Belfiore Salon & Day Spa is 10,000 square feet of luxury. Virtually every possible beauty, relaxation, and wellness service is available here, from massage therapy and hair removal to Brazilian blowouts, mani-pedis, and permanent cosmetics application. Come in for a chic new haircut and an indulgent body wrap, or have eyelash extensions applied and a laser hair removal treatment administered by a licensed professional. You can even work out—head over to the Elite Fitness Center to use weight-training and cardio machines, or try a small group fitness class. Tired muscles relax in the onsite steam and sauna rooms, leaving visitors feeling relaxed, renewed, and totally pampered.
Jaclyn Cornelius, owner and massage therapist at Zen Zone Massage, begins eliminating her clients' stress the instant they walk through her door. She sets them up in a private, quiet room—a tidily organized space bathed in the flickering glow of candlelight. She invites customers to recline onto the table and snuggle onto a sheet-covered warming bad draped with a heavy, cozy blanket. As customers ready themselves for the massage, she plays Healing Flute Chakra music, a gentle blend of airy harmonies designed calm the mind and drive away any snakes in the area.
She says her favorite service to perform is a deep tissue massage with accompanying hot towel treatment. To maximize the pampering, she offers a handful of add-ons, such as aromatherapy, sea salt foot scrub, reflexology, and body wraps.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage
Brands Used: Biotone
Apothecaries predate modern chemistry and pharmacology by hundreds of years, tracing their tradition of fashioning medicinal compounds from natural ingredients to Baghdad in the 8th century and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These skilled practitioners developed proven techniques to heal weary patients with organic balms and soothe hoards of barbarian Gauls with aromatic oils. Located near Lake Ray Hubbard, Affinity Salon & Spa mines these ancient techniques in its own apothecary, custom-making products and reinforcing their mission to guarantee each client "quality services with a personal touch." Winners of a 2010 Talk of the Town award, the staffers dote on every guest with spa and salon services that integrate oils, herbs, and teas to foster a relaxing, organic experience.
Step inside Foot Palace, and it becomes instantly clear that the spa is about more than just soles, toes, and a chance to take off socks. In tranquil treatment rooms, massage therapists work their magic across the entire body, while other experts use acupressure along the back. These relaxing treatments complement Foot Palace's signature service: reflexology.
By massaging targeted areas of the foot, the reflexology practitioner works to release tension throughout the rest of the body, as well as address issues such as headaches and hypertension. Therapists might also incorporate Chinese medicines and treatment add-ons, such as aloe to nourish the skin.
Licensed massage therapist and instructor Clarissa Gonzalez-Wiggs has spent more than six years refining her professional skills in muscle manipulation. Over the course of her career, Clarissa has helped clients work through many ailments through a diverse array of modalities, from fostering stress relief with gentle Swedish massages to helping ease chronic pain from naps on the guest room's bed of nails with more intense deep-tissue techniques. During her trigger-point therapy sessions, the patient plays an active role in the treatment by taking deep, mindful breaths as she applies strategically placed pressure to alleviate tension and discomfort. For a multi-sensory experience, any of Clarissa's services can be enhanced with stimulating aromatherapy oils.