Inside Relax Ave Day Spa, eight massage tables and 10 foot-massage chairs welcome guests to put their feet up and relax as licensed massage therapists knead away uncomfortable knots and tension. The spa specializes in four massage modalities, including gentle, calming Swedish massage, as well as deep-tissue massages that utilize firmer kneads to target deep-seated tension. Warmed stones and essential oils can be added to help melt stress or moisturize the skin, and side-by-side tables are available to accommodate friends, couples, or belay climbers.
Minal has travelled far and wide to strengthen her skills as an acupuncturist and herbalist. In her quest to obtain a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, she not only traversed California to attend two different universities, but also ventured to Tokyo. While there, she dove into the wealth of knowledge found in the Traditional Japanese Medicine Seminar of Acupuncture & Moxibustion. She also studied with expert acupuncturists, earning a Certificate of Completion from the President of the International Society of Traditional Japanese Medicine, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the President of Goto College of Medical Arts and Sciences. Today, Minal applies her international education to ease her patients’ discomfort from addictions, allergies, asthma, hypertension, or their fear of embroidery.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Great customer service.
What do you love most about your job? Having happy customers walking out of my store.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? "Best acupuncture place in town."
Hot Box Yoga's cadre of yogis, some of whom have earned their 200-hour certification or spent time learning the art in Asia, helps students foster emotional poise and physical strength. Instructors guide their charges through a schedule packed with yoga styles, including core-forging Ashtanga and time-tested Hatha. Within the studio's 2,200 square feet of stretching space, hot yoga sessions usher toxins out of the body by harnessing the flexibility-boosting powers of warmth in the sun-soaked studio. Those gestating tiny humans can build strength, flexibility, and bottle-juggling skills through gentle prenatal yoga classes.
Marie Lehn, RN, CAP specializes in pain management and stress reduction by using acupressure and massage. These techniques help to promote health and well being and aid in increasing energy of the mind, body, and spirit. Since 1974, she has broadened her expertise and education in the medical and holistic fields. It wasn't until 1984, however, that she chose to narrow her focus to those two distinct specialties: pain management and stress reduction. Since then, she's honed her talents in these areas, cultivating skills sought after by Kaiser Hospital, the Arthritis Foundation of San Francisco, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Sacramento. Marie is most at home, however, at the treatment bed of Relaxation Connection. Within a tranquil environment, Marie performs Reiki, acupressure, and other therapies to keep patients feeling their best.
A cream-colored spa accented by green sprouts, marble, and stone sets the stage for relaxation at Aqua Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa, where skilled aestheticians bolster beauty with services for the skin, hair, and nails. Wrinkles and furrows fade into oblivion as the staff tightens skin with Lumière LED facials and turns back the clock on sun damage with the lightening peel’s cocktail of lactic acid and brightening serums. Kneeling at the foot of 1 of 17 plush pedicure chairs, a technician culls overgrowing nails, curbs wayward cuticles, and ousts spent skin with a sea-salt scrub, promoting relaxation and the joyful urge to commute via kickline. Among the salon’s other services, airbrush tanning bronzes bodies without UV exposure and gentle head-to-toe waxing treatments strip away hair with warm wax.