Peace of Mind beautifies bodies and transports minds into a realm of relaxation with therapeutic spa services. The rejuvenating hour-long wine therapy massage kick-starts circulation and calms the nerves. With natural age-defying capabilities, red wine, which a therapist applies topically during the treatment, helps to de-age skin and fight free radicals. For those in need of up-top upkeep, the Fire & Ice facial exfoliates the complexion organically using the active fruity acids of apples and grapes. Detoxifying natural herbs including paprika help to clear out gunk burrowed deep in the pores, resulting in a glow that will elicit smiles from friends, co-workers, and the neighborhood mailman who bathes in the koi pond. The session wraps up with an application of a chilly, organic mask suited to the client's skin type, leaving the face firm and fresh.
To promote relaxation, the ambiance is just as important as the bodywork. That's why licensed massage therapist Stephanie Sellars set up her Pure Serenity Massage studio on scenic North Padre Island, only a stone's throw from the Gulf of Mexico. Waves can almost be heard beating against the sand as Stephanie relieves chronic tension with soothing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may request other massages as well, such as the Thai-yoga massage which takes patients through a series of yoga-like stretches utilizing Sellars hands, knees, legs, and feet.
Stylists sculpt modern manes amid the orange and lime-green walls of Tease Salon, LLC’s vibrant interior. While some guests wait on a plush L-shaped couch, stylists crop others’ mops at spacious stations, following the experienced lead of owner and 10-year industry veteran Sara M. Butcher. Undulating silver-framed mirrors let patrons admire their cut-in-progress or ask their reflection for advice on bang length. Staffers also revamp visages with waxing, facials, and laser teeth whitening, and a skilled massage therapist breaks up tension in a private massage room.
The soothing spa treatments at The Beach House Day Spa bring seaside serenity indoors to private rooms painted the colors of sand and surf. The dry heat inside a far infrared sauna is designed to drive out toxins and rev up circulation, burning up to 700 calories over the course of a 30-minute session. Clients’ faces protrude from the sauna’s half-cylindrical canopy throughout the treatment, allowing noses to sniff wafting aromatherapy scents and mouths to heckle skin to sweat faster. Opt for the Her Mystical facial, and spa professionals will simultaneously pamper cheeks with quality cleansers, treatment creams, and exfoliants, giving them a fresh, dewy glow to match well-warmed extremities. The languid yet sure-handed strokes of the Swedish massage work to engender a sense of relaxation, warmth, and well-being, much like a good night’s sleep in a pile of meatballs. Advanced massage digs deeper to extract nagging pain, and prenatal massage targets the specific painful points experienced by mothers-to-be.