Salt Cave in Lathrop

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When asked about her stance on skincare products, Jamie Jacob’s answer is simple: “If it doesn’t do something amazing, I don’t carry it.” The veteran aesthetician honed her keen ability to weed out the unworthy contenders through 600 hours of cosmetology schooling, which included extra training with Dermalogica, Eminence, Skin Script, and Tu'el Skin Care lines. Much like beauty-pageant contests, who are judged on personality alone, Jamie’s services span the beauty spectrum with an array of facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion treatments that keep epidermal expanses silky smooth, as well as massages that go hand-to-hand against troublesome aches.

429 West Lockeford Street
Lodi,
CA
US

At first glance, it looks like a plain, white room with a couple rows of cozy blue chairs. But then the sunlight reveals something interesting: the walls and ceiling are textured, and even seem to emit some subtle, glittering glints. Stepping inside reveals that there's no hard floor, either, just crunchy salt dunes underfoot. This saline retreat?and the kid's version, with as many toys as chairs?offers relaxing, 45-minute stays designed to improve respiratory and allergen-related health. While reading a magazine or napping, the airborne crystals are exhaled and inhaled, which can help alleviate sneezing, coughing, headaches, and skin rashes such as eczema.

1538 Newell Avenue
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Since the 1800s, people have sought out salt caves for their healing properties. Few of those caves, however, have been equipped with cushioned lounge chairs and flat-screen TVs. At Sea Salt Therapy, patients relax in just amid luxury as they dig their toes into and fill their lungs with safe, naturally salty air. With each breath, patients inhale microparticles that holistically address asthma, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, and other respiratory ailments. Co-owner Angela Kassai, a severe allergy sufferer herself, was inspired to open the center after doing research on the treatment and learning of wellness success stories from salt rooms in Europe and LA.

3199 S Bascom Ave
Campbell,
CA
US

At Thea skin hair body mind, caring therapists help clients cultivate beauty and health from the inside out. In addition to selling makeup and skincare products by CosMedix, Jane Iredale, Rene Furterer, and Société Clinical Skincare, staffers operate a salon and spa dedicated to rejuvenating hair, skin, and the spirit within. Here, clients can unwind among warm orange walls, lush pink curtains, ornate mirrors, and globally inspired tile work. Hair services range from cutting and coloring to exotic treatments such as Brazilian blowouts and Japanese thermal reconditioning, which both leave hair as smooth as a saxophone dipped in hot fudge. In addition to offering skincare services such as LED light therapy and microdermabrasion, spa staffers pamper bodies with nature-inspired body treatments such as sea-salt scrubs and Moroccan mud wraps.

910 21st St.
Sacramento,
CA
US