For more than 2,500 years, individuals have been lulled into a tranquil state during Thai massage techniques that include rhythmic kneading, acupressure, gentle twisting, and deep stretching. The trained hands at El Le?n Spa continue the ancient tradition, along with other modalities of massage, Turkish cleansing, and skin care treatments. The ambiance reflects the spas relaxing, Thai influenced services. Thai statues and decorative screens are surrounded by exposed wooden beams and lush plants. Every treatment at El Le?n is carefully selected to deliver the utmost healing, relaxation, and harmony in a serene, peaceful environment.
The pampering begins the moment patrons step through Awe Spa's door. They are invited to sample complimentary hot tea and cookies while lounging in leather recliners, and don plush bathrobes woven from cotton that really believed it was a cloud. But the real royal treatment begins when clients enter private massage rooms. Here, a team of licensed therapists relax tense muscles with hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Thai massages, sometimes incorporating the calming perfumes of aromatherapy oils. A selection of exfoliating body scrubs can also leave skin smooth and scented with tamarind or green tea.
The Art of You Holistic Center heals bodies with relaxing treatments performed both indoors and out. Classic facials and back treatments evict dirt from the skin, and massages?which range from deep tissue to Swedish?turn tense muscles into butter. The center also offers acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and only uses natural products that are free of parabens, sulfates, and poltergeists.
Massage therapists often help only the individuals they treat, but Carol Carpenter had a broader vision than that. She copied the notes she took when studying massage therapy and opened her own school in Oakland, elucidating Eastern styles, Western styles, and kinesiology alike. Eventually, the school was supplied federal financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education and became one of the first accredited massage schools in California. Today, it spans seven campuses and has garnered a mention in the book The History of Massage.
The school aims to prepare students for careers they?ll love, and the program boasts an 88% job-placement rate. The curriculum demands that students complete a 900-hour program, which includes anatomy study and hands-on practice with real clients.
You don't have to be a celebrity to get treated like one at Hollywood Beauty Bar. That's because the spa pampers its clients with services that boast names fit for stars. The Lights, Camera, Glow! double peel sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal camera-ready skin, the Leading Man/Leading Lady custom facial attentively tailors its treatment to each client's skin type, and the Red Carpet Ready facial clears up blemishes for awards shows thrown by adoring pets.
The hotspot doesn't just make regular spa appointments??they rent out the whole space for private events including bridal showers and birthdays. During the events, they treat guests to facial and massage packages administered by doting professionals, and sate appetites with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
From individual eyelashes to whole muscle groups, every part of the body gets pampered at Self Indulgence Spa. Earth tones and whimsical but staid floral designs lend the space a tranquil atmosphere that extends into the private treatment rooms. Facials, waxing treatments, and a variety of massage modalities comprise much of the service menu, and staff tailors each of the treatments to individual clients. Indulgence even offers a mobile spa service, with aestheticians and therapists visiting clients' homes.