Massage therapist Evelyn is a muscle whisperer. She calms tense muscles using nothing more than her two trained hands. Depending on her clients’ ailments, Evelyn glides her hands along the back, pushes her thumbs into pressure points, deeply kneads dermal canvases, or gently rocks the body to sleep while dispensing a lullaby. Her sessions are customized for each individual, covering their scalp, neck, shoulder, and upper back in 15 minutes to traversing the entire body in a 90-minute period.
In a perfect world, it wouldn’t be difficult to find time for a massage or an aesthetician you trust. The team at Solano Wellness Spa have been listening to those needs from their clients for more than 10 years, all the while making their services an accessible part of self-care and winding down. With an accomplished staff of registered massage therapists and certified aestheticians, each treatment gets down to the clients’ specific goals, whether they seek to hydrate skin, diminish fine lines, wax brows, or soothe backs.
Licensed chiropractor Dr. Lance Casazza knows a thing or two about motivation. From graduating Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic to inspiring the masses as an accomplished motivational speaker and author, he’s got the inner fire needed to relentlessly pursue healing excellence. His drive hasn’t gone unnoticed—from 2006 to 2008, Dr. Casazza was feted as the city’s Best Chiropractor by the Sacramento News & Review.
Amid his office's black and tan color scheme, patients rest in a cozy waiting lounge before being called back to a private treatment room. From there, Dr. Casazza and his team consult with each to determine individual health goals and ailments before customizing a treatment plan, which can include adjustments, spine-strengthening exercises, and soothing massages.
Married to Massage's home page references a quote from Dr. Seuss: "When you are in love, you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams." The same could be said for experiencing a massage from one of the studio's licensed therapists. Muscle-melting sessions are always tailored to the individual, with techniques ranging from relaxation-inducing Swedish strokes to more focused deep-tissue pressure. Guests may also ramp up the pampering with hot stones and therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Led by fitness coordinator Patricia Moore, Performance PT Fitness offers a full schedule of bootcamps and fitness classes. Body Blast Bootcamp builds strength and increases energy during 30-minute workouts, while Zumba courses burn calories for students of all ages and abilities. In addition to classes designed for the elderly and those with disabilities, Performance PT Fitness offers nutrition programs and workplace wellness programs.
If the staffers at Holistic Healing Retreat know one thing, it’s that the human body thrives on balance. They aim to help clients realign themselves back into bodily harmony with natural treatments designed to address a number of imbalances, including low energy levels, muscle fatigue, and dehydrated skin.
Therapeutic massage helps bring stress levels back to the baseline, and Reiki and chakra balancing can help center the body's energy. On an aesthetic level, more than 10 skincare treatments help achieve epidermal equilibrium. Microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin cells, body wraps reduce high toxin levels, and the pineapple-papaya enzyme stimulating peel aims to boost the production of collagen and elastin.