The highly experienced massage therapists at AAA Wellness Holistic Massage Spa gently tackle an array of bodily issues, from everyday stress and tightness to injuries from auto accidents and sports. Before indulging in tension-taming kneads, groups of two or more can delve into complimentary treats that include chocolate-covered strawberries, imported bottled water, and champagne or wine. Guests can choose their own music or the sounds of their therapists humming show tunes to accompany their Swedish massages, which use long, flowing strokes to flush body toxins by encouraging increased activity in the circulatory and lymphatic systems. AAA’s massage therapists can also pay special attention to chronic aches acquired through everyday bad habits, such as poor posture or improper tree lifting.
Like any redhead, Jennifer Davis had intimate knowledge of the painful burns that would result when she tried to imbue her fair complexion with a sultry summer glow. Determined to help her fellow Texans achieve a sun-kissed hue without the damaging effects of tanning, Jennifer opened a mobile airbrush-tanning business that has since expanded to multiple salon hubs situated throughout the Dallas metro area.
Using a paraben-free, DHA solution, the salon’s certified airbrush technicians completely envelop frames in a shade tailored to skin tones, leaving a streak-free color that lets patrons avoid the attentions of lovelorn zebras. The tanning solution is applied and dry within 30 minutes, both illuminating bodily hues and covering skin imperfections such as blemishes, cellulite, and stretch marks during its two-week tenure on the skin. The salon also stocks a supply of Norvell products and airbrushing machines, allowing guests to maintain golden skin at home without replacing showerheads with arcade token machines.
The licensed massage therapists at Horizon Massage & Spa 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.
The massage therapists at 8 Spa Massage balance yin and yang with traditional Chinese massage methods, including the diverse tactics of Tui-Na. During an hour of Tui-Na, practitioners knead away rigidity using a choice of light or heavy pressure and organic, hypoallergenic lotion mixed from jojoba, shea butter, cloud down, and sesame oil. Massage mavens stroke, tap, and perform acupressure on muscles with qi gong techniques to help to reverse the progress of pain or extra toe growth. Customers may request either a male or female massage therapist when booking their appointment.
Before earning his diploma in Swedish massage from the Austin School of Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapist Don A. Hampton discovered a passion for helping others heal while working as a medic in the U.S. Air Force and Texas Army National Guard. At Hampton Bodywerks Massage Spa, his highly trained hands do battle with tightly wound tissue, tension, and pain, arming themselves from an arsenal of relaxation-inducing tools that includes hot stones, salt stones, and therapeutic herbs. Ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass are central players in Hampton's Thai herbal ball massage––a 5,000-year old practice designed to relieve pain and inflammation using a steamed herbal compress and gentle circular movements. Other specialty services include the Balinese-inspired jamu massage, which energizes the body with acupressure, long strokes, and percussion-like drumming, as well as sugar-scrub body treatments that soften skin using a blend of white and brown sugars, grape-seed and canola oils, and other ingredients favored by beautiful scones.
All practitioners who join the Bradz family of salons have to prove themselves, displaying their skills at the New Talent location for several months before claiming a spot at one of the main outposts. At all three locations, the staff treats clients to beautifying hair, skin, and body services infused with plant-based Aveda products. Seasoned aestheticians chat with clients to set a skin-specific course of action for custom facials, and massage therapists extract muscular kinks with both chair and table sessions. Stylists groomed with weekly education augment traditional cut and color services, relaxing patrons with a scalp massage and a complimentary style from blow dryers that whisper inspiring mantras.
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