An offshoot of Dr. Jeanne Smith's obstetric and gynecological practice, Pampered Expectations Medical Spa tends to beauty both inside and out. The spa’s experienced staff members sic anti-aging facials on laugh lines and weight-loss programs on extra pounds. In Dr. Smith's sister practice, she compassionately shepherds patients toward motherhood with obstetric services, particularly doting on those affected by risky conditions such as gestational diabetes and preterm labor. She also helps new broods to plan and nurture their family trees, performing minimally invasive surgical procedures in her office, at the hospital, or in the backseat of a Dodge Dynasty as needed.
Dr. Smith augments her healing with luxurious amenities, inviting patients to sink into the Spring office's cozy waiting-room seating and glug free coffee, tea, or bottled water. Complimentary WiFi and soothing music ease patrons into treatments atop heated exam tables and sheets warmer and softer than a curious kitten who stumbled into a bowl of soup. During downtime, personal TVs in each room entertain patients with the day’s latest broadcasts.
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.
Dr. Mary Katherine Henson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Texas Woman's University. After working in a variety of hospitals and after completing medical school, she now works as the head of Elite Medical Skin & Laser Center, where she supervises a team of highly trained technicians as they wield microcrystals, lasers, and gentle chemical solutions in the quest to boost beauty. The center partners with glo therapeutics, whose pharmaceutical-grade products power services that can be adapted to treat such common skin problems as lack of hydration and excess coal-mine soot. These kisser polishings take place in sunny yellow treatment rooms, where technicians also target fat cells with the vacuum-assisted radiofrequency of Elite body contouring and attack pesky hair follicles and spider veins with blasts from a laser.
More than 12 years ago, Jennifer Gladden opted out of a full ride to college in order to pursue her true passion: beauty. Since then she's found her dream fulfilled, racking up an impressive client list and portfolio at her namesake salon. Though Jennifer executes salon services ranging from waxing to texturing hair to resemble favorite pastas, she specializes in coloring and highlighting drab 'dos with products from Koleston Perfect and Redken. Her cuts accommodate face and body shape, skin type, hair texture, and lifestyle so that clients can easily replicate salon styling at home. Jennifer also touts certification from Dinair Airbrush and MAC Pro, adding makeup accents to faces in advance of weddings, photo shoots, and special occasions.
Vali, the aesthetician at Vali Skin Care European Organic, was an anatomy and biology educator in Budapest prior to immersing herself in skincare and opening her own spa. But she hasn’t left her medical sensibilities behind, or the fruits of her native country. Using European Organic products that hail from Hungary, and putting to use her complex knowledge of the human body, Vali commits to brightening complexions with nourishing skincare regimens and organic products.
For starters, Vali offers customized facials—extensive treatments that include an analysis, deep cleansing, steaming, and masks—that help skin achieve a radiant glow. And Vali Skin Care European Organic now employs a licensed massage therapist, who relieves tight muscles and replenishes spirits broken by unsolvable riddles.