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817 Milam Street
Houston, TX, 77002
United States

(713)-223-5900

SunsetBodyWorks is a Day Spa located in Downtown Houston with a waling distance from many hotel such as hotel Icon, Westin Hotel, Magnolia hotel, Lancaster Hotel and JW Marriot Hotel. Our services include couples massage, facial,  body toning, spa party and other similar services!

Established 1997, SunsetBodyWorks is downtown Houston's leading day spa with a reputation for outstanding services, products and expertise. We are located in a cozy two story suite located on the second floor of the Rice Lofts. We offer best deep tissue massage, couples massage ,spa package,spa party, microcurrent anti-aging facial, skin care, waxing,  hair up-do's, nail services and more. 

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Fall Facial and Body Treatments

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Fall treatments provide a critical defense against dryness and aging with mineral-rich hydration that can also tone and firm. These treatments also replenish and repair the effects of the cold harsh weather and make a world of difference as temperatures fall.

Fall in Love : 45 min Relaxing hot stone Massage using organic coconut oil + 45 min Pumpkin and Vitamin C Facial

Bio-light Vitamin C Facial

Fall Soufflé Cocoon Wrap and Massage which is a scrub and a hydrating body wrap featuring pumpkin spice, organic coconut oil .

Two Please : A wonderful treatment designed for you and a friend. Each person gets a 45 minute customized massage of your choice. 45 min Infrared detoxing sauna wrap( one therapist)

Every Dad Deserves a Spa Day This Farther's Day!

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What better way to show dad you care this Father's Day than give a gift of relaxation and well being. Massage combined with facial  is the perfect gift.

Most Popular Spa Services for Men 

90 minute Customize deep tissue massage with Hot Stone and Foot Reflexology

60 minute Shiatsu/Thai ,  Foot Reflexology and Scalp Massage

Ageless Facial for Him

Back wax

 

Va-jacial

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THE VA-JACIAL (the down there facial.) 

Care for your "down there: with the same luxurious service with organic Eminence products. Each service is customized per your skins needs and could include-

  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation with enzyme
  • Extractions for ingrown hairs
  • LED light for tightening and increase collagen 
  • Hydrating / lightening mask
  • 10 - 15 min Infrared thermal chair 

60 min $115

Making Time for You This Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just about sharing your love with another person, but it’s also about showing yourself some love. It’s okay to pamper oneself, so treat yourself to a luxurious massage, organic anti-aging facial with micro-current and bio light and a detox body treatment.
 
There's no better way to show yourself some love than with  quality “you-time” and you’ve earned it! Whether you’re celebrating the day romantically or not, a visit to the spa is one of the best gifts to relieve stress and rejuvenate the mind and body.  Love yourself!

 

Valentine's at the Spa

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Finding quality time together is hard to do. Work, kids, school... We are all crunched for time these days, give your significant other the gift they really want for Valentine's Day; Time with You and....... relaxing spa services for you BOTH!  We are going all out this year offering- never -before- seen couples spa packages that include chocolates, champagne, rose petals and.... you never know what other surprises might be in stow!

 

*GIVE ME SOME SUGAR- wash away dry skin with this floral sugar scrub that exfoliates and hydrates from your shoulders to your toes. 45 minutes $95

*IT TAKES TWO- You and that special someone can relax together in candle light with a customized couples massage with aroma therapy, rose petals on the sheets and a glass of champagne. 70 minutes $230/couple

*CUPID'S CUSTOMIZED SPA DATE- You two chose what you want to do! Pick from these mini services- -Hot towel foot massage, "give me some sugar" body scrub, organic facial, hot stone/deep/relaxing massage. 2 services each $220, 3 services each $330

 

Instant gift certificates

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Massage, Facial and spa services make a great gift for all occasion . Sunsetbodyworks Instant Gift Certificates online and instantly make the holiday bright with anticipation for all the special people in your life.  Give a gift that improves the happiness and health of those you love the most in the world.

Just personalize an Instant Gift Certificate, and then email or print and you are done. It will make every recipient smile and embrace the joy of the season!

It's the perfect, thoughtful gift of beauty and relaxation .

 

 

It's Pumpkin Time

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Indulge yourself in the scents and textures of Autumn. Our signature fall treatments will leave you looking and feeling your very best using ingredients inspired by the season. Embrace Autumn!

Fall Spa Treatments:

  • Our famous Lift & Tone Micro-current with Bio-Light (with pumpkin enzyme) Facial $135 Reg.$165

  • 120 min Pumpkin Volcanic Clay Body Scrub/Wrap /Massage$220

  • 90 min Pumpkin Volcanic Clay Body Scrub/Wrap/Massage $175

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Exfoliation & Scrub

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It sloughs off dead skin

Give you a rosy glow

Makes your skin feel super clean

Unclogged your pores

Make the skin feel like it can breath again

Minimize the appearance of wrinkles

Reveal your youthful glowing skin

Make your skin smoother

Better skin products absorption

 

 

 

Make up

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I have always loved make up from as far as I can remember. Sometimes we wonder "oh wow how did she get her make up to look so nice"? I enjoy doing one on one make up session with my clients. I can teach you a basic everyday look or even a very sexy drastic look as well. From glam eyes, to winged eyeliner and blush application. It all depends on you and what you are comfortable with. I won't do anything that you will not like. Because I want to you to feel beautiful in your skin, as we all love to look and feel beautiful. (that's where I come in to help!) Make up for special occasions such as weddings, banquets or even a special dinner with your significant other I offer. Soon to come we will have make up classes which I will be hosting.

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Addressing Stress & Pain

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Addressing Stress

Stress has a way of changing posture. As stress begins to tighten one’s body, shoulders begin to roll forward, the chin lifts and the neck moves forward. This happens to all of us as the everyday pressures of life close in around us. In the world of psychology the term for this posture is armoring.

Think of a person sitting at a typing station. This person is not sitting erect, but leaning slightly forward. Her elbows are not hanging by her side but are just forward of her body. As her fingers dance across the keyboard she not only has to hold her forearms up, but has to hold her elbows forward. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the muscles of her upper back as well as her lower back.

There are two muscles that are punished the most by stress. We call these muscles the stress muscles. However, their medical name is Levator Scapula. These two muscles connect at the upper bones of the neck called the Cervical Vertebrae and connect to the shoulder blade, known as the Scapula. When we are stressed our shoulders lift putting pressure on our neck. This pressure creates headaches and neck and shoulder pain. The final result of this posturing is pressure on the Medial Nerve which eventually becomes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

This condition is easily addressed by massage and three or four visits usually alleviate this stress.How often should you get a massage? Probably once a week, if you have never had a massage before.

As the shoulders lift, the vertebrae of the spine are pulled close together, which puts pressure on the disk between the vertebrae. As the disk is crushed by this pressure it widens and puts pressure on the nerves that exit the Central Nervous System at these openings. As the nerves are impinged, everything in the body begins to shut down and we enjoy a lower level of energy. Life becomes harder.

From our point of view, stress is the fundamental cause of most illness. The Ancient Chinese said that disease was caused by congestion and wellness was the result of circulation. This was written six thousand years ago and it seems they were correct.

For those of you who have never experienced a professional massage, perhaps now is the time to give one a try. All you have to lose is stress and discomfort.

Addressing Pain

Pain is caused by lack of oxygen. Lack of oxygen can be caused by a myriad of possibilities. Some of the causes are a blow, a cut or a strain. One of the obvious causes of pain is the flu, as we go through this period of discomfort, we ache all over. As our body becomes hot with fever, our muscle fibers begin to stick together, inhibiting circulation, which causes lack of oxygen. When we recover from the flu it is necessary to address these muscle fibers or they will remain stuck together. Dehydration is the catalyst that accelerates the aging process.

When muscle fibers are stuck together, fluid is no longer able to pass between these fibers, causing lack of circulation. Lack of circulation causes lack of oxygen and in turn lack of oxygen causes pain. There is a secret to creating an environment within your body that makes pain less likely. This is a secret that you have probably had passed down to you by your grandparents and your parents too. This secret is to drink eight to ten 8 ounce glasses of water every day.

Our bodies are comprised of seventy percent water and when this level of liquid drops we enter a state of dehydration. Without water it is impossible to enjoy adequate circulation and we live in a constant state of pain. For those of you who have never experienced a professional massage, we would recommend that now is a good time for your first session. Drink lots of water, get lots of massage and live a pain free life.

Addressing Headaches

Before we can intelligently discuss headaches, it is imperative that we understand what type of headache we are addressing. There are three types of headaches. First, there are tension headaches, which account for over fifty percent of all primary health care providers’ visits. Second, there are sinus headaches, which are attributed to allergies and the flu. Third, and the most serious of all headaches, migraine headaches.

There are as many reasons to experience tension headaches as there are personalities and lifestyles. Whether the cause is emotional or physical the result is the same, throbbing temples and mental discomfort. We are certainly not at our creative best when our head hurts. Massage addresses tension headaches by relaxing the neck and shoulders. As we relax, we soften our muscles and headaches disappear. These are the easiest headaches for us to address.

Sinus headaches are best addressed by face massage. As the sinus cavities become relaxed, the fluids that are trapped in these spaces release and begin to flow, allowing us to drain and cleanse the sinuses. This is a slow process and usually takes a few massage sessions. There are simple techniques that any experienced massage professional can teach you to allow you to release these cavities yourself. Between massages, you will find relief with a few minutes of self-massage done on a regular basis.

Migraine headaches can be caused by either impingement of the nerves in the neck or by chemical imbalances. Massage can address the impinged nerve problem by releasing the Levator Scapula Muscles. It is often necessary to address either the left or right Levator muscle for several hours to achieve complete relief. Be sure to ask your massage professional if they have had experience eliminating migraine headaches. You will probably need to shop around a bit to find a massage professional who is willing to work just one muscle for two hours at a time.

Headaches cripple our ability to function optimally and are probably the most common form of what could be called discomfort. Now is a good time to allow a massage professional the opportunity to rid you of your headache discomfort naturally.

Reflexology

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     Popularized in the United States by physiotherapist Eunice Inghram in the 1930s, this is an acupressure type technique performed on the hands and feet and is based on the ancient Oriental theory that meridian lines or pathways carry energy throughout the body. Because each zone or part of the body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet, stimulating that reflex point causes stimulation in the natural energy of the related organ. Crystalline-type deposits and/or tenderness indicate a dysfunction, and pressure is applied to clear out congestion and restore normal functioning and health.

Massage Therapy

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Light
Light massage includes Reiki, Swedish, Energy Work and Spa massages. This style of massage can offer profound results or simply relax you. Spa massage is usually fairly light and designed to relax you. For people new to massage, this is a good first step. Most light massage addresses the whole body at one session. It is the spa industry that has been at the fore front of massage education. Until recently, only the elite knew the value of massage. Most royal families receive massage daily.


Medium
Medium massage may leave light bruising after completion. Professionals who do medium massage are well trained and usually have a great deal of experience. You should never feel sharp pain during a massage. Discomfort is normal momentarily. You should surely feel younger and livelier after a day or two. You will find some medium massage in spa settings, however, independant practitioners are more likely to practice medium massage. Between light and deep, medium massage still addresses the whole body in one session.


Deep
Deep massage is for athletes, people who do heavy work and those in accute pain. Again, sharp pain is contrary to healing. Bruising is normal after the first few massage sessions. You may be sore for a day or two like after a good work out. Your body will change dramatically after the third or fourth session. Be the time you have had six or seven sessions, you will be much more flexible and will understand the true value of regular massage. Born in ancient China 6,000 years ago, massage was used as a form of healthcare. The ancient form of massage called “Tuina” is the foundation of many deep muscle techniques. “Canadian Deep Muscle Massage” was born in the late 1800′s. “Rolfing” was born in 1959 at Eslan in California. Each of these techniques addresses only one area of the body at any one time. These practitioners are usually very well trained. Again, sharp pain is not to be acceptable. Discomfort is certainly normal.

Natural Healing

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Massage is the most fundamental of all healing techniques. Massage is so basic to nature that we do it automatically. Let me explain.

  •     You are walking across a room, and you accidentally bump your elbow on the edge of a table. Pain shoots up your arm. Instantaneously you grab your elbow and without thinking, you begin to rub it. This is massage.
  •     As I write this article my seven-month-old daughter is sitting on my knee. When it is time for her nap, I hold her on my shoulder and gently rub her back until she falls asleep. This is massage.
  •     My wife gives me a hug when I enter the house after a long day at work. I find myself caressing her shoulders and back. This is massage.

The point is that massage is the most naturally healing thing you can do. The nurturing touch is simple, instinctual, and more powerful than we can imagine. Some of the many studies on touch show conclusively that it reduces stress, alleviates depression, reduces pain, boosts the immune system, and helps pre-mature babies catch up in their development. Without touch we close down. With touch we love, communicate, and nurture one another. So massage is not just a profession for a special few; it is part of the healing touch we all possess.

Because massage is naturally healing, its therapeutic use dates back as far as mankind. Ancient Greek, Roman, and Oriental medical treatises describe in detail how and when massage should be used. In the Western world it fell out of favor in the Middle Ages as the church regarded the body as sinful. But, by the 1800′s, a new interest in massage was started in Sweden, and today there are many popular modalities of therapeutic massage and bodywork.

Massage professionals have spent years observing the benefits of using certain strokes and have developed systematic techniques to relieve the pain and stress of mankind. There are literally dozens of these therapies, each with their own association dedicated to supporting its members and promoting the benefits of their work.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE

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Also known as bindegewebsmassage, Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) techniques are designed to specifically affect the connective tissue of the body. CTM was developed in Germany by Elizabeth Dicke. After diagnosis of a serious medical problem, she experimented with different types of massage on herself. She found when she applied light pressure through the skin and connective tissue in one area of the body, there was a related effect at a distant site. From Alternative Healing, by Hugh Burroughs and Mark Kastner, Halcyon, 1993, The technique consists of the massage therapist subtly hooking her fingers into the skin and superficial connective tissue while performing a dragging or pulling stroke that somewhat stretches the skin. CTM leaves a visible mark that looks somewhat like an abrasion or burn, but which goes away without leaving a scar. In Germany, it is considered a physical therapy technique; in many parts of Europe, it is considered a medical technique. In the United States, connective tissue massage is taught in many massage schools.

Benefits of Massage

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The two most obvious benefits of massage are increased circulation and flexibility.

From a physiological or mechanical engineering point of view, massage increases the lubrication between muscle fibers and allows the muscle to move optimally. Muscle fibers are designed to work independently of each other. When muscles dry out, or dehydrate, the fibers stick together and the muscle becomes stiff or ridged. As fluid is reintroduced, the muscle softens and regains its flexibility. As circulation increases between the muscle fibers, nutrients reach the cells and toxins are carried off more efficiently.

Aging is largely a process of dehydration. The less water in the body, the more quickly we age. As we dehydrate, we begin to shrink and as our muscles become smaller, our skin begins to wrinkle. Drinking lots of water and having regular massage is a great way to get rid of wrinkles.

At post mortem, muscle dehydration is found at every area of disease. This would lead one to believe that good circulation could possibly keep one healthy. Degenerative diseases like cancer and muscular sclerosis are anaerobic and can not live in an oxygenated environment. Because blood carries oxygen to the cells, circulation is necessary for optimal health. The Bible teaches that life is in the blood. If this is true, we need the best circulation we can get. Massage increases circulation, hence, increases oxygen to the cells. It’s time to get a massage.

From a psychological point of view, massage creates a sense of being cared for, of being nurtured. Massage helps us become more aware of our bodies and the feelings we value. Human touch connects one person to another and the feelings shared are healing and energizing emotionally. Safe touch is an important part of life. Massage by a responsible professional is a relaxing way to enjoy safe touch.

Looking at massage from a physics point of view, we see that electromagnetic energy is transferred from the giver to the receiver and back. This energy transfer can not be duplicated by gadgets or machines. The oriental cultures call this energy Chi or life energy. The world renowned nuclear physicist, Professor Serge Sitko, of Vidguk in the Ukraine, has developed equipment that is able to record this energy in the millimeter range of radio waves. This human energy transfer is an important part of the healing process. Many believe that this is simply love being transferred from one person to another.

Massage gives one a feeling of comfort and relaxation like a mini vacation from the pressures of life. The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, shows that massage increases mental alertness and accuracy in mathematical calculations. A group was given mathematical problems both before and after a series of massages and accuracy increased some 20%. Massage also increases beta waves in this study which shows that one is more relaxed after a series of massages. This relaxed state lasts longer as the cumulative benefits of more massage at regular intervals are experienced.

Weekly massage will make you look and feel years younger. You owe it to yourself to give massage a try. Find a Massage Therapist near you and make an appointment. You will be so very glad you did.

Today, many royal families have massage professionals on their family staff. Bob Hope and George Burns have been regular recipients of massage for over 50 years. Treat yourself like royalty, take a mini massage vacation for an hour or two this week. You are worth it!

Myofacial Release (MFR)

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Myofascial release deals with the fascia, or connective tissue, of the body. The fascia is interconnected to every other part of the body, and actually helps to support the body's very structure, including the musculoskeletal system. When injury, inflammation, or physical or emotional trauma occurs, the fascia can become tight and cause pain and/or restricted range of motion. Myfascial release -- as its name suggests -- aims to release the fascia and return it to a state of normalcy by applying gentle pressure to the restricted areas. MFR can help with a number of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, and stress-related illnesses.

Reflexology

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This technique is based on a system of points on the hands, feet and ears that correspond, or "reflex," to other areas of the body. Similar in theory to accupressure, reflexologists believe that applying appropriate pressure to these points stimulates the flow of energy, thus helping to relieve pain or blockages throughout the entire body. A very pleasurable form of bodywork, reflexology is also used to ease stress and promote relaxation.