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.
Much like the world's worst British accountant, the folks over at Southlake Laser Lipo do one thing well—help people lose pounds. Armed with the Lapex 2000 BCS laser, they attack fat at the cellular level to keep weight at bay permanently. All without ever making an incision, the techs precisely target deposits to slim areas that seem immune to exercise or dieting, such as love handles, thighs, and fingers.
Prado Hair Studio is located inside Salons of Southlake, a collective of independent stylists, manicurists, and massage therapists all intent on making their clients look and feel better. Prado offers services such as cuts and keratin treatments to give clients a fresh and dazzling makeover. Salons of Southlake's other services include massages, special-occasion makeup applications, waxing, and mani-pedis.
Aesthetician and massage therapist Ruby named her business “Jess” a “Lill” Rub by Ruby in honor of her parents, Jesse and Lillian. She aims to erase stress via relaxing massages that incorporate deep-tissue strokes, Swedish techniques, and warm stones. She also concentrates her soft touch on smoothing wrinkles during facials and waxing away unwanted hairs on upper lips, legs, and tails.
The Threading Studio's owner, Sunita Singh, described her ancient hair-removal method to the Star-Telegram as something that requires an artist's keen interest and eye for design, adding "I'm very picky." Singh learned threading in her hometown of Bangalore, India, and has honed her dexterity for more than five years. With a single cotton thread, expert brow sculptors whisk out entire rows, shaping elegant, smooth arches and working on a grid pattern to nab unwanted follicles from delicate facial skin. NBC 5 reported that Singh can complete an eyebrow session in less than two minutes, and that the process is suitable for individuals who use retinoid creams for acne or aging. The Threading Studio's newest location in Dallas also offers blowout services.
Ruth Lowery has spent time studying ayurveda—an ancient Indian system of natural healing techniques—with Dr. Deepak Chopra and the late Dr. David Simon, co-founders of The Chopra Center. She has also studied with New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss, a medical intuitive who taught Lowery ways to integrate and strengthen the connection between the body, mind, and spirit. After studying with these teachers, she decided to become a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician and open up her own practice.
The knowledge Lowery gleaned from these experts launched her practice faster than a jetpack powered by good vibes. Today, she draws on 20 years of experience in the wellness industry as she massages muscles and beautifies visages with products by Éminence Organic Skin Care and PCA Skin. She also travels to spas and resorts, where she trains aestheticians in the proper use of Éminence products.