Clients recline as Wake Up Beautiful's licensed aestheticians refresh façades with invigorating facials. After a brief consultation to hash out skin type and aromatherapeutic preferences, aestheticians apply a double mask that delves into facial crevasses to smooth skin without calling in the mini zamboni. The facial forager extracts embedded dirt from clogged pores, and a massage lulls features into a trance. Throughout their stay, clients sip on complimentary glasses of sparkling fruit spritzer in the art deco beauty lounge draped in black fuzzy carpets, ebony lacquer, and bright red accents.
As Brenda Carbone’s arthritis became more and more severe, she had to make a choice: undergo surgery on her neck vertebrae or accept a life dependent on pain medications and sleeping pills. Luckily for Brenda, she discovered the whole-body vibration machine, capable of easing her pain—and helping her shed 30 pounds—without assistance from traditional medicine. Today, Brenda and her colleague, Kristy Carbone, help others find relief at her clinic, O2 Wellness.
O2 offers more than the whole-body vibration treatment, though. In the way of weight loss, they present solutions ranging from HCG, a belly-fat-burning peptite, to soothing sessions in the infrared sauna. They also render facial treatments to turn back the clock without the dire consequences of time travel, such as never meeting your ex-spouse. Beyond getting exteriors into shape, Brenda and staff also offer various options for pain relief.
C’Siren Day Spa’s mother-daughter team treats troubled skin and tension-afflicted muscles with a cornucopia of sea-themed thalassotherapy services. Licensed massage therapist Torri Crider assuages corporeal aches and stress with a host of 10 different massages. Meanwhile, her daughter Shayna fights skin blight with facials and chemical peels that shower faces with natural, organic products from the sea. Translucent curtains allow natural sunlight to bathe the interior of the spa, whose bamboo-laden décor provides convenient raft material should the ocean inconveniently show up during a massage.
Guests entering Talega Day Spa may expect to see an Etruscan soldier emerging from a mud-and-sea-salt body wrap, or Dante Alighieri jotting down notes about the infrared sauna. The ancient Etruscan people are the inspiration for the beauty haven, as they helped introduce Western civilization to the concept of spa treatments by using the healing properties of local volcanic springs, or terme. The space—which is adorned with elegant rotundas, Renaissance-style murals, and archways that resemble Roman columns—pays homage to the culture that was responsible for shaping the art of self-preservation.
As noted in the San Clemente Times, Talega was voted the number-one day spa in San Clemente 3 years in a row, due in no small part to the talents of its attentive team. Massage therapists loosen muscles more effectively than log rolling down the hills of Tuscany, and aestheticians nourish faces with natural ingredients. After a Zerona body-contouring session or a Botox or laser skincare treatment, patrons explore amenities such as a couples treatment room, a garden-themed relaxation room, and a sunny outdoor patio.
Holistic well-being often requires using multiple types of treatments to make bodies feel great. So Feel Well 4 Life employs everyone from colon hydrotherapists to certified aestheticians, some of who also specialize in practices such as therapeutic bodywork.
Occasionally, they rely on the power of technological advancements, using UV-sanitized water to cleanse the body's intestinal ductwork or dislodging pent-up toxins with the assistance of an electro-lymphatic drainage system.
Therapeutic massages help visitors relieve muscular tension and become more limber than Silly Putty after it's run over by a steamroller. Facials rejuvenate countenances with Inventive Organics skincare products, which are made from herbal extracts, rich botanical oils, and various vitamins and minerals.
At Amazing Touch, licensed massage therapist Kelly Zahniser strives to avail clients of the many physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy. In service of this goal, she soothes muscles with modalities ranging from pregnancy massage to reflexology and eases tension with mineral-rich salt stones found in the Himalayas atop a yeti's pile of bills. Zahniser complements her relaxing massages with detoxifying body wraps and fragrant essential oils. She also travels to clients' homes to spritz bodies with spray-tanning solutions or stage spa parties that furnish on-the-spot pampering for pre-wedding festivities or girls' nights out.