intense pressure, whereas her sports massages can help heal injuries from intensive physical activity, such as a two-hour touchdown victory dance.
Aesthetic Laser Academy has two kinds of clients. The first: those who walk through the doors in search of professional med-spa services, such as chemical peels and laser hair removal. The second: those in search of sweet, sweet knowledge.
The staff caters to both. Cofounder Michelle De Leon (the Academy's resident "laser diva") and medical directors Dr. Ann Nolen and Dr. Dustin Ray lead a staff of laser specialists, educators, and aestheticians who tend to clients with high-powered tools and elixirs. They also help create more aesthetic professionals, offering training programs for new students, classes for people looking to add new skills, and a night course that lets students fit their education into already-busy lives.
Shiatsu Renu's marquee treatment dates back to 1000 AD. But in the 1940s, shiatsu was combined with knowledge of Western anatomy. Today, the treatment?a therapeutic marriage of Eastern and Western techniques?is a popular way to boost energy and promote balance and wellness. Shiatus Renu's massage therapists are well versed in the Japanese treatment, as well as Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which each relax the mind and remove tension and pain from the body. The staff members also offer heated Thai herbal massages. These are administered with the help of steamed bundles of herbs, which open up pores, infuse bodies with medicinal oils, and help relax muscles tense from flexing for traffic-camera photos.
Pain and tension can take many forms within the human body. The therapists at Intrinsic Touch and Bodyworks locate the root causes behind those aches and use specialized modalities to address those issues. Above all else, the therapists value their ability to personalize treatments, adopting the best possible approach depending on the client's situation. They offer a wide range of bodywork modalities, including everything from Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to craniosacral and trigger-point therapy. Some of the modalities?such as reflexology and acupressure?even promote holistic well-being by attempting to correct imbalances in the natural flow of the body's energies. Intrinsic Touch and Bodyworks can also turn its treatments into completely indulgent experiences by adding a rejuvenating body scrub or a quick game of Candy Land.
The skilled nail pros at The Spa and Tea Garden draw upon more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry as they refurbish digits with soothing nail services. During the 45-minute Shellac or regular manicure, a technician trims and shapes fingernails into smooth curves or straight edges. A French Shellac dresses up finger fronts, or opt for a coat of traditional polish, followed by a layer of Shellac gel polish can last without chipping for up to 14 days, or about the amount of time needed to get a package to front of the post-office line.