The comforts of home. The luxury of a spa. The beauty specialists at Mikal Houston Mobile Spa combine the best elements of both, bringing pampering services to clients’ homes or offices. Individuals and groups relax as technicians add glamor to nails with manicures, ease aches during massages, and scrub away milk mustaches with cleansing facials. The aestheticians also specialize in unique treatments for large groups, ranging from wrinkle-erasing Botox to henna tattoos that pattern skin with temporary designs.
The licensed chiropractors and massage therapists of Key Chiropractic Center aim to relieve pain and discomfort caused by sports, whiplash, and pregnancy. To massage sore backs, they turn to modalities such as clinical deep-tissue massage and relaxing Swedish massage. To address more serious spinal injuries, they administer x-rays or exams before choosing a treatment method from their diverse techniques.
Zada McGuire, owner of Natural Gifts Holistic Center, advocates using therapeutic massage and holistic health philosophies as an alternative to medication. In a calming atmosphere, McGuire and her team of therapists execute various massage and energy treatments to help clients to overcome emotional and physical hurdles.
"Craniosacral therapy is probably the most life-changing” of the center’s offerings, says McGuire. “We just corrected a lady with TMJ” using the technique's signature combination of massage and energy work. But McGuire and her team also heal with traditional massage therapy, reducing muscle tension and anxiety without medicine, harsh therapies, or industrial-size steamrollers. “People think it has to hurt for them to walk out and feel different, but that’s not the case,” McGuire says.
The staff at Beauty Intensified Health & Beauty Spa enhance and soothe bodies, but never at the cost of an invasive procedure. Instead, they rely on noninvasive spa services to do the work such as faux liposuction, which uses sound and radio waves instead of scalpels to eradicate fat and tighten skin. Infrared body wraps also work to tone the body; massages and facials focus more on soothing.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tyler Slagowski is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, but his specialty is the language of the spine. At We Got Your Back Chiropractic—which has a new 1,500-square foot spa massage center with extended hours—he listens to clients' concerns and restores their range of motion through methods including progressive rehabilitation, myofascial release, and spinal decompression. Relief is further fostered by expert licensed massage therapists, who customize a repertoire of soothing kneads to address individual pains in the practice's spa-like space.
Shape Women's Fitness' staff caters to every aspect of women's health, from the physical to the mental. Along with an array of fitness classes––ranging from kickboxing to yoga––they stock their workout floor with Italian–made Technogym equipment. In addition to exercise services, they provide their members with massages, an infrared sauna, and a pool that's heated to ensure comfort and discourage using it to fill water bottles. On-staff certified personal trainers help members of the women-only gym get the most out of their work-outs and guide them through proper nutrition.