With an expansive menu of services, Eden Day Spa refreshes bodies from head to toe using the latest techniques and quality products. Countenance caretakers rinse away dermal imperfections with a variety of facials, including the personalized European facial ($85) and a gentlemen's facial ($105) that deep cleanses, soothes razor burn, and paints on a dapper moustache. Relieving tense tendons, various massages—such as a soothing hot-stone massage ($105 for 60 minutes)—help bodies and their owners relax and forget about the impending woodchuck uprising. Eden Day Spa also offers makeup applications, body scrubs and bronzing treatments, and hair-removal services. Those seeking greater frontal fortitude can invigorate faces with a Dermio Oxygen Therapy treatment and facial, which rejuvenates the visage, neck, and décolletage, helping to facilitate collagen production and providing an oxygenated breath of fresh air throughout the entire body. Inspired by the style of ancient Turkish bathhouses, Eden Day Spa gives guests a sensory sanctuary complete with Mediterranean art and social quarters for chatting up Ottoman artisans.
The experienced massage therapists at Shibui Gardens Outdoor Spa vanquish stress with a multitude of relaxing massage services augmented by steamy sauna and hot-tub sessions. Flower-lined brick walkways encased by thick foliage wind through the spa's insulated downtown San Anselmo expanse, which is dotted with wooden structures housing two private massage rooms and open-roofed hot tubs boasting clear views of clouds or flocks of soaring pterodactyls.
Inside Bon Air Salon and Spa, beauty professionals transform clients with hair, nail, facial, and massage services. Microdermabrasion removes dead, flaky skin cells, making room for younger cells to glow. Massage services disentangle muscle knots with kneading and stroking using various degrees of pressure, including deep and peer. The salon also sells beauty products and hosts spa parties for friends and family members.
Tragedy inspired a career for Pnina Zoharah. In the late 1980s, Pnina’s mother fell ill with multiple sclerosis, and while her family turned to Western medicine for help, Pnina began research of her own. Eventually, she stumbled upon a self-healing book that outlined how one practitioner, Meir Schneider, cured his own blindness. Unfortunately, Pnina’s family did not have the funds to take her mother to see Schneider before her death.
Though her mother was gone, Pnina carried on, moving to San Francisco to study with Schneider and learn about energy work, hands-on healing, and emotional release. Today, she continues on her path, now with several publications and teaching seminars under her belt. She's also the owner and practitioner at Movement and Spirit. Within her relaxation oasis, she administers tailored bodywork sessions using several techniques, from Swedish and deep-tissue to neuromuscular and reiki therapy. Pnina encourages clients to turn to movement for relief with dance and movement therapy, which incorporates slow, gentle, and sometimes unusual movements, and hearkens back to her first understanding of self-healing with yoga for the eyes classes and vision-enhancing bodywork sessions. She even helps with emotional troubles through emotional-release work, spiritual counseling, and spiritual-parenting seminars, which are designed to boost communication between adults and kids.
Susan Renaud’s healing abilities stem from a lifetime spent developing a natural insight and intuition in regards to the well-being of others. From athletic pursuits to teaching, she has always found a way to empathize with and assess the source of pain in those around her. Today, through spiritual healing, she aims to enhance the lives of her clients by manipulating the natural flow of energy through their bodies.
Susan’s process employs energy healing at the cellular level, meditative regression, and other techniques to help to soothe physical ailments. More intuitive than an airport scanner, Susan probes inside the body to heal on physical and spiritual levels. Remote healing also helps Susan to unearth bodily complaints from afar or from beneath couch cushions. Once established, healing programs can include a variety of remedies from exercise and dietary changes to meditation and herbs.
Following in the footsteps of Dr. John C. Lilly’s research in neuropsychiatry, Conscious Drift fills its relaxation studio with modern versions of his sensory-deprivation tanks. Filled with clean water and infused with epsom salts, the chambers can confer benefits for stress, fatigue, and bodily pain. Conscious Drift offers many explanations for the profound effects of its tanks, including theories that the experience frees energy usually spent fighting gravity, activates relaxing brain waves, and transports clients back to the stainless-steel gestation pods where all life begins.