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Downtown San Jose
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Spa in the Park
Professionally trained therapists pamper guests with massage therapy, facials, peels, sauna sessions, and waxing
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Splendor Medical Spa
Massage with optional hot stones soothes aches; deep-cleansing facial refreshes skin; reflexology targets body imbalances through the feet
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Kharma Spa & Boutique
New face-flattering haircut and style, or Brazilian wax, which nixes hair from intimater regions; Swedish and deep-tissue blend to ease ache
After spending a handful of years crunching numbers for her family's car business, Doran Poma decided to pursue a passion for skincare that she developed as a teenager. Since completing beauty school in 2006 and becoming a licensed aesthetician in 2007, Doran has used her expertise to clear the complexions of numerous clients, including a woman in her 50s who'd been dealing with acne since her teens. This April, Doran began running her skincare operation out of a gut-rehabbed salon, where she uses phytomer and Jan Marini products to pamper clients with specialized facials designed to treat conditions ranging from acne and discoloration to wrinkles in the time-space continuum.
In order to emulate the eco-friendly attitude of the LEED-certified Portola Hotel and Spa that surrounds it, Jack's Restaurant and Lounge regularly culls regional, sustainable ingredients for its contemporary takes on breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. With the help of Chef Jason Giles' culinary imagination, Jack's adds innovative flavors to items such as naturally raised beef from Harris Ranch and seafood chosen in support of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which helps to prevent over-fishing of threatened and endangered ocean life. Small plates of baked scallops lounge on the half-shell, while waiters usher basil-crusted Pacific sole to tables on the heated patio surrounded by edible velvet ropes. Wines poured at the lounge highlight the vineyards and wineries of Monterey County, and fair-trade organic coffees and teas are sourced from Peerless Coffee Company, a Northern California staple for more than 86 years.
Rain Organic Spa's professional massage therapists pamper clients with organic products while rendering soothing massage and spa services. During the 60-minute therapeutic massage, a skilled massage therapist detects hidden pockets of tension throughout the body and coaxes them out with deft handiwork and promises to relocate the tension somewhere it currently does not exist--such as the audiences of tightrope walks. Alternatively, during the deep-tissue massage, dexterous hands delve even deeper to squeeze out built-up toxins from connective tissue by way of slow motions, focusing for more time on specific areas of discomfort to improve circulation and alleviate chronic tension caused by bad posture or carrying a pet sasquatch to the vet.
Graciela Gonzalez focuses on blanketing her clients with a deep sense of relaxation during each massage session at Sereneti Massage. She accomplishes this fete with techniques that include Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and reflexology. Graciela also massage clients in the comfort of their own home or a vacationing neighbor’s home.
"Sano" means health, and that is the focus of the staff members at the Sano Spa at Casa Munras Hotel - Monterey as they perform beauty and wellness treatments, such as massages, facials, and waxing services, using natural ingredients and essential oils. The spa's four spacious rooms are each equipped to host an array of treatments, including facials, massages, and body wraps and scrubs. Rich, exotic ingredients pervade each treatment, such as pure beeswax and aromatherapy oils incorporated into custom massages, or the marine-based serums used in the youth-glow facial, which evokes radiance unseen since before faces learned that the Fountain of Youth isn't real. The nourishing elements of brown sugar, seaweed oils, and coconut body butters bolster eight types of body treatments including wraps, scrubs, and baths. Sano's skilled technicians also provide makeup applications for special occasions and airbrush bodies with a natural-looking, sunless tan that makes the sun second-guess its relevance.
Between treatments at the upscale retreat, robe- and slipper-clad clients lounge beneath alcoves draped with ivory linens as they sip on cups of hot tea or a re-mineralizing cocktail. Lush plants and vibrant flowers weave around Sano Spa's outdoor garden, where patrons soak in the sun as they ease into a steamy Jacuzzi or curl up next to the glowing fire pit.
Like a cottage out of a fairy tale, A Petite Retreat is framed by lush greenery and cobblestone pathways. Thankfully, there are no wolves in disguise roaming the halls of this charming spa?only the faint aroma of lavender and a friendly staff that will lead you to a private treatment room.
That?s not to say an experience at A Petite Retreat is anything less than enchanting. The spa?s two licensed massage therapists come equipped with organic healing ointments and warm heating pads that prepare muscles for custom Swedish and deep-tissue massages. The duo?s facials brighten complexions with vitamin-C and grape-vine extracts, and their body scrubs soften skin with an aquatic blend of mud and sea salt as they croon relaxing whale songs.
At Peak Performance Massage, certified and experienced massage therapists offer a variety of soothing services. They specialize in sports and injury massage, in which they work on localized areas to increase flexibility and help lessen the chance of injury, but also offer other modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. Their other treatments include steam therapy, scalp treatments, and foot scrubs.
To its proprietors, Body Sense is defined as "the ability to pay attention to our sensations, emotions, and movements." They believe that through this self-awareness, a person can find and sustain full-body wellness. The licensed technicians at Body Sense work with guests to determine the source of imbalance in the body and help find a suitable treatment. This may manifest as a customized skincare treatment or a therapeutic bodywork session that eases tension and promotes deep relaxation.
Unique architecture blends into its natural surroundings complemented with interior earth tones/ high sweeping arches and skylights. In a spectacular setting/ this 100 acre resort showcases the organic architecture of guest rooms built on a cliff 1/200 above the Pacific with glorious ocean/ mountain and forest views. A remote and romantic hideaway for rejuvenating with unparalleled views/ world class cuisine/ a menu of nurturing spa treatments and complimentary activities.
GG's Spa & Salon pampers from scalp to toes with an expansive menu of relaxation and beautification services. Clients can request an all-natural facial or solicit a skilled stylist to snip away split ends from your hair or dead ends from outdated treasure maps. The spa also employs a licensed massage therapist who eases tension with bodywork techniques such as reflexology and hot-stone therapy.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Facials, eyebrow sculpting, microdermabrasion, and light therapy
Brands Used: Skinceuticals, Dr. Jeff
Guests to Muse Carmel Spa can get their beauty and relaxation fix in a variety of ways. Massage options such as the Soul Searcher help soothe and unwind, and No Junk in the Trunk treatments stimulate circulation to help detoxify with anticellulite cream. Skin glows after relaxing body and facial treatments, including Dead Sea–salt glows, mud wraps, and anti-aging facials.
The team at Monterey Day Spa, offers clients the spa services they seek: nailcare, hot-stone massages, gentlemen?s facials, and organic sugar scrubs. The staff provides services with natural, opulent products that incorporate soothing aromatherapy oils and creams where possible.
The staff at Aqua Wellness Day Spa knows that rejuvenation may require either beautification or relaxation, and with their services, they have both covered. For the former, microdermabrasion sloughs away dead cells to leave skin brighter, as does the Eminence skin-firming facial, which also fights signs of aging. A makeup application can further enhance freshened skin. As for relaxation, the staff performs therapeutic massages and soothing body scrubs, and they lead mind-clearing yoga classes at the spa.
Aspects Advanced Face and Body may not be for the indecisive. Its vast menu of treatments spans the entire spectrum of spa options. This staggering range of treatments goes from decadent massages to beautifying facials and waxing sessions. For clients who truly can?t make up their minds, those who need a little extra time away from home, or those on the run from bounty hunters, Aspects tempts with a number of spa packages.