Normally being covered in mud is considered a bad thing. Not so at Massage for Healing. That's because the center's mud is filled with herbs and mineral-rich clay from the Dead Sea, blended to remove toxins and leave skin as soft as a teddy bear's neck pillow. However, mud treatments are just one of the staff members's services. They also offer various massage modalities. For example, smooth, heated stones melt muscle knots, and long, flowing Swedish strokes ease tension. And, during four-hand massages, an additional massage therapist joins in to double the relaxation.
The old Confucius adage "Choose a job that you love and you'll never work another day in your life" has a special meaning for Isaac Mendez. He journeyed through several highly stressful careers before he found his niche as a massage therapist. Now with a decade of experience, Isaac offers more than a dozen bodywork specialties ranging from Swedish strokes to deep-tissue therapy, all of which are available out of his cozy River Oaks studio.
Rich etched wood encases the front desk of Synergy Day Spa as clients saunter into the salon and spa, outfitted with elegant decor and hardwood floors. Private rooms, wrapped in neutral tones, invite clients to snuggle into plush treatment beds topped with woven blankets made from the same soft, silky strands as Rapunzel’s hair extensions. Along with waxing, nailcare, and hair services, the experienced staffers spruce up expression makers with men’s and women’s facials performed with organic Image skincare products. Tense twosomes can unwind during a couples facial, which incorporates both skin rejuvenating services, as duos settle in for an hour of indulgence while reminiscing about first dates scuba diving in apartment lobby fish tanks.
The male and female massage therapists at Touch of Health Massage soothe aches and pains deep inside muscles using a variety of massage modalities. Deep-tissue massage loosens up muscles with finger pressure and slow strokes. Trigger-point massage alternates between gentle and firm pressure to target the branching channels of pain that spread throughout the body. Thai massage combines traditional massage techniques with stretching to ease musculoskeletal ailments, increase joint mobility, and tame muscle spasms. Therapists also soothe pain-racked jaws by gently massaging clients from the shoulders to the scalp, or by convincing the upper teeth to stop fighting with the lower teeth.
At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each guest's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A luxurious robe drapes around their shoulders, reflexology sandals lightly massage their feet, and mugs of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: employees fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage. The award-winning spa was voted best spa by the readers of the San-Antonio Express-News, and was deemed best spa and best massage by readers of San Antonio Magazine.
Signature Service: Massage
Brands Used: All the high-end brands.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 1 year
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
We offer hot towels, hot or cool eye masks, and full-body heating pads.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
The president of our company suffers from chronic neck pain. Her husband is also a fitness enthusiast and an executive who relies on massage to recover after rigorous exercises and maintain high productivity at work. The president's elderly parents enjoy the relaxation and pain-relief massages bring, and her friends in the fashion and entertainment industries receive massages to stay at the top of their game.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
If the body has to work on pain relief and maintaining a normal, relaxed state, then it cannot be at its best. Our experienced therapists work with you to restore your body to an optimal condition so that you can look and function better. We've lived in this area for close to two decades and understand the needs of our clientele very well. Our decor, ambiance, and the way we treat clients are truly distinctive.