Gentler on the skin and better for the environment than being pelted by vegan marshmallows, a massage is like a refreshing massage or a gentle simile-improvement seminar. Today’s Groupon hugs your body with a 90-minute massage from Urban Skin Care for $55 (an up to $125 value). Your skin and muscles will soften under the feather-light impact of a hot-stone, deep tissue, or aromatherapy massage at either Urban Skin Care's Little Italy or Coronado locations.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
When Andrea Kane first opened her massage practice she was doling out deep-tissue massages to athletes and chronic-pain sufferers from inside her own home. Today, her business has grown, expanding to a service menu that now includes Andrea's other specialties including chemical peels, waxing, and sugaring treatments. A natural alternative to waxing, sugaring is gentle enough for all skin types, and, unlike some salons that reserve the service only for women, Andrea will gladly book hair-removal treatments for men or lifelike mannequins.
Ginger Drobrack maximizes “me” time with dual licenses in aesthetics and massage therapy. Each of her facials, hot-stone massages, and Brazilian waxes emphasize a client-focused approached; she customizes each treatment to the client’s needs and skin type. Additionally, she maintains the tranquil atmosphere of her studio with strict policies barring active children, noisy electronic devices, and anthropomorphic tanks.
Makeup artist and aesthetician Kimberley Martinez has come a long way since her days of doing of makeup for the Temecula Frontier Days Pageant. After appearing as a featured artist on Pageant School: Becoming Miss America and serving as a member of Estée Lauder's Regional Makeup Artistry Teams, Kim expanded her scope as a licensed aesthetician to work for Warner Springs Day Spa, The Escape in Fallbrook, Beauty Kliniek, Spa Gregories, and L'Auberge. In 2005, she channeled her talents into the launch of Kimberley's Skincare, a private, medically orientated skincare practice based inside a Murrieta doctor's office. Here, she is able to provide customize treatments to her growing client base. With full certifications in services including advanced skin analysis, microdermabrasion, advanced peel protocol (PCA), laser hair removal, and Xtreme eyelash extensions, Kim has earned status as a member of Associated Skincare Professionals. Her training in both American and European skin techniques have kept her in the public eye, where she guests spots as an aesthetician and makeup artist for celebrities, weddings, events, and television shows.
Two dozen candles glow welcomingly at Natural Athletic Performance Spa, where holistic health practitioner Reyna Carter guides an elite team specializing in fine-tuning the bodies of athletes in a setting that dissolves the stress of competition. Acupuncturist and master of traditional Oriental medicine Melissa Batten represents the staff members’ expertise and thoughtful approach to their work. Having enrolled at the International Professional School of Bodywork, she realized she could better serve her clients with a degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she pursued sports medicine, interned for two years in various clinical settings, and learned to differentiate the ailments better addressed with Western medicine. A pair of licensed massage therapists—one of whom is also a certified personal trainer—wield knowledge of six modalities that include the circulation-boosting Swedish style as well as thai and sports massages that loosen joints and target injury prevention. Treatments to streamline silhouettes for races with speeding bullets take shape as either dietary supplements or noninvasive, mechanical kneadings.
Dr. Daniel Hiser earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and spent years in private practice, during which he became worried about the sun damage plaguing so many of his patients. Along with a registered nurse and the clinic director, he decided to open a med spa that would nurture skin dealing with the effects of aging and overexposure to the sun. The trio’s brainchild, Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic, treats patients to medical services ranging from wrinkle-fighting Botox injections and smoothing laser hair removal to age-defying IPL photofacials and chemical peels.
The clinic also ventures into spa territory with gentler facial treatments, which employ green tea, antioxidants, and microdermabrasion to fight blemishes and restore a youthful glow to cheeks without installing light switches in them. Clients can continue nourishing their skin at home with skincare products from Obagi and Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic’s own label.