Beauty & Spas in San Marcos

Up to 56% Off Facial at Before-N-After Weight Loss and Wellness

Before-N-After Weight Loss and Wellness

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Choose a facial to help heal your skin, whether it needs hydration, anti-aging attention, or help fighting acne

Up to 63% Off Pumpkin and Yam Enzyme Peels

Bella Derma Secrets

San Marcos

$125 $49

Packed with antioxidants and vitamins A and C, the peels exfoliate impurities, deliver natural botanicals, and reveal more youthful skin

Up to 59% Off Stretching Sessions at Stretch U

Stretch U

Carlsbad

$120 $49

Stretching sessions improve performance by opening neural pathways, helping alleviate pain, and increasing flexibility and range of motion

Up to 54% Off Massage

Restore Studio Massage and Bodywork

San Marcos

$65 $32

Gliding therapeutic massage aims to evict aches, optional spa add-on includes soothing hot towels, aromatherapy & peppermint foot scrub

Up to 51% Off Massage

Elements Massage

San Marcos

$99 $49

Trained therapists combine and augment various massage techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue, to better ease your aches

Up to 58% Off Haircut Packages at Refined Hair Design

Refined Hair Design

San Marcos

$90 $39

Stylist stocked with Davines products cuts and conditions locks, adding vibrant color or highlights

Up to 52% Off Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage

One Up Massage

San Marcos

$85 $42

Skilled therapist applies flowing Swedish strokes or deep-tissue pressure to ease tension; oxygen retreat to maximize results

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When first meeting clients, licensed massage therapist Stacey Allen goes over their health histories and asks them what their goals are. She does this as a way of engaging the client, but she can usually sense their aches just by watching them walk into the studio. A patient may complain, for example, of chronic neck pain, but Stacey notices something off in his gait. Then she learns of an old knee injury. Working over the client's body, she can tell that though his knee has healed, his body hasn't let go of the tension that resulted from compensating for the injury. And so she sets to work, gradually undoing the deep-set tension reaching from the knee to the neck.

Stacey gives every client this depth of individualized treatment, drawing upon massage modalities that include therapeutic, Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue work. Her journey into massage therapy started somewhat by happenstance—as a bookkeeper, she'd often greet coworkers with a quick shoulder massage, which became her form of a handshake. When the economy slowed, she decided to expand her repertoire and study massage. Naming her practice after a mentor's mantra, "We heal from within," Stacey puts guests at ease with relaxing spa music, Tempur-Pedic table toppers, and candles scented like a mother's love.

950 Boardwalk, Ste 304
San Marcos,
CA
US

Massage therapist. Lifestyle coach. Group fitness instructor. The list of Kathleen Pleasants’s vocations goes on and on. At Clearly Unique, Kathleen caters to clients' health and wellbeing, relying on her years of experience as a holistic health practitioner. As head massage therapist, she charms muscles into relaxing and dissipates stress and pain with deep-tissue and Swedish massages and neuromuscular therapy. Kathleen also has a special touch for carpal tunnel syndrome, alleviating the painful symptoms with three physical-therapy sessions.

Going above and beyond traditional massage services, Clearly Unique also hosts a range of workshops. Classes teach the art of reiki, advanced massage techniques, energy balancing, and even nutrition, in which Kathleen—who is not just a nutritional counselor but is also featured in the book Is She Naturally Thin or Disciplined? —leads the way to healthy eating.

910 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos,
CA
US

Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed aestheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.

145 S Las Posas Rd
San Marcos,
CA
US

Signature Service: Massage
Established: 2013
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Please let us know what type of massage you like so we can match you with the correct therapist.

Q&A with Michael, Owner

Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Our trained massage therapists perform Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massage. Some have had advanced training in other techniques, and all of them specialize in certain techniques. That is why we look at your health history, goals, challenges, and lifestyle—to match you with the best therapist for your situation—rather than just putting you in a time slot.

711 Center Dr
San Marcos,
CA
US

The main ingredient at Sugar San Diego is its namesake sugar, but you won't encounter any baked goods within its walls. The sweet ingredient instead appears in sugaring paste, which, when slightly warmed, removes hair at the root. Since the sugaring agent pulls hair in the same direction that it grows and isn't hot like wax, it's gentler on sensitive skin. But sugaring still works on all the same fuzzy areas as waxing, including the face, bikini line, and body.

1240 San Elijo Road North
San Marcos,
CA
US

Signature Service: Multi-dimensional hair color
Brands Used: Davines
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Bri gives a customized experience to every client and teaches how to style your new hair.
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2055 Montiel Road
San Marcos,
CA
US