Muscles that aren't properly maintained are prone to rebel with painful stiffness or uncontrollable spasms that make you breakdance well past curfew. That's why Massage Practitioner Paula Wood offers a wide range of massage techniques to keep the body happy. In the comfort of her private studio, Paula can promote relaxation with light to medium Swedish strokes, or use more focused deep-tissue pressure for lower-layer aches. Clients may also make use of SLO Wellness Center's many other wellness services such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, and one-on-one nutrition counseling.
Signature Service: Massage therapy, bodywork, spa services
Brands Used: Organic coconut oil
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out a quick one-page intake form.
A massage from Jessica Yvette is like two spa treatments in one. Jessica slathers bodies with organic coconut oil during her kneadings, which include Swedish massages or her personal favorite, lomi lomi massages. The coconut oil is primarily used to help her hands glide effortlessly over the body, but it also acts as an intensive moisturizing treatment for the skin. Plus, because it has anti-bacterial properties, it may help fight acne much more effectively than coating the back in toothpaste.
However, Jessica doesn't use the oil during every massage. Sometimes, she needs to use focused pressure to work out deep kinks, such as with her deep-tissue massages, and sometimes, her clients stay fully clothed while she stretches out their limbs, such as with her Thai massages.
When she's not reducing stress through massages, she's doing it through body-scrub sessions with aromatherapy, spa facial therapy, and reiki energy healing.
A full-service salon and spa, Shell Beach Salon & Spa strives to meet all of its clients? beauty and relaxation needs under one roof with a range of services. In the salon, hairstylists create striking ?dos with expert cuts, perms, relaxing treatments, extensions, and updos for special occasions or to help clients meet roller coasters? height requirements. For nail services, customers can request natural and organic products. Aestheticians renew faces with specialized skincare treatments such as ultrasonic anti-aging facials, microdermabrasion, and TCA chemical peels. Shell Beach Salon & Spa uses GlyMed Plus products, which are distributed only to select licensed skincare providers.
David McVeigh grew up in Ireland where he competed in road races and worked as a sports therapist. While he enjoyed his work, David felt limited in his abilities to rehabilitate his athletes. He?d learned firsthand the positive effects of massage therapy at his job and decided to make the switch, enrolling in a two-year course to learn the ins and outs of massage and bodywork.
Today, David is joined by a team of practitioners who bring a wealth of diverse experience to the quaint two-room studio. Hari draws from years of experience practicing massage therapy in India, and Priya likewise honed her skills abroad, having travelled extensively around the world. Amanda and Guillermo's warm personalities and intense focus provide massage therapy sessions that are relaxing both physically and mentally. Together, the team offers Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages, using heated pads and less-oily massage creams when applicable. Inside their serene and posh location, the team treats a variety of clients suffering from various body injuries such as chronic lower-back strain resulting from computer engineer work or inflamed muscles springing from strenuous exercises.
Signature Service: Collagen induction therapy
Brands Used: Boutique products made in the USA
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Arrive on time and be in the mood to relax.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
We offer a select menu of treatments that have given us a reputation in Santa Barbara as the place to go for eyelash extensions, facial exercise lessons, and collagen induction therapy. Clients love our treatments because they are all-natural alternatives to facelifts, fillers, and Botox.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Beauty is on the inside and on the outside. We believe that our clients are beautiful on the inside already, and it is our job to let that beauty shine through to the outside in the most natural way possible.