Behind spaViolet's deep-purple cottage door, aestheticians lavish clients with beautifying services in an oasis whose homey comforts have been praised by San Diego magazine. Retro barber chairs gaze out upon overhanging bougainvillea outside as aestheticians prettify nails. Their soothing exfoliations freshen the skin, and body wraps include stints in the Vichy shower, which has six showerheads. While they minister to bodies within the 1950s-style setting, sassy spa-tenders are as likely to offer a cup of tea or an amusing anecdote as they are to delve into the theory behind their spa procedures or Burger King's inexplicable lack of spa procedures—what kind of royal establishment doesn’t offer them?
Though wrapping something is usually supposed to keep it contained, the treatments at Segue Body Wraps are meant to force toxins and water weight out. The center’s technicians accomplish this effect by bandaging clients from feet to face in mineral-soaked fabric. Once fully wrapped, clients mount a Gazelle cardio machine to enhance the effects of the wrap with light exercise, which causes more sweating. This helps reduce cellulite and stretch marks while detoxifying the body. The wraps are the main attraction, but there are a handful of other services as well, including teeth whitening, spray-on tans, and detoxifying footbaths, the last of which pull toxins from the body using ionically charged water.