Inside Spa Renaissance's tranquil facility, clients undergo pampering treatments or relax on their own time in soothing therapy rooms that include a sauna, whirlpools, a red-clay therapy room and a Himalayan salt room. Enriched with essential minerals, mud baths of red clay, peat, and hot-spring mineral water work to tighten skin tissues, leaving the largest organ soft and smooth. Multi-tonal stones and dark hardwoods illuminate the Himalayan salt room with a rosy glow as the therapeutic atmosphere works to balance the body's water content, sugar levels, and wanderlust for the Dead Sea. Use of these rooms is complimentary with select spa services, which bolster natural beauty with facials and Zerona body contouring, and help muscles relax with acupressure and hot-stone massages. Grumbling stomachs find relief at the spa’s Chinese restaurant and café, where handmade noodle soups steam among cool drafts of ice-blended coffee.
As an alternative to baking in the sun’s harmful rays, Laura of Spray Tan Glow N Go opened her speedy spray tan shop. At her immaculately clean home-studio, she mists figures with safe, skin-nourishing Aviva Labs spray tans in a matter of minutes. She chooses Aviva Labs because it’s free of oil, fragrances, and alcohol, and is 100% vegan. It’s also an all-natural, hypoallergenic solution that dries fast, meaning her clients can pop in on their lunch breaks or in between errands and be on their way.
Within the airy, well-lit confines of Kallisto Salon & Spa, stylist Donna Hanson transforms coifs with precision cuts and color treatments. She draws on training from Vidal Sassoon, along with a specialty in hair color, to imbue strands with vibrant tones or smatterings of highlights.
Marla of Skin Diva Esthetics is an aesthetician, massage therapist, and graduate of the Southern California University of Health Sciences, where she earned her doctor of chiropractic degree. She uses her wide-ranging skill set to coddle and beautify her clients through services such as massage, microdermabrasion, galvanic facial treatments, and packages bundling a variety of treatments. Dr. Marla also can render pumpkin-enzyme facials, either for you or your jack-o'-lantern.
At Golden Island Spa, massage therapists pamper clients with massages in modalities that range from Swedish and deep-tissue to shiatsu and reflexology, seeking to increase circulation and improve flexibility. Meanwhile the spa's aestheticians cleanse skin with facials using Dermalogica products, wax away unwanted hair, and apply synthetic extensions to the lashes of clients or sharks who want to look less threatening.