Tova Yaron brings 40 years of international skincare training to her full-service health and wellness spas. Tova has spent her time perfecting her skills in the beauty industry before opening Tova Day Spa in early 2000. Less than a decade later, she established a second location in The Fairmont Hotel, where her team pampers clients from all walks of life?including locals, tourists, and celebrities such as Jon Lovitz, Carrie Fisher, and Jay Mohr.
From within the tranquil spa, aestheticians keep skin radiant by employing 11 types of facials along with a roster of skin enhancements?from an exfoliating peel to wrinkle-reducing LED light therapy. Antioxidant-rich ingredients such as green tea and Dead Sea mineral mud draw out toxins during body wraps, and a complimentary scalp massage squashes tension and errant thought bubbles. The staff also tends to nails and coifs, and combines many treatments for full-day spa experiences. Between sessions, guests can make use of the spa's luxurious facilities, which include men and women's locker rooms, relaxation lounge, heated whirlpools, steam rooms, and sauna.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines massage muscles, while teeth-whitening kits brighten chompers.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
After working at other beauty establishments, aesthetician Angelica Carr wanted to create a space where she could both pamper her guests and pay homage to her Mexican heritage. She has accomplished both of those goals at La Choza Day Spa. As she told KRON 4 in 2009, La Choza?which translates to "the little hut"?is meant to recreate the ambience of a cozy, south-of-the-border village. In the reception area, red Spanish-tile accents and paintings of cacti and beachside scenes promote an atmosphere of rustic tranquility.
Besides offering facials, massages, nail services, and body treatments individually, Carr and her team bundle them into spa packages; for example, the romance package for two includes spa pedicures and candlelit side-by-side massages on rose-petal-dappled treatment beds. And there are treatments for all ages here?together with her daughter, Carr designed a menu of teen services specifically designed to combat issues such as stress or acne caused by thinking about algebra too much.
At Heartfelt Massage Therapy, healing is at your fingertips—or rather, at the fingertips of the excellent team of massage therapists Michelle Yiu and Gail Clemente. Gail specializes in deep tissue massage, as well as therapeutic and energy work. Michelle has extensive training in prenatal and postpartum massage, and is passionate about working with women at this important time. Due to Michelle’s deep knowledge and experience, she is one of few massage therapists who provides massages during the first trimester and who is able to safely massage feet, ankles, and bellies of pregnant women. She also has provided massages as soon as one hour after a woman has given birth, which greatly speeds up the healing process from labor.
In addition to intuitive readings, the practitioners at Reiki Angel Intuitive Arts offer bodywork and energy work. These services work together to help balance clients' energy while they unwind and gain a deeper understanding of their sources of stress, physical pain, and illness. Bodywork sessions are a prime example. During these treatments, the practitioner combines elements of therapeutic, hands-on massage with reiki energy work, then supplements them with aromatherapy, and healing stones.
Our Sacred Space Wellness Center has a simple goal: bringing a range of workshops, massage therapy, acupuncture, and other holistic treatments to the surrounding community. Having trained in various massage modalities, certified holistic massage therapist Elizabeth Higley offers a custom blend of experiences to help heal clients on the level of mind, body and spirit. The wellness center also invites guests to check out the handmade jewelry, tote bags, and bulk herbs available for purchase in the welcoming room. Our Sacred Space's peaceful outdoor courtyard area is also ideal for those who want to unwind or who have flowers for heads and need the sun to survive.