Miriam Figueroa, a holistic wellness counselor, licensed massage therapist, and aesthetician, spent more than 20 years in the health and beauty industry, staffing five-star hotel spas and then founding her own luxurious center, Spatini Holistic Health. Her spa specializes in M’lis wellness programs, treatment packages that reduce stress and target specific ailments—from cellulite to arthritis—by drawing on the interrelations between mind, body, and soul.
A suite of traditional spa treatments flanks the holistic programs. Facials run the gamut from deep cleanses to nonsurgical face-lifts. Seven available styles of massage encompass the gliding strokes of Swedish and hot-stone massage, which the ancients discovered using stones warmed by confused mother chickens. Body polishes exfoliate away dry skin, an ideal prep for a botanical Bronze Biologic formula that leaves behind sunless, natural-looking tans.
Many people would rather not turn to drugs to treat certain aches and physical maladies. Chiropractic massage offers an alternative method of healing that can help improve your overall well being without relying solely on medication. There are many benefits to chiropractic and massage treatments.
Sophie Peng sees no reason why Eastern and Western medical philosophies can’t work together to heal patients. Holding both an MD from China and a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, it’s no wonder why she feels this way. During her 20 years of experience, she has tapped into her twofold education as a chief physician in China and a licensed acupuncturist in the United States. In addition to healing pain and other ailments during acupuncture, she also mixes custom combinations of herbal remedies.
At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each client's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A fluffy robe drapes around their shoulders, reflexology sandals lightly massage their feet, and mugs of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: employees fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage. The award-winning spa was voted best spa by the readers of the San-Antonio Express-News, and was deemed best spa and best massage by readers of San Antonio Magazine.
Carol Bly pioneered her own line of all-natural mineral makeup and skincare products, which she and her staff use to beautify guests at Purity Botanicals. Bly's thorough knowledge of cosmetic products helps her work with clients to develop effective skincare regimens designed to address individual concerns.
Karla Lopez has trained in 10 different massage modalities, including deep tissue, trigger-point therapy, and reflexology. She uses these techniques to relieve pain and muscle tension and address customers' individual issues. In addition to holding appointments at her studio, she travels to massage clients in their homes