During Hilda Dickerson's 11-year stint working at her friend's salon, she dreamt of owning her own place. Now that dream is a reality. In the comfort of New Beginnings the Salon, Hilda and her personal team of skilled stylists transform tresses with products by Redken, Biolage, and Matrix. But hair services are just the beginning. Clients can stretch out their arms for long-lasting OPI gel manicures or big, long hugs, or they can say goodbye to built-up grime with restorative facials. Aestheticians further ensure smooth skin by removing unwanted facial fuzz with a specialty wax.
Following in the footsteps of the countless reflexologists who have come before them, the practitioners at ENJOY Foot Spa aim to alleviate tension and stress by manipulating pressure points in the hands and feet. By using maps that show which organs or glands each pressure point corresponds to, they can ease discomfort throughout the body and possibly even boost overall energy levels. Though focused on the appendages, ENJOY's treatments also include massages of the upper body, back, arms, and face. Some of the spa rooms have two beds, so clients may choose to enjoy their treatments individually, with a companion, or just give their purse a more comfortable place to sit.
Mirages are famed tricksters of the desert, illusions generated by heat waves and tired minds that reportedly depict comfort, safety, and luxury. Rowlett's Mirage Tanning Spa also summons such visions, though its many amenities are quite solid. The spa's staff foregoes the basic 20-minute tanning beds in favor of more opulent models, such as the standup booths or VIP and Platinum beds. The staff uses its bottled light in other ways as well—whitening teeth and smoothing skin to name a few. Staffers can also cut out the need for UV radiation altogether with Mystic spray-tan booths, darkening skin with a concoction of melanin-encouraging components. Mirage even offers automated massages, relaxing muscles with HydroMassage beds that use pressurized water to emulate the feeling of futuristic massage robots at work.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Aficionada, located inside of Salon N'Vious, want their clients to feel relaxed, healthy, and happy. Their 60-minute Swedish massages combine lotions or oils with several different strokes, including kneading and percussion, to loosen to tight muscles and aid in healing and pain management.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jay Ferguson and his staff follow the guiding lights of compassion, personalization, and thoroughness as they assess and mend frames. Whether they're adjusting displaced vertebrae or treating bodily ailments through the ear stimulation of auriculotherapy, they take the time to get to know their patients. Ferguson and his staff also help to alleviate injuries with massage therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and cryotherapy, in which a cooling gel works to reduce swelling and attract the massaging hugs of polar bears.
Licensed clinical massage therapist Adrina Carter employs a holistic approach to massages to help to reduce stress, depression, and pain. She spent 600 hours in a course mastering kinesiology, anatomy, pathology, hydrotherapy, and clinical massage, which she combines to treat patients during every type of service. With deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, and hot-stone treatments, Adrina helps to repair tiny tears in muscle fibers that occur during prolonged periods of stress. Additional benefits of massage include decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep, and more energy so clients can leave Massage Virtue with a spring in their step and an aria in their nervous system.