The knowledgeable staff of physical therapists and massage therapists at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. treat their clients’ muscular afflictions with traditional massages and alternative services such as aquatic therapy. Well-versed in Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage techniques, the massage therapists work to increase circulation, relax muscles, and rehabilitate injuries from the comfort of a private treatment room. In addition to soothing kneads, the staff also nourishes skin with seaweed wraps, moisturizes hands with paraffin dips, and exfoliates feet with a salt scrub harvested from the region of the Atlantic with the most well-groomed dolphins.
Peace of Mind beautifies bodies and transports minds into a realm of relaxation with therapeutic spa services. The rejuvenating hour-long wine therapy massage kick-starts circulation and calms the nerves. With natural age-defying capabilities, red wine, which a therapist applies topically during the treatment, helps to de-age skin and fight free radicals. For those in need of up-top upkeep, the Fire & Ice facial exfoliates the complexion organically using the active fruity acids of apples and grapes. Detoxifying natural herbs including paprika help to clear out gunk burrowed deep in the pores, resulting in a glow that will elicit smiles from friends, co-workers, and the neighborhood mailman who bathes in the koi pond. The session wraps up with an application of a chilly, organic mask suited to the client's skin type, leaving the face firm and fresh.
New Stride Physical Therapy's accredited staff helps physiques recover from injury or stress with a slate of rehabilitation services. Touting a doctorate in physical therapy, owner Traci Powell leads Peak Pilates sessions that disperse workloads to the muscles, helping to increase energy and strengthen the body. The facility boasts a gym area, pool area, and therapy room, where physical therapist Brooke Thorpe helps visitors with bone, nerve, and balance troubles. Certified massage therapist Oscar F. Flores culls from a repertoire of therapeutic kneads to help shoo away muscle knots and plugs spinal cords back into the proper outlet.
To promote relaxation, the ambiance is just as important as the bodywork. That's why licensed massage therapist Stephanie Sellars set up her Pure Serenity Massage studio on scenic North Padre Island, only a stone's throw from the Gulf of Mexico. Waves can almost be heard beating against the sand as Stephanie relieves chronic tension with soothing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may request other massages as well, such as the Thai-yoga massage which takes patients through a series of yoga-like stretches utilizing Sellars hands, knees, legs, and feet.
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.
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.