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.
Club Reduce of San Diego’s staff works closely with clients to help them lose weight and improve their lifestyles. Health services range from basic medical assessments to the latest body treatments, such as cellulite-reducing wraps. Each custom weight-loss program begins with a one-on-one consultation and computerized health assessment, which can uncover barriers to well-being, including high blood pressure and spontaneous hiccups.
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.
When life gets harried, we ask our bodies to carry the load. At Essential Rituals, clients come in to pamper their long-suffering frames with a host of restorative body services. Massage therapists relieve stress with custom massages. Aestheticians use SunFX spray-tanning equipment to cloak the skin with all-natural color. They erase signs of age with microdermabrasion, whiten teeth, and jump-start the metabolism with infrared body wraps. The Essential Rituals crew also offers whole body vibration treatments to help strengthen stabilizing muscles, aid injury recovery, and mix up recently purchased buckets of paint.
Looking to start a business in order to provide exactly the brand of relaxation she was after, Christine McDannell founded Eco Chateau Mission Valley. The spa is designed from the ground up to promote sustainable, environmentally conscious practices that she valued, while still providing luxurious pampering. Her wide-ranging service selection covers any sort of wellness need, from massages to fresh-pressed juice cleanse to organic facials. The success of the Mission Valley location spurred the opening of a second location, Eco Chateau Sorrento Valley.
The fixtures use power sparingly, emitting a low pleasant light throughout the solar-powered chateau, which uses solar energy for roughly 80% of the power throughout the Chateau.The walls and floors themselves feature recycled, reclaimed, and energy efficient materials, right down to the bamboo floor boards saved from the dessert bar of a panda buffet. She reflects this commitment to nature in the spa's services by using cruelty-free products, most of which are organic and locally sourced whenever possible.
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.