Rain Organic Spa's professional massage therapists pamper clients with organic products while rendering soothing massage and spa services. During the 60-minute therapeutic massage, a skilled massage therapist detects hidden pockets of tension throughout the body and coaxes them out with deft handiwork and promises to relocate the tension somewhere it currently does not exist--such as the audiences of tightrope walks. Alternatively, during the deep-tissue massage, dexterous hands delve even deeper to squeeze out built-up toxins from connective tissue by way of slow motions, focusing for more time on specific areas of discomfort to improve circulation and alleviate chronic tension caused by bad posture or carrying a pet sasquatch to the vet.
Aspects Advanced Face and Body may not be for the indecisive. Its vast menu of treatments spans the entire spectrum of spa options. This staggering range of treatments goes from decadent massages to beautifying facials and waxing sessions. For clients who truly can’t make up their minds, those who need a little extra time away from home, or those on the run from bounty hunters, Aspects tempts with a number of spa packages.
PG Laser Center & Chiropractic's presiding chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Glennon, complements his core chiropractic services with therapeutic laser treatments to ease discomfort and enhance exteriors. The center's FDA-cleared Avicenna high-powered laser bombards tissues with infrared energy to reduce pain, promote healing, and increase chances of finding car keys in the dark. Resident massage therapist Abel takes a hands-on approach to easing corporeal tension, employing techniques in quick 10-minute chair massages or 120-minute marathon sessions.
The staff at Aqua Wellness Day Spa knows that rejuvenation may require either beautification or relaxation, and with their services, they have both covered. For the former, microdermabrasion sloughs away dead cells to leave skin brighter, as does the Eminence skin-firming facial, which also fights signs of aging. A makeup application can further enhance freshened skin. As for relaxation, the staff performs therapeutic massages and soothing body scrubs, and they lead mind-clearing yoga classes at the spa.
The team at Monterey Day Spa, offers clients the spa services they seek: nailcare, hot-stone massages, gentlemen’s facials, and organic sugar scrubs. The staff provides services with natural, opulent products that incorporate soothing aromatherapy oils and creams where possible.
Perched a clamshell throw from Fisherman’s Wharf, Jack’s Restaurant and Lounge highlights the best of the coast with a nighttime menu brimming with regional seafare, naturally raised beef, and local wines. After taking a seat beside the fire in the dining room, lava cauldron in the kitchen, or under a heater on the pet-friendly patio, diners unfold menus to peruse a list of classic California appetizers such as steamed littleneck clams ($8) spritzed with lemon aioli. Seafood populates the entree list as well, including Monterey Bay sand dabs ($19) and fennel-and-pepper-crusted ahi tuna ($28), seared rare and dished with pancetta and white beans. A dish of watercress risotto ($16) scoops vegetarian comfort fare such as aged goat cheese and buttered leeks. Chophouse entrees range from a glazed tenderloin of Harris Ranch beef ($28 for 5 oz.) to braised pork osso buco ($23) with a side of sweet-corn succotash served by a cartoon cat with a lisp.
GG's Spa & Salon pampers from scalp to toes with an expansive menu of relaxation and beautification services. Clients can request an all-natural facial or solicit a skilled stylist to snip away split ends from your hair or dead ends from outdated treasure maps. The spa also employs a licensed massage therapist who eases tension with bodywork techniques such as reflexology and hot-stone therapy.