After 1,000 hours of massage education and 17 years of experience, licensed massage therapist Neya Pasley has honed her skills to a point where she can zero in on aches and closely tailor her treatments to individual issues. Inside her comfortable, softly lit studio, she administers 10 massage treatments that can be augmented with various add-ons and an optional high-five. Among many possible benefits of Neya's treatments, clients have reported decreased levels of stress, increased flexibility, and improved circulation.
The laid-back, fun-loving mentality of SoCal surf culture pervades Spa Samudra & Hair Lounge. Kids and pets walk freely throughout the premises as shoppers peruse the organic skincare line, made from wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Spa Samudra, however, seamlessly balances this surfer charm with the staples of a traditional day spa. Its organic skincare products, for example, are used in classic facials, which include steam cleans, exfoliation, and optional extractions. The aesthetic team also brightens faces with peels and soothes feet with detox footbaths. In addition, the 11 hairstylists at the up-and-coming hair salon pamper strands with an array of haircuts, color, and smoothing Brazilian Blowouts.
Polished Images, which is both a relaxing day spa and a full-service hair and nail salon, transforms clients with the help of various Pureology hair products, hard wax, and hawaiian kukui-nut massage oil. Amid the spa's muted lighting, earth-toned walls, and floral accents, licensed aestheticians beautify skin with facials, waxing, and custom airbrush tanning. Next door at the bright salon, hairstylists stand diligently over heads, snipping and arranging coifs into everyday styles or elaborate updos for special occasions and trips to the mailbox.
Dusti managed spas for more than 10 years before deciding to break away and start her own business. Today, she channels that experience into Sweet Cheeks Beauty Bar, her own boutique-style studio with a reputation for superior waxing services. During these hair-expunging sessions, the expert aesthetician rolls on a titanium-based waxing cream that works to reduce reactions on sensitive areas of the skin, leaving limbs, torsos, and wookiees who lost bets hairless without much or any irritation.
More than just a waxing business, Sweet Cheeks Beauty Bar's clients can opt for one of five facials, such as a custom facial or renewal peel, a clarifying back treatment, or a Sweet Cheeks custom massage that blends popular modalities into a single symphony of tranquil strokes.
The open floor plan of Jayden Presleigh, The Salon & Spa makes perfect sense once you see the variety of professionals who ply their trades there. A one-stop shop for beauty, Jayden Presleigh, The Salon & Spa gives clients plenty of options, including hair cutting and coloring, shellac manicures and pedicures, massages, and facials that remove dead skin cells while cleaning deep within pores and moisturizing thirsty skin. The spa's professional makeup artists also line lids and fill in lips. The salon?s attached boutique is filled with plenty of bohemian garments and accessories to complement each client's individual style.
Yemanya Carey’s resume of massage training and certifications spans the traditional modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, and cranial-sacral therapy—as well as the more exotic techniques, such as lomi lomi, reiki, and crystal healing. She practices her therapies at Birthing A New Humanity. Massage, however, is only one of the many treatments she offers to heal bodies, minds, and souls. Her guided meditation sessions are infused with sound therapy to promote senses of deep relaxation, and her essence light therapy aims to ease emotional imbalances that manifest as chronic pain. For wee ones, she runs a children’s mystery school, where she introduces them to yoga, meditation, and the chakra system.