Release tension with a selection of reviving treatments, including a choice of massages, a rejuvenating facial, and a mud treatment
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Santa Cruz Core Fitness + Rehab
Central Santa Cruz
Licensed massage therapists glide oils or lotion over sore spots during 60-minute full-body Swedish massages to oust stress and tension
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Certified intern practioners with more than 500 hours of training glide over sore spots during Swedish massages to oust stress and tension
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Healthy Solutions 101
Massage therapist deploys strokes tailored to each individual in order to relax the muscles and stimulate the body’s natural recovery
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Customers relax inside steam canopies for 20- to 30-minute sessions that may burn fat, diminish cellulite appearances, and torch calories
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60-minute massage turns stone-hard muscles into putty
Skin Treatment & Acne Center's owner and lead aesthetician, Jenny Hodgins, enhances skin’s luster with a medley of facial and waxing services. The spa's earthy aromas and accouterments ease clients’ minds as aromatic oils soothe noses and relax the senses. Whether providing clinical-grade care or catering to more casual indulgences, aestheticians assist guests in selecting suitable oils and masks for their skin.
A shower of crystal chandeliers and golden baroque workstations exemplify the air of sophistication at Tranquille Spa. Fresh herbal tea and an aromatherapy neck-and-shoulder pack accompany the myriad salon-and-spa services, including haircuts, waxing, and facials. The staff also travels to brides on their wedding day to set them up with an updo, a makeup application, and a groom to marry.
Our talented state certified Massage Therapists are trained in multiple modalities including relaxing Swedish, therapeutic Deep Tissue and Hot Stone massage.
Whether you want to relax or find relief from neck or back pain, we can h
Active Health's skilled massage therapists practice a myriad of massage styles, from deep tissue to Swedish to shiatsu. Soothe tense soul sacks with an oil-based, full-body Swedish massage, which combines gliding strokes with tapping and kneading motions to ease muscle tension and improve circulation, or take the tension tackling down to a lower flesh level with a deep-tissue massage. During a Shiatsu session, the therapist will focus on improving the body's energy flow, creating pressure with thumbs, fists, elbows, and tough-guy squints. Thai and pre-performance sports massages are also available, soothing your sore body until all the stress has evaporated and floated up to fill holes in the ozone layer.
After spending years watching her sister and father deal with the effects of scoliosis, Shannon Lynn Brown found herself interested in helping others with similar health issues. That’s the reason she attended The New School for Massage in Chicago and became a certified massage therapist and a member of ABMP. Shannon now treats chronic and acute muscle pain inside Breathe, a yoga studio with red roof tiles, a high wooden ceiling, and wall niches inhabited by Buddha statues.
Shannon uses her intuition—as well as her knowledge of anatomy—to minimize the pain caused by scars and to the ease the aches associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Her experience as a swimmer and yoga practitioner informs her sports-therapy massage and enables her to skillfully apply kinesio tape, which can improve circulation, manage swelling, and make duct tape seem so inferior you might give a roll of it to a subordinate to express your dislike of their work. In addition to nurturing her clients back to health, Shannon has taught students at her alma mater and at Five Branches in California.
There's more than one way to adjust a back at Sawyer Chiropractic Group. In fact, some of Dr. Scott Sawyer's spinal-adjustment methods are so gentle that patients may hardly feel them at all. Since 1997,
Dr. Sawyer has been the director of the Wellness Center offering fast solutions for chronic pain. Dr. Sawyer's study of multiple techniques at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic inform all of his treatment plans, which fall into two categories: relief and wellness care. The former seeks to correct the underlying causes of health problems, and the latter promotes injury prevention and helps patients achieve greater levels of health. To reach these goals, Dr. Sawyer calls on a team of specialists—including a massage therapist and
nutritionist—to customize treatment plans to each patient's specific injuries and double-jointed vestigial tails. His team of specialists also assist with soft-tissue body work and gentle chiropractic care.
At Pacific Skin Care–an intimate, by-appointment spa–skilled estheticians offer organic services such as acne, anti-aging skin treatments, and facials, which include soothing face, neck, and shoulder massages. To help trim physiques, the staff swaddles bodies in bio-slimming wraps formulated with organic ingredients and essential oils, and also offers full-body pampering in the form of massages and foot reflexology. To remove unwanted hair, they spread pure pine resin and fruit waxes over legs, underarms, and chins, and sooth skin with aromatherapy cooling gels and botanical oils. Visitors can also opt for brow and lash tinting that lasts up to six weeks, and sea-salt body scrubs that make humans unappetizing to polar bears.
Like snowflakes, no two human bodies are alike. This is why Healthy Solutions 101 personalizes each of their natural health programs. With 14 types of tests, the staff has the investigatory goods to accurately assess the condition of each individual. Once intelligence has been gathered via blood work, mineral taste tests, and thyroid function tests, the team takes on health concerns through natural means that doesn’t require invasive procedures or synthetic get-well cards. Their recently renovated massage room was redesigned to promote relaxation and help clients achieve a sense of calm.
Santa Cruz Core has a staff of trainers, yoga instructors, dietitians, massage therapists, and fitness instructors who help clients get and stay in shape with a wide range of wellness services and fitness classes. Their team is committed to creating a community of wellness and to helping others achieve optimal health. They also work with clients who are rehabbing an injury, looking to increase their overall performance, or hoping to change their body.
Certified massage therapist Christine Esler specializes in sports medicine, so she fits right in among the athletes at Bike Dojo, the spin class studio in which she works. One need not be an athlete to benefit from her treatments, though. Her Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques relax tense muscles or biceps that won't unclench from a strongman pose or a guy holding up the humidifier pose. To ease the path of her healing hands, Christine daubs skin with her own signature blend of aromatherapeutic oils. Lavender-scented or unscented oil are also available.
Vital Body Therapy's studio makes every class feel special. Inside the spacious house that’s been turned into a boutique studio, natural sunlight streams onto the hardwood floors of the long room where yoga and core sessions are held. The intimate classroom space is limited to just 10 students, which allows the experienced instructors to focus on each participant. Vital Body Therapy also offers skincare, such as facials and waxing, along with bodywork, such as massage therapy and Rolfing.
Liza Van Dine was 7 years old the first time someone asked her to help heal through the power of touch. Since then, she's sharpened her energy-healing skills, and supplemented her talent with certifications in various massage-therapy modalities. At California Holistic Massage, Liza offers an array of therapeutic massages, along with a healing bodywork discipline called TwoShotPress that she invented herself.
Phoenix DeLeón, owner of Phoenix Rolfing focuses most of her practice on Rolf Structural Integration treatments. During 90-minute Rolfing sessions, Phoenix focuses on manipulating the body's connective tissue to bring the body into alignment in order to perfect her clients' posture and decrease back strain. In addition to Rolfing, Phoenix also offers therapeutic massage.
1976 was the United States' 200th birthday. It was the year the $2 bill was issued and the VHS was introduced. It was also the year that licensed acupuncturist and body mender Phil Caylor founded and instructed at one of the first massage schools in Santa Cruz. Now with more than 40 years of experience, Phil expertly slackens musculature with an ample repertoire of techniques.
Initial assessments of the body's overall health may segue into acupuncture to unblock energy flow or into the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage to ease full-body tension. Whether releasing knots with firm deep-tissue techniques or investigating organ function with nutritional response testing, Phil complements his sessions with relaxation training to ensure wellness at home and pinky-lift training to prevent embarrassment at tea parties.
The sound of snipping scissors echoes throughout the airy interior of Rumours, where fresh fruit-infused water, gleaming wood floors, and the fronds of potted plants greet men and women alike. The glimmer of gold and chestnut reflects the inspired glint in stylist Kayln Pascal’s eye as she expertly shifts mane shades with highlights or full color treatments. Though known across Capitola for her skills with color, Kayln’s talents extend to all aspects of hair design, from trimming shaggy manes to lengthening tresses with extensions for hoisting up Prince Charmings. Along with the complimentary glass of fruit-infused water, each of the salon’s customers receives a relaxing head, scalp, and hand massage, a paraffin wrap, and access to WiFi.