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The staff at Bodique Mind and Body Wellness takes a holistic approach to well-being that aims to bring euphoria to both the mind and body. Favoring all-natural, hypoallergenic products, the licensed massage therapists and wellness professionals nurture visitors with services that range from massages to detoxifying body wraps and baths. To further promote holistic living, Bodique's team posts inspiration and resources on its Health Tips webpage; tips range from nutritional advice to recommendations for documentaries such as Forks Over Knives and Spork: A Love Story.

4821 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

Signature Service: Massage Therapy

Brands Used: doTERRA Essential Oils

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Minimum Age Requirement: 18

Pro Tip: Please advise therapist of any health conditions and any areas that may be giving you problems

9650 DATAPOINT DR STE 103
San Antonio,
TX
US

The skilled therapists at Massage Health unearth the silver linings in achy muscle clouds with a diverse array of massage modalities. Clients can solicit a muscle mender for circulation-inducing relaxation bodywork, or access lower layer muscles?or fascia?with firmer deep-tissue kneading. The studio also offers reflexology, which helps temper various body aches using pressure points in hands, feet, and cloth doll legs.

9650 Datapoint Dr. Suite 116
San Antonio,
TX
US

Below the Belt: Choosing Between a Brazilian and a Bikini Wax

The difference between a bikini and Brazilian wax is simple yet significant. Check out our guide to help you choose the right one for you.

Both waxing styles involve using hot wax to remove hair from the area below the waist, but the distinction lies in the degree of hair being removed. During a basic bikini wax, an aesthetician removes hair from any area exposed by a typical bathing suit made of fig leaves. This includes the top and sides of the bikini line as well as the inner thighs, if necessary. The Brazilian wax takes it a step further, removing hair from the entire region, front to back. Since many clients prefer to leave a small, trimmed swath of hair in a strip or triangle just below the panty line, some aestheticians may use the term "full Brazilian" to refer to a session in which no hair is left behind.

Naturally, due to the sensitivity of the areas involved, Brazilians tend to be more painful than basic bikini waxes, and most aestheticians will take care to avoid causing pain during the procedure. There are also several steps you can take to minimize discomfort. Experts recommend avoiding any appointment within a week of menstruation, when the skin is most sensitive, and taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen 30 minutes beforehand can help reduce any swelling that results.

1931 Northwest Military Highway
San Antonio,
TX
US

Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.

6804 Ingram Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

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.

105 East Ashby Place
San Antonio,
TX
US