The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
A theme park, the DMV, and the doctor's office. Although these three are vastly different locales, they all have a single commonality: a long wait. Del Mar Dentistry Center, however, hopes to change that perception, at least for doctor?s offices. In many instances, when a patient comes into the practice, they're immediately taken care of. At the helm of this highly efficient office is Dr. Eizadi, who is known for her ability to work with children and adults with a fear of the dentist. After expunging any modicums of unfounded dread from her patients, she performs all types of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments.
The Center's stylish and modern office further lulls clients into a relaxed state, boasting a treatment room with its own ocean view and living, breathing Kenny G clone. Rooms also feature headphones and state-of-the-art intraoral cameras.
Certified massage therapists unfurl a menu of relaxing services to increase overall wellness within Essential Therapies' Del Mar studio or in the comfort of clients' homes. A number of massage techniques includes muscle-relaxing hot stones and pain-relieving acupressure. During reflexology, pressure applied to specific points on the feet control the entire body, relaxing muscles on command or making mouths purr like a uniformed Catwoman impersonator.
When it comes to wellness, no body is an island. Within each person, complex systems work in concert with one another, but sometimes that interplay gets bogged down or interrupted. Enter the reflexologists at De La Sole Reflexology Spa. Using their knowledge of pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears, they interact with these organs, recalibrating systems through precision bodywork. Their delicate work produces noticeable results; potential benefits include improved circulation, bolstered immune systems, and increased energy. Although therapeutic, these treatments are equally relaxing; foot scrubs or soaks fortified with herbal formulas or natural Himalayan salt blocks soothe away stress collected in some of the body's hardest-working muscles.
At Place360 Health + Spa, guests can temporarily find respite from everyday stresses, thanks to beauty services, wellness support, and healthy organic enrichments. Its location—above the Pacific coastline in Del Mar—also helps. Along with natural and alternative health treatments that combine Eastern and Western philosophies, the spa offers beauty treatments ranging from spray tans and eyelash extensions to raw honey and papaya body wraps. Place360's health-focused mission, atmosphere, and professional services earned it recognition in 2011, including a Spa Week Luxe Award for Best Medi-Spa and a podium finish in the U-T San Diego reader poll's med-spa category.
Healing others through touch has been a lifelong passion for Lynn McKibben—as a child, she often soothed painful muscle cramps or headaches for her fellow students. Later on, she would barter massage to friends and family in exchange for firewood, auto repair, and other necessities. Lynn finally made her dream career switch in the late 1970s, when she graduated from massage school and opened her first practice.
Years later, Lynn relocated to San Diego and opened Lynn’s Massage Therapy Del Mar—her third private practice—where she specializes in a number of massage styles. Since clients often ask her to teach them basic massage techniques, she began offering a service called Partner Massage. In this 90-minute service, Lynn demonstrates basic strokes and then lets couples practice them on each other.