The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers a high-quality moviegoing experience with a clever marriage of talking pictures, delicious eats and drinks, and notorious anti-cell-phone vigilance. Featuring first-run films as well as independent works, the cinema’s concept combines theater with dining in a casual environment of classic movie décor, stonily accented walls, and stamped concrete floors for extra easy walking. Treat your date or a friend accidentally glued to your elbow to one of a variety of films from some of the top movie studios. Each theater is organized with alternating rows of seats and bench-style tables stocked with menus, paper, and pencils. Viewers have the option of ordering premium beers, wines, and an assortment of delicious eats—which are not priced-up to accommodate first-run costs—from a Philly cheesesteak sandwich and a Moonstruck margherita pizza to pecan pie and Milk Duds.
The skilled staff members at Taichi Wellness Spa Plus draw on Eastern practices and philosophies to guide their clients on the path toward wellness. Reflecting the holistic nature of this approach, the spa’s services soothe body, soul, and mind, a trio more interdependent than Burt Reynolds, his moustache, and his moustache’s modeling career. The spa’s skilled therapists ease aches while calming minds with acupressure and reflexology massages. Skincare specialists cater to both weary complexions and tense nerves with custom facials that incorporate ingredients such as honey hydrators and vitamin C.
The spa delves further into Eastern treatments with cupping and detoxifying Gua Sha oil, and its Chinese herbal soups and teas blur the line between food and medicine with their nutritional and therapeutic benefits. The meditative martial arts taught at the spa’s tai-chi center has also passed from generation to generation. Under the guidance of Master Li, students in the center’s tai-chi and Qi Gong classes develop the balance and coordination needed to pickpocket a tightrope walker.
Emali's stylists make it their business to attend to split ends, frazzled fly-aways, and lackluster locks. The process ($60) begins with a scalp-tingling wash and conditioning, after which defiant tresses are snipped into submission under the masterful scissor-work of a talented hairmeister. After every i has been dotted and each t has been trimmed to look like an undotted i, your saturated mop is dried and styled to reveal a dazzling new scalp-topper. Highlight the new 'do with further face framing in the form of a brow wax ($20). After an aesthetician analyzes the curtain rods to the windows of your soul, she shapes up a new design with a quick rip of the waxy strip, leaving two polished arches behind.
Medical aesthetician Monica Pacheco and Drs. Stan Zebrowski and Irene Blaess aim to make a trip to the dentist's office something to anticipate with a smile during general-dentistry and cosmetic-dentistry appointments or aesthetic spa services. A complimentary sugar scrub and paraffin hand treatment helps soothe every patient and client to leave hands soft enough to participate in unarmed pillow fights. Teeth-whitening treatments or porcelain veneers rehabilitate tarnished grins, and a variety of facials and chemical peels helps countenances return to healthy, youthful states. Clients enjoy the fragrant candles and soothing music as a gently gurgling aquarium displays fish who lazily swim toward the light of newly radiant enamel.
An unsung contributor to seasonal allergies, body hair is two-thirds responsible for the prevalence of sneezy pollens, which get trapped in the body's natural webbing. Today's Groupon makes bristly whiskers a thing of the past. For $99, you get to choose between three laser hair-removal treatments for one region of the body or a corrective IPL facial treatment at Skin Rejuvenation Clinique on Broadway in Alamo Heights, up to a $450 value. Much more pleasant than laser hair addition, laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that lays bare befuddling follicles that can interfere with spring fashion. Happily not attached to sharks, monkeys, or other nefarious creatures, the same friendly lasers that can rid you of hair can smooth and brighten your visage after a facial rejuvenation treatment.
Skin Rejuvenation Clinique is staffed by certified skincare therapists and benevolent laser technicians who specialize in accentuating the youthful smoothness that lies within everyone. Upon welcoming customers to their relaxing treatment space, SRC's professional aestheticians customize a beauty regimen to each client's desires. With laser hair removal, patients get to choose between the chin, lip, underarms, or bikini line (not including Brazilian bikinis) for three quick and gentle laser sprinklings. Hairs politely wilt under the influence of a broad light spectrum whose good nature doesn't harm the skin while thinning and reducing the presence of hair over each session.
Today's deal also gives patients the option for a Clareon IPL facial rejuvenation treatment. Skin's accrued battle scars from age, sun exposure, and woe-begotten icicle wars are softened through light technology designed to tone skin and reduce discolorations. Skin is a faithful organ blanket through thick, thin, and ultra-thick, making it a worthy canvas for pampering attention. You'll emanate endorphins of beauteous skin-confidence after this clarifying, balancing treatment. Groupon customers can get two Groupons to get one of each treatment, avoiding minutes of decision-making. Call ahead to select and schedule your treatment.
Skin Rejuvenation Clinique gets a perfect five stars from six Citysearchers and three Yahoo! Locals.
- I've been to all the 'top names' in San Antonio, but honestly you cannot beat the prices or the quality of the treatments at SRC! – gospursgo, Citysearch
- Best facialists in town. I will not go anywhere else, even when the price is lower! They are extremely gentle and knowledgeable about proper skin care. – TexasRN, Yahoo! Local
At Angel Touch Therapy, patrons relax in treatment rooms with gold-toned walls and shimmering pillows while licensed massage therapists dissolve tension from the neck and shoulders. Relaxing Swedish massages, ayurvedic herbal massages, and sports massages are a few specialties. For a more youthful look, visitors can also opt for facials that rejuvenate the skin.
Tucked inside the colonial-Spanish-style façade of The Oasis Salon Suites and Spa, Tranquil Touch Therapeutic Massage strives to be an oasis of relaxation. Owner Nelda N. Mar, LMT, takes a holistic approach to wellness, enhancing her therapeutic, Swedish, deep-tissue, and other specialized massage services with stress-relieving aromatherapy.