The health specialists at Wisdom Of Healing aim to balance the body, mind, and soul with holistic treatments. Migraines and cluster headaches are eased with pressure-point therapy and an inflammation-reducing cold-stone treatment, and hot towels soothingly swaddle hands and feet. Patrons can also relax with the aid of an authentic Swedish massage, which employs gliding kneads to calm the nervous system and untangle anatomical half-hitches.
Aesthetician Monica Lucero was her own first client. As a teenager, she suffered with acne, but resolved to find a solution by studying the science of skin care or by going back in time to kill the first acne bacteria—whichever opportunity would come first. Fast-forward to the present, where she and her clients now show off their flawless skin thanks to her formal training and experience working at area salons.
Monica now offers her signature skin care services at Cosi Bella Day Spa, where clients find tranquility in the team's spa services while the ambient church bells of downtown Martinez ring out. The full-service facility makes it easy to extend the visit into a full soothing day, whether your hairstyle needs an update or a relaxing massage beckons.
When she became a licensed aesthetician more than eight years ago, Monica Lucero already had a steady client: herself. Having suffered from acne as a teenager, she'd started learning about skincare in an effort to clear her own skin. Monica started to channel her own experience into a caring attitude toward her clients through Changes Salon in Walnut Creek and Le Jardin in Pleasant Hill, and today, at Cosi Bella Day Spa. In all of her services?which range from chemical peels to facial waxing?she strives to cultivate an atmosphere that, like a solid-gold beanbag chair, will leave people feeling both pampered and relaxed.
The certified massage therapists at Healing Through Massage compare the human body to a musical instrument: both need to be kept in tune to function optimally. Using relaxing Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and shiatsu techniques, they work to restore the body to balance. Patrons can also opt for reflexology sessions, during which therapists apply precise pressure to the feet and hands.
Metal lights hang from the high red ceiling like martini glasses, casting glow on saffron-colored walls. Dividing the space are black-trimmed mirrors and private hair stations, where skilled stylists sculpt strands into face-flattering ’dos and decorate with bold highlights. Clients may also solicit Studio 929 for a rejuvenating moroccan oil treatment or a specialty straightening session to detangle curls.
Felecia Rincon knows that sugar can do a lot more than sweeten her coffee and stand in for snow on a ski slope. At Bare Sugaring Studio, she uses it to remove unwanted hair, practicing a spa treatment that goes back centuries. Applied opposite the direction of hair growth, her sugar-based paste sinks deep within the follicle, deeper than wax, to grip the hair at its root. When Felecia removes the paste, she takes with it the short, fine hairs that other epilation techniques miss, and even removes dead skin, leaving the legs, chests, chin, or any other body area, smooth and sleek.