As Brenda Carbone’s arthritis became more and more severe, she had to make a choice: undergo surgery on her neck vertebrae or accept a life dependent on pain medications and sleeping pills. Luckily for Brenda, she discovered the whole-body vibration machine, capable of easing her pain—and helping her shed 30 pounds—without assistance from traditional medicine. Today, Brenda and her colleague, Kristy Carbone, help others find relief at her clinic, O2 Wellness.
O2 offers more than the whole-body vibration treatment, though. In the way of weight loss, they present solutions ranging from HCG, a belly-fat-burning peptite, to soothing sessions in the infrared sauna. They also render facial treatments to turn back the clock without the dire consequences of time travel, such as never meeting your ex-spouse. Beyond getting exteriors into shape, Brenda and staff also offer various options for pain relief.
C’Siren Day Spa’s mother-daughter team treats troubled skin and tension-afflicted muscles with a cornucopia of sea-themed thalassotherapy services. Licensed massage therapist Torri Crider assuages corporeal aches and stress with a host of 10 different massages. Meanwhile, her daughter Shayna fights skin blight with facials and chemical peels that shower faces with natural, organic products from the sea. Translucent curtains allow natural sunlight to bathe the interior of the spa, whose bamboo-laden décor provides convenient raft material should the ocean inconveniently show up during a massage.
Gayle Davis brings more than 30 years of beauty-industry experience to her salon, which she recently dubbed Salon de Prelude. She and her staff of hair stylists handle everything from colors, cuts, and weaves to Brazilian Blowouts and special occasion styles. Skincare specialists and nail technicians are on hand, too, adding facials, waxing, and shellac mani-pedis to the mix. Salon de Prelude welcomes appointments, walk-ins, and moonwalk-ins.
Massage Therapy Works' staff of trained professionals rejuvenates bodies with a bevy of soothing massage techniques. Clients can shed discordant tensions as a massage maestro conducts a full-body concerto by kneading muscles and deep tissues in the stressed orchestra pits of the body. The 30-minute therapeutic massage works to soothe aches and pains, restoring bodies to a child-like state of relaxation reminiscent of their days in footie pajamas. With each purchase, customers will also receive a club-card membership, which entitles members to future massages at club-card rates and instills a sense of belonging.
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.
Licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Matt Greene runs SereneQi Acupuncture with his mantra "health through balance” as his guide. Before any treatment, he listens to his patients' needs, relying on the open dialogue to help eradicate maladies such as anxiety, stress, and pain. Once deciding on a course of action, Matt begins treatments, which range from acupuncture to cupping to massage, which can increase circulation and loosen muscles more effectively than doing downward-facing dog in a hot tub.:
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