One of the things that distinguishes Massage One Spa is its space; the 3,000-square-foot facility is replete with private massage rooms for individuals and couples, separate facial and nail-treatment rooms, and even a designated tranquility room. Inside the massage rooms, five types of strokes launch from therapists' wrists, from the intense, therapeutic manipulations of the deep-tissue technique to the injury-prevention methods of sports massage. Reflexology, an ancient Chinese technique of targeting pressure points in the feet and hands, dominates the eastern massage, which takes place not on a massage table but in an oversize recliner so that clients can make sure no wise guys are surreptitiously writing gullible on the ceiling. Unlike at some centers, Massage One’s therapists perform each service for the full amount of time stated and never dock minutes for a pre-massage discussion or the client’s uncloaking.
Located in a historic building in downtown Escondido with two floors and 11,000 square feet of space where romanesque white columns and archways, Renaissance paintings, and a sparkling chandelier invoke the parlor of an Italian palace. Relaxing music puts guests at ease as they sit in antique-style armchairs, awaiting custom facials, body treatments, and salon services performed with herbal and botanical products. Duos can de-stress together in the couples massage room, and a garden room allows humans to get the sun they need for their stalks to grow.
SkinWorks SkinCare helps clients mend image woes with the help of botanical-rich Dermalogica products and treatments. Patrons can snag serums for home use or kick back to let an aesthetician purify their pores, wax away unwanted hair, or read picture books out loud until wrinkles revert back into adorable childhood dimples.
Rather than staffing a huge team of unfamiliar faces, Tiger Lily Day Spa & Boutique owner Vanessa Huff strives to cultivate an intimate environment by working directly with each client. She focuses on using clients' time wisely as she flaunts her specialty services, which include lash tinting and perming, chemical peels, PCA Skin facials, and SunFX spray tanning. Vanessa's eight years of experience with Brazilian waxing ensures that unwanted hairs are evicted artfully after she anoints skin with Satin Smooth cream wax or Cirepil hard wax. To amp up the luxury, Vanessa works closely with Alana Rose, a nationally licensed and locally certified massage therapist who specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Tiger Lily also hosts parties to let groups of five or more spend an evening purifying pores with peels and facials or comforting friends recently dumped by the sun with UV-free spray tans.
Beauty and relaxation come together at Tara Bella Day Spa, where aestheticians treat their clients to spa services including facials, hair removal, and massage. Specific skill sets aid staff members such as Donna DePew, who shows off her electrolysis expertise as an instructor for The American Institute of Education. Committed to creating personalized services, the beauty experts take a full hour during Brazilian waxes and can customize facial treatments based on each client's manufacturer specifications. They also work to maintain a sanitary environment with practices that eschew unhygienic habits such as double dipping during waxes.
Women, men, children, no matter: the staff at Ed Beauty Salon works with anyone and everyone. Founded more than 25 years ago, this pillar of the beauty world provides all manner of hair, nail, and makeup services. On the spa side of the business, certified specialists help skin glow with facials or shoo away stress with lomi-lomi massages. During their visits, clients can deepen their levels of relaxation by sipping on complimentary cups of gourmet tea or by asking the stylist to shave peace signs into their hair.