Teresa Cobb, the licensed massage therapist behind Kneaded Relief, helps clients feel their best with custom-tailored massages. Deep-tissue pressure, trigger-point therapy, and relaxing Swedish massages are a few of her specialties. She also applies aloe- and herb-infused body wraps, which tone the skin while whittling inches from the physique. Teresa works within Hissy Fitz Salon, which also houses a boutique stocked with clothing, boots, jewelry, and candles.
The trained technicians of Spa Botanica not only foster beautiful complexions, they work to build lasting relationships with their clients through personalized services and luxurious extras. To delight clients' senses they often employ aromatherapy, shea butter, and products infused with moor mud. They also offer fresh fruit, complimentary champagne, and orange and cucumber water in the client lounge. Once they are relaxed, clients can slip into a light slumber as an aesthetician detoxifies and exfoliates the body with a sea-salt scrub and green-coffee-infused body wrap, or enjoy one of four types of facials that brighten the skin with Dermalogica skincare products. Relaxation is further amplified during customized private and couples massages, which release tension with heated stones and reflexology techniques. An onsite steam shower purges the skin of impurities by opening each pore, whereas nail technicians pamper hands, feet, and rabbit-foot key chains with paraffin-wax treatments and hydrating lotions.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
For more than 10 years, the specialists at Clear Beauty Skin Care and Acne Clinic have been assembling their team, selecting experts from the local community as well as from the far corners of the globe. From New Jersey, Nancy Gargiulo brings a passion for proper skin care and maintenance. Nancy studied and trained under the guidance of Acne Expert and Licensed Esthetician, Laura Cooksey, founder and co-owner of Face Reality Acne and Skincare Clinic. Nancy has been practicing all modalities for over 15 years.
Emma Anderson knows what it's like to be in pain. When medication wasn’t enough to relieve her persistent aches, she turned to massage and found not only relief, but also a new career. Since that fateful day in 1991, Emma has spent more than 25,000 hours honing her craft as a licensed massage therapist.
All of that time has certainly paid off. Emma now serves as the official massage therapist for the Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team and owns Texas Sports Massage. In addition to her relaxing Swedish and prenatal massages, Emma specializes in sports massages designed to elongate muscles and help the body heal after strenuous kicking, throwing, or touchdown dancing.
Dr. Dawn Batiz Blagg and the Loraine Shinks Rejuvenate Spa team of aestheticians believe that people are their most beautiful when they feel relaxed and pampered. To that end, they create a soothing spa atmosphere where they offer microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and massages as well as deep-cleansing facials and Botox injections. Alternately, spa-goers can relax during a luxurious face, hand, and foot massage before getting a Brazilian bikini wax and a natural-looking spray tan, or get a seaweed wrap to help reduce the look of cellulite, while reminding clients of their summer vacations to the shore.