Choose from Four Options
- $99 for One 60-Minute Five Step Summer Glow Facial and One 60-Minute Swedish, Hot Stone, or Deep Tissue Massage ($200 value)
- $199 for Spa Package for Two: Each Person Gets One 60-Minute Facial and One 60-Minute Swedish, Hot Stone, or Deep Tissue Massage ($400 value)
- $55 for One 60-Minute Five Step Summer Glow Facial ($100 value)
- $55 for One 60-Minute Swedish, Hot Stone, or Deep Tissue Massage ($100 value)
- Mychelle Gray, MT116726
- Toni Gibson, MT017318
- Conni Hanie, MT1631493
Muscular System: The Meat of the Matter
The joys of a massage or the relief of a chiropractic adjustment—and the stresses of physical work—play out partly in the muscles. Learn just what pumps the body up with Groupon’s guide to the muscular system.
The human body has more than 630 muscles keeping it upright and mobile. They make up almost half its weight and power the movements of the bones, the blood, and even the food in the stomach. Perhaps the most familiar muscles are those seen in bodybuilding contests and facial-expression contests: the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles. They’re attached to our bones and controlled by our brains, which zap them with electrical signals to cause their fibers to contract. During a muscle contraction, filaments inside the muscle fibers slide together, stacking up on one another so that the larger fiber shortens. In shortening, the fibers gain thickness—a phenomenon we notice as flexing. Whatever muscles do, they accomplish by this single pulling action. If a bicep (part of a category of muscles known as flexors) flexes to lift a barbell, it needs a tricep (an extensor), pulling in the opposite direction, to bring the arm back down.
The other two types of muscles are smooth muscles and cardiac muscles, and both are beyond our conscious control. Cardiac muscles control the beating of the heart, contracting the chambers to push blood throughout the body. But the blood doesn’t ride to the toes on that momentum alone. Lining the blood vessels are smooth muscles that help push it along. These also line the esophagus, stomach, and intestine to move food through the digestive tract, and can even help regulate the body’s temperature by opening and closing capillaries near the skin surface, all without conscious effort. The subconscious brain is also happy to turn muscles to ends beyond their apparent purpose: for instance, what we experience as shivering from cold is simply the brain causing the muscles to spasm so they will generate heat and keep your blood and any baby chicks in your coat pockets warm.
A Chat with City Spa at the Harbor in Rockwall
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Massage and Facial We customize the massage to each clients needs, whether it's to unwind and relax with Swedish and Hot Stones or for chronic pain we also offer Pain Therapy Massage. With the Facial, the skin is bathed in creamy serums and masks that will leave the skin sparkling for the Holidays.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We all worked at the same Spa and found a great opportunity at the Harbor in RockWall Doing What We love. To see our clients leave with a smile on their face is very rewarding. We are very excited to use our talents and create real relationships with our clients.
What do you love most about your job?
When I see the client relaxing and enjoying the Massage.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Some will smile through the whole massage and breathe deeply, that is a huge compliment to a Massage Therapist.