Ambience MediSpa reinvigorates faces and physiques with pampering services that range from massages to moisturizing facials. Muscles sigh in collective relief as therapists untie knots of tension and exorcise stress-causing sprites lodged in lower backs. Dimples on thighs and derrières succumb to Lumicell Touch cellulite treatments, which increase blood circulation and oxygenate skin for a smoother appearance. European facials revivify visages with a deep-cleansing scrub, a soothing aromatherapy massage, and a hydrating mask. Sun-damaged skin travels back in time with the help of IPL photofacials and VI peels that stimulate collagen production to imbue faces with the youthful energy of a swim instructor at the Fountain of Youth.
Kristine Marcey began her career prepping models for the catwalk. As a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry, Kristine honed her craft to a photo-ready science. Once she moved to California in the mid-2000s, she decided it was time to build up her skill set, and she naturally looked to her canvas—the skin.
Now a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Kristine treats all visitors to KM Skin & Body Solutions to her carefully cultivated atmosphere of calm, with exotic aromas wafting through the air, the sound of water trickling over rocks, and soothing tea filling teacups. She pairs these tranquil touches with expert skincare services and massage therapy. Kristine addresses clients' concerns—from blemishes and sun spots to dryness and fine lines—with gentle, effective treatments including an exfoliating pumpkin-enzyme mask that works to fade away damage naturally.
Rod and Karen, Westlake Holistic’s owners, combine their skills in acupuncture, massage, and traditional Ayurvedic medicine to look after their clients’ well-being with a variety of alternative therapies. During Ayurvedic treatments, a practitioner gives the client a comprehensive health exam and consultation before creating an individualized course of holistic therapies. Acupuncture and massage therapy treat stress, pain, and other chronic conditions, namely those that have left clients unfairly blaming their back muscles for all their problems.
Each appointment at Mira's begins with a cup of herbal tea and an aromatherapy consultation. As the steamy beverage launches the relaxation process, helpful staff members consult with clients to forge custom aromatherapy oils and creams from organic ingredients and distilled essence of daydream. After that, a complimentary footbath infused with house-made peppermint and eucalyptus eases clients even further into a state of tranquility before their treatment even begins.
This indulgent welcome opens the door to Mira's slate of relaxing services, an amalgam of Eastern- and Western-massage-therapy techniques mingled with aesthetic treatments, all tailored to clients' individual needs. The talented staff battles muscle stress with such modalities as thai massage, reflexology, and myofascial release. These methodologies find their way into Mira's custom skincare services, which each include an upper-body massage along with a hot-stone, cold, stone, or herbal-flower-pouch treatment. Alongside makeup applications and body-waxing services, the facility's detoxifying far-infrared therapy treatments improve circulation, ease joint pain, and burn calories faster than a donut bonfire.
A visit to Massage Heights is a vacation from the workaday worries of overbearing supervisors and unhelpful Pilates partners. During the 90-minute hot-stone massage, a skilled therapist strategically places smooth, toasty earth globules on areas of the back, warming muscles, encouraging circulation, and coaxing tension out from under its desk to frolic outside during your body's relaxing recess. While the heated stones work their wonders, aromatherapy massages nasal passages with special oils that transform the dull, boring atmosphere into a cloud of inhalable bliss. At the other end of your body, a natural sugar scrub exfoliates shoe-fillers before a final splash of peppermint oil delivers a cool sensation and candy-cane smell, making toes feel as if they’re being suckled by Christmas elves.
The team at Savvy Salon The Studio aims to furnish clients with both everyday and runway-ready looks, earning the opportunity to style Elite model photo shoots as well as a visit from KCAL 9's California Adventure TV. As stylists pamper tresses with Schwarzkopf, Kérastase, and Bumble and bumble products, the salon's décor pampers the senses with richly hued wall hangings and striking black-and-white photographs. Besides hair services, specialty facials infuse mugs with a youthful glow previously attained only by participating in all-day kick-the-can competitions. Next door, Savvy's beauty studio brims with a dizzying assortment of handpicked products from renowned brands such as Bumble and bumble, L'Oréal Professionnel, Éminence Organic skincare, and bareMinerals cosmetics.