A quick glance at Alexandra Bradley's curriculum vitae reveals an unstoppable passion for skincare: she has a master's degree in physical therapy with a specialty in medical aesthetics; she graduated with honors from the Ogle School; and she is certified by the state of Texas. In addition, as a native Brazilian, she transformed appearances by running a beauty center in her hometown of Belo Horizonte. Backed by her education and a cumulative 18 years of working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Brazil and the United States, Bradley clarifies and rejuvenates skin through a collection of skin therapies using pharmaceutical-grade and environmentally friendly products. With an advanced hyfrecator cauterization device, she successfully dispels veins and skin growths including skin tags, sun spots, moles, and ghost tails. She also uses advanced technologies during a collection of peels, which can deploy lasers to resurface the skin.
LaToya Williams, owner of LRW Day Spa, understands skincare from both sides of the treatment chair. Her passion for clear complexions was inspired by her battles with acne as a teenager, and now, she says, ?I just love skin. I didn?t make the career change until I was 30, and it?s the best thing I?ve done, period.? Williams understands firsthand how professional skincare can help people and believes her clients shouldn't have to "win the lotto in order to get a facial,? which is why she is committed to making her services affordable.
Williams describes the Beauty 101 facial as one of her most popular services because of its deep-pore-cleansing effects and status as a prerequisite for Advanced Glamour Lab. The services employ Dermalogica products, and will soon include organic and Rhonda Allison products. Her skincare skills don?t only touch those that come to her treatment room inside Mattison Avenue Salon Spa and Suites. Williams also performs skincare services at women?s shelters and gives tutorials on skin health to teenagers.
At Jobonga Massage & Natural Therapies, owner and nationally certified licensed massage therapist Joseph and his team of 5 licensed kneadists eschew more traditional spa services, which often focus on visages, in favor of whole-body treatments that banish tension and stress. During a Swedish massage, guests burrow face-down into a padded massage table while one of the muscle molders delivers gliding strokes to untie knotted sinews. The healers use deep-tissue massage to evict isolated pain pockets with firm, cross-grain pressure. The signature Jobonga natural spa treatment combines corporeal pampering in the form of a foot treatment, a back scrub, and a full-body massage with a spa facial, ensuring entire bodies reach a level of tranquility previously only reserved for yogis bathing in a bubbling mountain spring.
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.
Helmed by medical director Dr. Niti Randhawa, Avanti Skin Center of Willow Bend?s team of technicians, medical aestheticians, and registered nurses helps clients look and feel their freshest with facials, injectable beauty bolsterers, and cosmetic laser treatments. Strict sanitation policies, up-to-date laser gear, and an autographed picture of C. Everett Koop add an air of clinical trustworthiness to the epidermal oasis, where potted plants ornament an earth-toned interior and lobby splashed with light from floor-to-ceiling windows.
Elements Massage fends off unnecessary medical procedures with soothing techniques that trigger the body's natural healing abilities. Clients are paired with therapists who assess their specific aches and health conditions. They then use four levels of pressure and a blend of up to six modalities, such as deep-tissue, Swedish massage, and finger ballet, to create a customized massage. Their soothing kneads combat pain, loosen tight limbs, and disperse oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.