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8301 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara,
CA
USA

The sea below, the sky above, and the spa right in the middle of it all. Every single element of The Spa at Bacara has been designed to encourage relaxation. Add in the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean nearby, and you have a close approximation of what it's like to live inside a giant silk pillow.

In the spa's 36 treatment rooms, clients relax with the help of services inspired by classic European traditions or infused with local ingredients. Whether you choose to indulge in a Swedish massage or an exfoliating orange-peel scrub, don't miss out on the private sunbathing area before or after your session.

Santa Barbara Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US

Signature Service: Collagen induction therapy

Brands Used: Boutique products made in the USA

Established: 2002

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Minimum Age Requirement: 18

Pro Tip: Arrive on time and be in the mood to relax.

Q&A with the Owner / Esthetician

What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?

We offer a select menu of treatments that have given us a reputation in Santa Barbara as the place to go for eyelash extensions, facial exercise lessons, and collagen induction therapy. Clients love our treatments because they are all-natural alternatives to facelifts, fillers, and Botox.

Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?

Beauty is on the inside and on the outside. We believe that our clients are beautiful on the inside already, and it is our job to let that beauty shine through to the outside in the most natural way possible.

3530 State Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

A few years ago, Marcus and Eva Kettles fell in love at first sight. Not with each other?they were already married?but with an SPX workout they experienced at a friend's studio. Marcus, a Pilates master student, and Eva, a Megaformer trainer, were drawn to how SPX was rooted in Pilates but also introduced new elements. In addition to the toning and flexibility you get from Pilates exercises, SPX's 40-minute circuit-style workouts incorporate strength and cardio training.

Though SPX is at the core of Fit Buddha's philosophy, it's not all the studio offers. Options include indoor cycling classes with Schwinn AC performance bikes and a wellness center with an infrared sauna. The detoxifying sauna can help the body recuperate from workouts with heat designed to ease pain and muscle tension, cleanse the skin and organs, and erase memories of the guy who may or may not have smoked you in class today.

330 State St.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

David McVeigh grew up in Ireland where he competed in road races and worked as a sports therapist. While he enjoyed his work, David felt limited in his abilities to rehabilitate his athletes. He’d learned firsthand the positive effects of massage therapy at his job and decided to make the switch, enrolling in a two-year course to learn the ins and outs of massage and bodywork.

Today, the owner of McVeigh Massage and his team in their quaint two-room studio, offer Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages using heated pads and less-oily massage creams. Inside their serene and posh location, the team treats a variety of clients suffering from various body injuries such as chronic lower-back strain resulting from computer engineer work or inflamed muscles springing from strenuous exercises. They also provide terrycloth headbands and caps to keep hair from doing donuts in the slick creams.

22 W Mission St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Qui Si Bella Spa's devotion to holistic and eco-friendly products doesn't stop with its organic herbs or eucalyptus-scented steam?even the spa's Kangen ionized water is specially purified to retain maximum mineral content. Rainforest herbs and organic ingredients comprise facials inspired by different world cultures, and scrubs and wraps refresh skin with coconut-milk soaks and botanical-infused scrubbing salts. Qui Si Bella?s staff also massages sore muscles, treats digits to manicures and pedicures, and applies permanent makeup to eyes, eyebrows, and lips. Additional services such as chiropractic, weight management, nutritional programs, and hydrocolon therapy led by Sandra Sphar help round out the spa's menu.

3311 State St.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US