Licensed massage therapist Cassandra Dunlap has studied more than a dozen techniques in hopes of healing and rejuvenating her clients with integrative massage therapy. Rather than forcing each client to select a single massage style, such as reflexology or trigger-point therapy, she combines modalities based on individual ailments, recurring symptoms, or health goals. Before every session, Cassandra consults with clients to learn about any health issues—from chronic migraines to pulled muscles—and tailors her pressure and style to help ameliorate symptoms and reduce stress. House-made blends of aromatic oils inspire emotions and bolster positive moods; Pep Talk blends peppermint and sweet orange to bolster confidence, and Energize mixes lemon, rosemary, peppermint, and notes from the Rocky theme song. The spa's serene setting showcases a stone path winding through an indoor garden and an office decorated with ambient lighting and warm yellow walls.
At New Body Image, wellness professionals help clients transform their bodies through non-surgical procedures. Professionals channel their experience and knowledge to design custom weight-loss programs that work to trim anatomical inches. The plans often combine nutritional advice with more advanced treatments, such as noninvasive laser lipolysis, which he highlighted on Fox's San Diego Living. The New Body Image team of technicians also specialize in aesthetic treatments including radio-frequency sessions that target wrinkles and vibration therapy that tones muscles while shaking loose hidden pennies.
Dr. Carolyn W. Quist and Astrique fight fat cells with the powers of FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
The Yellow Brick Salon's staff guides clients on journeys of beautification, indulging bodies and cosseting hairdos en route to relaxation and new looks. The salon's stylists prettify manes and faces for big events and day-to-day glamor purposes, washing, snipping, and sculpting locks into a neat facial frame during the classic shampoo and style ($25) or turning up the hair’s hue dial with a full color ($50). For a season of head-turning or increased reflectiveness during night bicycling, highlights ($85) may add a new visual dimension to formerly 2-D tresses. Massage therapist Kimberly Williams-Rios turns the focus toward tired body expanses with an array of massage services ($60–$80), including a traditional medium-strength, 60-minute, Swedish muscle-kneading ($60) and a 90-minute stone massage ($80) that can prevent tension from shifting muscular-tectonic plates.
Advantage Massage Centers’ experienced stress-assuagers massage away muscle vexations in private rooms, each appointed with heated tables, lulling lighting, and peaceful music. The deep-tissue massage zeroes in on chronic muscle tension perpetrated by repetitive motions, misalignment, and injuries lingering from a past life as a contortionist. For 60 transcendental minutes, a skilled therapist works out deep tension and unties perplexing Flemish knots from sinews’ substrata with the targeted pressure of dexterous digits. You'll leave the Advantage Massage Centers' premises with muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
Shiatsu Renu's marquee treatment dates back to 1000 AD. But in the 1940s, shiatsu was combined with knowledge of Western anatomy. Today, the treatment—a therapeutic marriage of Eastern and Western techniques—is a popular way to boost energy and promote balance and wellness. Shiatus Renu's massage therapists are well versed in the Japanese treatment, as well as Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which each relax the mind and remove tension and pain from the body. The staff members also offer heated Thai herbal massages. These are administered with the help of steamed bundles of herbs, which open up pores, infuse bodies with medicinal oils, and help relax muscles tense from flexing for traffic-camera photos.