Shiatsu Renu's marquee treatment dates back to 1000 AD. But in the 1940s, shiatsu was combined with knowledge of Western anatomy. Today, the treatment?a therapeutic marriage of Eastern and Western techniques?is a popular way to boost energy and promote balance and wellness. Shiatus Renu's massage therapists are well versed in the Japanese treatment, as well as Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which each relax the mind and remove tension and pain from the body. The staff members also offer heated Thai herbal massages. These are administered with the help of steamed bundles of herbs, which open up pores, infuse bodies with medicinal oils, and help relax muscles tense from flexing for traffic-camera photos.
In the midst of oppressive Texas heat, Relache Spa promises a cool, quiet respite. The 25,000-square-foot spa offers relief to weary bodies through massage, to thirsty pores through facials, and to parched nails through mani-pedis. The European-inspired services extend even to expectant mothers and men.
Most popular service: Chiropractic, decompression, massage
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Journey on toward better health for all. Unwind and heal from the inside out.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing people healthy again and [achieving] goals they thought were unobtainable. Our relationships with each other create family.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We get to know everyone. Everyone is welcome at our clinic, and we get a thorough understanding of each client's background and lifestyle to ensure we help them accomplish their goals.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
[We create] an atmosphere and place where we truly care about the whole individual for results. We look at clients beyond their condition. We look at pain, neurological, social, emotional, and environmental issues to ensure we treat effectively and quickly for long-term results.
As a licensed and nationally-certified massage therapist, Timothy Flint draws on hundreds of training hours and embraces a holistic paradigm. This member of the Associate Bodywork & Massage Professionals listens intently to clients wishes before gently kneading their sore spots. His repertoire includes modalities such as medical-, sports-, and Eastern-massage techniques. He also helps clients manage chronic pain by setting their clocks and calendars back to before their affliction began.
Medical director Dr. David Grant hung up his scalpel after nearly 39 years as a plastic surgeon and now devotes his attention to noninvasive techniques of skin conditioning and repair that allow him to take what he feels is a more comprehensive approach to anti-aging. He and his team at Laser Sculpting Center blast away unwanted fat and body hair with an arsenal of lasers and shoo away wrinkles and signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Massages and bodywork techniques leave muscles relaxed and minds destressed, and raindrop therapy soothes the spine with essential oils and heat from hot towels or tiny lightning bolts.
Pain and tension can take many forms within the human body. The therapists at Intrinsic Touch and Bodyworks locate the root causes behind those aches and use specialized modalities to address those issues. Above all else, the therapists value their ability to personalize treatments, adopting the best possible approach depending on the client's situation. They offer a wide range of bodywork modalities, including everything from Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to craniosacral and trigger-point therapy. Some of the modalities?such as reflexology and acupressure?even promote holistic well-being by attempting to correct imbalances in the natural flow of the body's energies. Intrinsic Touch and Bodyworks can also turn its treatments into completely indulgent experiences by adding a rejuvenating body scrub or a quick game of Candy Land.