The Balanced Body Therapeutic Massage coaxes the stress from the shoulders of San Jose with myriad massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, acupressure, myofascial, pre/post-natal, geriatric, cranio-sacral, infant, trigger point, and reflexology. Begin your journey by entering a dark room filled with dim lighting and relaxing music as you drift off into a peaceful oasis of back bliss. Depending on the massage type you choose, one of eight fully trained and certified therapists will personalize the massage based on your body's injury history and tendency for tap-dance-related accidents. The ultimate goal of The Balanced Body is to provide a professional yet comfortable setting to promote healing, well-being, and relaxation, like soaking in a spa on the moon while Yanni plays piano next to you.
Liz has been a licensed aesthetician for six years and a licensed massage therapist for two. In that time she's covered the spectrum of skincare, working as an acne specialist as well as gaining certificates in both face and body treatments. Her experiences come to a head at Beauty and Bliss, where she tends to skin and spirits with a full slate of spa services. Her facials include medleys of serums, steam, and moisturizers to combat signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dinosaur scratches, and she puts her massage expertise to use with full-body Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal services.
Orchid Bloom Spa inspires beauty and balance with practices from Thailand and Hungary. A Thai herbal massage relieves deep-seated tension with intense stretches as the essential oils of tumeric, lemongrass, and bergamot tickle the inner senses. Treatments deploy a selection of organic Hungarian products and Thailand's Harnn products, which the spa stocks for use at home or after a hard day at the abacus. Upon arriving at the spa, clients can sip a soothing strawberry beverage while relaxing in the sunlit waiting area.
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.
Trained aestheticians and laser technicians at Rejuvenis Skincare's medical spa illuminate—and then quickly alleviate—epidermal concerns using FDA-approved SoftLight lasers and other skin treatments. The medical-spa staff employs a wide spectrum of colored beams to focus in on nuanced body areas and remove hair, melt away excess cellulite, correct hyperpigmentation, or break down inks to remove tattoos and permanent sponsorship logos. Microdermabrasion and chemical facials using AHA glycolic-, salicylic-, or lactic-acid peels help to erase skin woes such as acne and wrinkles without bursts of light, yet clients often still hear disco music in their heads.