Named the People's Choice best day spa by The Fresno Bee in 2010, Zena's Day Spa pampers guests with a full range of relaxing spa services. Zena's soaks guest in a quiet, warm, cream-colored ambience while a professional staff blasts away stress from the body like a soothing pleasure laser. During each paraffin pedicure ($60), a foot restoration expert soaks sock fillers in a whirlpool, exfoliates the skin, rejuvenates cuticles, shapes and polishes the nails, and massages the feet like tingly vibrations emanating from a massive speaker during an 80s hair band ballad sung in French. To top off pedicures, feet are infused with aromatherapy paraffin to soften dried-out skin. Next, a certified massage therapist will exorcise mischievous, knot-inducing spirits from the muscles during a 30-minute body massage ($40). Customers can also upgrade to a 30-minute couples massage for an additional $40. Potential effects of each massage may lead to relaxation, increased circulation, and the body purring like a gently petted tuba.
There are seven different kinds of facials at Blissful Spa—such a selection that one isn’t even for the face. Along with acne, anti-aging, and rosacea facials, the spa also renders a back facial treatment that cleans pores deeply and removes dead skin or the mesh-y debris of an oft-worn hockey jersey. The spa's aestheticians also perform acid peels that improve tone and texture and waxing services that remove unwanted hair by the root.
A palm tree beckons guests inside J Spa & Nails, where a talented team of stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians await to beautify their guests. Miroslava specializes in nails, painting fingernails and toenails during luxurious pedicures and manicures.
As he revealed in a 2011 issue of Fresno magazine, Jaber Audi first discovered alternative healing methodologies after injuring his back. Rather than risk the side effects associated with modern medication, he sought relief through various holistic therapies, including acupressure, craniosacral therapy, and aqua massage. Deeply impressed with the procedures’ effectiveness at naturally relieving pain, he went on to learn their techniques and open his own health spa, Touch of Japan.
By balancing the mind, body, and spirit, Jaber and his resident massage therapist, Sandy, have led clients to health and the spa to two Best Day Spa titles from Central Valley’s People Choice Awards. Clients can stop in for a range of treatments—sometimes incorporated into a single session—including lymph drainage, shiatsu, and relaxing Swedish massages. To alleviate chronic headaches and muscular pain, the spa encourages clients to enroll in preventative maintenance every week or month, depending on how often they want to play hooky from work.
As a member of the Multi Health Network, the Multi Therapy Clinic tailors each therapeutic massage to promote overall well-being. The clinic's certified massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists work closely with the patient’s primary care physicians and imaginary friends to create a treatment that can include elements of trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Reiki, or myofascial release.
Mystique Medical Spa battles the signs of age with body contouring, facial injections, and laser treatments. The team includes experts such as aesthetic nurse Jackie Burris and nurse Lisa Corbin, who—since starting her career more than 25 years ago—has trained in everything from Botox to laser hair removal. The staff also makes over clients with standard spa services such as microdermabrasion facials and spray tans.