A stop in for a massage at Shanghai Foot Spa is good for the sole. Both soles, in fact. And though the Shanghai Foot Spa seems like it will put the pressure only on your feet, the “foot massage” actually includes a full body massage. Your feet are submerged in warm water while the massage therapist starts at your head and neck. The massage therapists certainly don’t tiptoe around kneading out your knots; they will use deep tissue and reflexology techniques to work out all your tension. The room is clean and dimly lit, and soothing Chinese music plays in the background to aid relaxation. The massage chairs are a nice black leather and recline comfortably. You can also choose to have a table massage, where you get more privacy.
Featured at two star-studded award ceremonies in 2011, Balensi's Institute Skin Care & Spa makes everyday clients feel like VIPs with luxurious spa services. Guest pass by a water fountain and tropical plants as they enter a cozy, renovated bungalow that dates back to 1910, the same year that the Great Sphinx had her first microdermabrasion. Medical aesthetician Lorena Balensi performs most treatments?from facials to enzyme peels?with pharmaceutical-grade products. For more than 10 years, certified medical assistant Jean-Michel Balensi has applied principles of color theory, facial geometry, design/application, skin health and wound healing, anatomy and physiology to all aspects of his craft, servicing more than 3,000 clients. Applied one by one, his ocular artistry of eyelash extensions give eyelids the volume and length to attract compliments or entire butterfly colonies. Massage therapies include relaxing and healing modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, stone, pre-natel, and sports massage. Garden fountains perform a liquid symphony for patrons who relax at a shaded outdoor patio.
Shear Envy's hip, full-service hair boutique beautifies patrons from head to freshly polished toes with an array of hair, skin, and body services. The contemporary space envelops clients in modern amenities, including a state-of-the art color bar where hair wizards concoct custom color for vibrant new 'dos. The ever-training stylists tend to split ends and abandoned bird's nests with dry cutting, razor cutting, and classic precision cutting. Other spa-inspired services include vivifying facials, pampering pedicures and manicures, and swiftly administered waxing treatments.
The specialists, nurses, and program managers at Doctor's Weight Clinic prove to clients that losing weight is never too lofty of a goal through the clinic's individually tailored weight-loss programs based on each person's physical health and target weight. After meeting privately with a weight-loss specialist to devise a plan of action, clients embark on the journey to a slimmer silhouette with the help of nutritional supplements, appetite suppressants, and fat-burning injections, which include lipotropic compounds and B vitamins that help stimulate the metabolism. In order to maximize the effectiveness of their plan, clients should follow a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly.
Lipolaser Mission Valley helps clients purge bodies of excess fat, revealing smooth curves and lean muscles. The clinic's new lipolaser machine performs in half the time of most machines. During 20-minute sessions, a medical professional places the apparatus in trouble spots around the waist and hips as a cold laser shrinks fat cells that sit millimeters below the skin. Then, people stand on the vibration platform to warm their muscles, increase circulation, and finally be able to move like a hummingbird. The targeted fat drains naturally through the lymphatic system, with the goal of removing inches from the waistline and hips.