Owners Israel De Leon and Daniel Rodriguez value restoration. That much is clear after a visit to Landmark Salon and Spa, their Paul Mitchell focus salon, where staffers renew appearances inside a historical water power plant. By renovating their clients’ bodies, stylists and skin technicians hope to rebuild their confidence. They also offer massages to ease tense muscles and facials that use Dermalogica products to leave skin clear, exfoliated, and as hydrated as a sponge soaking in a puddle of Gatorade.
Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness
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.
To Shannon Edwards-Moore, a massage isn?t only a relaxing experience?it?s also a chance to leave her satisfied 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.
Within the dim, private rooms of Mind Body & Soul, soft lighting permeates the tranquil atmosphere as curtains diffuse outside light, noise, and distractions. Muted hues of yellow, green, and blue coat the walls as guests lie on comfortable treatment tables. Massage therapists tend to their resting clients; long, deep strokes chase away stress and anxieties from muscles in Swedish massage, while hot stones placed along the back send warm relaxation down the spine. For especially tense backs or for those who travel by suitcase, there is the four-handed massage, performed by two therapists at once. Elsewhere, under the direction of a medical doctor, cold-laser therapy works in a few different ways. In body-contouring treatments, it works to help shrink fat cells, while in a pain-management context, it soothes pains and injuries through FDA-approved techniques.
Before licensed massage therapist Jessica Lopez opened Advanced Therapeutic Wellness, she worked in a variety of medical settings. Most notably, she worked with neurology patients before and after their surgeries. As a result, she has experience with neuro reeducation massage, which incorporates proprioceptive neuromuscular-facilitation, trigger-point and myofascial-release therapy to retrain clients' neural pathways. Those who prefer more traditional techniques, however, can also drop by the studio for sports, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages complemented by hot stones.