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Health World — Houston’s Memorial Green Emerges as a Center of Fitness, Spas and Beauty Retreats

Where Healthy Living Reigns With Plenty of Style

BY // 10.29.21

Whether you’ve hit Houston’s Memorial Green mixed-use development for a scrumptious Açai berry bowl at Clean Juice or a mini-trampoline workout at Mōtiv Fitness, it’s impossible to wander the upscale center and not notice an atmosphere that embraces health and wellness. Midway is all about creating true live, work and play centers — from CITYCENTRE to GreenStreet to Century Square.

But in the heart of the coveted Memorial district, Memorial Green is almost taking that to a new level, emerging as a haven for those who want to balance living well and healthy living.

From both planning and the influence of the wellness-conscious neighborhood it calls home, Memorial Green has become a magnet for medi spas, retreats, fitness and health studios, as well as topnotch beauty specialists. Walking along the outdoor sunlit central fountain or the cool, private hallways of its enclosed second and third floors, visitors can find an service for almost any health or beauty need. From the trendiest nail art to hangover recovery IV treatments to a new testosterone lease on a healthy sex life, it’s all there.

So let’s get our virtual steps in as we stroll along Memorial Green’s avenue of beauty and wellness centers. Consider this your guide to one of Houston’s healthiest meccas:

Thrive Drip Spa

The latest addition to the Memorial Green health and beauty oasis, this luxury IV spa specializes in IV vitamin drips and boosters. The benefit of Thrive drips is they allow the body to rehydrate quickly while allowing you to absorb 100 percent of the nutrients in each drip formula.

Registered nurses, all with clinical experience, administer the therapeutic treatment at Thrive Drip Spa. The nurses can also assess clients needs, whether reparative or preventative, and aid them in selecting the optimum drip from among 12 different customized formulas and three booster shots.

From a Hydrate Drip pick-me-up to a Beauty Drip containing a high dose of Vitamin C and Glutathionethe for glowing skin to a Party Drip hangover recovery rewinder to a Fit Drip formulated for athletes and those in training, these treatments are designed to allow one to rehydrate and revitalize in comfort and style.

Thrive Drip Spa is staffed by registered nurses with experience working in a clinical setting.

The Memorial Green spa will also offer the latest biohacking technology for muscle-building and body sculpting, EMSculpt NEO. The non-invasive procedure targets HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic energy) and RF (Radio Frequency) waves along selected areas to reportedly burn up to 30 percent fat and build 25 percent muscle.

For those with busy lives (which is pretty much everyone these days), many of these treatments take less than 45 minutes. Yet each minute can feel like a glorious refuge for recharging and healing.

Mōtiv Fitness

A very different kind of neighborhood fitness studio has recently bloomed at Memorial Green. Mōtiv Fitness is ready to make wellness waves beyond the Memorial area. Though independently owned, Mōtiv Memorial is part of a newly launched community of eight, women-owned studios around Texas and the West.

The chic fitness retreat offers a wide range and level of classes seven days a week at convenient times including Barre, cycle, stretch and toning, along with unique physical fitness outlets. These include low-impact, high-intensity mini trampoline classes and hybrid hours melding the best of cycling and Barre. Knowledgeable and passionate instructors lead regulars on their own individual health and fitness journeys.

Clean Juice

As the only USDA certified organic juice bar brand in North America, the juicer franchise fits right into Memorial Green’s healthy vibe. Going beyond the menu of an ordinary juice bar, Clean Juice features green and grain bowls, wraps, toast treats, Açai bowls, protein smoothies and a garden of juice mixtures. So whether you’re thirsty for your daily cold pressed pick-me-up or hungry for a hearty and healthy meal, Clean Juice offers a plethora of nutritious delights.

With juice choices galore, healthy bowls and wraps, Clean Juice fits right into Memorial Green’s health-conscious community.

The Lash Lounge

In our masking and unmasking world, the eyes really have become the windows to our hearts and souls, and these lash artists know exactly how to frame and highlight those windows. Yes, Lash Lounge beauty stylists are masters at lash extensions. But they also are experienced in the craft of lash fills, eyebrow threading, lash and brow tinting.

Situated in a private, quiet spot on Memorial Green’s bright upper floor, this retreat emphasizes the lounge in its name with comfortable styling beds, private retreat rooms and boutique styled decor.

DaVinci Body Sculpting

Be it tummy, hips, chin, love handles or even arms, we all have those problem spots where we wish we could do a bit of fat trimming without breaking a sweat. Or the skin. Luckily, DaVinci specializes in the hottest non-surgical procedure for fat reduction in those body areas.

It’s all about CoolSculpting. Utilizing the science of Cryolipolysis, DaVinci’s CoolSculpting treatments freeze fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue. The CoolSculpting practice has become one of the most popular non-surgical fat reduction treatments in America.

The DaVinci difference comes in that these experts only do CoolSculpting. So they offer concentrated expertise and individualized treatments, from the first consultation to reaching the end goal.

DaVinci Body Sculpting uses CoolSculpting technology to help clients reach their fat reduction goals.

Isle Pedi Spa

Set sail for a paradise of feet, hand and spirit pampering in this resort-atmosphere day spa. Bask in a full manicure and pedicure menu, but know this Isle is also home to grand indulgences. These include facials, waxing and sunless tanning applications. Private alcoves await those who desire the ultimate serenity, while colorful Isle suites make for the perfect party or bridal shower celebration spot.

Men’s Health Memorial

Men face unique health challenges at different stages of life, and this true Men’s Health center supports that life journey. Especially when it comes to men’s sexual wellness, with a focus on diagnosing and treating low testosterone. Low T becomes more common as men age and can sometimes lead to low libido, mood swings, fatigue and loss of muscle mass.

Once Low T is diagnosed, the Men’s Health medical team consults with its patients on possible testosterone replacement therapy treatments and plans. If low testosterone has also led to weight gain, the clinic can create an individualized program combining medically supervised weight loss with testosterone replacement therapy.

Ceron Hair Studio

The stylist to so many Texas society royals, celebrities and glitterati that he’s become a one-name star of beauty himself, Ceron has elevated the lux hair studio to constellation levels in Houston and Dallas. Of course, the Memorial Green location offers women’s and men’s haircuts and styling.

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This man needs no introduction: Cerón.

It all adheres to Ceron’s “Reshape the Ordinary” vision, but Memorial Green hair studio visitors also can expect the richest color and keratin treat(ments) from Ceron’s all-star stylist team. For the grandest of galas or just an intimate night out, this is the place to make an appointment for special event styling and makeup services.

After all, being healthy and living your best life means having great hair, too.

For much more on Memorial Green, Midway and all its developments, check out its new, reimagined District website.

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