A tranquil metropolitan sanctuary, Oasis Day Spa’s menu of body-wide services provides clients with a respite where relaxation meets skin renewal. Aestheticians treat epidermises with proven products, such as MD Formulation, to vivify corporeal kingdoms without harmful chemicals. Skin specialists sooth façades with facials employing Mother Nature's finest, including antioxidants, oxygen, and mermaid tears, and mow down rogue fringe with waxing services for brows, bikinis, backs, and more. Tension gives up its hold on muscles as massage practitioners usher in new realms of relaxation during Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu massages, and nonsurgical, gentle power-peel treatments carry dead skin cells to more peaceful resting places to reveal younger looking skin.
Informed by fitness-heavy interests, including competitive bicycling, jogging, and research in sports injury and recovery, the licensed massage therapists at On Balance Massage and Bodywork draw upon their massage training to relieve injury and pain. They treat clients ranging from athletes to chronic-pain sufferers with massage modalities such as myofascial release, which targets pain with gentle, sustained pressure on the connective tissues. They also practice deep-tissue massage, which involves the sublayer manipulation of muscles to reduce inflammation-related pain and locate embedded spinach cans. For bodies tense from work or minds reeling from stress, therapists pore over musculatures with relaxing Swedish, hot-stone, and reiki techniques.
Though Rita Simonian has a background in cell biology, she isn’t a scientist. Simonian is an aesthetician, and she employs her unique insight while treating clients beneath the canopied ceiling at Onivo Esthetics. Her specialty is customized skincare, with services ranging from tailored facials to LED-light lifts. Complexions affected by dehydration, rosacea, or acne can be rebalanced with the help of her expertly applied pure active ingredients and essential oils. Some of Simonian’s signature facials pamper guests with luxurious ingredients such as 24-karat gold, caviar, and microscopic private jets.
Essential Skin Therapy’s nutmeg-colored spa separates clients from the tensions of everyday life, providing a peaceful, quiet sanctuary for rejuvenation. Skincare specialists tend to aesthetic needs using products by Eminence Organic Skin Care, Glo, Obagi, and SkinCeuticals, nourishing and hydrating skin until it achieves the youthful glow of a newborn Lite-Brite. A free consultation precedes each facial, microdermabrasion, or massage, and allows technicians to customize products and techniques according to each patron's needs. The relaxing San Carlos day spa also tends to energy issues with chakra-aligning crystal treatments and positive reinforcement from golden retrievers.
Le Charm Beautique's skincare services aren't just designed to relax clients; they're also designed to solve skin conditions before they arise. This approach is coordinated by spa founder and licensed aesthetician Olga Martynenko, who leads a team of licensed spa technicians well-versed in designing custom services for men and women of all ages and skin types. They use products by ?minence Organic Skin Care, PCA Skln, and Jean D'Arcel Cosmetique to restore a healthy glow through treatments ranging from cleansing facials and peels to exfoliating body treatments. Meanwhile, licensed independent therapists alleviate muscle pain and stress with seven massages ranging from zen shiatsu to aromatic Swedish. All treatments are conducted in the spa's private rooms, which are soothing in their own right thanks to a pastel color scheme and low lighting.
A Best of the Bay 2010 Viewer?s Choice winner, Herbal Mineral?s four California locations couple a devotion to recapturing youth with a commitment to cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products and practices. An arsenal of vegan, earth-friendly beauty products speaks to their commitment to bettering the planet, and visitors sip fair-trade-certified tea that helps to fund landslide restoration and reforestation. The staff?s diverse palette of skills runs the gamut from waxing and organic facials to candling and herbal body contouring, the latter of which can help shape silhouettes into comely hourglasses or vertical representations of the New York skyline.