Lash Day Spa is a small luxury skin care and nail services spa in Summerland, California, which prides itself on providing the ultimate in customer service and top of the line treatments. Lonnie Sims and Ashley Pereira, both very successful individual business women and friends for years, have merged their talents to create
In Scott Crawford's world, fitness is everything. First drawn to the importance of healthy living during a soccer career that would see him play professionally, Scott's interest initially centered on staying fit enough to take the pitch. However, he also found himself intrigued by the psychological side of wellness. This curiosity led him to earn degrees in psychology and study in Ph.D. programs for somatic and sports psychology. Along the way, he never neglected his physical side; after his playing career ended, he earned a slew of training certifications. Soon, he held licenses in personal training, bodywork, and yoga from governing bodies ranging from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Stott Pilates to The Body Therapy Institute the White Lotus Foundation.
After cutting his teeth as a trainer at exclusive clubs and resorts throughout Texas and California, Scott finally blended his twin interests, founding SOMA Get Fit in 2007. There, he earned renown by devising custom-tailored wellness programs that combine goal-specific training with a holistic blend of mental-wellness counseling, Pilates, yoga, and nutrition education. Depending on his initial consultations, clients might sweat through adventurous sessions of beach and mountain training, ramble across forest paths on mountain bikes, or work their way through overnight retreats. This all-encompassing approach earned him a star-studded client list; past participants in his sessions include Calvin Klein, Michael Jordan, and Katy Perry. The press caught wind of his work, too, with glowing reviews appearing in the pages of Marie Claire, Sunset, and the Hollywood Reporter.
Now working with the Montecito Aesthetic Institute, Scott delivers his signature massages and bodywork treatments to clients within the center's tranquil modern treatment rooms.
Equipped with NovaLash products, the seasoned technicians at Blush and Lashes outfit lids with lush extensions that remain dutifully in place thanks to a medical-grade adhesive. Devoid of both contaminants and formaldehyde, the adhesive bonds the individual natural lashes to their tapered synthetic counterparts for up to four weeks. Clients can further customize looks with different lengths, widths, and glitter accents that twinkle more than that one little star that's befuddled countless toddlers.
While working toward a B.S. in interior design from California State University, Victoria Sargasso pursued her massage-therapy license in the hopes of helping others in the pursuit of total-body wellness. Today, she draws on 18 years of experience as she relieves stress and boosts health with an array of massage services. When she isn't soothing sinews with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage strokes, she nurtures the central nervous system and stimulates the body's natural healing and detoxification within each personalized session. She also performs reflexology—an ancient technique that eases aches such as headaches, arthritis, allergies, and depression stemming from heartache—as well as various spa treatments, including vacuodermie and pressotherapy.
A Signature Spa provides a soothing boutique setting for indulging in self-pampering beautification services. The Tropical Escape spa package transports frazzled figures into a dimension of Hawaiian melodies for two-and-a-half hours. Sip on a complimentary piña colada as the body human is treated to a muscle-melting gardenia stone foot soak. The dry-brush exfoliation helps rid porous parts of dirt, and a sitting in the eucalyptus steam room or sauna works to detoxify the body. A Swiss shower will cleanse the corpus in a neutral, conflict-eluding locale. A spa technician will then get the cranium cooing with the sweet smells of a white-ginger scalp massage, and an application of a cocoa-butter moisturizer turns dry skin into a relaxed, spreadable concoction that pairs well with toasted bread. Once the body has been properly steamed and sweetened, the entire relaxathon wraps up with a 50-minute coconut-oil massage.
Alki Art & Wellness Institute galvanizes overall well-being through holistic techniques designed to promote relaxation, weight loss, pain management, and lifestyle change. In this one-hour session, licensed acupuncturists Traver H. Boehm or Alexandra Carmel will first talk over patients’ needs and concerns to identify the potential sources of discomfort, anxiety, or chronic trapeze-artist inversion. Acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-reducing neurotransmitters and helps balance hormone levels. The ancient Chinese treatment’s fine needles, slipped into the skin near the surface, are nearly imperceptible, but will send a polite thank-you for the invitation to enter and improve the body’s flow of vital energy, or qi.
Like candy in a vending machine, Dante’s nine types of massages are waiting for clients to pick the one they most want to indulge in. But unlike vending-machine candy, there is no wrong choice here. Dante customizes each deep-tissue, craniosacral, shiatsu, or lymphatic-drainage massage to suit an individual’s physique.