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.
While both of its locations boast luxurious homes at the SeaCliff and Los Caballeros Country Clubs, Gem Day Spa extends its pampering services to the entire community, regardless of membership. Micro-current technology drives many treatments designed to fight aging on the face and whole body, relying on the power of gentle electrical stimulation to trigger cellular repair and lift and tighten the skin without surgery. Facials improve signs of aging and restore skin health with a combination of herbs, antioxidants, and fruit extracts, while a cold-laser high-frequency light system triggers lymphatic drainage while also treating rosacea, sun damage, and acne.
Before enjoying a pumpkin peel or exfoliating back facial, clients can slip into comfy robes and slippers or take a soothing soak in the Los Caballeros location’s complimentary jacuzzi. The SeaCliff location boasts a special gazebo room that lets clients breathe in rejuvenating sea breezes and makes a perfect setting in which to enjoy a relaxing massage or watch as the staff re-enact their favorite scenes from The Sound of Music.
Nose-pleasing aromas and the sounds of trickling water dance through the air in the exotic serenity room at Nevaeh Wellness Spa, where professional therapists aim to rejuvenate clients with hydrating facials, massages, and body treatments. Specialists focused on restoring a balance between clients' bodies and minds are experienced and educated in fields such as aesthetics, medical skin care, and massage. While enjoying treatments such as Ayurvedic foot massages or bamboo-extract décolleté exfoliation, clients are offered organic elixirs and teas that allow drinkers to focus deeply on their qi while forgetting problematic investments in that land-ski company.
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.