One day, Araceli decided to get a facial. She figured that it would probably cleanse and hydrate her skin, but she didn?t anticipate that it would lead her to a new career. For a full 60 minutes, her aesthetician doted on her with ingredients customized to suit her skin. Araceli remembers that first facial better than any since?largely because it?s the very experience she tries to replicate every day at her own spa, Beautiful Skin by Araceli.
Araceli runs her spa according to a simple philosophy?facials and chemical peels should feel good. To this end, she always conducts a thorough skin analysis and talks with her clients to understand their concerns. She then uses this information to customize a safe, effective facial with PCA Skin?s gentle blend of lactic acid, vitamin C, and phytohormones designed to plump up skin like an accidentally swallowed balloon.
The instructors at Balera Fitness Studio assure future pole-dancing students that, although they will be engaging in a style of dance that?s known for its come-hither maneuvers, "Nothing comes off but your shoes!" That's because they hone in on the unique fitness aspects of pole dancing, guiding students through exhilarating spins and limbering stretches that improve strength, balance, and flexibility. They welcome students of all ages and body types to their fun, sweat-manufacturing workouts. At private parties, they teach core-firming moves to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, future marriages, and Stop Sign Impersonation Day.
Licensed massage therapist Debra McCown believes that massage is more than just bodywork: it's about making the client feel as comfortable as possible. That's why she holds a pretreatment consultation to determine the source of lingering stress and customize her many bodywork techniques. Debra also urges clients to use her specialty body cushions during treatment. Not only do these specialty pillows insure an ideal resting position to prevent backache, they're easily adjustable for men, women, and scarecrows of all body sizes.
A certified prenatal massage therapist working towards getting her massage doula license, Jodi Emdy earned her massage-therapy license in 2007 and remains an enthusiastic practitioner dedicated to massage as a means of holistic wellness. Her repertoire of five modalities expressly links mental and physical health, including reflexology and prenatal massages that assuage stress to help regulate hormone levels.
One of Bakersfield's largest day spas, Essentiels Spa et Beauté offers clients an array of services targeting the hair, skin, nails, and muscles. Turn your torso over to one of the spa's lead kneaders for a fully customized hour of integrative massage, which can incorporate hot stones, focus on particular regions of your body, or otherwise tailor itself to your wants, needs, and muscular event horizons. Those who mostly hold tension in their face can opt instead for a 60-minute European-style Essentiels signature facial, a multifaceted pamper party that leaves necks and shoulders rubbed, hands and feet coddled, and cranial facades soft, smooth, and glowing with the sort of radiance impossible to achieve through glow-stick earrings. Essentiels complements its satisfying services with the ambient assets of an urban-chic environment, giving guests an elegant escape from the frenetic pace and gauche mimes of everyday life.
Three Bakersfield.com reviewers give La Petit Poulette a perfect five-star rating. Four SpaFinder reviewers give the spa an average rating of 4.5 stars, and two Yahoo! Locals give it a perfect five stars: