The team at Monterey Day Spa, offers clients the spa services they seek: nailcare, hot-stone massages, gentlemen?s facials, and organic sugar scrubs. The staff provides services with natural, opulent products that incorporate soothing aromatherapy oils and creams where possible.
Nestled amid the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Balance Studio Spa beckons patrons into a holistic mecca festooned with tile mosaics and flowering plants. The health spa is the brainchild of owner Melissa Stone Santangelo, a massage therapist and intuitive healer who is an expert in the field of TLC. With a passion for alternative health care, Melissa restores patrons' physical and mental balance either within a weathered-wood building or in the garden, where draperies shelter outdoor treatment areas. Visitors to the practice can bask in spa treatments or take home Melissa's new book, SpaCipes, The Spa Cookbook, or Balance Tool Kits that include yoga DVDs, guided meditation materials, and allen wrenches for tightening up loose joints. Custom spa packages encompass a diverse suite of treatments such as reiki, food facials, and food body treatments.
The team at Butchart Health Center consists of Dennis Butchart, a doctor of chiropractic, and fellow physicians, Dr. Robert Duplain ND and Dr. Corrine Wang ND. Together they take a deeper a look at the root of patient's surface symptoms to target the underlying cause. The root of many ailments often can be traced to spinal misalignment, which he and his colleague Dr. Jeremy Jones then treat using a variety of adjustment techniques and stern lectures.
Their teammate, J. A. Servatius, a naturopathy specialist, takes a similar holistic approach to his weight-loss and wellness treatments. He aims to help his clients make positive changes in their lives by adopting proper nutrition and healthy habits.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
In business since 2002, Day Dreams Massage Therapy is a Diamond Certified company, due in large part to the minimum of eight years massage experience each of their therapists possesses. This deep knowledge of bodywork informs them as they completely customize treatments for each client. They draw on a variety of techniques??deep tissue, Swedish, Thai, hot stone??in order to ease stress or target specific areas of concern, such as chronic pain or joint immobililty. In addition to massage, they invite guests to bask in the beneficial rays of the infrared sauna, where radiant heat and the whispered encouragements of a cool towel aim to increase blood circulation and decrease stress.