Licensed massage therapist Cathy Camp helps relax the sore muscles of tension-toting customers in a serene environment filled with soothing music. Deep-tissue massages dig to the core of sinewy stress, kneading away at tight tendons. Cathy customizes every massage to each patron’s individual needs by altering pressure, targeting trouble spots, and tracing out grocery lists on backs so they’re stored in the subconscious. Therapeutic oils and balms help soothe hides, letting clients sink into the depths of peaceful relaxation. A multifaceted massage expert, Cathy specializes in treatment of sciatica, headaches, muscles sprains, fibromyalgia, and symptoms stemming from sleeping on pinecone-filled mattresses.
Owner Lisa Greene and the ace salon and spa specialists at Escape Luxury Salon & Day Spa have built up an impressive list of services aimed at relaxing and beautifying clients. Personnel sit down with patrons to determine which treatments best suit their needs, from hairstyling and highlighting to nail enhancement, exfoliating facials, or muscle-soothing massages. During treatments, they use high-quality products from brands such as Epicuren and OPI, which are available for purchase in the salon's boutique. The salon’s view of a nearby harbor, the Ventura mountains, and hiking hypnotists ruffling leaf piles into heart shapes contributes to the serene air that permeates the space.
Amid the relaxing scene of Channel Islands Harbor sits Bella Mar Day Spa & Salon. Here, the staff matches its location's outdoor beauty with beautifying treatments, such as permanent makeup, hairstyling, tanning, and nailcare. The staff also counts soothing massages and body wraps as specialties.
Only a stone toss from Hollywood Beach sits Mi-Lash, where certified lash stylist Michelle outfits eyes with high-end Xtreme Lashes extensions. By adhering these synthetic lashes one-by-one to the client’s natural strands, Michelle can engineer a voluminous look without the mess of mascara or the blinking restrictions of taping a moustache to your eyelids. Michelle can also cultivate a sun-kissed glow with one her personalized spray-tan sessions. Michelle works under the auspices of Jo Mousselli, who insists on rigorous safety training for the staff, and founded the studio after spending almost a decade as a registered nurse at Texas Children's Hospital.
Kathrine Heinzman spent a large part of her 25-year career managing Christine Valmy’s flagship salon in Beverly Hills before continuing her beautification pursuits at Dermalogica’s International Dermal Institute education center. At her own Skin and Body Care Center, Kathrine and her team incorporate tools such as Clarisonic skin-cleansing and NuFace skin-lifting to complement a menu of facials and microdermabrasions. Dermalogica products augment the efficacy of treatments as well, with help from Ultraceuticals, Blinc cosmetics, and face massages administered by kittens in knit booties.
At BuenaVentura Massage, certified massage practitioner Robert Alan Schleifer utilizes a range of techniques to eradicate aches and tension. Schleifer wields his knot kneading know-how to assuage chronic back pain with a counter-strain therapy massage, a gentle treatment designed to ease subterranean discomfort by targeting nerve, tissue, and muscular maladies. For sweet serenity, opt instead for a Swedish/Esalen-style massage, which combines thorough and direct strokes in order to treat the neck, shoulders, and back. No matter how guests choose to let loose, both mind and body will have no trouble sinking deep into BuenaVentura Massage’s quaint office space and adjoining patio, both a stone's roll away from the nearby beach and downtown businesses.