With more than 10 years of beauty-industry experience, massage therapist and aesthetician Christine Rasmussen knows aesthetic treatments inside and out. And at her beauty haven, Skin, she requires that her staff does, too. Together, the knowledgeable team of certified technicians creates a welcoming space where they personalize each skincare and body service. Aestheticians reach for skin-type specific Ayur-Medic and Dermalogica products to enhance the cleansing effects of facial or the exfoliating impact of a chemical peel or diamond microdermabrasion. This same attention to detail can be found during customized body treatments, which range from trigger-point therapy and lomilomi massages to a detoxifying body scrub made with sea salt or a sugar mixture infused with fruit, chocolate, and coffee ingredients.
Skin's dedicated team also provides mobile spa treatments and spa parties, both of which can be performed in the comfort of the client's home, office, or giant, walk-in makeup compact.
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.
In Touch Massage & Day Spa’s massage therapists and aestheticians have been relaxing and rejuvenating clients for two decades. The team’s massages melt aches from muscles and worries from minds with modalities that range from deep tissue, which targets knots and sore spots, to hot stone, which uses polished, hot basalt-lava stones to cut through tension and cold marble stones to flush the body and refresh the skin. For facials, aestheticians work with the client’s complexion, formulating each treatment to ameliorate excessive dryness or pores that have aligned themselves to spell out “Help!” As a spa boutique, In Touch Massage & Day Spa also stocks clothing and lingerie as well as products by Dermalogica, Environ, and SkinMedica.
Since the spa sits inside Spectrum Athletic Clubs at Thousand Oaks, guests have easy access to yoga classes, treadmills, a heated pool, and a eucalyptus steam room. Occasionally, though, the spa cuts loose from its foundation with its Spa to Go program. At events such as bridal showers or girls’ nights out, team members can deliver massages and herbal wraps to create great memories and reveal which friend is actually a robot in disguise.
Skincare treatments rarely stop at the skin at Naya Fresh Body Spa Aveda. Instead the staff members strive to make every appointment an indulgent experience that leaves guests' bodies and spirits feeling rejuvenated. Botanically derived Aveda products and exfoliating Clarisonic Pro technology allow aestheticians to restore a naturally radiant glow around the cheekbones while minimizing the appearance of everything from fine lines to sun spots. Body wraps infuse the skin with nutrient-rich salves made from herbs, grapeseed oils, warm seaweed, peppermint, and other invigorating ingredients. For an immersive escape, the massage therapists can soothe tense muscles or recenter the body's chakras by using specialized combinations of therapeutic or relaxation-inducing modalities. This relaxing setting is complemented by the day spa's dec?r, which includes walls adorned with works by an assortment of featured artists as opposed to mischievous children hiding in a trench coat.
Guests arriving to The Raven Spa may find themselves feeling like they've traveled a thousand miles away from their everyday cares. The aesthetic is both spiritual and indulgent, with stone statues that stand sentinel beside a plush purple couch and lush, sun-drenched drapes and glistening chandeliers holding court over an eastern-inspired communal massage chamber. A colorful patio overflowing with exotic flowers welcomes visitors to sit and soak in sunlight streaming between red and white umbrellas, creating a peaceful oasis for quiet reading or self-reflection. "Whoever comes here feels like it's their own," a front desk manager told LX TV's 1st Look, "Our whole goal is to take you away from whatever's out there."
The spa's international decor also mirrors its diverse menu of services, which includes acupuncture, facials, and hammam??a traditional Turkish soak that corrals plant extracts and herbs to nourish and detoxify the body. Therapists work out imbedded muscle kinks through seven varieties of massage including traditional Thai massage, which combines rhythmic kneads with yoga-like stretches and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, which often sees practitioners using their elbows to nudge tension until it gets the hint and leaves.