Sara Berens, Luster Spa's owner and lead aesthetician, distills 13 years of professional experience into each treatment, performing efficacious facials and hair-removal services. Located inside Salon Republic, Luster Spa uses warm wax to clear skin areas of unwanted hair, leaving room for the studio's Swarovski crystal body tattoos or hand-penned grocery lists. A collection of facials treats specific concerns including those of acne-prone, dehydrated, and aging skin.
Massages with hot-towel treatments, facials with hand and arm massages and tranquility rituals, and haircuts with masks—it's clear that Skye Salon & Boutique's pampering experts love doing that little something extra to make their services stand out. Even the business itself stands out. It's a salon-and-boutique hybrid that encourages guests to snap up handbags, clothing, and the handmade wares of local artists.
An individualized hand-tenderizing session from one of Sullivan's certified massage therapists targets whatever's paining you, reducing both the suffering of chronic conditions, such as arthritis and back ache, as well as undoing sports-induced injuries and boosting flexibility. Additionally, a massage's constant, gentle pressing and pushing can finally convince long-encamped stress-knots and perennial muscle cramps that this cohabitation is so over, and that they should just take their things and leave. Sullivan has special massage tables designed to accommodate pregnant women and men who accidentally inhaled a 10-pound ham.
After completing her massage studies at Texas Healing Arts Institute, Kristen Tagle tempered her skills in the fires of a local chiropractic office. She spent this time using modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal to treat muscular dysfunction while developing an understanding of how each helped soothe particular aspects of muscular stress. Now the owner of Heart & Sole Massage, Kristen works alongside therapists who demonstrate a similar commitment to these modalities and devise treatment strategies that address clients’ particular aches and pains. Initial consultations allow staffers to review each visitor’s medical history, past injuries, physical conditions, and ill-fitting nicknames, and after the sessions they can recommend exercises and self-care therapies to perform at home. A deep-blue couples room, meanwhile, allows those celebrating a date night or a platonic date night to enjoy the soothing power of massage together.
Doctor of Chiropractic Trevor Botts was well on his way to becoming a psychologist before he met his wife who suffered from migraines. Compelled to find the source of her migraines, he began studying chiropractic. He trained in techniques designed to help the body overcome maladies from chronic pain to digestive issues—all without the aid of medication. Today, he practices these same noninvasive treatments, such as spinal adjustments and massages, that helped heal his wife's migraines.
Aloha Wellness Center strives to be a relaxing getaway for patients to heal from injuries, increase their mobility, or simply recover from everyday stress. After beginning a career as an engineer, William English, DC, now owns Aloha Wellness Center, where he and his team counteract the debilitating effects of scar tissue caused by injuries and daily stresses. They take a multifaceted approach, treating a variety of painful conditions with gentle touch chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative protocols, and massage therapy to help patients achieve proper alignment and balance. Dr. English has treated a wide variety of patients, from professional athletes, to individuals seeking greater mobility and patients wanting to heal following an injury, and relays his recommendations for healthy living during Ultimate Lifestyle Workshops in the community.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy and becoming a doctor of chiropractic, Dr. English studied the Graston technique as part of his postgraduate training. This technique utilizes a stainless-steel instrument to break down muscular restrictions. He and his staff also loosen connective tissues with physiotherapy such as myofascial release, active release, and advanced stretching techniques.