Both soundproof and lightproof, the fiberglass capsules at Float Spa San Diego simulate a world without gravity, and more importantly, a world without distractions. Eight hundred pounds of Epsom salts intermixed with warm water—heated between 94 and 95 degrees—fill the tanks. As a result, clients lose all sense of external stimuli, ultimately leading to unmatched relaxation and a greater empathy toward rubber duckies. The water, harmonized with the skin's temperature, erases the sensation of touch, and the salt allows the body, including the head, to literally float without effort. Researchers have given this phenomenon the moniker REST, meaning Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, as it has been shown to effectively reduce the brain's workload and enhance the mind and body's ability to relax and self-heal.
At Float Spa San Diego, the capsules are located inside private rooms equipped with showers for use before and after the session. Appointments kick off with 10 minutes of soothing music before all sounds and stimuli are shut off for 50 minutes of supreme silence and relaxation. With their modesty guarded by the locked rooms, clients are free to enjoy their flotation clad in a bathing suit, scuba-diving gear, or, for even less restriction, without any clothing at all.
The staff of JenniferAnn Spa & Wellness Center have devised a holistic service menu that aims to address physical, emotional, and spiritual woes. This mission is most prevalent in the selection of massages—in this single menu, one may find craniosacral treatments that calm the nervous system and spiritual healing sessions that guide the soul alongside classic Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Natural therapies and assorted vowels sprout up throughout the menu as well, including pumpkin and sugar cane peels that estheticians use to harvest fresh complexions. In the salon, stylists straighten unruly texture with natural keratin treatments or build curl with organic perms.
Led by medical director Dr. Ariel Cortes, owner and founder Gita Izadi and the rest of the medical team at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center help people feel youthful and confident. Izadi opened the business in 2003 with that very goal in mind, drawing upon her more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. She started out with clinical services—ranging from Botox to advanced laser procedures—before adding an array of relaxing spa treatments to the lineup in 2009. Now, patients can schedule a fractional CO2 laser skin-resurfacing procedure to combat signs of aging and follow it up with a fragrant pumpkin-apple-spice facial or a soothing body scrub with mineral-rich sea salt.
The waiting area welcomes guests with a soft, pale-blue sofa next to an iridescent wall flanked by twin waterfalls. Patrons nosh on complimentary refreshments as they enjoy fragrant aromatherapy, while a centerpiece of elegant, white orchids provides a tasty snack for any visiting toucans.
With the help of board-certified plastic surgeon Robert Kearney MD, FACS, All About Me Medical Day Spa offers an exhaustive list of body-bettering services, including skin care, aesthetic treatments, massage, and acupuncture. Needle-phobic face-saggers can invest in the epicuren facial ($120 for an hour), a seven-step process designed to snap stretched-out skin back into place and give it all the vigor of fresh laundry hung on Swiss telephone poles. The chronically fuzzy can mend matters with waxing services from eyebrow ($20) to lip ($15) to bikini ($35). Stress-ridden soul vessels can relax with a Swedish massage ($75 for 60 minutes) or stone therapy ($120 for 90 minutes). For acupuncture, try acupuncture. All About Me has sessions created specifically to help stop smoking habits ($60). According to the spa, two back-to-back treatments can help to reduce side effects from not puffing. Visit the website to view a comprehensive list of services.
Dermatex in San Diego has been serving San Diegans for over twenty years providing state-of-art hair replacement and more recently, Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy for men and women. Dermatex is nationally recognized as the San Diego leader by the leading Hair Replacement group in the world, Transtions International.