A cast of aestheticians, massage therapists, and beauty professionals work under one roof at Nani Skin Care, where they keep skin glowing with help from products by Bioelements Professional Skin Care. Facials, customized to skin type and condition, incorporate deep cleansing with invigorating massage to restore a vibrant, youthful appearance to dull, aging complexions. Nani Skin care also offers an array of other treatments. For skin below the neck, the aestheticians administer a slew of spa treatments, including exfoliating salt glows and relaxing footbaths.
During 60- and 90-minute massages, aromatherapeutic scents guide muscles into relinquishing any stress or tension. Adults and teens alike can stop in for a Youngblood mineral-makeup lesson or schedule a makeup application to prepare for a wedding day or a night full of dancing and plotting to steal the queen’s crown.
With yellow clapboard siding and a covered front porch, the cottage that houses Y'Sharis Spa puts visitors at ease with its homespun charm. This commitment to calm extends beyond the front door: the spa staff incorporates extra pampering touches into virtually every treatment. In addition to cleansing and moisturizing skin during facials, they soothe senses with aromatherapy oils or soothing paraffin dips; mani-pedis add on everything from warm herbal baths to enzyme scrubs. During reflexology treatments and massages, licensed therapists encourage relaxation more directly by correcting energetic imbalances or loosening tightly knotted muscles. For clients seeking a similar treatment experience at home, Y'Sharis Spa sells its own line of cosmetic products made entirely from natural ingredients and clients' relaxed "ahhs."
Dr. Holly Yamada, Medical Director of HaLa Skin & Body, is a board-certified physician specializing in both aesthetics and general care. But if the mythical College of Ultimate Pampering existed, she would have graduated summa cum laude. At her clinic, Dr. Yamada oversees a skilled staff as they treat clients to relaxing, rejuvenating treatments. Gentle skincare services, including microdermabrasions, facials, and peels, restore youthful glows, while injected cosmetics and fillers effectively stop the aging clock. Laser services employ noninvasive beams to remove unwanted hair or address acne blemishes. Extending their external expertise to the internal, the clinic's specialists also offer personal Pilates sessions and holistic health and nutrition consultations.
The licensed acupuncturists of Balance and Harmony Acupuncture blend experience with Eastern and Western medicine as they help their patients toward healthy lives. They strive to return internal energies within the body to proper balance, using services such as acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine. They use their assortment of alternative medicines in the treatment of maladies such as allergies, addictions, or arthritis.
Twenty-thousand clients. Twenty years. David M. Salse’s experience as a doctor of chiropractic jumps out like a cubicle on the beach. However, his current career began literally by accident. After he was injured in a car crash, Salse sought treatment from a chiropractor—and his striking recovery sparked his interest in the practice. He went on to graduate with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and now he’s a national- and state-board-certified chiropractic physician and public speaker, seeking to give others similar relief through a range of services, including his specialty: chiropractic massage.
At Salse Chiropractic Center, he uses five massage modalities to alleviate pain caused by everyday stressors, injuries caused by work, sports, or auto accidents, and general fatigue and joint pain. He also performs chiropractic adjustments, leads therapeutic exercise sessions, and makes use of alternative techniques such as microcurrent therapy and electrical muscle stimulation, which aim to heal muscles using their own signals. As a man of science—Salse earned his undergrad in biology and started out as a professional chemist—it’s no surprise that he and his team of health care specialists diagnose issues with x-rays, CAT scans, and MRIs, and correct chronic problems with products such as custom orthotics. The center can receive clients for same-day emergency appointments, and backs up all services with a satisfaction guarantee as genuine as a free-hug coupon from a grandma.
At Bellisima Salon & Day Spa, the aestheticians offer more than a dozen facials. There's one designed specifically for men, and another for teens. There's a pumpkin spice facial that minimizes fine lines and smells like fall. And during the hydration facial, the aesthetician soothes dry skin with aloe and rose hips, instead of taping a sprinkler to the client's forehead.
Facials are just one of the treatments in the team's arsenal of relaxing and beautifying treatments. However, the sheer number of facials illustrates the team's belief that no two clients are exactly alike—so the more choices, the better. In all their other services, from massages to permanent makeup to hairstyling, the experts offer a similarly wide array of options, and welcome requests for customization.