As fatigued bodies enter The Root of You Salon and Day Spa, music and soothing aromas envelop them. At the salon, stylists cut and color hair, care for nails, and apply makeup for special events and momentous peace talks. Aestheticians present a choice of eight facials that each come with a light massage and hand treatment. The body studio's massage therapists chase stress away with modalities such as warm-stone, aromatherapy, and sports massage. During private parties, the space transforms into a festival of flowers, gift baskets, and catering organized by an event manager and a hostess.
At inSPAration studio at cutLoose hair salon, skilled stylists shear and style clients' hair in the shadow of the salon's mission statement, which is written across a wall of the salon to remind the aestheticians and hairstyling artists to constantly strive for aesthetic innovation and excellence. The philosophy belongs to owner Michelle Guzman, a stylist with 20 years of experience whose commitment to her ideals is evident in every inch of the salon, from the eye-catching brick-and-mortar shelves that house products from Biodroga, Glo Therapeutic, and Bumble and bumble, to the polished, jet-black washing stations beneath. The staff reinforces its commitment to high-quality styling, coloring, waxing, and facials by pursuing ongoing education, staying apace of the industry and checking for updates on scissors? mandatory retirement age.
A multilevel studio in a historic area near Houston's museum district, The Woman's Earth Nurturing Studio is a place where women can relax and rejuvenate. All of the services here, from facials to meditation, are geared toward nurturing as well as empowering women. Owner and founder Jeneé Christell Pierre, a certified mediator and community advocate for girls, believes that individual happiness is up to each person. Through her studio, she's worked to inspire women to share their personal stories and heal through interactions with other women. Of course, relaxation and pampering here can also be catered to an individual experience, with organic body wraps, facials, and massages.
Spa owner, aesthetician, and massage therapist Karen Randon strives to restore her clients’ natural radiance with a combination of relaxing and cosmetic treatments developed throughout her more than decadelong career. The spa's massage selection includes gentle Swedish sessions, pain-relieving deep tissue therapy, and hot-stone treatments, which ease aching backs by channeling their past lives as lava. Aloe-herbal body wraps coax bodily toxins out of their pores, leaving patrons with a feeling of well-being, and LED teeth-whitening treatments use bleaching gels and light energy to transform pearly-white smiles into alabaster grins.
The massage therapists at Zalla Massage tend to the corporeal needs of everyone from athletes to office workers to mothers-to-be with an expansive menu of bodywork therapies. They offer couples massages to duos looking to unwind together and in-home massages to regular clients. Infant massages can help relieve gas and colic problems in little ones, as well as baby sleep issues and fussiness caused by receiving a higher than normal phone bill. The team here also swaddles bodies in aloe vera wraps to promote detoxification and natural slimming.
Since 1999, reiki master and Spirit Sense founder Nicole Newsom has studied under many healers and spiritual leaders in a journey that has taken her as far as Costa Rica, Maui, and Montana. She has learned how to not only ease aches and pains, but also how to soothe emotional stress and detoxify bodies with noninvasive treatments. Her eclectic experiences are reflected in her resum?, which boasts her status as a licensed massage therapist, a certified lypossage practitioner, a lomilomi bodyworker, a massage instructor, and a nondenominational minister.
Today, Ms. Newsom helps Spirit Sense?s students hone their abilities in holistic healing therapies. At her studio, she works with a team of six healers, leading classes and offering services in reiki, aromatherapy, and traditional massage. Their drug-free healing techniques aim to boost immune function, decrease stress levels, and reduce recovery time for medical conditions, and they include specialty massages for athletes and expecting mothers. The healers also work with veterans on stress and anxiety relief?see Spirit Sense's Warrior Within Page for more information.