Seeking to push the envelope of what a spa can do for the mind, body, and spirit, the staff of New Beginnings Wellness Spa molds custom plans to counter stress and illness with relaxing therapies and all-natural nutritional products. In a supportive atmosphere that also demands accountability from the client, the staff recommends a regimen of healthy snacks, shakes, and meals coupled with exercise to improve inner wellness. Treatments such as body wraps, chemical peels, and non-invasive face-lifts serve to address the outer body by firming and rejuvenating the skin. The largest obstacle to wellness—stress—is eradicated through relaxing therapies such as massage, reiki energy manipulation, and the tension-melting wholesomeness of fluffy-kitten calendars.
The seasoned beautifiers at Endless Styles Salon & Boutique pamper clients with a slew of styling and spa services. The spa's muscle mechanics perform gentle tendon tune-ups during their 50-minute Swedish massage. Sessions commence with a consultation, as the salon's massage therapists craft a custom treatment meant to address individual aches and pains gained after never-ending workweeks or jai alai tournaments. With adroit, aqueous motions, therapists knead tired brawn, untie tension knots, and melt the hearts of stoic stressors. Experienced hands skate over vast stretches of bodily geography, including the back, shoulders, and legs, applying pressure to improve circulation, evict toxins, and unlock dormant superpowers.
Just like hairstyles, names can change. In late 1999, the Gonzalez siblings opened a salon called Dolce Divino. More than a decade and many advanced training sessions with experts later, the salon has been rechristened. Atelier Salon specializes in french haircutting and balayage highlights, and its work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, W, and Allure. Its stylists undergo weekly advanced training sessions to make sure they stay on the cutting edge of style techniques and haircut-related puns.
Exhalation massage's master massage therapist blends the soothing powers of stretching, Swedish massage, and aromatherapy into a total-body relaxation experience. Prior to the tension-abolishing massage, she increases guests' circulation while unwinding coiled musculature with stretches. The long glissades of Swedish massage then spread blissful waves of relief across sore muscles and calm hyperactive minds. During the massage, the revitalizing scents of spearmint and eucalyptus fill the air, freeing up congestion and crayons and de-stressing patrons while lifting mood.
Randy and Yvette Maldonado, the owners of Fajita Junction, know the difference that high-quality ingredients make to any recipe. “Our meat is Angus beef that is fresh and never frozen, using the inside skirt of the meat with choice or better cuts,” Randy told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. “The meat is well trimmed so it has little fat before we put it on our mesquite grill.”
Angus beef fajitas are just one of the spot's popular, made-from-scratch dishes. The chefs also make fresh tortillas for tacos filled with chicken, sausage, or mollejas, as well as rice with Mexican spices and a chicken-stock base instead of the traditional tomato. The ambiance of Fajita Junction is a draw, too: high ceilings, wood floors, and flat-screen televisions entrance eyeballs with images of sports games and football players enacting soap operas on the sidelines.
Knots Out Massage Therapy's licensed massage therapist Kim Brown and Vogue College of Cosmetology graduate Marla Nier team up to mold bodies into consummate condition with sundry spa services. Reform hirsute bikini lines with a 120-minute Brazilian sugaring ($50), or quell rebellious subnasal follicles by way of a 15-minute lip sugaring ($10). A 60-minute cupping massage ($50) locks relaxation into tired striations, and a 30-minute hot-stone massage ($35) can warm spines into a more comfortable alignment. Imbue weary visages with alertness and brightness by combining pampering and self-care in a 90-minute custom facial ($50), fitted specially to each epidermis's needs, or by dunking your head in a Tupperware container filled with highlighter ink.
Under the direction of Dr. Ruben J. Almanza, the staff at Imagen Medical Spa overhauls clients' guises with a roster of med-spa treatments. Skin savants perform laser hair-removal treatments to deforest follicular fields and inject Botox and Juvéderm to correct slack skin. The spa's licensed aesthetician and massage therapist rejuvenate visages and bodies with peels, facials, and massages, and complimentary consultations ensure guests select the correct treatments and complete their tax returns.