Judy Kurtz, the mother of a 5-year-old, knows the discomfort and stress that come along with pregnancy. That’s why she created La Bella Belly Spa, which is dedicated to the relaxation and wellness of moms-to-be. Whether they’re using 3-D ultrasounds snapped by a certified sonographer to reassure a client that her baby is healthy or pampering a client with a variety of spa services, such as pregnancy massages, glow-enhancing facials, and foot-soothing pedicures, the duo knows how to keep expectant mothers happy. The spa also stocks various pregnancy products for sale and recently added an online maternity boutique. Though Kurtz caters to pregnant women, they also encourage women who aren't expecting and pregnant men to take advantage of La Bella Belly Spa.
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.
Prior to opening Zen Spa & Skincare in 1996, licensed aesthetician Kathy Trinh trained under several acne experts, including—most notably—Dr. James Fulton, the co-developer of the acne-fighting drug Retin-A. Nowadays, Trinh has joined his ranks as an expert, helping patients diminish the appearance of blemishes with Jet Peel exfoliation, microdermabrasion, ultrasound waves, and PCA skincare products. Though her specialty lies in tending to faces, she extends her pampering abilities to performing body wraps, mani-pedis, and hot-stone massages that use rocks sourced from playgrounds during games of Hot Lava.
The practitioners at Rockwall Colonics & Wellness Center help clients detoxify and rejuvenate their bodies with traditional and modern holistic therapies. Colon hydrotherapy, administered on either the center's open or closed system, purges the body of stowed waste, and ionic footbaths aim to pull toxins out through the soles of the feet. For in-depth pain reduction, Doctors David Ren Zhang and Anna Shen brandish tiny acupuncture needles to treat patients' stress, pain, and addiction, and licensed massage therapist Tina Rizzo employs an array of modalities to relax the body and free the mind from its genie bottle. Each therapy room is painted in bright, inviting color.
The cosmetology licenses and certifications pile up at The Studio at Rockwall Spa and Makeup Artistry, where owner Kim Morrow Johnson and her experienced staff beautify visitors during a slew of cosmetic services. Johnson's AIIC-certified master technician and instructor status shows as she applies permanent makeup and eyelash extensions. She and her team of licensed aestheticians augment their work—which includes makeup, waxing, airbrush tanning, and facial treatments—with products from Dermalogica and MUD.
Muscles have long memories. Deep within their tissue lies a record of built-up stress, which in turn can cause issues such as anxiety, poor sleep patterns, or low energy. But all of those issues can melt away once within Purpose in Touch's private treatment rooms, where soft music makes a relaxing soundtrack to Adrina Carter's Swedish massages.
Ms. Carter uses broad and flowing strokes throughout the body, employing extra pressure on problem areas, like that one toe that insists on doing its own thing. Other issues call for different modalities. For muscle spasms and pain, she relies on deep-tissue techniques. For athletes, she administers stretching and compression techniques during sports massages. Whatever the treatment type, Ms. Carter draws on an expertise honed in a 600-hour course in massage therapy as well as additional training in clinical massage and anatomy. She can also recommend a follow-up massage plan, such as monthly sessions.