Deep Tissue Massage in Birdland

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The certified massage therapists at Massage Thai Way know 72,000 ways to lull the body into relaxation. That's because their treatments follow an ancient system of 72,000 energy pathways known as sen lines, a network that purportedly reaches even to the ears, fingers, and toes. They use acupressure techniques to target these trails during Thai massages, varying the firmness of their pressure to client comfort. Clients remain fully clothed and lie on a futon as the therapists unwind overworked areas, bearing down on aches and guiding the physique through a series of yoga-inspired stretches.

These maneuvers are fully customizable, and the therapists alter their poses depending on the client's needs and habits. For example, they might aim to enhance an athlete's mobility, quell a construction worker's lower-back pain, or remedy common office-job ailments, such as fingers that have become lodged between computer keys. Clients are encouraged to discuss their desired amount of pressure with their practitioner before their 60-, 90-, or 120-minute session.

2354 Ulric Street
San Diego,
CA
US

Established: 2011

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Brands Used: TRX training equipment

Pro Tip: Be ready for fun and open to learning. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for movement and exercise.

3675 Ruffin Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

Body Revive Wellness's certified massage therapist, Phyllis Padilla, harnesses her 16 years of experience when vanquishing tension with custom massages. Before embarking on sessions, Phyllis takes time to get to know clients by discussing lifestyle choices, sussing out sore spots, and scanning backs for tattooed diary entries. Phyllis eases pain and stress with a wide variety of modalities, and can also coat skin in aromatherapy oils or maximize relaxation with hot towels.

8825 Aero Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

With a staff pooling more than a century of combined beauty experience, it’s clear that Pure Salon & Spa has some authority when it comes to styling hair and bringing out its clients' best features. The team combines a full-service hair salon with a relaxing European day spa. Whether guests come in looking for a new cut and style or a tranquil spa retreat, the staff leverages its abundant experience and continuing training to cater to all their pampering needs. Spa packages include a roundup of Pure’s beautifying services, including facials, massages, haircare, nailcare, and a special staff member who enthusiastically pretends it’s your 24th birthday again. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of Pure Salon & Spa’s authoritative skill set one treatment at a time by stopping in for a Shellac manicure, hydrating body wrap, or microdermabrasion treatment.

7710 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed aestheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.

7610 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

What makes it great: custom blend of Swedish, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy techniques, aims to improve body tone and boost circulation and immune system function, and performed in a recently remodeled spa with a large relaxation lounge

2185 Station Village Way
San Diego,
CA
US