Green, leafy plants and a cross-legged Buddha statue populate the tranquil foyer of PerSauna, an urban retreat that promotes relaxation and wellness exclusively through infrared-sauna sessions. The space has two types of saunas, both housed in private suites outfitted with flat screens and sound systems. The first type of sauna, made of cedar wood, has antibacterial and antifungal powers, but also bears the aromatic scent of the wood. Those sensitive to odors may prefer the hypoallergenic basswood saunas.
Once bodies are inside the rustic saunas, far-infrared energy begins elevating internal temperatures and promoting a slew of potential benefits. In the comfortable heat, muscles relax and minds sharpen as a healthy sweat pulls toxins, sodium, alcohol, and boy-band lyrics from the body. After typical 40-minute sessions, clients may rehydrate with a glass of fruit-flavored water.
Essential oils, water-heated basalt stones, and exfoliating foot scrubs are a few of the tools the therapists at Three Rivers Massage & Spa use to make clients' massages even more enjoyable. These supplemental services speak to the team's commitment to client comfort; the staff members don't want anyone to leave unless they've been totally relaxed. They demonstrate this same level of courtesy during not only massages, but also microdermabrasion treatments, acne facials, threading sessions, and cellulite-reduction services.
Doctor of Chiropractic Grace Syn dedicates her time to making others feel better in both body and mind. Her chiropractic treatments, which include spinal adjustments and corrective techniques, maintain vertebrae alignment and help to reduce patient discomfort without medication. Extending her healing touch beyond backs, Dr. Syn also offers lifestyle advice through nutrition and exercise coaching to empower clients in their daily lives. She even contributed, alongside other notable figures including Bill Gates and Dr. Deepak Chopra, to Walking With the Wise II, a collection of stories that inspires readers to lead fuller lives and write more insightful bumper stickers.:m]]
Body Oasis Day Spa's 30-minute pumpkin spice facial pampers faces with autumnal ingredients, combining raw pumpkin with naturally occurring glycolic and salicylic acids, beta carotene, and vitamin C. Complexions refreshed by this cocktail of gourd essence and healthy vitamins will leave the spa sporting a grin as radiant as that of a jack-o'-lantern that just got accepted to its first choice of college. This Groupon also nets customers 20% off rebooking for their next appointment.
Wakeup Beauty Salon & Spa’s licensed cosmetologist, Farzana Karimali, has been smoothing bodies with waxing and threading treatments for more than 10 years. During a 10-minute eyebrow-threading session, the brow guru artfully twists a cotton thread over unwanted hair and smeared Groucho Marx greasepaint, leaving eyebrows precisely arched. Alternatively, clients can opt for the Brazilian wax, and Farzana will whisk away undercarriages’ fuzz in 10 minutes with minimal pain and irritation.
With locations in San Ramon and Lafayette, internationally recognized Itrim helps members lose weight quickly and keep it off by combining healthy meal plans with a specialized exercise center. Unlike other weight-loss programs that stop when clients have reached their goal, Itrim recognizes that most people still need guidance when it comes to maintaining their svelte figures. So their health coaches and staff take the time to provide hands-on support and give members tips for incorporating healthy eating and exercise into their daily routine. By following these tips and the rest of the program, Itrim says members can lose an average of 25 pounds in the first 12 weeks.