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.
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.
Jennifer Whittaker's more than 20-year career has seen stints with Lancôme Cosmetics, her launch of Philosophy Skincare, and finally professional licensing as an aesthetician. Together with stylist Regina Lucas, Jennifer designed Bombshell Salon in a style that she defines as “urban chic”—white walls, black-framed mirrors, industrial ceilings, touches of exposed brick. The modern confines hint at the equally trendy hairstyling services in which the styling team specializes, services that include hair straightening, skincare, eyelash extensions, and—for the discerning, frequently head-butted client—titanium eyelash extensions. For each service they wield Kevin Murphy hairstyling products, an acclaimed line previously featured in Real Simple, Glamour, and InStyle magazines.
The Encinitas Spa's specialty is skincare, a logical choice given the exposure bodies get in the local surfing community. To ready clients for Speedo season, certified body sugarers smooth on a low-temperature sugar formula that is less likely to yank tender tissues than conventional wax, but more capable of picking up very fine hairs without cheesy lines. Medical-grade products from PCA Skin work alone to peel away damaged cells, or in tandem with a Clarisonic Pro brush to thoroughly cleanse pores. Eight types of massage compliment these treatments, and are performed by certified holistic-health practitioners, who have honed their healing touch during at least 1,000 hours of training, and massage therapists with at least 500 hours of training. In addition to encouraging citizens to hit the beach, the team strengthens ties to the community through charitable work, recently participating in a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Located inside Deep Tan and Spa, Coast Rejuvenation helps create slimmer and sleeker bodies through focused heat of FormoStar infrared technology. During each one-hour body wrap, infrared filaments apply heat to the body, bathing patients in a continuous flow that burns calories, tightens the appearance of cellulite, and enhance muscle tone. Treatments help activate the body’s natural enzymes, and spurring on the elimination of toxins and fluids from the body.