Tiffany Kaiser, an aesthetician with more than 13 years of experience, performs peels, microdermabrasion treatments, etc. Tiffany specializes in permanent makeup, a treatment that safely defines brows, lash lines, lips, and the forehead's SAT words. The center stocks a selection of Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup–brand products for clients desiring to continue their skincare at home.
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Ensconced in an idyllic California craftsman-style house that dates to 1915, and listed in the 2009 Lonely Planet travel guide, Napa Massage & Bodycare's healers mend muscles with custom massage services and skin treatments. Treat bodies to a soothing epidermal extravaganza with the 45-minute signature Welti Wellness massage, featuring an all-star cast of deep-tissue, trigger-point, sports, reflexology, and energy-balancing styles emceed by robust Swedish techniques. Whatever their choice of massage style, cosseted clients can indulge in superficial to deep kneads according to their superficial or deep needs, as well as unscented lotion or aromatherapy oils. A topical liniment jettisons discomfort from joints before a peppermint-chamomile foot cream and a moist therapeutic pack infuse bodies with as much calm as a nap beneath a pile of puppies. Guests luxuriate amid Napa Massage's cozy environs, decked out in stained-glass windows, homey vintage-style furnishings, and private massage rooms. Napa Massage & Bodycare is located within walking distance of several bed-and-breakfasts and two hotels. Though today's Groupon does not cover these services, Napa Massage also offers hot stone massages, couples massages, and pregnancy massages, as well as facials, waxing, and other body-care treatments.
Several Napa Valley residents may have visited Spa Terra without ever realizing that they were there—or rather, that they were standing on top of it. The 22,000-square-foot hideaway is entirely subterranean and has tucked its 12 treatment rooms into the Estate Wine Cave behind the Meritage Resort. This naturally sequestered locale echoes with the whispers of waterfalls, enticing guests to trace the brick arches and spiraling mosaics of its Florentine design. Chandeliers and candles cast a glow onto stone, tile, iron, and wood accents, all of which were built by craftsmen to fit the underground space without angering its slumbering dragon landlord. The light takes a smoky, ethereal shift inside the steam grottos of the ladies' and gentlemen's lounges, and private soaking pools radiate blue-green tones from beneath the water.
In keeping with the earthy environs, the staff draws from local and organic ingredients during its treatments. Olives, herbs, and honey brighten skin through a variety of body scrubs and facials, which also rely on products from Comfort Zone and Éminence Organic Skin Care. Unsurprisingly, wine has a role in many of the services—the signature Solo Vino package begins with a cabernet-grape-seed scrub, then segues into a wine-cave-mud body wrap. It concludes with a therapeutic Terra massage and a selection of cheeses, served with wine or champagne. Guests can browse a far-reaching menu of massage modalities, including targeted styles for headaches and sore feet, or schedule a romantic couples session complete with chocolates to share.
After a 25-year tenure as a massage therapist, Taja Cox breathed new life into her career by becoming a licensed esthetician. She now uses both sets of talents to help clients at Relaxation Co. Skin Spa and Acne Clinic who come to her with chronic pain, acne, and sports-related injuries. When it comes to skincare, Taja calms skin with custom facials and lullabies, and dampens the effects of wrinkles with chemical peels. Her massages target ailing muscles in need of tension relief, and special techniques help clients undergoing surgery or chemotherapy to relieve their post-treatment fatigue. Further services outside the box include Taja’s facial and massage combinations that can help clients achieve an all-over relaxation more effectively than wearing clothing woven from chamomile leaves.
Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and boy bands, no two skins are exactly alike. That’s why Sumbody & Sumtime Spa's staff custom-blends products using organic ingredients that hail from the very planet we roam upon. Founded by Deborah Burnes, who authored Look Great, Live Green, the spa's signature line of products soothes the hair, body, and nose with natural and locally sourced ingredients. And when Burnes says "natural" she means it. "People tell us every day that they've tried everything on Earth," says Burnes, who quickly turns the question around: "Have you tried the earth itself?" Using elements such as clay, charcoal, sea salt, and honey, she concocts all-natural formulas that she says bring out the best in her clients' skin.
Earth tones and wood accents play their part in creating a calming atmosphere at M.Y. Life Salon and Holistic Day Spa, founded by registered nurse Kyle O'Hara. The salon and spa's experts spruce up manes and use holistic skin treatments to combat the signs of aging. With MTV and BBC styling and makeup credits to her name, award-winning master colorist Mia Burk spoils strands with high-end, organic and vegan-friendly products made from distilled good karma. O'Hara curates a collection that includes serums especially chosen to accommodate a wide variety of skin tones. The products purveyed by the salon spa revolve around a three-prong philosophy of detoxification, rebuilding, and results maintenance.