Texans looking for an international spa experience needn't travel far, thanks to Carrollton's Spa Castle. And quite a castle it is, spanning 140,000 square feet of swimming pools, Asian-style saunas, European-style water spas, and treatment rooms—not to mention an onsite hotel. Like its sister location in Queens, New York, Spa Castle is loaded with luxurious amenities. Read on to learn about a few of the relaxing activities at the 24-hour (and kid-friendly) facility:
Sauna Valley: The second floor houses 10 toasty sauna rooms, each composed of different materials and set to temperatures ranging from 90 to 189 degrees. For example, the Charcoal Tower's activated charcoal is designed to remove toxins from the body, while the Color Therapy sauna room employs chromotherapy to balance the body, mind, and soul's energies.
Hydrotherapy: Spa Castle's indoor and outdoor bade pools feature strategically placed jets that massage different body areas. Aside from helping visitors unwind, the jets in these five pools aim to improve circulation, muscle tension, and digestion.
Lounges: Separated into men's and women's facilities, each of the spa's locker rooms are furnished with all your wellness needs. In addition to electronically operated lockers, the area features a lounge filled with plush couches and a flat-screen TV plus an ondol room with heated floors.
Bathing house: Modeled after traditional Asian and European bathhouses, Spa Castle's bathing house includes four heated mineral pools and a cold plunge pool, which can be used to perform contrast hydrotherapy. The area also features wet and dry saunas and seated showers.
Spa treatments: Like the structure itself, the spa's menu of services draw on global influences. Massages may employ Swedish, shiatsu, or reflexology techniques, and several types of traditional Korean body scrubs are available. Elsewhere, Lavender Beauty Spa offers indulgent caviar facials, nourishing body wraps, and rejuvenating mani-pedis.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our mission is to serve those in need of alternative health options through detoxification, aromatherapy and natural healing.
We provide quality products and services at a reasonable cost. We are confident that you will find our services and products beneficial, effective, unique & quite amazing.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I believe the scientific research that we can improve quality of life, & longevity using natural healing techniques, for the mind, body & spirit; eliminating toxins from the body.
We promote healthy alternatives to detoxification, weight loss, skin care using natural minerals, herbs & aromatherapy.
What do you love most about your job?
I love helping people to accomplish desired health goals; improving the quality of life. Seeing people increase in self-confidence the better they physically look & mentally feel about themselves.
As self-confidence increase, the belief in ones self increases and then all things are possible.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
My client Sheila K, (Dallas, TX.) told me that the change in her physical appearance after weight loss, increased her confidence and improved her quality of living,. Accomplishing her weight loss goals gave her the drive to do better and the belief that she can accomplish anything.
Now under new management and offering improved service, Russian Banya of Dallas whisks visitors from deep in the heart of Texas straight to Old-World Europe for traditional banya and sauna sessions and Russian delicacies. Upon entering the unassuming storefront, visitors receive a robe, towels, slippers, and keys for a locker and safe-deposit box, and staff members direct them toward the facility's showers. Once cleaned—which normally takes two full renditions of "Singing in the Rain"—visitors can choose to lounge in the wet heat of the wooden Russian banya, the dry heat of the wooden Finnish sauna, or the 100% humidity of the tiled steam room.
Though the staff recommends novice sauna sitters cool down naturally after their first session, they offer an invigorating 42-degree plunge pool for more experienced visitors to hop in after steaming. The staff also doles out optional venik massages that use chilled bundles of steamed birch or oak leaves to help to open pores and pump up metabolisms.
After draining themselves of sweat, toxins, and the desire to experience life as a steamed carrot, visitors can refuel with natural fruit juices and a menu of made-from-scratch Eastern-European food at the BYOB deli. The eatery serves lunch and dinner, hosts events and parties, and stages live music every other Friday and Saturday.
The meteoric growth of Massage Envy has led to more than 800 spa locations and a healthy share of limelight from printed media buzz to promotions on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and
The Doctors . Its experts have kneaded more than 50 million backs using modalities that range from the gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Although the spa treats a wealth of clients, each Massage Envy session is personalized to individual needs. While indulging in prenatal, hot-stone, or trigger-point-therapy massages, clients can also request the soothing mint and rosemary essential oils of aromatherapy or the addition of warming and cooling products that help decrease inflammation and ease pain.
In addition to staffing massage therapists, the spas employ skincare experts who wield Murad products for four kinds of facials. Clients can treat sensitive skin to mild exfoliation or opt for anti-aging facials with glycolic acid before attempting to order off the kids’ menu at a diner.
Carrollton's Spa International offers almost any service you need in this spacious salon. Dream up your new style with their talented team.
Clear up your skin with a relaxing and rejuvenating facial.
Enjoy a professional skin care treatment at Spa International and leave feeling refreshed.
Ready to book your first hair removal service? Check out the painless remedies that this establishment has to offer, such as waxing.
This salon is a trendy hot spot that offers a range of nail services, including pedicures, manicures, and paraffin treatments.
No makeover is complete without changing up your hair. This salon provides a number of services including hair cuts and color and highlights so head on over.
Spa International's master stylists are trained in beauty services like eyebrow tinting and eyelash extensions, and they're ready to help you look your best.
Applying firm-yet-gentle pressure, the staff at this salon is here to assist you with your massage needs.
In dire need of a beauty service? Head on over to this salon in Carrollton, where walk-ins are always welcome.
Guests of Spa International can choose to pay for their services with a major credit card.
So take care of all your beauty needs at Spa International, and don't waste time driving from place to place.
To get an idea of the kinds of services offered at Carrollton Square Salon & Spa, you need only look up. In one of the treatment rooms, a tent hovers over the massage bed, ready to catch clouds of toxin-dispersing steam. In another room, the ceiling’s wooden bars allow trained ashiatsu practitioners to buoy and balance themselves while massaging clients' backs with their feet. The only thing you'll find on the ceiling of the relaxation room is soft, recessed lighting and the trapped cartoon-bubble sighs of stress relief left behind by previous guests.
The salon and spa harnesses the historic charm of downtown Carrollton and is filled with friendly, down-to-earth staffers. This combination won over readers of the Carrollton Leader, who voted it the Best Spa and Best Massage in 2012.