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.
At KiZmet Therapy, licensed massage therapist Brenda Thomas operates under the premise that up to nine-tenths of all illness is stress-related. With that in mind, she believes massages are not simply luxuries reserved for people with gobs of spare time and the double-jointed elbows necessary to massage themselves. Massage and bodywork, such as relaxing Swedish, hot-stone, or cross-grain deep-tissue massage, may help to prevent disease and premature aging when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
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.
Leigh Edwards is a professional muscle wrangler. The licensed massage therapist unravels knotted and double-knotted muscles using a number of techniques in Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. She tackles extra tension with soothing aromatherapy and hot- and cold-stone therapy. Achy feet find extra attention during foot scrubs, and faces find relief during mini facials.
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.
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