Inside Euro Nail Spa, touches of antiquity—Doric columns, a tiered fountain, and hanging European scenes—blend with the modern mainstays of television and WiFi. The pedicure chairs are sleek and contemporary, yet guests submerge their feet in a separate bowl of water and flowers in a way that evokes an ancient royal pampering. Steam and hot towels coax pores into relaxation during skincare services, many of which pair a traditional cleansing facial with an aromatic mask—such as strawberry, mint, or green tea—and a shoulder massage. Additional massages sap tension from the feet and scalp with focused kneads. At the hairstyling stations, modernity reemerges in the form of abstract art and simple black furniture. The staff trims, colors, and texturizes strands as clients sip on one of the spa's complimentary beverages: coffee, tea, or soda.
Natural Health Healing Center’s intuitive-therapy and colonic-cleansing treatments help clients resolve physical and metaphysical issues interfering with a healthy lifestyle. With a strong focus on energy biofields and subconscious thought processes, certified reiki master Trella M. Davis taps into her fine-tuned physical intuition to heal clients and repattern destructive behavior. Avoid importing new organ doppelgangers by balancing internal seesaws with hands-on reiki-energy work, or transform self-limiting beliefs into motivational support systems with the muscle-testing biofeedback techniques of applied kinesiology. Clairvoyant readings can translate nebulous images into constructive information via extrasensory means, helping distinguish urgent messages of distress from stomach sign language.
In addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Alliance Chiropractic’s Dr. Isero shares an athletic background with the rest of the practice. Accordingly, he has a personal understanding of the ways in which injury or tension can hinder motion. At his office—where a “no-wait” policy ensures that appointments start precisely on time—the doctor treats sports injuries and other ailments by readjusting spines, decompressing herniated discs, and massaging sore muscles and tissue. Beyond the wooden floors and black-and-white photos in the lobby, spacious treatment rooms create a sense of relaxation and let spines stretch out to their average full length.
Master clinical aesthetician Claudia Santana believes in a whole-body approach to beauty and wellness, a philosophy she puts into practice in her free time as a belly dancer and champion bodybuilder. With her staff at The Skin Care Clinic, Santana draws on two decades of work in skincare to preform advanced services using medical-grade products from Karin Herzog, Obagi, Janssen Cosmeceutical, and her own exclusive line. The aestheticians customize signature facials with anti-inflammatory plant extracts and fine-tune chemical peels to avoid irritating the skin while removing outermost layers of cells and leftover pie. Even waxing services are carefully designed to avoid skin irritation by using organic liquid waxes and sterile tools that are disposed of after every use. The staff also offers full-body services such as reiki sessions, massages, and Endermologie treatments, which stimulates soft tissue with a mechanical massage device to increase circulation and contour curves.
Though she served as director of anesthesiology at the San Leandro Surgery Center, Dr. Gayle Misle helps the clients at Reviv Med Spa to look anything but sleepy. With a mission to help rejuvenate and improve bodies, Misle and her staff fight signs of weariness and aging with the latest aesthetic technologies, including injectables, chemical peels, and dermaplaning. Exilis, Sciton, and other aesthetic units utilize infrared and thermal energy to reshape stores of cellulite and tighten skin by jumpstarting its natural collagen-production process. Expert technicians also master several types of laser treatments that rid the body of unwanted hair and once-wanted tattoos.
At Te & Ashi Spa, great nails are a family affair. The family owned and operated spa welcomes clients in for relaxing, meticulous manicures and pedicures. Technicians shape nails, care for cuticles, and smooth skin. They finish by applying colorful coats of regular or chip-resistant shellac polish, which can last for up to two weeks, depending on how many scratch-and-sniff stickers patrons own.
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