To Shannon Edwards-Moore, a massage isn’t only a relaxing experience—it’s also a chance to leave clients feeling balanced in body, mind, and soul. In addition to calming Swedish massages, which she especially recommends for those new to massage, Shannon targets tension and knots with more intense pressure during deep-tissue sessions. Sports massages help stave off athletic injuries or undo the pain caused by limbo incidents, and prenatal massages soothe tired muscles and pregnancy discomfort.
Add-ons take the relaxation even deeper as Shannon applies hot stones, fills the room with tranquil aromatherapy, or treats faces to scrubs, masks, and hot towels. Tucked inside the Alamo Family Fitness Center, her private massage room is awash in ocean blues and soft yellows.
After earning his license and working as a therapist in various other spas, Dre M. Ellis felt it was time to see what he could do on his own. If the long list of happy clients at Rubzdeep Massage is any indication, he has succeeded wildly. The entrepreneurial therapist stakes his stellar reputation on traditional modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage, though he also specializes in prenatal and therapeutic techniques.
To keep things interesting, Dre also offers an alternative menu with exotic treatments such as a Balinese massage, which combines kneading and rolling strokes with a foot massage and coconut oils. Another technique Dre has plucked from the far reaches of the world is acupressure, an Asian massage style that balances the body by applying finger pressure to the red reset button at the bottom of the spine.
Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Gans relies on the body's own healing energies to alleviate pain and help patients look younger. She administers noninvasive adjustments to help correct a range of ailments, such as headaches and digestive issues, without the use of drugs. Triggering the skin's response to micro-trauma, she simulates surgical face-lifts with nonsurgical acupuncture anti-aging facials.
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.
Dr. Vanessa Vajdos, a former marathon winner and a proponent of drug-free healing, helms Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness. With more than 20 years of chiropractic experience, Dr. Vanessa treats a variety of conditions using a broad spectrum of treatments. Techniques range from traditional manual adjustments to specialized work performed on a table designed to support the Thompson approach. On top of chiropractic work, the center also offers acupuncture treatments that use strategically placed needles and strongly worded eviction notices to reduce pain and promote wellness.