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, the center's holistic esthetician, blends 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. She reads 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 also helps 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.
It's easy to see that Sherry Summers-Ball is passionate about the human body. She has traveled throughout Texas training doctors, clinicians, and therapists in Endermologie; and she has advanced knowledge on post-surgery healing. She now runs Body BeneFits, which has received many accolades in Living Magazine's Best of The Woodlands, including best spa, med spa, facials, tanning, waxing, and massage.
Under Sherry's guidance a team of aestheticians, massage therapists, and medical professionals beautify bodies with time-tested and cutting-edge treatments. An array of body wraps, such as the Sudatonic infrared Detox wrap, help to smooth and soften the skin, whereas Endermologie treatments help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Clients can also receive services such as skin tightening, IPL, and laser hair removal. And just walking into Body BeneFits itself can help clients relax—an orchid blossoms inside the lobby, which soothes eyes with neutral tones and cradles bodies on a giant sectional sofa.
Kelly Thompson knows a thing or two about handling stress. For five years she served as a police/fire/911 dispatch operator, an occupation that demanded Kelly keep a calm, relaxed head while she coached people in crisis through harrowing situations with gentle reassurance and ample empathy. Once Kelly had a taste for bringing calm to stressed-out, overtaxed people, she sought a way to apply her talent elsewhere. Kelly shifted her focus to the hands-on massage field, earned her license, and opened up Kneading Massage Today’s relaxing oasis. Her previous experience in throwing people emotional life rafts informs her current practice, as Kelly both receives clients at her spa location and totes her massage chair to offices to ease the collective shoulders of employees and the sore necks of their desktop bobble-heads. As she saturates muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, her clients get a blissful reprieve from muscle tension and mental stress. Treatments include doubly soothing accouterments including hot stones and aromatherapy.
Under the watchful eye of a board-certified surgeon, Limitless Medspa?s registered nurse and licensed aestheticians polish bodies until they sparkle like new with advanced med-spa treatments. Skilled laser techs deftly treat a variety of woes: they reduce corporal circumferences with the Yolo Curve laser, tighten sagging skin with an infrared laser, and send heated blasts into follicles with hair-removing lasers. Techs also beautify epidermises with dermal-filler injections, chemical peels, and noninvasive microdermabrasion facials, which nourish and soften the skin with a diamond-tip system and PCA Skin products.
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.
Bodies who enter Soothe Therapeutic Massage find themselves in the capable hands of licensed therapist Kiri Dyken, who has made it her life's mission to help relieve pain brought on by injury and everyday stress. Her extensive education led her from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon, all the way to Thailand, where she learned the art of Thai yoga massage directly from its masters. Today, she continues to practice Thai massage alongside her other specialties, including goal-oriented deep-tissue work and traditional Swedish massage, complementing each service with soft music that quietly lulls stress into a false sense of security.