The I-ACT certified technicians at Alternative Wellness Day Spa steer clients toward stronger health with holistic treatments including infrared body wraps, massages, and colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Shawna, the colon hydrotherapist, entered the field over a decade ago after forays with the treatment produced a significant uptick in her own health. She now works alongside a massage therapist with over 1,000 hours of tension-battling experience to improve the health and well-being of their clients.
Wine-tinted curtains separate the comfortable lounge area from the private colon-hydrotherapy treatment rooms, where guests recline in specialized seats designed to ensure comfort and restore healthy gastrointestinal function.
The royal blue walls and matching patterned curtains of Glamour Beauty Salon and Day Spa lend the salon a vibrant atmosphere that's reflected in the attentive services performed by the staff. They cover all of the beauty bases from haircuts to aromatherapy massages and steam saunas. They also offer a variety of nailcare services, including intricate acrylic nails decorated in 3D flowers and designs.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. The warm whirlpool action taking place beneath the cushion of the Hydro-Massage bed relieves stress and muscle tension, leaving bodies as relaxed as a hypnotherapist's pet rock. The infrared heat and nutrient-shrouding steam of the Hydro-Derma Fusion machine sate parched pores and surge skin-collagen production, and fine lines and pigmentation problems flee from the therapeutic light of the Luminous facial, an FDA-approved treatment designed to illuminate skin from within. Tanning beds deliver a sun-kissed pelt, while Red-Light Therapy, the newest addition to the Planet Beach family, uses infrared light to deliver therapeutic treatments.
Each of Planet Beach’s machines is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. A staff of helpful spa assistants are always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable.
Amore Day Spa’s owner Kelly Kim spent years honing her craft by working as a licensed aesthetician and product specialist before opening her own day spa in 2011. Born and raised in South Korea, she spent the first eight years of her career traveling between her home country and Seattle, making her particularly well-suited to address the needs of other busy women who often forget to make time for themselves. Together with her staff, Kelly doles out relaxation in the form of everything from tailored hot-stone massages to whole-body steam treatments that leave skin feeling soft and polished with help from salt or sugar scrubs. She can also cut down morning makeup routines with permanent eyeliner or employ full-body waxing services to trim seconds off long commutes by playground slide.
Smooth and Skinny is a fat-zapping facility where a staff of expert medical aestheticians uses cutting-edge, noninvasive technologies to reduce cellulite, leaving bodies slimmer and more toned. The med spa’s multitude of treatment options includes Endermologie and VelaShape systems, which use everything from light and radio frequencies to massage rollers and suction to target the deep-seated connective tissues that harbor cellulite and its various criminal accomplices. In addition to fat-fighting technology, Smooth and Skinny offers other beautification treatments including spray tanning and teeth whitening.
Guests entering Talega Day Spa may expect to see an Etruscan soldier emerging from a mud-and-sea-salt body wrap, or Dante Alighieri jotting down notes about the infrared sauna. The ancient Etruscan people are the inspiration for the beauty haven, as they helped introduce Western civilization to the concept of spa treatments by using the healing properties of local volcanic springs, or terme. The space—which is adorned with elegant rotundas, Renaissance-style murals, and archways that resemble Roman columns—pays homage to the culture that was responsible for shaping the art of self-preservation.
As noted in the San Clemente Times, Talega was voted the number-one day spa in San Clemente 3 years in a row, due in no small part to the talents of its attentive team. Massage therapists loosen muscles more effectively than log rolling down the hills of Tuscany, and aestheticians nourish faces with natural ingredients. After a Zerona body-contouring session or a Botox or laser skincare treatment, patrons explore amenities such as a couples treatment room, a garden-themed relaxation room, and a sunny outdoor patio.
C’Siren Day Spa’s mother-daughter team treats troubled skin and tension-afflicted muscles with a cornucopia of sea-themed thalassotherapy services. Licensed massage therapist Torri Crider assuages corporeal aches and stress with a host of 10 different massages. Meanwhile, her daughter Shayna fights skin blight with facials and chemical peels that shower faces with natural, organic products from the sea. Translucent curtains allow natural sunlight to bathe the interior of the spa, whose bamboo-laden décor provides convenient raft material should the ocean inconveniently show up during a massage.