Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Anti-aging facials, chemical peels
Brands Used: DermaPur, SkinScript , LiraClinical
Pro Tip: Always let your aesthetician know exactly what you would like to achieve from your treatments.
As a businesswoman who has worked for Goldman Sachs and helped run multiple companies, Dana Shamas found it necessary to put time aside to just breathe. For 14 years, her yoga practice has mitigated the stresses of her career, enough so that she established her own wellness venue as an oasis for other harried Houstonites. Bayou Bliss Yoga radiates peace even before you walk in the door; the Houston Press notes the charm and intimacy of its "adorable bungalow-style house," where students of all stripes can learn to exhale stress and browse an earth-friendly boutique. On clients' first visit, Dana's staff of wellness experts greets them with an in-depth discussion of their lifestyle habits. These consultations yield a unique, long-term plan for reduced anxiety and a greater sense of balance.
Each plan can contain a mix of the center's specialties, from yoga classes to massage therapy and nutritional counseling. The yoga curriculum encompasses both gentle and advanced lessons and limits the number of students to six, promoting a personalized approach to disciplines such as Hatha, Vinyasa, and Jivamukti. Other healing methods focus on breath work, energy healing, and meditation. In fact, patrons are welcome to meditate in the studio whenever classes are not in session or a witch's potion has rendered them invisible.
Better Way Gourmet was born out of the frustration that can result from trying to cook at home while balancing a busy schedule. As a company, its singular goal is to streamline the process of nutritious and gourmet eating for its clients, taking care of the planning of meals so they don't have to. To that end, Better Way's meal plans may be accessed online with weekly menu plans, shopping lists, and brand recommendations. The site accommodates those with dietary restrictions with healthy homestyle and gluten-free meal plans.
Better Way also strives to foster a gourmet cooking community. The site hosts forums, regular articles, and members-only handshakes to keep people in the loop with recipes and other happenings within the online gourmet-cooking network.
Internationally renowned head chef Mark French champions wholesome on-the-go options at Balance Healthy Meals To Go with entrees marked with a licensed dietician's stamp of approval. Whipped up in small batches in-house to ensure optimal freshness, menu items range from meat and vegetarian dishes to gluten-free options largely composed of local, seasonal ingredients and outfitted with nutritional facts. Chefs churn out sheets of whole-wheat pasta for submersion beneath veggies, ricotta, and parmesan cheese in the vegetarian lasagna ($6.95 for medium; $8.50 for large). Freshly snatched salmon crackles like a space shuttle launch broadcasted via high-school intercom atop a grill before chefs slather fillets with a blend of mustard, lemon, and thyme ($8.50 for medium; $10.95 for large). Ground turkey tossed with fiery spices, roasted peppers, and kidney beans fills cheese-dusted bowls of texas chili to brimming proportions ($6.95 for medium; $8.50 for large).
Doctors and nurses at Physicians Weight Loss Centers guide width-whittling in medically supervised weight-loss programs. The programs give clients a jump-start on healthful eating and fitness habits, putting an end to diets composed solely of deep-fried wedding cakes. Diet counselors help clients reinvent their eating habits with the assistance of multivitamins and mineral tablets.
Some of the more intensive programs include complete doctor's exams, lab work, and EKGs. These programs can focus on the reduction of either carbohydrate or fat consumption.
Licensed Massage Therapist Danny Dor? has 20 years experience using a variety of advanced healing techniques. Among them are myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, deep tissue massage, total body balancing, and structural unwinding. Danny also uses sports massage and zero-point therapy to release ailments such as stress headaches, chronic low back pain, whiplash, and TMJ.