Spa in Merritt

Full-Day Bathhouse Outing for Two with Optional Couple's Massage at Archimedes Banya SF (Up to 68% Off)

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

One, Three, or Six Phytobiodermie Cellulite-Reduction Treatments at Caramella Skin Couture (Up to 50% Off)

Caramella Skin Couture

Downtown

$110 $65

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60-minute treatment's suction massage and ultrasonic technology noninvasively smooth away cellulite on thighs, glutes, and stomachs

Four-Hour Access to Steam Room, Sauna, Jacuzzis, and Showers for One or Two at Imperial Spa (Up to 30% Off)

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

$75 for $150 Groupon — CrossFit Burlingame

Crossfit Burlingame

San Mateo

$150 $75

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$90 for $200 Worth of Beauty Packages — Transformations Salon and a Quilter's Studio

Transformations Salon

North Central

$200 $90

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$79 for $100 Worth of Salon and Spa Services at Rêve SpaSalon

Reve SpaSalon

Downtown

$100 $79

Indulge in a day at the spa with Aveda-based treatments such as haircuts, facials, massages, and nail care

60- or 90-Minute Therapeutic Massage at Essential Body Works Day Spa (30% Off)

Essential Body Works Day Spa

Danville

$80 $56

Whole-body experts soothe muscles with massages

One or Three Body Scrubs with Optional Facials or Spray Tans at Visible Changes Salon & Day Spa (Up to 55% Off)

Visible Changes Salon & Day Spa

San Mateo

$130 $59

Skin care specialist uses soothing strokes to gently exfoliate skin with a hydrating body scrub; optional hydrating facials or spray tans

Foot Massage, Body Massage, or Couples Massage at Palace Spa (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

Palace Spa

Concord

$55 $19

Therapist erase tension with foot and body massages and optionally further loosen muscles with hot stones

European Facial and Massage Package at Ooh La La Salon and Spa (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Ooh La La Salon & Spa

Downtown Concord

$130 $65

European facial to exfoliate skin, cleanse pores, and hydrate the complexion; Swedish strokes or deep-tissue pressure to ease tension

$69 for a Spa Package with a Massage, Facial, and Reflexology at Splendor Medical Spa (Up to $145 Value)

Splendor Medical Spa

San Ramon

$145 $69

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Massage with optional hot stones soothes aches; deep-cleansing facial refreshes skin; reflexology targets body imbalances through the feet

Two- or Three-Hour Spa Package for One or Two with Massage and Facial at Spa Bella Day Spa (Up to 56% Off)

Spa Bella Day Spa

Dublin

$170 $75

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Relaxing Swedish massages and facials use Jean d'Arcel skincare

$79 for a $100 Spa Gift Card at Spa in the Park ($100 Value)

Spa in the Park

Menlo Park

$100 $79

Professionally trained therapists pamper guests with massage therapy, facials, peels, sauna sessions, and waxing

Massage, Facial, or Full Treatment Facial Package from Tetyana at Beauty Spa By Ereeda59% Off)

Tetyana at Beauty Spa By Ereeda

Evergreen Park

$75 $39

Professionals lavish attention onto tired bodies and faces; full-treatment facial includes oxygen, collagen, and anti-aging treatments

Sensory-Deprivation-Tank Sessions at Conscious Drift (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Conscious Drift

Fairfax

$83 $45

Chambers relax the bodies and minds of floating clients with epsom-salt-infused water

One European Facial or Three Glycolic Facials at A. Major Delight Day Spa (Up to 61% Off)

A. Major Delight Day Spa

Pleasanton

$100 $45

European facial rejuvenates the skin and features a hand treatment; glycolic facials promote cell renewal with deep-exfoliating treatments

Fat-Burning Weight-Loss Wrap with Option for Mineral Wrap at Simply Slim (Up to 60% Off)

Simply Slim

Sunnyvale

$159 $69

Infrared energy warms the body to induce detoxification and liquefy adipose tissue; mineral agents work to tighten and tone problem areas

One or Two Contour Wraps at Julian's Skin Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Julian's Skin Studio

Cupertino

$135 $59

Detoxifying contour wrap stimulates lymphatic circulation and promotes inch loss

$26 for Zaaz Whole-Body Vibration-Platform Workouts at The Painted Lady Tanning & Spa ($54 Value)

The Painted Lady Tanning & Spa

Central Napa

$54 $26

Improve toning, metabolism, muscle strength, and weight loss on a whole-body vibration platform

One, Three, or Six Microdermabrasion Treatments with LED Rejuvenation at Skin by Tiffany Kaiser (Up to 77% Off) 

Skin by Tiffany Kaiser

Cental Napa

$199 $59

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Microdermabrasion treatments gently polish faces with crystals to improve skin texture

60-Minute Body Wrap from Springtown Wellness Center (50% Off)

Springtown Wellness Center

Livermore

$155 $78

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$99 for a 60-Minute Massage, Body-Butter Scrub Wrap, and Mini Facial at Body Karma ($215 Value)

Body Karma

Sonoma

$215 $99

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The full-body massage, body-butter scrub wrap, and custom herbal facial work together to trigger healing in the body

One or Three Acupuncture Treatments with Initial Consultation at Good Life Clinic & Spa (Up to 83% Off)

Good Life Clinic & Spa

West Valley

$235 $39

After an initial consultation, a licensed acupuncturist places tiny, sterile needles into specific points on the body

Three, Six, or 10 Services at Planet Beach Contempo Spa (Up to 85% Off)

Planet Beach Contempo Spa

San Jose

$120 $39

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At an oasis of relaxation, state-of-the-art machines administer massage, skincare, and tanning services

Pumpkin Peel or $49 for $100 Worth of Skincare Products at MoonEssence Salon and Spa

MoonEssence Salon and Spa

MoonEssence Salon and Spa

$219 $99

Up to 98% organic paraben-free products for the skin including ultimate firming serum

Makeover, Wine, and Chocolate for Two or Four at Lipstick & Bullets Beauty Bar with Sherman Cellars (57% Off)

Lipstick & Bullets Beauty Bar with Sherman Cellars

Downtown San Jose

$290 $125

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Stylists specialize in latest color and texturizing trends, but they're also well versed in classic 1950s pinup and bohemian-inspired styles

One or Two Contouring Body Wraps at Tranquility Day Spa (Up to 68% Off)

Tranquility Day Spa

Alum Rock

$140 $49

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One-hour wrap reduces cellulite and aids in inch loss by detoxifying the body and cleansing the lymphatic system

One or Three Fit Body Wraps at Mia Bella Salon and Spa (Up to 72% Off)

Mia Bella Salon and Spa

San Jose

$139 $39

Fit body wraps works to help clients detoxify their bodies and lose weight

One, Three, or Five Infrared Body Wraps at Willow Glen Tanning (Up to 75% Off)

Willow Glen Tanning

Multiple Locations

$129 $49

Infrared body wraps use heated pads targeted at various parts of the body in order to encourage inch loss, cellulite reduction, and fat loss

One, Three, or Five Slimming Body Wraps and Red-Light Treatments at Beach Club Tanning (Up to 81% Off)

Beach Club Tanning

San Jose

$114 $39

Body wraps melt away impurities and excess fat as they stimulate metabolism, and red-light rejuvenation helps boost collagen production

Signature Face-Lift Peel with 1 or 2 Optional Lightening or Wrinkle Peels at Skin Love by Penny (Up to 61% Off)

Skin Love by Penny

Santa Rosa

$85 $39

Peels gently resurface faces and brighten skin, as well as fight pigmentation and wrinkles

55-Minute Massage, Three-Mask Facial with Eye Treatment, or Both at Balance Studio Spa (Up to 60% Off)

Balance Studio Spa

Felton

$65 $30

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Facial includes a clay mask, an egg-white mask, and a choice of a pumpkin, tomato/cucumber, banana/comfrey, or chocolate/avocado mask

$27 for $60 Worth of Beauty Packages — Alexandria at Polished Salon

Alexandria At Polished Salon

Santa Rosa

$60 $27

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$239 for a Spa Bath and One-Hour Therapeutic Massage for Two at Lavender Hill Spa ($378 Value). Two Options Available.

Lavender Hill Spa

Calistoga

$378 $239

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Try a luxurious bath treatment with volcanic mud, Moroccan clay, or seaweed, Thai, or lavender mineral salt, followed by therapeutic massage

$79 for Calistoga Body-Mask Experience for Two at Lincoln Avenue Spa in Calistoga ($158 Value)

Lincoln Avenue Spa

Calistoga

$158 $79

Couples choose one scented body mud masque of choice & apply it onto one another in private room, then lay on ayurvedic tables

One or Three Fit Infrared Body Wraps at Glimmer and Glow (Up to 61% Off)

Glimmer and Glow

Eastside

$75 $29

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During body wraps, far-infrared light generates heat to break down fat & toxins; also includes a mineral spray that promotes extra sweating

$25 for $50 Worth of Infrared Sauna Sessions — Ciao Bella Spa & Tanning Salon

Ciao Bella Spa And Tans

Larkfield-Wikiup

$50 $25

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One, Three, or Four Infra-Slim Body Contouring Therapy Sessions at Bloom Wellness Lounge (Up to 62% Off)

Bloom Wellness Lounge

Stockton

$179 $79

Infra-Slim body contouring uses pressure simulating a deep massage to go below the skin's surface, ridding the body of fat while firming it

Three or Five Fit Body-Wrap Sessions at Planet Beach Spa (Up to 70% Off)

Planet Beach Spa

Stockton

$351.95 $139

Body wraps help clients metabolize fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite while tightening the skin for a slimmer physique

60-Minute Signature Massage, Brazilian Wax, or Haircut and Style Package at Kharma Spa & Boutique (Up to 51% Off)

Kharma Spa & Boutique

Pacific

$65 $32

New face-flattering haircut and style, or Brazilian wax, which nixes hair from intimater regions; Swedish and deep-tissue blend to ease ache

Select Local Merchants

Before Aaron Harris ever rescued a sore back with massage, he dashed to the aid of others as a paramedic. Today, he applies his knowledge of kinesiology and physiology with a backdrop of soothing sounds rather than sirens to help his clients recover from injuries and battle chronic pain. To ensure top-notch treatments, he staffs his office with current students and alumni of the National Holistic Institute who also studied kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology. These trained therapists are skilled in massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, zen shiatsu, and Thai. And when they aren't kneading sinews, they perform holistic techniques such as energy work, aromatherapy, crystal healing, and reiki. They can also leave their office to mend muscles and mobilize joints on-location at events, such as a tin-man convention.

1941 Jackson St
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

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. All skincare treatments are performed using Organic Philosophy, Natural and Organic Skin Care, and Eminence Organic products, which are all made using organic ingredients, such as fruit pulp, plants, and spices.

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

Licensed acupuncturist Thomas Cobb travelled from coast to coast to study the art of Chinese medicine. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, he bid adieu to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean for a new home in San Francisco, where he studied at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There, he mastered acupuncture techniques that help patients unload stress, recover from illness, and remind themselves that they're not made of balloons. Licensed in both acupuncture and herbal medicine, Thomas continues to aid patients on their path to mental and physical wellness at Left Coast Acupuncture with treatments that forego pharmaceuticals in favor of natural healing methods.

230 Grand Ave Suite 301C
Oakland,
CA
US

Signature Service: Custom-tailored body therapy

Established: 2014

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Free street parking after 6pm

Minimum Age Requirement: 18

329 14th St.
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