Dr. Angel DeMola uses noninvasive methods to guide patients toward their cosmetic goals at Paradise Laser Institute. Both bolster their international medical education with training in naturopathic and cosmetic techniques. They use lasers not only to remove unwanted hair, but also to restore hair to thinning areas by stimulating the cellular metabolism of the scalp's skin and increasing blood flow to the follicle, just as gardeners increase plant growth by pouring blood over the roots. Other treatments work from the inside out, such as an array of injectables designed to smooth and tone faces from beneath the skin.
Located in Upland, La Bella Day Spa and Salon is a full-service beauty haven, where aestheticians believe that the little extras are what pamper guests the most. Clients at this upscale spa and salon are greeted with refreshments in the soothing lounge, and there's a complimentary shower and infrared spa for guests. At the day spa, a licensed cosmetologist for Liquid Glamour works her magic on fingers and toes, buffing and polishing nails to help complete the luxurious beauty package.
Massage therapist Laurelle relies on the certified skills of her nimble fingers to gift backs with deeply relaxing treatments. During the hot-stone therapy massage, Laurelle heats smooth stones and places them at energy points along the body, warming muscles and boosting blood circulation. Laurelle cossets guests for 40 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes, allowing them to match their massage to how long they are comfortable leaving vintage Lego sets alone in the car. Purple accents speck the cool color scheme of the salon, where diaphanous plum curtains complement sage-green walls.
The “R” behind R. Vivo Therapeutic Massage & Body Spa is massage therapist Rachel Vivo, who welcomes tired bodies to her candlelit studio to help them relax with a host of signature massages, body wraps, and body-scrub treatments. Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massages soften up soft tissues and saturate muscles with oxygen-rich blood that replaces built-up toxins or blood that's rich in helium. Without getting up, clients can also enjoy hydrating treatments with ingredients such as green tea and lime leaf, or stretch their toes toward a tropical-themed pedicure; aromatherapy add-ons make any treatment more soothing by blending in the use of spirit-reviving essential oils.
The pain sets in quickly––a wrench in the neck, a sore back, knotted shoulders. Or perhaps the tension is the culmination of years spent at a desk or performing one too many giraffe impressions. The best tonic for this kind of pain is often the skill set of a certified massage therapist. Certified Hands Massage Therapy sends soothing ripples through achy musculature with a dynamic array of massage modalities. The licensed massage therapists use light to moderate Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer muscles with the firm pressure of deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques. They can also employ sports massages to improve range of motion in athletes and range of emotion in actors who play them on TV.
At Sweet Lemongrass Spa, the licensed staff members combine ancient Chinese reflexology techniques with Western treatments such as Swedish massages. In the main room, red reclining reflexology chairs line up like red reclining chess pieces across a hardwood floor; each private treatment room ranges between 160 and 230 square feet for a spacious and luxurious experience.
Bare Smooth's laser hair-removal specialists help clients cut ties with razors, tweezers, wax, and the laborious process of burning each hair with a match. During a free consultation, a tech determines each client's specific needs, custom-tailoring their packages before guiding guests through the entire laser hair-removal process. The staff can also improve the appearance of skin with microdermabrasion, facials, and chemical peels.