Inside a warm, private treatment room, soft music sets the stage for serene massage sessions. Here, licensed massage therapists tame tension with an effleurage of soothing strokes that range over the entire body. Though they predominantly rely on their bare hands during deep-tissue and prenatal massages, therapists also apply warm towels and hot stones to relax clients.
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.
There are no venomous snakes at Medusa, the Salon. Nor are there other dreadful sights such as split ends or unflattering color jobs. The funky and alternative organic salon maintains its order thanks to a talented team of stylists who continuously hone their skills through ongoing education with lines such as Toni&Guy and Aveda. Among Medusa's many services, color treatments stand out—using certified organic, ammonia-free, and PETA-approved color from Organic Color Systems, the staff transforms locks with natural-looking hues and total gray coverage.
At Le Salon Medical Spa, a plethora of beauty, weight-loss, and skincare treatments await customers who want to relax and emerge from the spa looking dazzlingly refreshed. After complimentary consultations with medical experts, customers can seek out services such as microdermabrasion, laser hair and vein reduction, light therapy, and photofacials. The spa also offers enhancements for treatments, adding on services such as lash tints, lip renewals, hand rejuvenation, and comforting pats on the back. Additionally, customers can sign up for entire programs such as weight-loss treatments, cellulite reduction, and non-surgical fat reduction.
San Antonio's Slender Solution & Spa helps patients stay in control of their calorie intake with medically supervised, custom diet plans that can help melt away those last few stubborn pounds resistant to exercise and more generalized diet plans. The presiding physician and a team of nurse-practitioners consult closely with patients before crafting diets and supplementing them with metabolism-boosting B-12 injections, appetite suppressants, pound-shedding HCG injections, and tear-inspiring pep talks.
In addition to helping clients stay trim, the spa offers a full menu of beautifying services, including custom facials, body wraps, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, and massages. Decadent treatments, such as the luxurious 24-karat gold facial, treat skin to intense ant-wrinkle protection while reviving surfaces with youthful vibrancy. Clients may extend their day of beauty with a raw sugar glow scrub that polishes away dead skin cells or indulge in a back facial that cleanses hard-to-reach spots to reveal smooth, even-toned skin.