Sometimes it takes more than medication to heal. That?s why acupuncturist Linda Wentz founded Holistic Touch Center and its mission to help hasten the healing process by offering services that extend beyond the body to incorporate the needs of the mind and spirit. There, Silvy Franco and Shawn Marie Miller, the center's holistic estheticians, blend years of skin care experience with training in natural health and energy medicine to produce treatments that restore the body while rebalancing the mind and spirit. They read each client's skin like a map, plotting out appropriate treatment courses that are delivered as part of one of the center's rituals, which include components ranging from traditional facials and detoxifying peels to Vitamin C infusions and cold stone massages. In addition to performing these rituals, Silvy and Shawn also help clients adapt these treatments for use in at-home skin care regimens, keeping epidermises glowing and well-adjusted to changes in seasonal weather.
Those interested in acupuncture may enlist in Kirsten Jacob, a trained herbalist who received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, Az. In addition to specializing in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture treatments, she also possess a background in pediatric respiratory therapy as well as general family treatment. Her specialities include pediatric and family acupuncture, behavioral/learning issues, and stress reduction and internal medicine. Kirsten incorporates classical Chinese botanical therapy into her work, which includes tui na?or Chinese medical/therapeutic massage?cupping, and moxa. When she is not helping her clients attain inner peace through eastern healing techniques, she tends to her kids while indulging in reading, writing, and traveling.
Holistic Touch's five massage therapists are all well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue modalities, but they also each have their own specialties. Veronica, for example, mixes into her sessions such methods as meditation and the eastern healing practice known as reiki, and Cherricka even practices techniques designed specifically for treating carpal-tunnel syndrome. The therapists can also further customize massage sessions with add-ons including hot towels, essential oils, and hand or foot wraps. Because massage works best as part of a broader wellness regimen, Holistic Touch also rejuvenates clients with everything from salt-scrub treatments to holistic boot camps led by a talking tree.
Ambiance Spa and Wellness Centre lavishes men and women with treatments for the entire body that employ both traditional and modern techniques. While one treatment room might house an aesthetician purging pores with irritant-free Dermalogica facials, an aesthetician on the other side of the wall is fading hyperpigmentation with Candela lasers. Meanwhile, seven types of massage invoke the warmth of hot stones or the fragrant notes of aromatherapy to smooth out knotted muscles and summon memories of a past life as a lavender blossom.
At Holistic Massage & Bodywraps 4U, Angelica Leticia Garcia blends her training from the Houston School of Massage and the International School of Cosmetology. The Mexico City native has earned certifications in massage modalities such as the ancient Indian art of Ayurvedic massage as well as hot-stone therapy, which features river rocks tumbled smooth by rival gangs of angry carp. She accompanies her relaxing kneads with skincare treatments such as facials and exfoliating body wraps.
Medical aesthetician Maria Guadalupe Tello and her team at Day Dream Spa and Salon pamper epidermises with organic spa services ranging from facials and chemical peels to soothing massages. Also at the spa and salon, Patricia Yenera tackles the next phase of beauty by adorning visages with makeup and embellishing coiffures with hair extensions or cuts representing their favorite college lacrosse teams.
Ayisha Altariq has more than three decades of experience helping people look and feel good. The owner of Tranquility Body Works soothes and pampers with spa packages that blend massage, foot treatments with hot stones, and facials to de-stress and rejuvenate. She also removes dead skin cells with sugar and salt scrubs that are packed with essential oils, organic sugar, honey, and vitamin E. The multi-talented Altariq doesn't just excel in skincare treatments, though?she designs custom-made clothing, jewelry, and home decor. She even offers interior decorating for birthday parties and birthday mournings.