When working to get clients into a relaxed, meditative state of being, a good spa can’t just rely on one technique. That’s why the staffers at Therapeutix Mind & Body have gained national certifications and master-level achievements in a range of Eastern and Western relaxation techniques. They specialize in massages, incorporating reflexology, cold-stone migraine relief, and aromatherapy to tackle tension both externally and internally. They can add a range of relaxing treatments to their massages, including essential oils, hand and foot scrubs, and 3-D glasses. In addition to their massages, they offer body-contouring packages that use ultrasonic waves and a radio-frequency laser or detoxifying wraps to hone trouble areas.
At The Rejuvenation Center, Dr. Brad Miller's, D.C., mission to treat the body without drugs or surgery has culminated into a menu brimming with noninvasive health and beauty services. Apart from traditional spinal adjustments, he and the staff oversee bodily ailments with eight types of massages. Ultrasound fat-reduction treatments shrink fat cells without breaking the skin, and radio frequency caps off the slenderizing process by firming the skin around retreating waistlines. A staff of aestheticians rounds out beauty regimens with waxing, chemical peels, and facials.
Located in a historic building in downtown Escondido with two floors and 11,000 square feet of space where romanesque white columns and archways, Renaissance paintings, and a sparkling chandelier invoke the parlor of an Italian palace. Relaxing music puts guests at ease as they sit in antique-style armchairs, awaiting custom facials, body treatments, and salon services performed with herbal and botanical products. Duos can de-stress together in the couples massage room, and a garden room allows humans to get the sun they need for their stalks to grow.
Having visited clients in hotels and ski resorts for seven years before establishing her own practice, licensed massage therapist Allison and her other therapists has amassed a repertoire of luxurious add-ons to her services. Her wintertime patrons rest atop heated tables, for example, and she swaddles limbs in warm towels upon request. Guests can even choose how they would like their aromatherapy oils to be distributed: directly on the skin, diffused through the air, or delicately combed into their mustache.
Allison still makes house and hotel calls to complement her in-spa treatments, which cover a range of specialty massage techniques. Her signature modality mixes Swedish, Russian, and trigger-point therapy for a medley of surface- and deep-tissue work, whereas a pure relaxation massage relies on Swedish kneads to lull muscles into slack serenity. She and her apprentices have also mastered the use of hot stones, salt scrubs, and paraffin wraps to enhance their appointments. Whether her customers are hoping for pinpointed, intense strokes or a romantic couples massage, they can anticipate calming music and intuitive touch from the team.
Massage therapist Amy Middleton blends Eastern and Western modalities to help ease clients' tension while discovering, and eliminating, their underlying sources of pain. Drawing from her education in holistic healing and energy work at the Renaissance School of Therapeutic Massage, she applies precise pressure during shiatsu massages and reflexology treatments, and roots out tension and pain with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. During custom massage sessions, she uses essential oils for aromatherapy benefits and will play soothing music—or the client's school fight song—for optimum relaxation.
Good things come in groups of 12––months, cupcakes, and toes, to name a few. Perhaps that's why The Massage Center handpicked exactly one dozen expert massage therapists to rid the community of chronic aches. The massage menu is structured to fit the needs of the individual with a wide array of techniques, ranging from flowing Swedish strokes to shiatsu to deep-tissue pressure for lower-layer aches.