After graduating from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Manuel Padilla joined forces with nurse practitioner Isabel Padilla to realize his vision of a medical spa that specializes in both cosmetic treatments and necessary health services. Together, the duo draws upon advanced laser technology and skincare science to care for patients with a wealth of procedures, ranging from routine physicals to minor surgery. Blood-pressure monitoring keeps tickers from clocking out early, and treatments for colds, flus, and allergies promote dispositions as sunny as a summer day on Mercury. The clinic’s cosmetic services include laser hair reduction, facial injections, and laser facial rejuvenation.
Rhythmic Latin beats fill Body by Soul's 3,600-square-foot studio on Monday–Thursday evenings, with the underlying bass ordering the dance routines and toning exercises that comprise the studio's Zumba lessons. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and with the last class starting at 7:30 p.m., with an additional class on Saturdays at 10 a.m., the schedule helps patrons get in shape in a fun, community-oriented environment free of the seeming endlessness of repetitions that can plague other workouts. By also incorporating specialty classes such as kickboxing and Extreme Core, the facility keeps workouts fresh to present participants with ways to get in shape that are more enjoyable and realistic than asking a paper clip for advice.
Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses high-quality ingredients and makes all of its treats and waffle cones on-site to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization.
The staff at Smile El Paso focuses on one service—teeth whitening. This pinpoint focus ensures that every service is performed with supreme precision. Using treatments from WSWW Inc., the technicians work to return their clients’ teeth to the white glow they had in their youth or before they started brushing with dark matter. As the SpaWhite system brightens teeth, the treatment chairs double as massage therapists, unwinding back muscles with automated kneads during the procedure.
At two locations, Doctor of Chiropractic Shirley Mata uses a variety of holistic techniques to relieve pain and restore health without drugs or surgery. She even combines different modalities when necessary. For example, infrared rays work in conjunction with meridian therapy treatments to help fight deep-seated pain. During treatments, soothing music and soundtracks of cooing doves play softly in the background to help clients relax.
Licensed massage therapist Jessica Duckett calls upon her expertise in Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to meet each client's physical or mental needs. During sessions lasting anywhere from 30–90 minutes, Duckett unlaces knotted muscles using fluid Swedish strokes, deep penetrating kneads, or nimble cat's-cradle techniques. She undoes chronic or injury-related pain with targeted sports massage sessions, and restores a sense of tranquility with hot oil or stones. Duckett also packs an infrared body wrap in her relaxation arsenal, swathing clients in warm heat that speeds up metabolism and smoothes cellulite.