Neither needles nor knives can be found at Body Contour Spa, where noninvasive laser liposuction transforms wobbly bits into trim and svelte physiques. Ultrasonic waves from the spa’s LipoLaser system permeate the area of the client’s choice—including the tummy, thighs, back, or buttocks—and gradually dissolve fat cells, allowing their contents to move through the body until naturally absorbed. Within three to four sessions, clients may begin to see noticeable whittling of their waists or shrinking of their third arms. Aside from noninvasive liposuction, Body Contour Spa aids in general bodily detox with prepackaged body wraps, which whisk away internal toxins from the body in as little as 45 minutes.
Massage 2 Houston’s experienced and well-educated massage therapists travel to clients’ homes and hotel suites to render stress-relieving custom massage therapy. Thanks to their training in various modalities, the therapists ease pain with hot-stone, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages, as well as other techniques. Specifically, staff member Magen might leverage her expertise in sports massage to ply backs with rapid strokes, or she might employ other modalities such as structural massage and trigger point therapy. Along with traveling to homes, hotels, and events, therapists also perform massages at their salon for clients whose stress level only increases at the thought of revealing their secret home cave address.
Larry North has spent his 25-year career inspiring people to change their bodies and their lives through his infomercials, talk-radio show, television appearances, three books, and, most notably, his six Larry North fitness centers. "Success," North believes, "is not about how many gyms or how many members we have. It is about successful clients who lose weight and keep it off..." Adhering to this mantra, he wants to make sure that every member has access to the best resources and tools to achieve their goals. He sees to it that all of his spacious and sleek gyms boast a high trainer-to-member ratio and are jam-packed with weights, strength machines, and cardio equipment from industry-leading manufacturers.
All North's spacious and chic facilities offer a bevy of group classes that include kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, dance-based fitness sessions, and their signature 30-minute abs workouts.
The bodywork experts at Health Masters Clinic of Massage Therapy are trained in a wide array of massage modalities that all share a common goal—to relax the body and shoo stress from the mind. Their services include classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage, along with myofascial release and craniosacral massage. Sports massage soothes ailments such as tennis elbow and badminton knee, while prenatal massage helps ease the aches of mothers-to-be. They also offer full-body scrubs and aromatherapy facials, which leave pores clean and noses happy.
The licensed massage therapists at Wu-Sa Massage believe in the healing power of bodywork. They tout the pain- and stress-reducing benefits of massage in its many incarnations. Modalities offered here include classic Swedish massage, more focused deep-tissue massage, and prenatal massage for those expecting a visit from a stork or a baby. Quick 30-minute sessions address aches in one area of the body, whereas luxurious 120-minute massages allow for a more thorough kneading of the entire body.
Houston Massage Clinic's licensed massage therapist, Dick Juby, obliterates tension and extracts stress from achy bone movers by treating clients with 60-minute massages. After arriving at appointments, guests chat with Juby, cluing him in to such pertinent information as specific muscular discomforts, desired massage modalities, and favorite pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Massagees can choose from a range of modalities to feel the soothing strokes of deep-tissue, sports, Swedish, and pregnancy massages. After 45 minutes of massaging, Juby drapes guests in warm towels, further unkinking high-strung muscles and melting incriminating snowmen lip marks.