Balance. It's the main goal of most of the treatments at Texas Ayurvedic, yet that approach doesn't only take into account a client's current condition. It's also about helping people make long-term lifestyle changes that enhance their total-body health. Those are some of the central tenets at work in the center's approaches, which include everything from bodywork treatments to dietary counseling in the pursuit of mind, body, and spiritual balance.
Approaching each client with personalized care, the center offers a wide array of services intended to address an even wider array of needs. Some include massages, detoxifying body treatments, and pain-alleviating therapies that help release stress, sending it to the same place lost left socks go. Then there's dietary guidance, which aims to strengthen bodies with regimens aimed at preventing disease. Even traditional facial treatments?which use natural, botanically derived skincare products?strive to alleviate stress while leaving skin looking smooth and radiant.
Oakstone Massage & Body Works' technicians specialize in pampering and beautifying clients, which explains why folks tend to amble out of the spa more relaxed than when they walked in. Massage modalities range from Swedish to neuromuscular therapy. The therapist will even deliver prenatal massages, customizing kneads to the expectant mom's needs and applying a mushy peas-repelling force field to the body. Body scrubs incorporate salt, mud, and herbs to detoxify as they soothe. Lasers and ultrasonic machines, meanwhile, help remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and inches off the body.
Cosmetologist Patsy Baggs purchased Signature Spa & Salon in 1983, and in the decades since, she has expanded the boutique's menu of services thanks to a multitalented team of stylists, massage therapists, and cosmetologists. The staff beautifies nails with glistening polishes and nurtures hair with products from Redken and Matrix.
Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from “how much downtime is required?” to “is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device?”
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
Anyone who works in art restoration can tell you that to do a good job, you have to consider the piece as a whole. The aestheticians and massage therapists at Skin and Body Solutions Day Spa have the same philosophy, which is why their menu extends past facials to include body wraps, massages, and even airbrush tanning. The express facial quickly cleanses and exfoliates the skin before a custom rubberizing mask finishes perfecting with toning and hydration. Clients in the mood for heavy-duty restoration can opt for the Whole ShaBang—an 85-minute facial that includes deep cleansing, a yogurt peel, an oxygen wrap, and a seaweed mask before finishing with fireworks, flying doves, and a standing ovation. Full-body waxing services remove unwanted hair obscuring facial features, and airbrush tanning imparts a golden-brown hue. Massage services disentangle muscle knots and include a paraffin foot wrap.
At two locations across the Metroplex area, licensed massage therapists at The Massage Co. have loosened muscles and reduced stress during more than 40,000 massages. They customize seven different modalities, ranging from the targeted finger pressure of trigger-point therapy to the ancient art of reflexology, which is designed to address health issues throughout the whole body via channels in the feet. Massage therapy's myriad health benefits include better circulation, improved flexibility, and an enhanced capacity for creative thought, which comes in handy when converting your twin mattress to a king-size using nothing but bubble wrap.