In a sunflower-colored sanctuary with welcoming, veranda-esque furniture, the beautifiers of Bay Area Body Spa tackle superficial imperfections with a diverse service menu. Slimming figures and reducing ticket-fares when traveling by suitcase is a specialty achieved by noninvasive body contouring and body wraps. Once bodies are molded into the desired shape, they can receive other upgrades including UV-free airbrush tanning, facials and waxing, and teeth-whitening treatments that makes teeth up to eight shades brighter in as little as 15 minutes.
With products from Sothys and Bioline in hand, the beauty specialists at Mountain View Facial Beauty enhance clients’ natural glow. More than 10 types of facial—including an IPL photofacial—tend to specific skin concerns such as acne, fine lines, or razor irritation for men, imbuing complexions with moisture, vitamins, and anti-aging unguents. Waxing treatments strip skin of unwanted fur, while massage services tenderize the muscles underneath. Clients can alter their look more dramatically with permanent make-up, slimming body wraps, and weight-loss treatments that don’t involve running laps around a Great Lake.
The relaxation experts at Juanita’s Bliss adhere to the ancient Indian system of ayurveda, a holistic approach to health and wellness that requires the use of plant-derived medicines, mineral-rich clays, and naturally processed oils. With those organic materials in tow, the spa’s team administers massages and facials that yield a variety of benefits, which can include better sleep, increased joint flexibility, and diminished scars and stretch marks. The team also helps balance bodily energy with reiki sessions.
As purveyors of all-over wellness, the staff at Mind Of Beauty Day Spa divides their attention between relaxing massage therapy and rejuvenating skincare treatments. Therapists soothe sore muscles with rhythmic pressure during acupressure and shiatsu sessions and target specific points on the feet during reflexology massages designed to promote health throughout the entire body. The spa’s aestheticians also keep busy, nourishing complexions with a variety of facials that include microdermabrasion treatments and nonsurgical facelifts. A full menu of facial and body waxing treatments keeps skin surfaces free of hair and parasitic barnacles thanks to the swift work of a warm resin wax.
Technicians at Bay Area Laser Therapy help specialize in herbal body wraps that help patients shed inches and conquer cellulite. Engineered by a biochemist from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, each wrap is packed with an herbal formula designed to cleanse tissues and contour the body without dehydrating the skin. Natural ingredients help elevate circulation, lymph flow, and nerve relay races within the body, which may aid in the removal of trapped waste and help restore skin elasticity. Technicians further help guests lose weight with fat-melting Lipo-Light body contouring, which helps the body flush out excess fat or burn it for energy.
Orchid Bloom Spa inspires beauty and balance with practices from Thailand and Hungary. A Thai herbal massage relieves deep-seated tension with intense stretches as the essential oils of tumeric, lemongrass, and bergamot tickle the inner senses. Treatments deploy a selection of organic Hungarian products and Thailand's Harnn products, which the spa stocks for use at home or after a hard day at the abacus. Upon arriving at the spa, clients can sip a soothing strawberry beverage while relaxing in the sunlit waiting area.
Having planned and executed massage therapy for the Tennessee Titans and competitors in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, the muscle menders at Athletic Edge know how to help the body recover from physical trauma and athletic exertion. Their highly individualized treatments pull from more than 15 modalities—soothing muscles with gliding Swedish strokes, targeting the deeper connective tissue with neuromuscular therapy, and even combining salutary techniques to treat the underlying causes of aches. Although the gentle or directed kneading can have a distinctively relaxing effect, the therapists specialize in jump-starting clients' natural healing processes and helping them overcome the soft-tissue pains that athletic activity, auto accidents, and full-contact charades can cause. The studios also partner with chiropractors and physical therapists to form a one-stop treatment center for athletes, with particular modalities complementing the strains incurred by particular sports.
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