With more than 26 years of professional experience, licensed massage therapist Daniel de Guzman helps clients embrace both relaxation and relief through therapeutic massage. Ten distinct modalities pull techniques from around the world, ranging from the gentle kneads of Swedish massage to the pressure-point manipulation of Thai massage. Daniel, a licensed massage-therapy instructor who holds a master's degree in education, also imparts his knowledge to others by leading 14 courses in continuing education that cover topics such as reflexology, acupressure, and how to massage the wrinkles out of spa linens.
Students hoping to one day work in world-class resorts, spas, and hotels or as the head of their own therapeutic practice descend upon Derwen Therapies for classes in everything from aromatherapy to nutrition. This holistic wellness center and reflexology academy offers certification in a number of different fields—including reflexology and anatomy and physiology—and students receive hands-on instruction from professionals within their chosen field.
Dionysus is an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and opened in The Woodlands in 1996. We fell in love with Midtown and decided to expand into the city. Our team there has been with us in The Woodlands and they decided to move to into Houston to work at this new location. If you want beautiful hair/skin, Dionysus & Aveda will do it.
Jayleen Hayden has always had deep connections with the people she meets. From a young age, she noticed that she was especially adept at reading and even feeling others' emotions, a skill that she attributes to her sensitivity to personal energies. This innate ability aids her during the reiki sessions she performs, which treat the energetic blockages traditional medicine doesn't address. By using her energy to shift and balance her client's energy, Jayleen's hands-on therapy can help relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety, or chronic pain while also healing the underlying energetic causes of these conditions. Customers can call on Jayleen for in-person reiki sessions and animal reiki for stressed or anxious pets.
An upscale day spa and salon, The Dry Lounge helps clients escape into a world where stress doesn't exist. Experienced stylists cut and color hair into chic new looks, and licensed aestheticians beautify bodies and faces with nail, skin, and waxing treatments. Clients can also enjoy a soothing massage or have makeup professionally applied at this calming beauty spot.
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.