Thai Massage in Isla Vista

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Having trained and studied throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, Rachel Petkus L.Ac now shares her passion for holistic well-being at Healing for Balance. Though she's a licensed acupuncturist, she also offers other therapeutic treatments that include Thai massage and cupping. Whatever treatment she's performing, Rachel is focused on jump-starting the body's natural healing processes while supporting clients' physical as well as mental health. To help clients achieve this mind-body balance, she also leads Kundalini-based yoga classes that can incorporate chanting, meditation, and mindful breathing exercises.

22 N Milpas St.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

At Zen Massage Place, the massage therapists erase stress with soothing massage treatments. Herbs, sea salt, or flowers enhance foot soaks before foot reflexology treatments; likewise, thai hot herbal balls or hot stones are employed during full-body massages. Other options include deep-tissue, Shiatsu, or Swedish massage techniques, as well as relaxing treatments that include a rain shower and body scrub for soft skin.

500 N Milpas
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Established: 2014

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Most popular service: Thai massage

Brands Used: None

Pro Tip: Try the combination of Swedish, traditional Thai, and hot-stone massage.

Q&A with Kim, Owner

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?

Professional massage using a combination of Swedish massage, Thai massage, and hot-stone therapy. Thai massage involves stretching and acupressure to promote vascular- and energy-flow. Swedish massage is a more relaxing technique that incorporates oil and smooth pressure. Hot-stone therapy uses heated stones to treat specific problem areas needing heat and direct pressure.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

While living and growing up in Thailand, I liked getting massages from my auntie. I learned Thai massage and realized that I am very good at it.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?

Several clients have told me that I gave them the best massages of their lives. Those comments made me feel good about what I am doing. My massage teachers also told me that I have naturally good hands for massage.

363 Mobil Ave.
Camarillo,
CA
US

Simply put, Eric Charles has healing hands. These hands can perform a variety of massages that detoxify the body, prevent injury, and alleviate chronic discomfort. Rather than limit himself to traditional modalities such as Swedish and deep tissue, Charles stretches his skill set to accommodate Hawaiian-style lomilomi and Thai massages that apply gentle pressure to the body?s energy points. He also performs sports massages that break up tension with Swedish-style strokes and strategically placed knuckleballs.

268 Lombard St.
Thousand Oaks,
CA
US

Working within Studio Bijoux, aesthetician Juliet revitalizes clients' complexions with individually tailored facials. Following a skin-type assessment, she determines the ideal treatments to beautify skin of any sensitivity, whether administering peels, facials, or microdermabrasion treatments. She also offers a myriad of other services to beautify the face and body.

741 Lakefield Road
Westlake Village,
CA
US

LA Bliss Spa's staff soothe tired skin and frayed nerves by providing a friendly environment where clients can let go of every concern except their need for pampering. Skilled aestheticians perfect skin with a menu of facials that includes custom exfoliation and pore-cleaning variations. Facials use products that diminish signs of aging such as lines and pigmentation in shades not in compliance with the official human color wheel. To purge the body of stress, the spa offers a number of different massage styles, as well as mud wraps and detoxifying body scrubs that are designed to provide unique results. Massage therapists unfurl tension and nourish frames with soothing oils while skin care professionals at the spa use Dermalogica products. Therapists also utilize the healing properties of heated stones to relieve muscle discomfort and release endorphins back into the wild.

4811 Whitsett Ave.
Valley Village,
CA
US