For nearly a decade, the skincare professionals at Lan’s Skin Care and Health Spa have maintained a relaxing haven that stimulates the body's capacity to heal. With each service, they attend to emotional and physical needs, adhering to the belief that mind, body, and spirit are as inextricably linked as peanut butter and the roof of your mouth. Aestheticians ease the mind with quiet treatment rooms, and relax the body by punctuating facials with hand, foot, and shoulder massages. Together, these efforts uplift the spirit and foster overall wellness.
Acne treatments and deep-skin-cleaning services dot the menu alongside permanent-makeup applications that enhance natural features. Lending equal credence to the areas beneath the neck, the specialists perform body wraps and offer steam and sauna therapy.
At Palace Spa, relaxation occurs long before you sprawl out on a massage table. The reason for that?ambient light. The spa's color-changing lights turn the hallways into luminescent corridors of calming blues, warming greens, and tranquil yellows, helping to lesson anxiety before the massage.
Add to that the 360-degree sound system that plays soothing music, and you have a soothing experience that extends beyond your hour on the table. But the massage is still the highlight.
Palace Spa's therapists all have at least five years of massage experience and perform numerous modalities. Treatments include full-body massages, hot-stone massages, and foot massages, all of which ease tension and help clients feel as happy as a politician who just pulled a photogenic baby out of a well.
Shawn understands that no two faces are alike. That's why the aesthetician focuses on each individual who walks through her door, customizing every treatment and seeing clients by appointment only. She then sets to work brightening, tightening, or de-milk-mustaching their skin, drawing on more than a dozen years of experience and training from San Francisco's Dermalogica school to do so. Shawn turns back the complexion's clock with treatments employing products from brands such as Obagi and Jessner, and enlists the aid of a local cosmetic surgeon when performing intensively exfoliating VI peels. And once she has perfected pores, Shawn can artfully adorn them with makeup of both the classic and permanent varieties.
Located in Concord, Sun City Spa is a busy full-service salon and beauty spot dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best. A "Glam Squad" of licensed beauty professionals takes care of hair, nails, and makeup, also offering massage, facials, and spray tanning, among many other treatments. Pop in to have permanent eyebrow color applied, indulge in a luxurious salt scrub exfoliation, or go for a daring Brazilian wax. The team is passionate about staying on top of beauty trends, while maintaining a warm, welcoming, and funky ambiance.
Certified massage therapist and posturist Robert Macaraeg deals with more than just tense muscles. Though his nimble fingers and firm hands are quite capable of kneading out stubborn kinks, he draws upon his understanding of the human form to help clients walk tall and live free of posture-related pains. To accomplish this, he combines manual muscle work with strategic stretches that squeeze out toxins and retrain the muscles, teaching them to keep the body upright during long periods of sitting or marathon planking matches.
The arched gate of Le Jardin at the Spa opens to a concrete path that leads to four small cottages where tranquility abounds. The refurbished four-cottage compound houses a full salon and spa, where clients take a mini vacation from the stresses of day-to-day life with full-body massages and relaxing facials that cleanse skin with Image and Pevonia skincare products. Inside, stylists remove split ends and salvage damaged strands with a five-step conditioning process and crossed fingers. They also host spa parties, which often include a sparkling-wine reception and decadent desserts. With the purchase of any five regularly priced spa services, clients may host their own spa party for free and bring their own food, drinks, and friends.