Rich browns and greens cover nearly every inch of Origins Massage and Bodyworks, summoning the serenity of an ancient forest. Teeming with plant fronds, mud-hued walls, and dark wooden floors, this tranquil space encourages visitors to ponder beginnings, from the seedling that grows into a towering redwood tree to the sense of calm that springs from a gentle touch. Licensed massage therapists guide individuals and couples to private rooms, where warm beds and soft music help them shed stress from the outset. After the therapist compiles a health history, the client identifies tender muscles, stiff joints, and other sources of pain and tension. If desired, staffers may also perform skin treatments such as organic facials and exfoliating foot scrubs.
During the studio's signature Swedish massage, a therapist cultivates relaxation using long, flowing strokes, light taps, and gentle pressure. Each session is tailored to specific pressure preferences and may include trigger-point therapy if the client is suffering from muscle knots. To minimize friction and maximize comfort, the therapist may daub the skin with massage oil as smooth as a saxophone dipped in chocolate fondue.
At Adonis Spa, aestheticians invoke the eponymous Greek god of beauty and follow tips that surface during in-depth consultations as they craft custom concoctions of plant-derived Pure Fiji skincare products. The spa sets a soothing tone the moment clients walk through the door: peaceful music wafts throughout the space, fruit-infused water or herbal tea beckons clients' palates, and aestheticians sing lullabies to stressed-out complexions. The treatments themselves also soothe. Therapists incorporate aromatherapy into their massages, for instance, and aestheticians cosset skin with plant- and mineral-derived products whenever possible.
BodyCentre Day Spa often looks beneath the surface, searching for ways to make clients feel rejuvenated inside and out. This commitment even helped the Costa Mesa location earn a spot on the CBS Los Angeles list of 2014's Best Day Spas In Orange County.
The spas' massage therapists perform a range of relaxing and mind-centering modalities that can relieve chronic aches while restoring a greater sense of focus and self-awareness. This includes everything from deep-tissue work and acupressure to shiatsu and reflexology. The spas' skincare treatments adopt a similarly broad approach, improving tone and texture as they address individual needs with a combination of specialized products, noninvasive techniques, and advanced technologies?including hyperbaric oxygen and sea fennel stem cells. For a thoroughly cleansing experience, the centers even offer detoxifying colon-hydrotherapy sessions.
Luxor Medical Spa's licensed medical team keeps clients relaxed while reviving bodies with noninvasive treatments designed to improve skin appearance, clarify blemishes and lines, and boost overall confidence. General surgeon Dr. Yasser Salem has performed a broad range of vascular treatments for more than a decade and oversees vein-therapy procedures. A complement of laser technologies treats the full spectrum of skincare concerns by harnessing light to remove unwanted hair and address wrinkles. Chemical peels and medical facials clear blemishes and nourish skin surfaces with a variety of skincare products including SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and Luxor's in-house line.
Dr. Scott Ewing oversees Breeze Cosmetic surgery, offering minimally invasive med spa and cosmetic surgery treatments to help improve patients' appearances from head to toe. He’s conducted thousands of liposuction and fat-transplant contouring treatments.
Dr. Ewing can help diminish the appearance of unwanted varicose veins with an endovenous laser treatment. Laser surfacing treatments, meanwhile, can whisk away sun spots, discolorations, or freeloading mosquitoes from the skin. Other procedures range from tummy tucks and breast implants to male breast reductions and hair transplants.
Dr. Scott Ewing performs cosmetic procedures designed to boost his clients? confidence. He takes years off faces during lifts for brows, foreheads, or full faces, and deploys laser resurfacing treatments to smooth fine lines and reverse the effects of sun damage. Below the neck, Dr. Ewing removes unwanted excess during liposuction procedures, and treats varicose veins with sclerotherapy. Special procedures geared toward men include hair transplants for fuller and thicker hair on the head or knuckles.