The massage therapists at Horizon Massage and Wellness have noticed something over their more than 18 years in business: an increase in stress among their patients. They do their best to counteract this rising tension with soothing handiwork in styles that range from gently relaxing Swedish massage to prenatal massage to the intense strokes of deep-tissue massage. Not only working out of their Dallas-area locations, staffers occasionally travel to local businesses to perform 15-minute massages on especially rigid office chairs.
At A Heavenly Body Massage, licensed massage therapist Cherie Rhodes Robinson and her team pamper patrons with massage and other whole-body therapies designed to leave them feeling healthy, strong, and stress-free. Massage-therapy services include everything from deep-tissue and prenatal styles to a hydro-face-toning massage that employs steamy hot towels to clean the skin and a face massage to reverse stress caused by daily challenges to a duel. Herbal body wraps boast a wide range of benefits for clients in search of cellulite reduction, pain relief, or general relaxation, and all treatments can get added doses of relaxation through service add-ons such as aromatherapy or soothing foot soaks.
Apothecaries predate modern chemistry and pharmacology by hundreds of years, tracing their tradition of fashioning medicinal compounds from natural ingredients to Baghdad in the 8th century and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These skilled practitioners developed proven techniques to heal weary patients with organic balms and soothe hoards of barbarian Gauls with aromatic oils. Located near Lake Ray Hubbard, Affinity
Salon & Spa mines these ancient techniques in its own apothecary, custom-making products and reinforcing their mission to guarantee each client "quality services with a personal touch." Winners of a 2010 Talk of the Town award, the staffers dote on every guest with spa and salon services that integrate oils, herbs, and teas to foster a relaxing, organic experience.
Rockwall Aesthetic Center's owner, Jan Blaha, pulls off a paradox at her clinic. While she and her staff work to keep their laser and beauty technologies up to date, at the same time they maintain the tranquil atmosphere of a traditional spa. This peaceful ambiance can be attributed, in part, to the way each of the trained medical aestheticians use a soft hand and subtle touch to beautify their clients. They also personalize each treatment using information from a complimentary pre-service consultation. Dermaplaning, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and hydrofacials all help to restore youthful glows, while lasers are used for anything from removing hair and reducing fine lines to cutting away uncomfortable, shrunken sweaters.
Belfiore Salon & Day Spa is 10,000 square feet of luxury. Virtually every possible beauty, relaxation, and wellness service is available here, from massage therapy and hair removal to Brazilian blowouts, mani-pedis, and permanent cosmetics application. Come in for a chic new haircut and an indulgent body wrap, or have eyelash extensions applied and a laser hair removal treatment administered by a licensed professional. You can even work out—head over to the Elite Fitness Center to use weight-training and cardio machines, or try a small group fitness class. Tired muscles relax in the onsite steam and sauna rooms, leaving visitors feeling relaxed, renewed, and totally pampered.
The soft hissing sounds of airbrush equipment emanate from Rockwall Salons on Monday and Wednesday, when experienced beautician Denice Marquez coats complexions with Bronze Biologic tanning solution. Equipped with a low-pressure, high-volume spray gun, Denice evenly airbrushes bodies and their favorite caricature drawing with the dye-, alcohol-, and perfume-free bronzing solution. When not pseudo-sun-kissing pallid skin, she draws on her training as a stylist and colorist to sculpt custom hairdos.