The aestheticians at Essential Beauty Medical Spa promote relaxation and inner and outer well-being with medical skincare services and soothing spa treatments. Lantern-like wall sconces and candles cast a soft, golden glow inside cozy treatment rooms designed using the principles of feng shui to keep negative energy at bay. There, the staff performs everything from laser skin-resurfacing treatments to massages enhanced with hot stones, vichy showers, and shiatsu techniques as well as permanent makeup for faces that often find themselves the casualty of too-busy mornings or flying whipped-cream pies.
The technicians at The Finest Nails set out to create luxuriant spa treatments by massaging hands and feet with every mani-pedi. Deluxe spa pedicures begin with aromatherapeutic footbaths, which use grains of natural beach sand to exfoliate skin before masks with mineral clay and botanical balms hydrate feet. The technicians then glaze toenails with regular OPI or Essie polish, and fingernails with chip-resistant Shellac gel polish.
When health woes bring patients down, the team at Dr. Turek's Wellness Center finds a way to restore each person’s path to wellness. Chiropractic works to realign the spine, helping relieve pain and subdue injuries. Licensed massage therapists focus their calming kneads on the areas that need them the most and adjust pressure as the patient directs using controlled “oohs” and “ahhs.” Aestheticians wield corrective skin solutions during facials for help with blemishes, aging, and general skin care.
Each location offers the regenerative properties of various varieties of massage that make a soul vessel feel springtime fresh. Of your 90-minute massage session, 10 minutes are set aside for dressing time and a consultation with your therapist to ensure your massage is customized for you.
Inside the Ayres Hotel and Spa in Mission Viejo, Athena Spa is a calming oasis with large and spacious cream-colored rooms. The full-service spa upgrades traditional spa treatments with deluxe add-ons. Facials, for example, intensify with the addition of freeze-dried seaweed compresses or the rejuvenating extracts of caviar and pearls. The contents of body wraps appear to be plucked from a five-star restaurant, with ingredients such as crème fraîche, papaya, pineapple-salt mousse, and pomegranate. In their signature massage, therapists don’t restrict customers to a single style of touch, but combine several modalities, including Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, and the grizzly-bear womp. In addition to these aesthetic treatments, an onsite yoga studio invites customers to relax from the inside out.
Dr. Frederick L. Stafford leads the team at Contours as they reshape physiques and rejuvenate skin. They trim fat from bodies with high-tech VelaShape and Endermologie treatments or through weight-loss programs and personal training. Facials and beauty injectables keep wrinkles at bay, while lasers blast unwanted hair, unsightly spider veins, and slanderous thought bubbles. Large windows grant clients picturesque views of adjacent Lake Mission Viejo.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.