The staff at Nova Medical Spa & Laser Center wants clients to be able to show off their natural beauty the second they walk out the door. That?s why the spa and laser center specializes in skincare that requires little to no downtime. Depending on client needs, laser treatments offer a variety of applications, whether to permanently reduce hair, tighten skin, or feel empathy for a barcode.The center also offers other weight-loss services. Aside from skincare, the center provides soothing massages from a fourth-generation massage therapist who eases pain and improves range of motion through hot-stone massage, prenatal bodywork, and customized techniques.
Backed by a degree from the National Holistic Institute and a California state massage certificate, Cynthia Silva hones in on ailing backs and tense shoulders. As she manipulates muscles and joints, decompressing the clenched gridlock formed by sitting at a computer all day or sleeping in a bicycle basket, her clients can fix their eyes on the painted butterflies that fan the walls, their wings outstretched as they float away alongside the last remnants of each patient's stress and tension.
Cynthia offers multiple massage modalities that cater to a wide range of needs. Swedish massages offer an hour of pure relaxation, prenatal massages soothe the overworked joints of expecting mothers, and deep-tissue massages deactivate pains emanating from sub-muscular layers. Before blissfully wobbling out of the studio, clients can shop an array of Detox Skin Intervention products which use all-natural, vegan ingredients to moisturize and detoxify the skin along with nourishing doses of Dead Sea salt. Backed by a local certification and state license, aesthetician Ashley Varien offers customized Dermalogica facials, body treatments, and waxing services to suit the needs of every client. She uses top-quality skin care products to personalize a treatment regimen, whether clients wish to combat aging, clear acne, or soothe sensitive skin. In addition to one-hour full-service facials, Ashley offers accelerated MicroZone treatments that target specific skin care concerns in only 20 minutes.
Clients lie sprawled out on comfy beds while polished Vogel-cut quartz crystals hang suspended above their bodies. This sets the scene inside of Hands of Light Massage Therapy, an oasis of holistic healing founded and run by Aimee Elam and Maria Ortega. Both are licensed massage therapists and well versed in numerous healing treatments. There are Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massages that benefit both physical and emotional well being. There are also exfoliating body scrubs that slough off dead skin. And then there's the aforementioned crystal bath. The crystals take on different colors?which correspond to the seven chakras. The colors emitted from the crystals are believed to cleanse participants' energy fields, making them feel as balanced and whole as a seesaw in zero gravity.
Carpenters are partial to hammers, hairdressers favor scissors, but massage therapist Bernadette's tool of choice is her hands. The specialist deploys them to perform an array of therapeutic massages, easing aches and pains with soothing strokes and essential oils. Bernadette also offers an array of rejuvenating spa services, pampering clients with relaxing stone massages, firming anti-cellulite treatments, and mango-scented scrubs.
In Focus: Elysium
In business since: 1999
The name refers to this: In Greek mythology, Elysium is a place in the afterlife where gods and heroes could relax and live happily.
What’s offered here: facials, massages, nailcare, haircare, and waxing treatments
Fastest way to whiten your teeth: Get the spa’s 20-minute XpresSmile treatment, or pop in a set of novelty vampire fangs.
The decor: From its low ceilings and comfy beds to its fireplace, Elysium’s decor is designed to feel more like a home than a spa.
How to keep your skin looking great after you leave: Take home some of the Dermalogica skincare products the salon has for sale.
At Peak Performance Massage, certified and experienced massage therapists offer a variety of soothing services. They specialize in sports and injury massage, in which they work on localized areas to increase flexibility and help lessen the chance of injury, but also offer other modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. Their other treatments include steam therapy, scalp treatments, and foot scrubs.