Smooth Body Wrap specializes in nonsurgical slimming procedures and facial enhancements. Body-wrap therapist Camellia Ordia cocoons limbs in two types of infrared wraps, as well as a more traditional version that relies on botanical-rich Elemis products to catalyze detoxification and body contouring. A program of hormone therapy also aims to help weight-loss efforts, which the staff supports with a list of healthy recipes. Beauty injections and Latisse treatments for eyelash growth give guests the firm, bright-eyed look of a young Bambi.
The smooth, black basalt traditionally used in hot stone massage has something in common with spa owner Mahealani Trepinski's career: they were both forged in Hawaii. But while these rocks were born in the island chain's famous lava flows, Trepinski had to journey there as an adult for the training that gives her skill set a distinctive Hawaiian flavor.
The island's influence can be felt in a number of A Hawaiian Touch Natural Healing Center and Spa Inc.'s spa treatments, from lomi massages?a Hawaiian practice based on ancient ritual and music?to organic facials and seaweed detox wraps. The spa's menu is diverse, offering far infrared sauna sessions alongside a wide array of massage modalities including craniosacral, sports, and medical massage. Trepinski, who is also an Integrative Nutrition health coach, even teaches other professionals how to perform reflexology, throw spa parties, and alleviate the pain of midnight burrito cravings.
It's not easy to become a stylist at Esoterica Studios: all hairdressers have to go through the salon's boot camp before they can stand behind the shears. This lengthy training includes basic cuts, colors, marketing, and editorial styling for magazines that want to revamp their crumpled pages. Esoterica Studios partners all of its services with Sebastian and Wella professional products, as well as with Nioxin serums designed to thicken locks.
Dr. B. Tasleyma Sattar is an osteopathic doctor and researcher who's devoted her practice to holistic family medicine. Drawing on her experience as the chief resident at Palmetto General Hospital and owner of Oakmont Wellness Center, Dr. Sattar conducts diagnostic tests and therapies to address everyday issues. At her office she specializes not only in family medicine but also in travel medicine, administering immunizations, offering one-on-one counseling, and supplying patients with airport-friendly, metal-free stethoscopes.
The studios at Bikram Yoga North Texas always stay a balmy 105 degrees. Their staff of 13 teachers leads the heated classes seven days a week, morning through evening. The heat serves to cleanse the body through sweat, and it helps limbs sink deeper into stretches, twists, and bends. Bikram?s series of 26 postures works every muscle in the body systematically, each pose building off the last throughout about 90 minutes.
Licensed massage therapist Paula Holle is certified in Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal massage, but her expertise doesn't stop there. She's also received training in medical therapeutic, hot stone, and trigger point massage, among other techniques. Paula puts these skills to work at Serenity Therapeutic Massage, where she helps clients relax while inducing a slew of massage benefits during her signature massages. These benefits may include improvements in circulation and energy and reductions in anxiety and pain.