Beauty & Spas in Oakland

Rockridge Day Spa – Up to 55% Off Hair Services

Rockridge Day Spa

Rockridge

$150 $75

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Keratin renders hair smooth and manageable for six weeks (express) or four months (full); haircuts redefine looks with accentuating style

Up to 62% Off Facial Threading Sessions

Eyebrow Queen Salon

Oakland

$15 $6

Skilled aesthetician uses sterilized cotton threads to remove unwanted hair from the eyebrows, upper lip, and whole face

Up to 54% Off Massages at Givae Salon

Givae Salon

Piedmont Avenue

$85 $39

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Enjoy the relaxing strokes of a custom massage, or opt for a more indulgent 75-minute massage that incorporates knot-melting hot stones

51% Off Rolfing Posture-Alignment Session

Jed Bentley Rolfing

Oakland

$160 $79

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Rolfing helps the body to align properly and reduces pain with adjustments of fascia, or connective tissue

Up to 67% Off Massage

Vanesscia's Massage & Scents

Oakland

$70 $29

Swedish kneads relax tight muscles and curb stress; deep-tissue techniques combat chronic tension and injuries with targeted pressure

Up to 57% Off at Rags 2 Riches Hair Designs

Rags 2 Riches Hair Designs

Redwood Heights

$95 $45

Stylists beautify locks with cuts, styling, relaxer, and deep conditioning treatments

75% Off Waxing

Be Beautiful By Tina

Oakland

$120 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Massage

Dawson’s Stress Reduction

Pill Hill

$75 $39

Qualified massage therapist uses various techniques such as shiatsu and trigger point during relaxing, pain-alleviating massages

Up to 66% Off Facials at Au Natural

Au Natural

Montclair Business

$125 $49

Aestheticians employ G. M. Collin products to deep-clean and rehydrate faces

Up to 77% Off Massage or Chiropractic Exam and Treatment

Piedmont Network Chiropractic

Oakland

$85 $35

Massage therapist soothes muscles during 60-minute treatment; Dr. Julie Orman D.C. gently treats misaligned backs and performs adjustment

Up to 57% Off Haircut Packages at La Nana Salon & Flowers

La Nana Salon & Flowers

Glenview

$65 $29

Stylists craft new 'dos and tame frizz with deep-conditioning treatments inside this Aveda concept salon stocked with natural products

50% Off Swedish, Deep-Tissue or Sports Massage

John Porter CMT

Uptown

$80 $40

Certified massage therapist treats chronic aches or general tension with long, relaxing strokes or firm, cross-grain pressure

Up to 63% Off Teeth Whitening

Laurel Smile Dentistry

Redwood Heights

$350 $139

Dentist breaks down dark stains and discoloration using a system that leaves tooth enamel in tact

Up to 54% Off Massages in Oakland

Megan Brooks, CMT

Downtown

$95 $45

Therapist specializes in a fusion of deep-tissue manipulation, guided movements, & flowing strokes that releases soft & connective tissue

Up to 64% Off Custom Facials at Lucid Skin Studio

Lucid Skin Studio

Oakland

$95 $35

After thorough consultation, aesthetician customizes facial to address your specific skin-care concerns

Up to 64% Off Nail Services or Brow Waxes

Face and Body by Taylor

Grand Lake

$25 $9

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Aestheticians decorate fingernails with long-lasting Shellac or Gelish polish, pamper finger- and toenails, and shape brows

Up to 65% Off Haircut and Coloring Packages

Phoenix Rising Salon and Day Spa- Bertha Solorio

Montclair Business

$90 $39

Stylists rejuvenate 'dos with cuts, clarifying or conditioning treatment, or coloring services

Up to 53% Off Blowout Package with Optional Haircut

GlamSity

Uptown

$65 $32

Contemporary salon with old-Hollywood glamour that was featured in Essence magazine in 2011

Up to 54% Off Brazilian Waxing

Celita Davis at Diva Styles Salon

Oakland

$50 $25

Waxing technician taps into five years of experience to quickly remove unwanted hair and stubble from the bikini area

Up to 64% Off Haircuts at Moler Barber College

Moler Barber College

Multiple Locations

$7 $2.80

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Barbers-in-training fade, line, and taper hair

Up to 55% Off Women's Cut and Style

Trim On San Pablo

Golden Gate District

$65 $29

Stylists sculpt 'dos to suit facial features, hydrate hair, and apply highlights for a touch of color at this multi-cultural salon

55% Off Women's Haircuts

Love Salon

McClymonds

$150 $68

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off One or Three Airbrush Tans

Ooh La Lah Beauty Lounge

Oakland

$50 $25

Airbrush technician imbues skin with a natural-looking glow using vegan tanning products

(Up to 79% Off) Zoom! or Take-Home Whitening

Lake Merritt Dental

Downtown

$600 $129

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Get a Zoom! treatment, which brightens teeth up to eight shades, or a year's worth of whitening supplies

45% Off Massage - Other Specialty

Gentle Bodywork for Chronic Pain with Phoebe Weiss

Oakland Ave - Harrison St

$60 $33

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off at Diva Styles Salon

Diva Styles Salon

Oakland

$75 $35

Haircut and style with color or chemical relaxer treatment, which permanently alters the hair’s natural wave pattern

Up to 71% Off Hairstyling

Lucia's Health and Beauty

Oakland

$65 $19

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Stylists skillfully trim strands, infuse hair with Flamboyage highlights, or use thermal reconditioning to treat loose to medium curls

Up to 55% Off Haircuts and Color Services

Ajuda Day Spa

Oakland

$65 $29

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Stylist skilled in both funky and conservative looks shapes hair, conditions strands, and adds color with Redken and Matrix products

Up to 59% Off at Oakland Massage Therapy

Oakland Massage Therapy

Oakland

$80 $40

A massage therapist ousts muscle tension with massage, exfoliating salt glow, soothing hot stones, hot towel, and aromatherapy treatments

Up to 62% Off Haircut and Color

Kayla at Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa

Montclair Business

$70 $29

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Stylist uses Redken, Pureology, Nicholas, and Unite Hair Care products to fashion new cuts and add vibrant streaks of color

Up to 44% Off Pedicures at Rock & Polish

Rock & Polish

Oakland

$33 $19

Nail techs pamper feet with a pedicure, and only use pumice stones and scrubbers once before disposing of them to keep things sanitary

Up to 56% Off Brazilian Waxes

Moods & Attitudes Too

Oakland

$75 $37

Staff remove all unwanted hair from bikini zones to get bodies beach ready

Up to 63% Off Massage

Skin Care by Carlita Ballard

Oakland

$90 $45

Carlita helps tense muscles unwind during hour-long massages that incorporate Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques

The Body Shop – $20 for Skincare and Body Products

The Body Shop

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international community fair-trade suppliers

61% Off Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage

Tranquility Rx

Emeryville

$140 $55

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Both massage modalities aim to promote total-body relaxation and rejuvenation; includes a free vial of aromatherapy oil

Up to 60% Off at Solé Salon and Spa Aveda

Solé Salon and Spa Aveda

Emeryville

$86 $39

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Stylist cuts hair and styles locks with flat-iron or curling iron, adds color, or reduce frizz with keratin treatment

Up to 79% Off Chiropractic Massage

The Vitality Center

Emeryville

$210 $45

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Chiropractors aim to help balance postures to help free up otherwise wasted energy

Up to 57% Of Haircut and Shampoo Packages

Omar Tyson @DW Barbershop

Emeryville

$35 $17

Skilled barber snips away split ends, washes hair, and crafts new style to flatter the features

57% Off Complete Invisalign Treatment

Randhawa Dental

Multiple Locations

$6,250 $2,699

Invisible braces straighten teeth in 6–12 months

Up to 66% Off Haircut and Color Packages

Stefanie at Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa

Montclair Business

$90 $45

Comprehensive haircare from seasoned stylist and colorist Stefanie

Up to 61% Off Bikini or Brazilian Waxing 

Kim Hastings at Phoenix Rising Salon

Montclair Business

$25 $12

Waxing specialist swiftly removes all or some of the hair from the bikini area

Up to 48% Off Massage and Facial Treatment

Body Techniques

Alameda

$75 $39

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Massage techniques include Swedish, deep tissue, Thai, hot-stone, or shiatsu; facials treat all skin types

Up to 63% Off Hydradermabrasion or Winter Facials

The Gorgeous Lady

Alameda

$120 $59

Restore skin with hydrating waterfall facial or 'winter' facial designed to improve all skin-types with deep-penetrating peel

Up to 68% Off Salon Services at About Beauty

About Beauty

Alameda

$90 $34.99

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A nourishing conditioning treatment with a scalp massage readies guests for stylish cuts and optional color treatments

Up to 62% Off Facials at Antidote Salon

Antidote Salon

Alameda

$85 $33

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Both customizable facial styles can be upgraded to include microdermabrasion treatment

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 20% off Any Single Service Over $100

Metamorphosis

Alameda

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 20% off any single service over $100 at Metamorphosis

50% Off Thai Yoga Massages at Bodywork by Bhaskar

Bodywork by Bhaskar

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Thai-massage practitioner Bhaskar Banerji reunites body and mind during a 60-minute mix of massage and yoga modalities

Up to 54% Off Thai Massages

Satya Bodyworks

Elmwood

$75 $37

Long-held stretches combine with meridian stimulation, deep-tissue techniques, and structural alignment to open the body and repair muscles

Up to 54% Off Massage or Wellness Treatments

One Love Healing

One Love Healing

$60 $30

Eastern and Western massage and wellness treatments ease aches and promote healthful living; options include Swedish massage and reiki

Up to 67% Off Haircut Packages

Hair by Lisa Eve

Berkeley

$95 $39

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Stylist with more than 17 years of experience makes over clients with cuts and color treatments ranging from conservative to edgy

Up to 46% Off Massages from Wei at Meilin Salon and Spa

Wei at Meilin Salon and Spa

Albany

$45 $25

Massage therapist relaxes and rejuvenates his clients with soothing full-body massages

Up to 60% Off Hair Extensions at Hello Tiara

Hello Tiara

Orinda

$750 $374.99

Extensionists add length and volume to hair with non-damaging plastic covered silicon ring that hold hair in place for six months

Up to 58% Off Massages

Shape Shifters Pilates and Health Studio

Moraga

$90 $45

Massage therapists specialize in therapeutic techniques that blend reflexology with deep-tissue strokes and shiatsu massage

43% Off LASIK Eye Surgery

Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center

Multiple Locations

$5,300 $2,999

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Dr. William Ellis and his staff consult with patients before performing corrective LASIK surgery and monitoring the results for 3 months

Up to 58% Off Brow Design and Touchups

Hibiscus Boutique Spa

El Cerrito

$42 $19.99

Aestheticians beautify eyebrows and help maintain their splendor with two follow-up visits

Up to 59% Off Waxing at Zen Organic Salon

Zen Organic Salon

El Cerrito

$55 $25

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Brazilian waxes remove hair from the entire bikini region, leaving behind only smooth skin that stays that way for weeks

55% Off Reposturing Massage at Foundation 1st

Foundation 1st

El Cerrito

$130 $59

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Introductory reposturing massage can help those suffering from chronic pain and diminished freedom of movement

55% Off Massage at Bridges Rock Gym

Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$65 $29

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Massage therapists customize each session to relieve muscle aches, improve circulation, and relax the mind

Up to 46% Off Nail Services

Classy Nails

El Cerrito

$41 $22

Gentle nail techs sculpt and buff nails and use soothing paraffin wax to rejuvenate well-worked extremities

Imperial Spa – Up to 30% Off Day Pass

Imperial Spa

Western Addition

$25 $19

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Korean-style spa's steam room, red-clay sauna, hot and cold jacuzzis, and shower facilities melt away stress

Up to 57% Off Dysport at Aura Skin Spa

Aura Skin Spa

Financial District

$350 $179

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Licensed specialists battle gravity's effects with cosmetic injections that target brow lines, crow's-feet, and forehead wrinkles

Up to 44% Off Massages, Facials, and Pedicures

The I Spa at the InterContinental Hotel

SoMa

$120 $75

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Swedish massages relax muscles with flowing kneads; customized facials nourish skin; pedicures incorporate essential oils and paraffin

Up to 40% Off Massage and Wellness Services

Diamond Massage & Wellness

Cow Hollow

$50 $30

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Independent practitioners gather to provide massage-therapy treatments, weight-loss programs, and injury rehab

83% Off Premium Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

Glam White

San Francisco

$175 $29

Home teeth-whitening kits include trays and free whitening gel refills for life; can whiten teeth up to 12 shades in one to two weeks

Up to 51% Off Eyelash Extensions at Lueur Dore`e

Lueur Dore`e

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Flrity lashes quickly accent eyes with corner extensions; full lash sets accentuate natural lashes and nix the need for mascara

Up to 82% Off Microdermabrasion

Precision Hair Design

San Francisco

$540 $99

Microdermabrasion and glycolic peel treatments rejuvenate skin and even texture by exfoliating dead cells and removing excess oils

83% Off Teeth-Whitening Pens

White Smile Central

Downtown

$89.85 $15

Teeth-whitening pens fit in your pocket to spot-treat teeth all day for a whiter smile

Up to 64% Off Pilates Mat Classes at Salon DNA

Salon DNA

Salon DNA

$75 $29

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Certified Pilates instructors teach small classes that are capped at six students

Up to 42% Off at Health Feet Massage

Health Feet Massage

Multiple Locations

$30 $19

Staff soothe aching feet with help from herb-infused soaks and reflexology techniques and can also tame tension in the upper body and back

Up to 49% Off Men's Haircuts

Lisa's Beauty Salon

Noe Valley

$45 $25

Gents sink into cozy salon chairs for smart cuts that include a shampoo and conditioning, as well as a blowout and soothing scalp massage

Up to 55% Off Hair Services at FLiP Salon

FLiP Salon

Flip Salon

$85 $39

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Stylists trim hair and weave in dimension-adding highlights, or tame frizz and curls with Brazilian blowout treatments

Up to 60% Off Thai or Swedish Massage or Couples Massage

Voila La Familia

Mission

$100 $49

Swedish massage involves gentle, continuous strokes; Thai massage targets pain with deep pressure and stretches the limbs and back

Up to 59% Off Massages and Facials

Skin and Body Method

San Francisco

$140 $59

Licensed therapist eases muscles and ousts tension with massage, or rejuvenates faces with a cleansing mask before soothing foot massage

Up to 68% Off Bathhouse Outing with Optional Couple's Massage

Archimedes Banya SF

Hunters Point

$120 $39

Bathhouse blends Russian, Greek, Turkish, and German spa traditions in saunas, pools, and spa-treatment rooms across four floors

Up to 55% Off at Zazen

Zazen

Cow Hollow

$75 $35

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Massage in your choice of modality eases aches; float session promotes peace of mind in a private chamber

Up to 57% Off Cut & Color or Keratin Treatment

Episode Salon & Spa

Noe Valley

$90 $39

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Stylists trim and condition strands then accent with color or multidimensional highlights; keratin treatment to tame frizzy hair

57% Off Juice or Cleanse from Juicey Lucy’s

Juicey Lucy's

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

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100% organic fresh-pressed juices made from seasonal veggies to optimize health, strengthen immune systems, and aid in weight loss

50% Off Eyelash Extensions

Le Orchidee Spa

Westwood Park

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 74% Off Facials or Chemical Peels

Complexion Skin Care Clinic

San Francisco

$150 $39

Peels take roughly 30 minutes to exfoliate the skin, and facials take around 55 minutes as they cleanse and moisturize the complexion

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At Isis Skin & Body, medical director Dr. Noha Aboelata grants her patients' desires for beauty with a gentle touch, exclusively performing noninvasive rejuvenation treatments that employ the latest advancements in aesthetic upkeep. The practice is split between laser-based and topical therapies that both remediate existing problems and stimulate of the body's natural healing mechanisms.

Lasers earn their keep and daily continental breakfasts with work in three principle areas: routing unwanted hair, healing nail fungus, and helping to firm and smooth contours all over the body. To ensure topical treatments are safe for all skin types, Dr. Aboelata handpicks the products used in each service, which range from custom acne-scar treatments to eight types of chemical peels. Online forms dotting the company's website encourage curious visitors to start their restorative journey with a free analysis by identifying their skin and body concerns from a list that will help the staff to suggest a fitting course of treatment.

In tribute to its eponymous Egyptian goddess, the white and gold spa takes rich decorating cues from ancient palace-inspired aesthetics and the advice of style-blogging mummies. Columns capped with gold lotuses rise up to the entry hall's high ceiling, and gilded folding screens backdrop chaise lounges covered in bolts of lustrous, eggshell-colored cloth.

4111 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

Almost as long as the list of ingredients that Simply Green Day Spa’s organic nail polishes include is the list of common polish chemicals that they don’t. The colorful hues from SpaRitual and Butter London eschew DBA, toluene, formaldehyde, parabens, and phtalates—and none were tested on animals. By using products such as these, Simply Green simultaneously nurtures both its clients and the environment. While nail technicians wield the nontoxic polishes and acetone-free polish remover, augmenting mani-pedis with sugar and salt scrubs and hot-stone massages, skincare experts turn to natural facial treatments. Antioxidants from blueberries and vitamin C set to work on blemishes along with exfoliation, masks, and steam, which helps patrons clear their clogged pores without trying to suck out dirt with a Shop-Vac.

Simply Green Day Spa’s staff also eases aches and stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. After a thorough coddling, waxing specialists banish leg hair or evict unwanted fuzz from the face, leaving patrons completely made over. Setting the stage for these transformations, Simply Green’s decor lives up to its name’s other meaning with plush green armchairs arranged amid sage-green walls, a rock fountain, and sweeping white curtains.

630 Grand Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

As an avid athlete, Megan Brooks looked forward to a lifetime of tight, sore muscles. Physical stiffness did not impede her agile mind, however, which targeted massage therapy to deepen her knowledge of the body and hurdle the side effects of exercise. She formalized her passion at the National Holistic Institute's College of Massage Therapy in San Francisco, and she graduated with a letter of excellence. Currently, she focuses on harmonizing body and spirit with her strong hands and the warm, soothing light emanating from her third eye, knowing firsthand that this balance—different for every client—is critical to general well-being and athletic performance. A specialization in integrative massage reflects this attitude, as the style allows her to respond to individual problems with any stroke from her repertoire, including Swedish, deep-tissue therapy, and rarer styles such as Hawaiian lomi lomi.

As director of the manual therapy program at Inner-Action Sports Rehab in Oakland, she continuously expands her knowledge of how the human body works, fails, and can be righted without jamming limbs into a T-square. Practicing the 3,000-year-old art also sparked her interest in the ancient holistic health systems of ayurveda and Chinese medicine, the study of which she has penned into her continuing-education schedule.

1940 Webster Street, Suite 220
Oakland,
CA
US

The technicians at Bisou Nail Lounge go above and beyond to create works of nail art using gel paint, jewels, and glitter polish. But before intricate designs of butterflies and Gary Busey on a steed are handcrafted, digits are refreshed with organic and eco-friendly products during mani-pedis. A volcanic clay mask and Dead Sea salt scrub help to purify the skin while cabernet grape extract oil and the salon's own line of organic coca butter nourish and moisturize. Harsh chemicals are also exempt from Bisou's footsoaks, enhanced with limes, rose petals, and mint leaves floating in a non-whirlpool, stainless steel bowl, and UV-gels from Bella Forma, Calgel, Bio Sculpture, or Crystal Nails provide chip-resistant polish that is acid-free. The salon's earth-friendly ways are also showcased during Nova eyelash extension services as technicians carefully use a formaldehyde-free adhesive to adhere tree-sized extensions to existing lashes.

Bisou's attention to details can also be seen in the intimate salon's décor, a country French theme complete with pale pink wall colors, a gold chandelier, and plush, floral-covered furnishings.

5292 College Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Rockridge Day Spa employs as many vegan and organic products as possible. These naturally derived palliatives aid the aestheticians as they design personalized facials that manage to hydrate, improve skin tone, or simply restore a youthful glow around the cheekbones. Body scrubs leave the skin soft and radiant by using everything from brown sugar and honey to antioxidant-rich strawberries and fizzy sparkling wine to exfoliate the topmost layers. Similarly, the spa's chemical peels and microdermabrasion sessions use more advanced approaches as they conceal the appearance of wrinkles and pigmented blemishes.

While sipping on a cup of tea, clients can dangle their toes over pedicure bowls and enjoy a thoroughly indulgent nail treatment that pampers the feet with mineral soaks and gentle massages. The spa's massage therapist indulges visitors even more by using a personalized blend of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to soothe aching muscle and relieve the chronic pains caused by sleeping in a bathtub full of marbles.

5413 College Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

If The Foot Spa and Tea Bar’s the trickling water fountain, botanical art, and drifting herbal aromas don’t immediately mark it as a tranquil haven, its lengthy list of commendations will. Readers of Oakland Magazine named it the Best Spa in 2012 and the Best Place to Treat Your Feet in 2011, and the magazine's editors called it the Most Relaxing Place to Take a Load Off in 2010. The cozy, Asian-inspired spa has also been nominated in the Best Day Spa category on the San Francisco A-List.

Inside the spa’s lauded confines, skilled massage therapists and reflexologists perform treatments ranging from acupressure and shiatsu sessions to soothing aromatherapy massages with lavender, ginger, and peppermint essential oils. At the tea bar, guests sip complimentary loose-leaf varieties grown in the mountains of China while gargling responses to the nearby water fountain.

582 Grand Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

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