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The therapist at Libra's Massage & Holistic has worked in both spa and medical settings. That means she's versatile?see the 15 different massage she offers?but also experienced in?both sides of the massage coin: pain-relief and pampering. She makes both available at Libra's; it all depends on the needs of the client in front of her. If a client's suffering from chronic pain, injury, or muscles wound as tight as a breakdancer's shoelaces she can administer a deep-tissue or sports massage. If the client's looking more for an escape or break from stress there's Swedish, hot stone, and reflexology massages.?And in addition to exotic massages like the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and Thai massage, she also offers "the works" massage, a Swedish-based treatment that involves hot stones, aromatherapy, and a body scrub.

13514 Pomerado Road
Poway,
CA
US

Norma Brinker could be called a natural. Starting at a very young age, she honed her skills painting for the fun of it, eventually earning a college degree doing what she loves best. Today, she brings a wealth of experience and a bag of ideas to her studio, Noric Art & Wellness, where she inspires amateur artists with her passion for painting. During Friday night's BYOB classes, florid brush strokes alternate with delicate sips while Norma instructs students on painting pre-made portraits of hearts, trees, and scenic blank canvases. When not teaching art classes, Norma puts her skills as a licensed massage therapist to work by doling out massages, cupping treatments, and reflexology.

7400 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa,
CA
US

Norma Brinker could be called a natural. Starting at a very young age, she honed her skills painting for the fun of it. Today, she brings a wealth of experience and a bag of ideas to her studio, Noric Art & Wellness, where she inspires amateur artists with her passion for painting. During Friday night's BYOB classes, florid brush strokes alternate with delicate sips while Norma instructs students on painting select works of art that she has created and paintings of famous artists on blank canvases. When not teaching art classes, Norma puts her skills as a licensed massage therapist to work by doling out massages, cupping treatments, and reflexology.

10783 Jamacha Boulevard
Spring Valley,
CA
US

Yemanya Carey’s resume of massage training and certifications spans the traditional modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, and cranial-sacral therapy—as well as the more exotic techniques, such as lomi lomi, reiki, and crystal healing. She practices her therapies at Birthing A New Humanity. Massage, however, is only one of the many treatments she offers to heal bodies, minds, and souls. Her guided meditation sessions are infused with sound therapy to promote senses of deep relaxation, and her essence light therapy aims to ease emotional imbalances that manifest as chronic pain. For wee ones, she runs a children’s mystery school, where she introduces them to yoga, meditation, and the chakra system.

2210 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas,
CA
US

Two dozen candles glow welcomingly at Natural Athletic Performance Spa, where holistic health practitioner Reyna Carter guides an elite team specializing in fine-tuning the bodies of athletes in a setting that dissolves the stress of competition. Acupuncturist and master of traditional Oriental medicine Melissa Batten represents the staff members? expertise and thoughtful approach to their work. Having enrolled at the International Professional School of Bodywork, she realized she could better serve her clients with a degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she pursued sports medicine, interned for two years in various clinical settings, and learned to differentiate the ailments better addressed with Western medicine. A pair of licensed massage therapists?one of whom is also a certified personal trainer?wield knowledge of six modalities that include the circulation-boosting Swedish style as well as thai and sports massages that loosen joints and target injury prevention. Treatments to streamline silhouettes for races with speeding bullets take shape as either dietary supplements or noninvasive, mechanical kneadings.

3670 Clairemont Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

When the aestheticians of The Upper Level Spa blend water, lemon juice, and sugar, they're not making lemonade. Rather, they're forming a paste that uproots hair and temporary tattoos without causing skin damage. Unlike traditional waxing, sugaring eschews artificial ingredients, scents, dyes, and even heat?though the paste is warm, it will never burn skin, making it ideal for large or highly sensitive areas. In addition to sugaring, the skincare specialists offer vitamin-infused facials, 15 types of chemical peels, and natural airbrush tans. A massage therapist complements these and other spa services with bodywork sessions in a variety of modalities.

2621 Denver Street
San Diego,
CA
US