Inside Bon Air Salon and Spa, beauty professionals transform clients with hair, nail, facial, and massage services. Microdermabrasion removes dead, flaky skin cells, making room for younger cells to glow. Massage services disentangle muscle knots with kneading and stroking using various degrees of pressure, including deep and peer. The salon also sells beauty products and hosts spa parties for friends and family members.
The staff at Dermal Essentials' three locations takes skin seriously. With backgrounds and certifications in aesthetics and makeup artistry, they know how to cleanse skin and enhance appearances whether they are performing microdermabrasions, organic peptide peels, or makeup applications. During treatments, they use high-quality products from Image Skincare, a chemical-free, pharmaceutical-grade skincare line, and Follique, which calms skin after waxing, shaving, or a stern talking-to in the mirror.
Following in the footsteps of Dr. John C. Lilly’s research in neuropsychiatry, Conscious Drift fills its relaxation studio with modern versions of his sensory-deprivation tanks. Filled with clean water and infused with epsom salts, the chambers can confer benefits for stress, fatigue, and bodily pain. Conscious Drift offers many explanations for the profound effects of its tanks, including theories that the experience frees energy usually spent fighting gravity, activates relaxing brain waves, and transports clients back to the stainless-steel gestation pods where all life begins.
Walking up the shrub- and tree-lined path that leads to F. Joseph Smith's Massage Therapy Center, tugged along by the fresh air and fragrance of flowers, it?s easy to forget that you're only minutes away from the Golden Gate Bridge. Miles of walking trails and bike paths crisscross Mill Valley and the nearby slopes of Mount Tamalpais, cutting out the remnants of the city and setting the scene for total relaxation. While providing further privacy, the walls around each hot tub allow bubble-bound guests a view of this peace and the surrounding redwood trees. These ancient kings seem to refute the existence of time, as does a soothing session in the cedar or infrared sauna, some reflective time beneath a vine-covered trellis in the outdoor meditation area, or a companion with a broken watch.
But founder Joseph Smith believes that no matter how beautiful he makes the center, it is the skill and experience of his staff that is of the utmost importance. The massage teacher?who has been practicing since 1974 and developed a bodywork method he calls Smithing?handpicks muscle menders based on a careful evaluation of their abilities, including their knowledge of advanced modalities such as lymphatic, shiatsu, and acupressure massage. To further promote wellness, Smith has selected experts in acupuncture and herbal medicine and aesthetic treatments, and the center also sells crystals, whose hollow interiors sparkle throughout the scenic grounds.
Most Popular Service: Facial treatment
Brands Used: FitSlim Laser
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
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The technicians at FitSlim Therapy CA use every part of the electromagnetic spectrum at their disposal to help patients lose weight or tighten up skin. Following their customizable UltraSlim plans, they employ a series of red-light-therapy and modulated-frequency treatments. More specifically, they use infrared light to reach beneath the skin and target fat cells. This process can help reduce the size of those cells?presumably because they exhaust themselves dancing as if they were at a disco.
Aesthetician Deanne Roy didn't begin her career in a skin and body spa but rather in the newborn and pediatric intensive-care unit. It was the years spent working with fragile children and their often-hysterical teddy bears that helped her develop the gentle touch and relaxed demeanor she brings to her aesthetic work today. Working under the supervision of plastic surgeon Dr. Randall Weil, she works to create the appearance of relaxed beauty in the hopes of improving her clients' self-confidence. To realize this goal, she recommends and administers treatments that include photofacials, long-term hair reduction, and cosmetic injectables.