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.
At Wellspring Asian Massage & Skin Care, massage therapists combine the strengths of Eastern and Western massages in their treatments. Their slate of services includes familiar Western treatments, such as Swedish massage and therapeutic high-fives, as well as Asian variations, such as Thai massage and cupping.
At Oasis Club and Spa for Women, the dual energizing effects of exercise and relaxation meet under the same roof. Ladies of any age can seek out camaraderie and encouragement as they burn calories in outdoor boot-camp programs, Pro Fit semiprivate personal-training sessions, and group classes that include Zumba, yoga, and circuit training. Even when prepping for solo workouts, guests can benefit from the warm staff's instructions on how to use their stock of HumanSport functional-training equipment from Star Trac.
Spa visits needn't be a solitary affair, either. Friends can find serenity simultaneously with party packages for girls' nights and outings for couples, brightening their complexions with Dermalogica skincare products and gabbing about the latest in cucumber-based eyewear. The spa tries to incorporate all-natural ingredients into treatments such as Bronze Biologic spray tans, Nufree botanical hair removal, and hot-stone massages.
Bikram Yoga The Woodlands' impassioned instructors remix the 26 pliable poses from the Bikram tradition, bestowing strength and flexibility while priming the different organs of the body to awake and do their groovy thing. Classes take place in a heated room to infuse each move with additional penetrating power and protect the body from injury. In addition to helping you work up a sweat, the high temperatures elevate your metabolism, making it easier to burn fat. Bikram express classes pack all the benefits of Bikram, including all 26 poses and two breathing exercises, into a 50-minute format, streamlining the process for busy people, busy lives, even busy laziness.
California native Karrie Lawerance relocated to Houston to receive her massage licensed from the Texas School of Massage. Now in the comfort of a private room, achy muscles slacken beneath her flowing Swedish strokes and soothing hot stone therapy. When not massaging, Karrie spends time with her husband and son, and enjoys outdoor activities such a riding her motorcycle and gardening.
Tina Angelique Brown, a licensed massage therapist and owner of Just Relax Massage Therapy, strives to help patients recover from injuries and bolster overall health. She works with a skilled staff to exercise muscle aches and soreness during trigger-point, Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, prenatal, and reflexology massages. Craniosacral therapy works to relieve stress and pain by focusing gentle pressure on the skull, as well as the spine, which supports the brain and transmits its disdain for the body’s dance moves. Alternatively, the team helps shoo away stress with body wraps, facials, and microdermabrasions.
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.