Ayurvedic Therapists at Sama Ayurveda perform traditional Indian Ayurvedic treatments to help heal bodies and balance their energy. Warm oil massages unwind muscles, and fragrant flower foot soaks steep feet in detoxifying essential oils. Beyond relaxation services, staff members offer Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations to cover everything from weight loss to stress management. The spa is infused with aromatic botanicals to promote healing and tranquility as soon as customers step inside, and outside they can stroll in the lush courtyard, relax on benches, and pet the flowers.
A few years ago, Marcus and Eva Kettles fell in love at first sight. Not with each other—they were already married—but with an SPX workout they experienced at a friend's studio. Marcus, a Pilates master student, and Eva, a Megaformer trainer, were drawn to how SPX was rooted in Pilates but also introduced new elements. In addition to the toning and flexibility you get from Pilates exercises, SPX's 40-minute circuit-style workouts incorporate strength and cardio training.
Though SPX is at the core of Fit Buddha's philosophy, it's not all the studio offers. Options include indoor cycling classes with Schwinn AC performance bikes and a wellness center with an infrared sauna. The detoxifying sauna can help the body recuperate from workouts with heat designed to ease pain and muscle tension, cleanse the skin and organs, and erase memories of the guy who may or may not have smoked you in class today.
David McVeigh grew up in Ireland where he competed in road races and worked as a sports therapist. While he enjoyed his work, David felt limited in his abilities to rehabilitate his athletes. He’d learned firsthand the positive effects of massage therapy at his job and decided to make the switch, enrolling in a two-year course to learn the ins and outs of massage and bodywork.
Today, the owner of McVeigh Massage and his team in their quaint two-room studio, offer Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages using heated pads and less-oily massage creams. Inside their serene and posh location, the team treats a variety of clients suffering from various body injuries such as chronic lower-back strain resulting from computer engineer work or inflamed muscles springing from strenuous exercises. They also provide terrycloth headbands and caps to keep hair from doing donuts in the slick creams.
Qui Si Bella Spa's devotion to holistic and eco-friendly products doesn't stop with its organic herbs or eucalyptus-scented steam—even the spa's Kangen ionized water is specially purified to retain maximum mineral content. Rainforest herbs and organic ingredients comprise facials inspired by different world cultures, and scrubs and wraps refresh skin with coconut-milk soaks and botanical-infused scrubbing salts. Qui Si Bella’s staff also massages sore muscles, treats digits to manicures and pedicures, and applies permanent makeup to eyes, eyebrows, and lips. Additional services such as chiropractic, weight management, nutritional programs, and hydrocolon therapy led by Sandra Sphar help round out the spa's menu.
While working toward a B.S. in interior design from California State University, Victoria Sargasso pursued her massage-therapy license in the hopes of helping others in the pursuit of total-body wellness. Today, she draws on 18 years of experience as she relieves stress and boosts health with an array of massage services. When she isn't soothing sinews with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage strokes, she nurtures the central nervous system and stimulates the body's natural healing and detoxification within each personalized session. She also performs reflexology—an ancient technique that eases aches such as headaches, arthritis, allergies, and depression stemming from heartache—as well as various spa treatments, including vacuodermie and pressotherapy.