A fountain bubbles in front of The Spa at Cibolo Canyon, an 11,000-square-foot, neoclassical temple dedicated to the pursuit of beauty and health. Corinthian columns decorate the arched entryway to a monumental marble lobby, whose pedimented passageways wind off into exercise facilities enlivened by HD cable channels and 12 private treatment rooms fitted with memory-foam beds. An outdoor, competition-size pool sparkles in the early-morning cool, while clouds of vapor billow from the whirlpool and the congested dragon in the steam room.
Upon arrival, the staff replaces street clothes with robes that envelop skin in softness. Products from the FarmHouse Fresh skincare line nourish complexions with natural extracts of strawberries, honey, and agave nectar.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men is a guy-centric salon that's been featured on the Today Show. Its décor mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—guests look fresher when they leave. Complimentary beverages greet the mitts of each client, and flat-screen televisions and quality service round out a first-rate experience. Your heavyweight treatment includes a consultation, before-and-after shampoos, a cut, a rinse, and styling according to your personal preferences. Each weary head will be treated to a scalp massage and one nametag identifying it as "Movie Actor Harrison Ford."
After getting rear-ended by a car driving around 55 miles per hour, Michelle Krenek escaped the car accident mostly unscathed, but didn’t feel like her normal self. While struggling to get a restful night of sleep, the energetic high-school teacher and basketball coach began waking up with intense headaches, pain in her neck, and fatigue. Michelle was skeptical when she took her friend's advice to visit a chiropractic office, but soon became amazed at the results after only a handful of visits. Not only was she completely relieved of pain, but she was also sleeping soundly at night and feeling rejuvenated by her newfound energy.
Michelle’s first visits to the chiropractic office inspired her to shift career paths and pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. After graduating with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic and earning her license, Dr. Michelle Krenek opened Back To Life Chiropractic in 2010. Committed to improving clients' overall well-being and relieving chronic pain, Dr. Krenek and her team of therapists supplement their customized chiropractic and massage therapy with suggestions for at-home exercises and stretches. They also advise clients on vitamin supplements and healthy foods, and warn against unhealthy nutritional habits, such as drinking too much caffeine or eating dog treats deceptively shaped like bacon. Occasionally, Dr. Michelle can be spotted discussing the clinic's chiropractic care and wellness services on Great Day San Antonio.
With a little help, the body can heal itself. This is one of the central tenets of Dr. Marcus Wilcox's treatment philosophy, and he uses chiropractic care to provide that helping hand. His adjustments specifically deal with musculoskeletal health, though they also promote neurological function by aligning the spinal column. When blockages and misaligned vertebrae don't impair the nervous system, chiropractic theory claims, the body can more effectively overcome wear and tear, better digest oxygen, and allow patients to live more comfortable lives.
Massage can be an important part of maintaining this healthy lifestyle, and Back In Alignment Chiropractic has the goods: pain- and stress-management treatments customized to each patient. Focused on easing tension in muscles and connective tissues, these therapeutic sessions can include deep-tissue pressure, myofascial release, and heated basalt stones—depending on the client's particular needs and whether or not they are actually a snowman posing as a human.
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.
The skincare specialists at each independently owned and operated Facelogic Spa follow the same mantra: to bring out the best in each client. To do this, the technicians work through a brief questionnaire and skin analysis to determine which of the menu’s 10-plus facials best suit each client's skin. Signature facials rely on Facelogic’s own Signature skincare line, which uses botanical-based formulas and advanced cosmetic and pharmaceutical combinations to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. The Elite facial covers skin with products from brands such as Glo Therapeutics and Éminence organic products. All facials include an arm-and-shoulder massage, and can be enhanced with a range of add-ons, including chemical peels and sonnets composed by the aesthetician.