With locations in San Ramon and Lafayette, internationally recognized Itrim helps members lose weight quickly and keep it off by combining healthy meal plans with a specialized exercise center. Unlike other weight-loss programs that stop when clients have reached their goal, Itrim recognizes that most people still need guidance when it comes to maintaining their svelte figures. So their health coaches and staff take the time to provide hands-on support and give members tips for incorporating healthy eating and exercise into their daily routine. By following these tips and the rest of the program, Itrim says members can lose an average of 25 pounds in the first 12 weeks.
At the Tanning Spa, staff members harness King Midas?s gilded touch with custom airbrushing, Mystic spray tans, and a slew of UV beds. Sessions take place in private treatment rooms, fully stocked with chilled or heated aromatherapy towels, bathrobes, and Bose speakers for blasting favorite tunes or bingo calls. The spa?s automated Mystic booth spritzes bodies with a skin-dimming blend of aloe vera, DHA, and optional bronzer, or custom hues come courtesy of trained airbrush techs and Infinity Sun formula. For UV veneers, a diverse collection of tanning beds, including the Magic 636, swaddles upright or prone clients in bulbs culled from the sun's tulip fields.
Under the leadership of research scientist Dr. Jacob Swilling, PhD, the team at Know Your Options Wellness Center promotes overall sound health through alternative medicine. Their services range from lymphatic drainage and colon hydrotherapy to intravenous vitamins therapies and chelation, a treatment used by some to draw heavy metals out of the body. They use infrared saunas to promote detoxification through sweating, while their nutritional counseling helps clients draft diets free from preservatives and light on Play-Doh spaghetti.
The staff at Trim Spa works to shave inches off of waistlines with a trio of non-invasive services. During the yolo curve treatment, laser paddles heat fat cells inside the abdomen, causing them to release their contents so they can be flushed from the body. Then, clients stand atop a yolo vibe platform that sends ripples of vibration through the body, causing thousands of calorie-burning muscle contractions per session. Treatments finish in a far-infrared sauna whose warming rays help boost the heart rate and metabolism.
Once cited as a Spa to Get the Red Carpet Treatment in the Editor’s Pick section of 944 Magazine, The Chocolate Day Spa indulges its clients with spa services as decadent as a box of chocolate truffles. During a whoopie-cream massage, the spa’s signature shea-butter lotion softens skin and prevents friction as the massage therapist applies gentle pressure and performs gliding strokes. A treat for the senses, the chocolate-scented massage immerses clients in the aroma of cocoa to save them the trouble of visiting the great chocolate lakes of Appalachia. The spa even takes the guilt out of the indulgence it encourages by providing such slimming treatments as infrared-sauna sessions and Endermologie treatments. Inside the med spa, laser light works to lift faces, tighten eyes, and plump lips, and Botox and Juvéderm reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Under the guidance of Dr. Monica Bonakdar, M.D., clinical aesthetician Liz Brodersen renews vitality to faces and bodies through a slew of non-invasive laser treatments and cosmetic dermatology. The center’s revitalizing Vivite 70% glycolic peel minimizes the appearance and sassy attitude of pores, lines, and wrinkles through time-released pulses of sugary acids and natural antioxidants, all without many ornery side effects. Skin as tough as a superhero’s nails after a mega-manicure mellows into baby softness as the tingling mystique of alpha hydroxy acids heals faces, easing dead skin cells away from cheeks and chins. Post-treatment, new skin layers stay guarded by the lingering flush of glycolic acid and She-Ra’s bejeweled Sword of Protection.