At more than 30 locations in the Houston area, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
The highly experienced massage therapists at AAA Wellness Holistic Spa gently tackle an array of bodily issues, from everyday stress and tightness to injuries from auto accidents and sports in a pampering environment. Before indulging in a muscle knead, groups of two or more can delve into complimentary treats that include chocolate-covered strawberries, imported bottled water, and champagne or wine. Guests can choose their own music or the sound of the therapist humming a show tune to accompany the one-hour Swedish massage, which uses long flowing strokes to travel the body, encouraging increased activity in the circulatory and lymphatic systems. AAA’s massage therapists can pay special attention to chronic aches acquired through everyday bad habits, such as poor posture or improper tree lifting. Although individuals are welcome to spread their massages across multiple visits, up to five people can redeem Groupons for a massage at one time.
Neck pain. Back pain. Numbness. Sciatica. A wealth of bodily aches and pains can be soothed by chiropractic care at The Texan Wellness Center, a clinic helmed by Dr. Michael Dow. Dr. Dow shies away from treating his patients with prescription medications or surgery; instead, he performs adjustments that realign the spine and release tension. He also gives supplementary advice on exercise and nutrition that can boost the effects of his treatments.
The staff at Glow Galveston knows that there is no one-size-fits all tanning solution. So to help clients get the glow they crave without risking skin health, the staff offers hand-applied DHA tanning mists in shades customized to complement a client's natural skin tone. Clients can wear any amount of clothes to suit their comfort level as staff create natural-looking highlights while masking skin imperfections with a light mist of tanning spray. The sessions take only 15 minutes from walking in to walking out, with golden skintones lasting seven to ten days or one walk through the carwash.