At Spa 33, each staff member plays a specific role in the spa’s healing and beautifying disciplines, from custom massages to aesthetics and makeup application. Clients in need of a massage can match their needs with one of four massage therapists, all of whom are identified on the website by their general degree of massage pressure on a scale of 1–10. Using this scale, clients can seek out a therapist who can offer a gliding, gentle massage or one who breaks up muscle knots and tendons in mid-clash. In addition to massages, complexion-beautifying spa services draw from ingredients known to have healing properties, such as pumpkin and European roses. The spa offers extended hours on Thursday and Friday, and appointments can be booked online.
The Eco Chateau team seeks to help the masses at their spa, which fuses luxury and wellness. There, professionals combine modern therapies with ancient spa rituals to unclog stress channels and promote healing. Detox treatments such as juice cleanses, infrared-sauna sessions, and the cheekily named Chanel No. 2 colon hydrotherapy free bodies from invasive toxins and environmental stressors. Massage therapists tame unruly muscles with different massage modalities, including Basalt Stone Therapy Massage, which uses aromatic oils and heated stones to ease deep aches and pains, or Heavenly Massage, which uses long and flowing strokes to soothe and relax. They also offer 10 variations of organic facials and waxing that rids faces of unwanted hair or shapes eyebrows into re-creations of Charlie Chaplin?s mustache.
Named for the Italian word for light, Luce Skincare and Body offers complexion-brightening treatments in a tranquil setting. A duo of licensed aestheticians performs a menu of custom services, including facials designed to combat aging, acne, or the after-effects of falling asleep on corduroy. Massages soothe bodies with the relaxing warmth of hot stones and the strokes of various modalities. Clients can be swaddled in classic body wraps, which pamper frames with moisturizing oils, or don infrared wraps designed to sweat out inches and detoxify.
The technicians at Rapid Results Bodywraps use the highest level of mineral solution to help their clients reduce the appearance of cellulite, tighten lax skin, and fit into an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini. In addition to their suite of body-wrap services, the team of beauty experts also offer waxing treatments, facials, XpressSmile teeth whitening, and ionic footbaths.
Taryn McCracken and Hanna Gregor have been studying the science of healthy eating since college. Taryn, a committed vegan, earned her bachelor’s degree in health psychology, and while Hanna worked toward a degree in nutritional sciences at Penn State University, she coached the school’s Division I athletes on how to use healthy foods to increase performance. Together they helm Detox Lounge, a salon-inspired health center with a very simple mission: out with the bad, in with the good. That means eliminating toxins and taking in antioxidants.
A large part of their work involves True Juice Cleanses, a proprietary line of complex juices blended from fruit and superfoods that are designed to boost metabolism, eliminate fats, and detoxify the body. Users can graduate to 500-calorie Master Weight-Loss Cleanses, or supplement their progress with detoxifying spa treatments. An infrared sauna expels toxins via perspiration, and aqua detox footbaths draw out harmful elements that have collected in the muscles, joints, fatty tissue, and white blood cells’ junk drawers.
Looking to start a business in order to provide exactly the brand of relaxation she was after, Christine McDannell founded Eco Chateau Mission Valley. The spa is designed from the ground up to promote sustainable, environmentally conscious practices that she valued, while still providing luxurious pampering. Her wide-ranging service selection covers any sort of wellness need, from massages to fresh-pressed juice cleanse to organic facials. The success of the Mission Valley location spurred the opening of a second location, Eco Chateau Sorrento Valley.
The fixtures use power sparingly, emitting a low pleasant light throughout the solar-powered chateau, which uses solar energy for roughly 80% of the power throughout the Chateau.The walls and floors themselves feature recycled, reclaimed, and energy efficient materials, right down to the bamboo floor boards saved from the dessert bar of a panda buffet. She reflects this commitment to nature in the spa's services by using cruelty-free products, most of which are organic and locally sourced whenever possible.