The experienced aestheticians at Nufaces Day Spa have been pampering the community for 16 years and employ botanical extracts and naturally derived products to beautify faces. The pumpkin-enzyme peel packs naturally occurring pumpkin enzymes, antioxidants, and jack-o'-lantern design blueprints into a single formula, which aestheticians use to help lift environmental impurities from the face. As the peel exfoliates away dead skin cells, antioxidants bind to younger skin to help protect it from sun damage, signs of aging, and graffiti artists. At the end of the service, aestheticians rinse the peel away and layer antioxidant nutrients revealing radiant, youthful-looking skin.
Sugar, lemon, and water might not be the first things that come to mind when you think of hair removal, but these three natural components are all that the staff at SugarCoated Skincare need to gently remove unsightly strands. Led by Kristin Fennema, a massage therapist, aesthetician, and sugaring specialist, staff performs sugaring services to get rid of unwanted hairs all over the face and body of male and female clients. The sugar serves as a natural exfoliant, leaving skin silky smooth and removing even short hairs. Kristin and her team also pamper clients with services such as personalized massages and antioxidant facials that incorporate kiwi, lemon, or pomegranate. In all the spa’s services, staff work to nourish the skin, leaving it feeling rejuvenated and craving an after-dinner mint.
Leslie E. Miller believes she has always had an intuitive streak; the ability to see deep into the soul of another person, even if that person is a total stranger. More than 10 years after getting her bachelor's degree in English literature, she made the choice to nourish her gift by moving to San Diego to get her holistic-health practitioner's license and study at a clairvoyant institute. Her decision paid off—her studies led her to be hired as a guest psychic for a month-long radio show in LA, write a book, and travel the world.
Today, amid the beaches and wildlife of her California surroundings, Leslie brings her gift to others through a bounty of energy- and intuition-based therapies. In addition to standard techniques such as therapeutic and pregnancy massage, she heals her clients' bodies by manipulating their energy fields through reiki, healing touch, chakra balancing, and other therapies. She also provides more spiritual relief through intuitive and angel readings and workshops that cover everything from living your dreams to reading your past lives.
The practitioners at Walk Out Feeling Better draw from the deep well of Chinese holistic healing to help their clients kick pharmaceuticals out of their medicine cabinets once and for all. Building custom plans for their clients, they help root out maladies at the source, including sleeping disorders, nicotine addiction, and allergies. Massage is at the center of their practice: aside from wiping away backaches, their tailored version aims to deliver a cornucopia of benefits, including alleviating migraines and letting endorphins loose to help the body deal with pain.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at OolaMoola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
Doctor of Chiropractic Michelle Binkowski is passionate about healing people, believing body work is essential to attaining ultimate health. Her staff includes massage therapists that use a variety of techniques to relieve muscle tension, melt away stress, and improve circulation. The staff also performs customized treatments to heal rotator cuffs, golfer's elbows, and knees, or to improve a client's overall mind, body, and spirit. For other ailments, Dr. Binkowski utilizes cutting-edge techniques and modalities, such as laser technology, alongside nutrition, exercise, and chiropractic care to ease pain.
Trained in sports medicine, Dr. Binkowski has worked with professional athletes, including World's Strongest Man competitors, former San Diego Chargers, members of the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Blue Jays, triathletes, gymnasts, and LPGA golfers. Her list of clients also includes actors, actresses, and stuntman, such as Jackie Chan.
In 2001, the first iTan Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal—to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
The Smart Tan–certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
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