At Fremont Day Spa, a team of practitioners balances the twin goals of flawless beauty and total relaxation, treating clients with a selection of services that aim to achieve both at once. Guests looking to de-stress can opt for a calming Swedish massage or aromatherapy treatment, as well as body scrubs that both soothe muscles and soften skin. On the aesthetic side, facials using physician-developed Obagi skincare target everything from sun damage to acne with prescription-strength formulas designed for specific skin types. Many treatments—including acupuncture and cupping sessions—draw inspiration from the traditions of Eastern medicine; this reverence for Asia also comes out in decor details such as potted bamboo, painted pottery, and silk-screen dividers.
Within a cozy, homelike home of exultation, the dedicated professionals behind Practically Perfect Day Spa pamper grateful faces and aching muscles with personalized attention. During hour-long Swedish massages, therapeutic hands take glorious glides across the rippling rivers of sore muscles, kneading tense lumps of back-gravy into smooth silver-spoonfuls of opulence. Customers donning disparaged dermises can opt for the Practical facial, which treats the facepiece to a peaceful, hour-long journey though rejuvenation. Dirty squatters are scrubbed away from surface real estate and, if needed, extracted from pores with a fishing pole. Additionally, gentle exfoliation exhumes dead skin cells, and an included light massage and facial mask work together to restore youthful suppleness and radiance.
Owner Toni Moore maintains a comfortable, homey salon-spa environment so that her clients can truly relax while being pampered. Swathed in earth tones, her beauty emporium boasts plush pink couches, framed artwork, and large windows, as well as verdant plants that dot the space with fresh green hues and occasionally demand new haircuts. Moore and her staff treat their clients to services for the whole body, from salon sessions in the form of haircuts, hair color, and relaxers to spa treatments such as facials and massages.
Beauology's owner Sridevi Rejeti helms a team of beauty specialists, who style strands, groom nails, remove unwanted hair, and apply makeup and henna to skin. Like a first date, each appointment begins with a consultation to discuss the client's requirements, and staffers then create a service to accommodate individual needs. Salon chairs rest in front of tall mirrors where clients watch new hairstyles form with the snips of scissors or brows retreat with the twist of a cotton thread. Neon pillows pop from the black background of a sleek leather couch stretched out behind pedicure tubs, and separate treatment rooms soothe clients with tranquil greens or blues and organic décor.
As dedicated proponents of the health benefits of massage, the staff of Andalusia Day Spa focus their efforts on a variety of massage services designed to ease pain and heal a range of maladies. Modalities range from gentle to intense—a traditional Swedish massage relaxes the body, whereas a deep-tissue or shiatsu session digs for deeply buried tension and dinosaur bones posing as real bones. An ideal complement to their massages are hydrotherapy sessions: treatment rooms furnished with individual or couples' whirlpool tubs enable patrons to soak in bubbling water infused with one of three mineral-rich, aromatic bath salts before lying on the massage table.