Soft music plays in The Massage Suite's quiet chamber as therapist Jessica James glides her palm over a tense shoulder. Certified in Swedish massage, James deftly stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems with the style's flowing strokes. Her sensitive hands are quick to adjust to her client's desire for an increase or decrease in pressure, and she can incorporate stretching and hot stones to loosen stiff joints. Heat therapy is James' ally, as she also reaches for steamed towels and Prossage ointment to bathe taut sinews in gentle, penetrating warmth. Clinical specialties include easing sciatic pain, softening scar tissue, and restoring motion to frozen shoulders by getting a sinew from the same muscle group to tag it. Nine complimentary therapies such as peppermint foot scrubs and cocoa facials reveal her appreciation for aesthetic indulgence.
Tat Laser Removal Clinic, LLC’s team of certified laser technicians operates under the tutelage of Dr. Joel Potasznik, who rotates between the clinic and his positions as chief of surgery at Southeast Methodist Hospital and chief of surgery and staff at Mesquite Community Hospital. Many patients compare the feeling of laser therapy to that of a rubber band snapping the skin, and TAT’s staff eases sensitive skin areas with ice or numbing injections. A fleet of lasers can target unwanted ink as well as such imperfections as acne scars, toenail fungus, and birthmarks coincidentally shaped like one's social-security number. Dr. Potasznik and his team also perform microdermabrasion treatments and body contouring with advanced vacuum therapy.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
Inside Delaney Salons, Tammy Nguyen calls on the nourishing power of Dermalogica products to customize facials and cleanse bodies during whole-body skincare services. As soothing music plays, Nguyen rejuvenates skin with tailor-made facials that cater to each individual's color and complexion, often with peptides, firming proteins, and mineral salts. After treatments, Nguyen breaks out an array of Dermalogica skin kits and products as she recommends home care strategies to her newly purified clients. Her expertise is available for after-hours appointments, allowing for pick-me-ups after work or before infiltrating after-hours mannequin parties.
The aestheticians at Eva's Day Spa replenish skin's natural beauty with a suite of facials, body wraps, and massages. Eight facials fill out the spa's skincare arsenal, each fine-tuned for different goals, such as erasing signs of aging, exfoliating pores, or fighting acne. Body wraps are like facials for the whole body without the risk of sprouting eyebrows on the elbows. Multiple massage styles benefit muscles, joints, and minds lurking beneath the skin.
At Natural Beauty Clinique, trained technicians contour the body and tighten the skin with noninvasive radio-frequency technology. The oscillating waves heat tissue beneath the skin to coax the fluids and lunch money out of fat cells. The technology is also used for anti-aging procedures, such as face and neck lifts, thanks to its galvanizing effect on collagen production.