Apothecaries predate modern chemistry and pharmacology by hundreds of years, tracing their tradition of fashioning medicinal compounds from natural ingredients to Baghdad in the 8th century and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These skilled practitioners developed proven techniques to heal weary patients with organic balms and soothe hoards of barbarian Gauls with aromatic oils. Located near Lake Ray Hubbard, Affinity Salon & Spa mines these ancient techniques in its own apothecary, custom-making products and reinforcing their mission to guarantee each client "quality services with a personal touch." Winners of a 2010 Talk of the Town award, the staffers dote on every guest with spa and salon services that integrate oils, herbs, and teas to foster a relaxing, organic experience.
Judy Kurtz, the mother of a 5-year-old, knows the discomfort and stress that come along with pregnancy. That’s why she created La Bella Belly Spa, which is dedicated to the relaxation and wellness of moms-to-be. Whether they’re using 3-D ultrasounds snapped by a certified sonographer to reassure a client that her baby is healthy or pampering a client with a variety of spa services, such as pregnancy massages, glow-enhancing facials, and foot-soothing pedicures, the duo knows how to keep expectant mothers happy. The spa also stocks various pregnancy products for sale and recently added an online maternity boutique. Though Kurtz caters to pregnant women, they also encourage women who aren't expecting and pregnant men to take advantage of La Bella Belly Spa.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Cindy Taylor doesn’t just help her clients relax—she boosts their self-confidence by helping them look and feel beautiful. During facials and peels, she may treat acne, make skin glow, or reduce the appearance of aging with pore cleansing, microcurrent treatments, deep exfoliation, or a simple please and thank you. From her skincare arsenal, the studied aesthetician uses beta or alpha hydroxy acids to brighten skin and soften fine lines. She can also combine enzymes, vitamins, and antioxidants to hydrate skin and set it aglow. To relax clients, her massage services disentangle muscle knots and improve range of motion during a custom massage or heated-stone treatment.
Quantum Body Care maintains the body's natural processes to achieve long-term health and wellness. It relieves tension through regular therapeutic massage and myofascial release. The team prides itself on taking the full amount of time allotted—60, 90, or 120 minutes—for the actual massage therapy to ply muscles with soothing strokes along with hot rocks, aromatherapy, or polar heat deep therapy.
In addition to Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai modalities, Quantum's massage therapists are also certified by Beaumont Hospital to perform oncology-therapy massages for people with or recovering from cancer. Therapists can also ease tension from moms-to-be with prenatal massages, and they also teach infant-massage classes. Clients can conclude their sessions with hot-towel therapy and a sugar foot scrub to clear their minds and relax nervous feet before pedicures.
Celebrity Spa & Laser Center’s staff specializes in body contouring, body wraps, facials, airbrush tanning, eyelash extensions, and lash and brow tinting. They also use advanced devices such as the Candela GentleYag laser to remove signs of unwanted hair. The Candela laser is safe for all skin types, and its beams are also used to zap unwanted hair and remove unsightly spider veins. Licensed aestheticians refresh skin with facials and vibradermabrasion, which uses vibrating paddles lined with abrasive particles to effectively exfoliate and renew skin. To assist in the erasure of wrinkles, they inject Botox and Juvéderm fillers.
Peaceful Escape lives up to its name, thanks to its selection of soothing massage modalities. Employing everything from hot-stone and lymphatic massages to reflexology treatments, the therapists can cater to clients' specific needs. Ear-candling treatments help remove wax and water, alleviating sinus issues that could be affecting daily functions or moods. What's more, clients can drift away to the pleasant sounds of the ocean as the candles get to work. A sugar exfoliation—available as either an add-on or standalone service—pampers tired, dry feet with warm towels and a massage.