Located in Vista, New U Rejuvenation Center is both a fitness and wellness center under one spacious roof. For fitness, clients can come in for whole-body-vibration fitness sessions, which are said to achieve results in a shorter amount of time than traditional workouts. The center also features personal training with certified trainers and group-fitness classes such as Zumba and ab classes centered around hip-hop or music by The Chipmunks. Wellness services abound here––there are massage services, nutritional programs, an oxygen bar, and an infrared jade sauna, believed to be able to burn calories while detoxifying the body. Members can try a detoxing ionic footbath, or come in for one of the beauty treatments available from licensed aestheticians, such as a pedicure, bikini waxing, or a facial.
At Modern Hair Nails & Spa, stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians offer a range of treatments designed to keep their clientele looking spruce from head to toe. Services include mani-pedis, waxing, hair color and styling, and a variety of facials for men and women.
When first meeting clients, licensed massage therapist Stacey Allen goes over their health histories and asks them what their goals are. She does this as a way of engaging the client, but she can usually sense their aches just by watching them walk into the studio. A patient may complain, for example, of chronic neck pain, but Stacey notices something off in his gait. Then she learns of an old knee injury. Working over the client's body, she can tell that though his knee has healed, his body hasn't let go of the tension that resulted from compensating for the injury. And so she sets to work, gradually undoing the deep-set tension reaching from the knee to the neck.
Stacey gives every client this depth of individualized treatment, drawing upon massage modalities that include therapeutic, Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue work. Her journey into massage therapy started somewhat by happenstance—as a bookkeeper, she'd often greet coworkers with a quick shoulder massage, which became her form of a handshake. When the economy slowed, she decided to expand her repertoire and study massage. Naming her practice after a mentor's mantra, "We heal from within," Stacey puts guests at ease with relaxing spa music, Tempur-Pedic table toppers, and candles scented like a mother's love.
V Nails Facial & Waxing Spa Boutique tends to skin needs and enhances facial features with spa services using products from such brands as Shira Organics, PCA Skin, Image Skincare and Lavish Lashes. Skincare services cleanse deep into pores and exfoliate the face to treat each client's specific needs. Nail services gild finger and toe tips with gel overlays and dramatic colors. Mink lashes rest along the lid, providing longer, thicker flutters that can convince traffic cops to let you off with a warning or borrow their badge.
Harmony Within Wellness Center boasts a staff that includes massage therapists, acupuncturists, and life coaches, and they're bound together by a singular mission: to offer a welcoming place for clients to heal and rejuvenate. The center provides numerous means of doing that. The massage menu features modalities to treat a variety of needs: for instance, the Bellabaci Works massage uses silicone cups in conjunction with slimming technology and plant extracts to help detoxify the body and improve skin texture. The Remembering Me massage helps new moms feel balanced and relaxed with an organic body scrub and a paraffin foot mask. Other services include energy healing, acupuncture, and infrared sauna treatments to help ease pain and reduce stress.
At Optima Functional Living, an all-inclusive wellness clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic Cesar Mavila and his staff blend chiropractic, massage therapy, and physiotherapy to help their clients live pain-free lives. With technology such as ultrasound therapy, hydro-massage, and nonsurgical spinal decompression at their fingertips, they can help prevent future imbalances rather than simply treating current pain-related symptoms.