Guests entering Talega Day Spa may expect to see an Etruscan soldier emerging from a mud-and-sea-salt body wrap, or Dante Alighieri jotting down notes about the infrared sauna. The ancient Etruscan people are the inspiration for the beauty haven, as they helped introduce Western civilization to the concept of spa treatments by using the healing properties of local volcanic springs, or terme. The space—which is adorned with elegant rotundas, Renaissance-style murals, and archways that resemble Roman columns—pays homage to the culture that was responsible for shaping the art of self-preservation.
As noted in the San Clemente Times, Talega was voted the number-one day spa in San Clemente 3 years in a row, due in no small part to the talents of its attentive team. Massage therapists loosen muscles more effectively than log rolling down the hills of Tuscany, and aestheticians nourish faces with natural ingredients. After a Zerona body-contouring session or a Botox or laser skincare treatment, patrons explore amenities such as a couples treatment room, a garden-themed relaxation room, and a sunny outdoor patio.
Dr. Yoie specializes in noninvasive anti-aging treatments and the latest European technology based skincare. She herself developed the chemical free organic skincare used in this treatment, as well as the non-invasive BioChemPeel that tones complexions with little to no down time. Though Dr. Yoie's signature treatments use special technologies, much of her skincare approach is rooted in tradition. She's committed to using natural and safe ingredients, such as organic and chemical free skin care, instead of harmful chemicals such as the bottled sweat of one of pro wrestling's most-loathed villains.
True to its name, Eyeland Lash outfits beauty seekers with everything for lashes, from voluminous mink extensions to colorful lash highlights. Certified extensions specialists meticulously glue mink, microfiber, and silk lashes along natural eye lines to create a spectrum of looks, such as subtle curls or dramatic length. Colored and two-tone lashes add pops of blue, purple, and green to eyes, and glitter lashes take the place of cumbersome strobe lights to make eyes shine.
Waves Beyond Skincare specializes in facial and body treatments using high-quality products from brands such as Epicuren and Obagi. You’ll find more specialized treatments here as well, including the cryoprobe—a therapy that uses extreme cold to remove broken capillaries. Complimentary skin analysis and personalized product consultations are also available. The day spa has a peaceful atmosphere where clients can receive one-on-one service in seclusion.
Diana Bailey-Tudor is a licensed massage therapist with more than 20 years of experience mending muscles. While nestled in her cozy San Clemente studio, clients can seek a table or mat massage using such techniques as shiatsu, Swedish strokes, reiki energy healing, and deep-tissue pressure. When not removing charley horses in her human clients, Diana offers equine bodywork to ease tension in horses that may be named Charlie.
When it comes to skin, the staff members at Proderma Skin Care & Acne Clinic sympathize with patients who feel like they've tried every form of relief, continually adding treatments to their repertoire. Licensed medical aestheticians help clients achieve clearer skin over 4–12 weeks, treating conditions ranging from acne to discoloration, razor bumps, and scarring, along with performing anti-aging therapy.