Bay Thai Massage doesn?t just offer traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages. The studio's massage therapists use a number of specialized tools including bamboo rods and green tea essential oils to soften tense muscles. And during the salon?s namesake thai massage, therapists use their full bodies to work out knots. They walk on backs and sit on legs, pulling clients into a cobra position to release tension and warm smaller cobras to keep away.
At KBS Fitness, it's certified personal trainer Kingi Santiel's goal to make exercise engaging and not intimidating. That much is apparent from his outdoor boot-camp programs, where exercisers of all fitness levels perform push-ups, stair-climbing, and other body-weight exercises under the sun's rays. To complement those group workouts, Santiel and his team also bring to the table personal training, nutritional counseling, and massage therapy.
Sue Ferrier opened Dana Point Bodycentre as a place of holistic healing and pampering spa services. On the healing side, she leverages her training as a massage therapist to oversee a staff of skilled bodywork experts that are well versed in a variety of soothing modalities?Swedish and hot stone are just two of them. On the pampering side, she works with aestheticians that make use of Jan Marini Skin Care and SkinCeuticals products as they dole out classic European facials and rejuvenating peels. They even render exfoliating body scrubs and wraps with natural salts, sugars, and mineral mud. And in case clients value familiarity, Sue boasts residence in or near Dana Point since 1973.
BodyCentre Day Spa often looks beneath the surface, searching for ways to make clients feel rejuvenated inside and out. This commitment even helped the Costa Mesa location earn a spot on the CBS Los Angeles list of 2014's Best Day Spas In Orange County.
The spas' massage therapists perform a range of relaxing and mind-centering modalities that can relieve chronic aches while restoring a greater sense of focus and self-awareness. This includes everything from deep-tissue work and acupressure to shiatsu and reflexology. The spas' skincare treatments adopt a similarly broad approach, improving tone and texture as they address individual needs with a combination of specialized products, noninvasive techniques, and advanced technologies?including hyperbaric oxygen and sea fennel stem cells. For a thoroughly cleansing experience, the centers even offer detoxifying colon-hydrotherapy sessions.
The stresses and demands of everyday life can take their toll mentally as well as physically. At Lake Forest Spa Massage, these troubles are easily forgotten as therapists indulge clients with a variety of rejuvenating bodywork and skincare treatments. Massages styles include gentle Swedish techniques and knot-releasing deep-tissue pressure as well as shiatsu, which uses a combination of acupressure techniques, stretching, and breathing exercises to calm bodies and minds. Additionally, the center's staff can pamper visitors with facials and body scrubs intended to restore the skin's naturally radiant glow, and waxing treatments that leave it as smooth as a freshly shaved statue.
At Zen Bodywork, holistic health practitioner Jerri Le kneads muscles and recalibrates energy levels. Her favorite modality for easing stress and improving flexibility is Thai massage, which incorporates a beneficial medley of pressure, stretching, and fish sauce. Classic Swedish massage employs gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction, while hot stone massage makes use of warm rocks and aromatic essential oils. Specialized neuromuscular therapy unites the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, helping to eradicate pain and restore structural integrity.