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With certifications in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, and massage therapy, Jenny Johnston treats ailments with natural tools. She approaches her traditional Chinese medical treatments with a mind for Western science, drawing influence not only from time-tested techniques but also from her training in orthopedics and bio medicine. Although Johnston focuses many of her holistic treatments on women’s health, she can tailor her acupuncture sessions, herbal remedies, and massages to treat maladies of all kinds, from allergies and digestive issues to backaches and neck pain.

4170 Gross Rd Ext., Suite 6
Capitola,
CA
US

The pumpkin refresher, the pineapple express, and the green tea are just a few items on menu—but they aren't drinks. They’re specialized, nourishing facials offered at Jolie Skin & Body Care, nestled inside of Buschi Salon. During skincare treatments, which include body waxing and tinting in addition to decadent facials, customization comes first. Aestheticians take inventory of unique skin-type needs before launching any chosen procedure, ensuring that clients leave the spa feeling more beautiful than the day they wore a half-geode as a bike helmet. Massage therapists also personalize treatments, which may revolve around Swedish, sports, or shiatsu core techniques.

14107 Winchester Boulevard
Los Gatos,
CA
US

Backed by a degree from the National Holistic Institute and a California state massage certificate, Cynthia Silva hones in on ailing backs and tense shoulders. As she manipulates muscles and joints, decompressing the clenched gridlock formed by sitting at a computer all day or sleeping in a bicycle basket, her clients can fix their eyes on the painted butterflies that fan the walls, their wings outstretched as they float away alongside the last remnants of each patient's stress and tension.

Cynthia offers multiple massage modalities that cater to a wide range of needs. Swedish massages offer an hour of pure relaxation, prenatal massages soothe the overworked joints of expecting mothers, and deep-tissue massages deactivate pains emanating from sub-muscular layers. Before blissfully wobbling out of the studio, clients can shop an array of Detox Skin Intervention products which use all-natural, vegan ingredients to moisturize and detoxify the skin along with nourishing doses of Dead Sea salt.

17295 Monterey
Morgan Hill,
California
US

PG Laser Center & Chiropractic's presiding chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Glennon, complements his core chiropractic services with therapeutic laser treatments to ease discomfort and enhance exteriors. The center's FDA-cleared Avicenna high-powered laser bombards tissues with infrared energy to reduce pain, promote healing, and increase chances of finding car keys in the dark. Resident massage therapist Abel takes a hands-on approach to easing corporeal tension, employing techniques in quick 10-minute chair massages or 120-minute marathon sessions.

1107 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove,
CA
US

The holiday stress of unwrapping presents, counting down from 10, and carefully avoiding awkward mistletoe encounters can leave even the most capable body in need of some intense pampering. Today’s Groupon rewards you with a 60-minute massage of your choice at Grace Massage & Bodyworks for $36.

1815 Hamilton Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

Its name suggests an oasis for one, but that doesn't mean couples can't enjoy Solo Spa Studio as well. Staff members administer services that can be enjoyed by everyone from tired moms to Mother Nature and her favorite taxi driver. These services include a nonsurgical skin lift, a cellulite-reducing wrap, a hot-stone massage, and a Brazilian wax. Multiple treatments tailored for men's skin are also available, as are various detox programs and vitamin supplements.

14432 Union Ave
San Jose,
CA
US