Guests to Muse Carmel Spa can get their beauty and relaxation fix in a variety of ways. Massage options such as the Soul Searcher help soothe and unwind, and No Junk in the Trunk treatments stimulate circulation to help detoxify with anticellulite cream. Skin glows after relaxing body and facial treatments, including Dead Sea–salt glows, mud wraps, and anti-aging facials.
Despite it's name, Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center does more than relieve upper-body aches and pains. The center is helmed by Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Kimes, whose chiropractic adjustments alleviate carpal-tunnel syndrome, tingling in the limbs, and fibromyalgia, as well as headaches and neck and back pain. The center also offers pain-relieving massages and nutritional programs, which include supplements and negative-calorie ice-cream sandwiches.
Graciela Gonzalez focuses on blanketing her clients with a deep sense of relaxation during each massage session at Sereneti Massage. She accomplishes this fete with techniques that include Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and reflexology. Graciela also massage clients in the comfort of their own home or a vacationing neighbor’s home.
1976 was the United States' 200th birthday. It was the year the $2 bill was issued and the VHS was introduced. It was also the year that licensed acupuncturist and body mender Phil Caylor founded and instructed at one of the first massage schools in Santa Cruz. Now with more than 40 years of experience, Phil expertly slackens musculature with an ample repertoire of techniques.
Initial assessments of the body's overall health may segue into acupuncture to unblock energy flow or into the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage to ease full-body tension. Whether releasing knots with firm deep-tissue techniques or investigating organ function with nutritional response testing, Phil complements his sessions with relaxation training to ensure wellness at home and pinky-lift training to prevent embarrassment at tea parties.
Just as dentists work with teeth and optometrists with eyes, Melanie Sargent works with the subconscious. As a clinical hypnotherapist, she helps her clients get in touch with their innermost wants and needs and assists them in calibrating their lifestyle with what she calls a "personal blueprint." Melanie has been offering her intuitive healing services since 1995, and has played an important role in many people's efforts to kick an addiction, lose weight, or overcome anxieties. Also a certified massage therapist and life coach, she blends her areas of expertise to help her clients live more fulfilling lives.
Santa Cruz Core has a staff of trainers, yoga instructors, dietitians, massage therapists, and fitness instructors who help clients get and stay in shape with a wide range of wellness services and fitness classes. Their team is committed to creating a community of wellness and to helping others achieve optimal health. They also work with clients who are rehabbing an injury, looking to increase their overall performance, or hoping to change their body.