Located right on Frazier Mountain, the talented spa technicians at Mountain Day Spa do away with smelly, toxic chemical treatments and acrylics in favor of all-organic hair coloring. The spa also offers a full range of massage treatments.
A certified prenatal massage therapist working towards getting her massage doula license, Jodi Emdy earned her massage-therapy license in 2007 and remains an enthusiastic practitioner dedicated to massage as a means of holistic wellness. Her repertoire of five modalities expressly links mental and physical health, including reflexology and prenatal massages that assuage stress to help regulate hormone levels.
Slimfit's mission is for clients to leave with less than they came in with: namely, fewer sleep issues, digestion problems, and skin imbalances. Leading the charge is Sonshyne Eileen Mitchell, who spent a quarter of a century practicing holistic therapies and earned 15 licenses and certifications along the way. Sonshyne and her staff have carved out a space where cleansing is comfortable and conducted with professionalism and advanced equipment. Their services include colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage massage, infrared weight loss, and color therapy. Colonics or colon irrigation helps push undigested waste through the body, improving nutrient absorption, reducing fatigue, and increasing energy. Also known as chromotherapy, color therapy uses colored lights to balance the body's energy field and to foster wellness and harmony?a goal that underlies all the treatments offered here.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Three Bakersfield.com reviewers give La Petit Poulette a perfect five-star rating. Four SpaFinder reviewers give the spa an average rating of 4.5 stars, and two Yahoo! Locals give it a perfect five stars:
The body is always subject to stresses such as work, family, and your jerk roommate's rubber-band gun. That's where Regina "Gina" Nathan comes in. With 17 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist and 15 as a reiki master, she cultivates a calm, soothing environment that helps her clients leave stress and worries behind. Drawing on more than 900 hours of holistic healing education, she makes it her mission to untie tight muscular knots and promote wellness of the mind and body. During massages, she can administer light strokes to promote relaxation or access lower-layer aches with more moderate techniques, including rib release and pelvic stabilization. One of the first therapists in Bakersfield to become certified as a practitioner and instructor of Quantum Touch, she also uses energy-healing techniques to stimulate the body's immune system, reduce back pain, and promote balance within the body.