True to its name, Mr. and Ms. Day Spa serves as a quiet sanctuary for both men and women, where a staff of massage therapists and aestheticians dedicate themselves to the belief that spa services are essential for both mental and physical health. Versed in seven types of massage, therapists employ any combination of modalities while orchestrating custom massages to soothe muscles sore from supporting the body's cast-iron skeleton. The equally versatile skincare technicians use Dermalogica products during facials to restore skin's healthy glow.
Our feet carry the weight of our bodies with every step, which means they also carry all that tension. At Qin Massage, clients can opt for a massage that also focuses on their feet, for up to 40 blissful minutes. The therapists will also combine the foot massage with full-body sessions, during which they switch up their techniques depending on the tension level. Massages are delivered in private candlelit rooms with minimal decor, except for a live plant in the corner that whispers lullabies. The spa is open late, too, until 10:30 at night, perfect for winding down before bedtime.
Canyon Pool and Spa technicians will bring their own supplies (acid, chlorine, and balancing chemicals) to get your backyard watering hole in pristine condition. A well-tended and reasonably blue-looking toe-wetter will encourage more impromptu pool parties, lap sessions, and synchronized-swimming musical numbers. Stop your mooching witch neighbors from mistaking your pool for a bubbling cauldron.
The Spa Gregorie team won Spa Finder’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Day Spa of 2011 for rejuvenating skin with Spa Gregorie's botanically enriched product line and encrusting toes with Swarovski crystals. In addition to brining beauty and relaxation within grasp, each location expands the reach of Western medicine with alternative therapies for pain relief and programs geared toward new mothers and oncology patients. Contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation and multiple cancer research organizations echo this allegiance to health care, and any nonprofit group or charitable organization may use the Del Mar spa's conference room for free. Attentive to both human and environmental health, Spa Gregorie's efforts to reduce waste, energy consumption, and chemical use earned OC Metro's 2011 Green Team award.
In 2011, the International SPA Association honored Spa Gregorie's CEO Angela Cortright with the Dedicated Contributor of the Year award. The press release cites her commitment to well-being and public service beyond her three eucalyptus-scented spas and reveals her favorite quote to be Muhammad Ali's maxim, “Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth.” This attitude has earned the company an avalanche of awards, which document the good works of its expert aestheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists, as well as the saint bernards that dig them out from under piles of laurel wreaths each day.
The Yogi Spa's experienced aestheticians apply yogic philosophies to spa treatments in an effort to promote total-body wellness. They use organic products during their signature facials, customizing the blends of vitamins and minerals to suit individual skin needs. They also perform soothing body treatments such as mud wraps and ear candling.