We are a medical spa that has on staff physicians at our locations. Our medical director Dr. David Pak is truly passionate about overall health. Dr. Pak will is driven to offer all his patients exceptional care, and that is why he has recently started groundbreaking on a entire Wellness Center.
Massage practitioner Lora Barragan combines her licensed training and intuitive hands and elbows to smooth away stress and soreness. Lora's most popular remedy is the wellness massage, a one-hour series of sequentially administered top-to-toes relief. Soothing kneads execute a full-body takeover, progressing across the back, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, upper chest, and head in a full-scale tension attack.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Sunbathe's sugar-based tanning spray ($35 per application) bestows a bronzey sun kiss without the usual neon-orange streaks. Designed to soothe skin as much as gild it, the blend is free of harsh chemicals and includes wild botanical extracts, herbs, and artisanal antioxidants crafted by hand in the French Alps. If you prefer skin as pale as a salt kernel, opt for other beauty-bolstering spa services, such as an express manicure ($25), pedicure ($35), facial ($35+), or eyebrow threading ($18). Sunbathe also offers sugaring ($40 for a bikini), and massage therapy with a licensed therapist ($65 an hour).
The Aveda brand is rooted in environmental sustainability, manufacturing organic products, using only bio-safe products in its salons, running on 100% certified wind power, and donating leftover hair trimmings to the local pillow fluffery. At Aveda Institute San Antonio, a future superstar stylist will tend to your every detail under the supervision of a licensed Aveda-trained educator. Put your best face forward with an Elemental Nature facial ($50 for 60 minutes) or makeup application ($10), or pamper your flippers and clappers with an Essential pedicure ($20) and manicure ($11). A "facial for your hair" ($40) saturates follicles with a blend of essential oils to nourish your noggin, followed by a scalp massage and a heated conditioning and strengthening treatment. Landscape the lawn of your head with a haircut and blow-dry ($16–$20) or single-process tint on your roots ($30) while weeding wily hairs from other parts of your body with plant-wax hair removal ($10–$40).
With a stay at Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio, you'll be centrally located in San Antonio, steps from River Walk and Aztec on the River. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of San Antonio Majestic Theater and San Antonio Children's Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 99 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Relax and take in city and river views from the privacy of your room. Satellite programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Planning an event in San Antonio? This hotel has 3726 square feet (346 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.