Filled with candles, gentle light, and the occasional zebra-print chair, Merlot Spa surrounds its clientele in comfort for face and body treatments. Marine algae turn a facial into a super-cleaning skin treatment. Lava rocks, touted for their magnetic properties, promote circulation in massage recipients. Diamonds spangle a microdermabrasion wand and facilitate exfoliation. The spa’s tools are not only culled from the earth; LED and radio-frequency therapies help tone lax skin, and ear candles clean aural areas so you can finally hear people tell you to undergo ear candling.
The aestheticians of Slim Beauty Center believe in the power of feeling good in your own skin. To that end, they offer a variety of treatments to beautify the face and body, fusing both Western innovations and ancient Chinese medical philosophies. The facial treatments, for example, range from diamond microdermabrasion to luxurious caviar facials. Body treatments focus on creating slimming sillouettes with treatments such as ultrasonic liposuction and relaxing the entire body with volcanic-hot-stone therapy.
Inside Spa Renaissance's tranquil facility, clients undergo pampering treatments or relax on their own time in soothing therapy rooms that include a sauna, whirlpools, a red-clay therapy room and a Himalayan salt room. Enriched with essential minerals, mud baths of red clay, peat, and hot-spring mineral water work to tighten skin tissues, leaving the largest organ soft and smooth. Multi-tonal stones and dark hardwoods illuminate the Himalayan salt room with a rosy glow as the therapeutic atmosphere works to balance the body's water content, sugar levels, and wanderlust for the Dead Sea. Use of these rooms is complimentary with select spa services, which bolster natural beauty with facials and Zerona body contouring, and help muscles relax with acupressure and hot-stone massages. Grumbling stomachs find relief at the spa’s Chinese restaurant and café, where handmade noodle soups steam among cool drafts of ice-blended coffee.
Spread across KMC Rejuveno Wellness Center's 2,300 square feet are four treatment rooms—one for nails, one for massages, and two for facials. Inside the latter, skin specialists grab Dermaquest, Murad, and Magnolia Orchid skincare products, then refine complexions with seven different facials. Spa-goers can also indulge in an aromatherapy massage in the candlelit massage room or a gel mani-pedi amid the nail room's tropical-muraled walls. Outside these rooms, crystal chandeliers glimmer over the ornate interior decor, which includes red velvet loveseats and cherubs plucking harps until Cupid retires and they get the call.
Since opening Casa De Bellini Salon & Spa, Juanita Valencia has established a warm atmosphere that welcomes clients seeking style transformations. Her efforts have paid off, earning her repeat business and turning many of those clients into friends. Inside the 3,000-square-foot salon, she leads a team of stylists that specializes in haircare for both men and women. Team members prep hair for a trim with a shampoo and hot towels, accent natural hues with single-process color and highlights, and condition with natural keratin. They also smooth faces and shoulders with microdermabrasion treatments, add dazzling color to nails during mani-pedis, and knead away buried stress with full-body massage sessions. Their signature hot rock mani-pedi combines elements of all three services, reenergizing skin with a sugar scrub and seaweed mask, trimming and shaping nails, and simmering away tension with a hot-stone massage for arms and lower legs.
My Oasis Spa's massage therapists work their natural magic by making stress disappear and conjuring a decidedly relaxed rabbit in its place during reflexology and reiki sessions. The spa's aestheticians shore up the pamper presence by feeding skin with a combination of facials, masks, and peels. During one-hour reflexology treatments, skilled energy-manipulators lay organic heat pads on feet and conjure aromatherapeutic oils to shake off negative vibes as acupressure and trigger-point techniques release tension built-up from day jobs spent as human guitar strings. Soft music and soy-based candles lull clients into a trance during manual lymphatic-drainage sessions, wherein hands-on healing works to dispel toxins from the body. Aromatherapy facials blend essential oils and plant extracts to revitalize skin.
The medical team at Yepez & Contreras Life Fitness Chiropractic and Acupuncture believe the best doctor is the body itself. Relying solely on drug-free and noninvasive techniques, they tap into the body's ability to recover from common aches and chronic ailments. Treatments such as spinal adjustments and acupuncture rebalance the body's internal energies, and their massages make patients feel as calm as a mountain lake filled with decaf coffee.