At Body Enhancement, clients don't have to worry about what they'll look like after treatment. That's because the spa and salon uploads an array of before-and-after pictures to its Facebook page, showing actual results from its body wraps, microdermabrasion treatments, and hair-coloring appointments. Here, clients can rid themselves of unwanted body fat, bronze their skin with airbrush tanning, or throw vampire hunters off their track by infuse their locks with sun-kissed color. They also reap the benefits of handpicked products from renowned skincare line Arbonne, which crafts its formulas with natural ingredients that soften and illuminate skin.
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.
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.
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.
How does one start a skincare business with no equipment, products, or money? Kim Evans found herself in that predicament when she started her business immediately after passing the state boards. With nothing but faith and a strong work ethic, she began tending to her clients' skin needs inside a rented room of a small spa. She worked 80 hours per week and became a licensed massage therapist to expand her business into what it is today: a wellness spa that enhances the beauty and health of skin and body through spa services and massage. Inside 2Gorjis Integrated Health & Wellness, three private treatment rooms house clients as two skin therapists cleanse surfaces during custom facials, or wrap bodies in aromatherapy herbal linens. The staff members bolster natural features with eyelash extensions, meticulous body waxing, and makeup artistry that includes exclamation points drawn next to eyebrows.
When Kristina Bauer?a yoga veteran with 20 years of experience and 1,000 classes under her mat?opened Yoga Synergy Spa, she wanted to create a space that felt more like a home than a gym or a corporate chain. Today, her studio glows with her own homemade candles while yogis lead guests through various styles of yoga, including heated Vinyasa flow, Hatha yoga for all levels, a class that invites kids and their parents to stretch together, and even Zumba. In addition to its group session, the studio embraces its spa side with Reiki, infrared sauna sessions, and massage therapy that complements Kristina?s pursuit of peacefulness in the same way that playing Marco Polo can add a little fun to a shark attack. An on-location retail shop stocks yoga mats, homemade natural soaps, and veggie candles.