A visit to Elements Skin Care & Massage Studio is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the senses. In each of the spa?s spacious chambers, the stark geometry of dark wood furniture complements the flowing lines of a sheer curtain, a linen-draped massage table, or a single potted orchid. These aesthetic pleasures only serve to enhance the sensory decadence that the staff of skin specialists, massage therapists, and nail technicians grant their clients. A slate of 10 facials ?including a signature service that treats not only the face to a massage, but the feet, legs, back, and scalp as well?help stave off blemishes and fine lines with Bioelements products. In private massage rooms, therapists call on several modalities to ease tension with hot stones, firm pressure, or pregnancy-appropriate strokes, as reflexology foot treatments ease tension stemming from tight shoes or arguments between toes. Feet can also bask in the spa?s many pedicures, which go beyond standard nail-salon services to incorporate heated lava shells, warm neck wraps, and even complimentary martinis.
Copa Vida Med Spa helps to revamp figures with minimally invasive and noninvasive cosmetic treatments vetted for their efficacy and scientific soundness. Board-certified maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Tony Chu chairs the facility with expertise in facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, which he developed through stints as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas and through training with Mayo Clinic's former chairman of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chu's seasoned staff of aestheticians, surgical nurses, and surgical assistants lends a helping hand during the med spa's various treatments, which include everything from Botox and liposuction to facials and event makeup for weddings or visits to the DMV. With an emphasis on the individual, Copa Vida Med Spa tailors custom skincare regimens to each client using professional products from Colorescience, SkinCeuticals, and Jan Marini.
Within the walls of Lavender Hill Spa, volcanic ash becomes more romantic than a bouquet of roses. Two Jacuuzi tubs stand side by side within a private cottage, where couples can relax with signature volcanic-mud bath treatments, which combine volcanic ash with White Sea kelp, therapeutic mineral salts, and lavender essential oils. Couples' spa packages also move beyond the tub?love birds can both enjoy therapeutic massages and facials.
Lavender Hill Spa nurtures more than just romance, however. Nestled against a garden hillside, the relaxing spa welcomes clients of all sorts with special packages, such as the Gentlemen's Choice with a volcanic-ash mud bath and deep-tissue massage, or the Mothers-to-Be with a coconut-milk bath treatment and pre-natal massage.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Bunyad, the clinic harnesses FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. Trish Bender joins the team as the wellness coordinator, managing patient care by drawing upon her professional background in fitness, nutrition, and stethoscope harvesting. Massage therapist and Zerona technician Claudia Yerba guides the low-light lasers over waistlines, backs, hips, and thighs, and administers kneadings designed to supplement the treatments.
Lincoln Avenue Spa stocks only high-quality herbs, oils, and skin products for its services. Calistoga has garnered fame for its mud baths, so Lincoln Avenue Spa takes advantage of its locale with Moor mud and body mud treatments. Their jacuzzi baths and massages relax the corpus, and exfoliating salt scrubs leave skin as soft and radiant as a feather boa set aflame.
Natural-healing renaissance woman Christine M. Esters has a theory about illness and lethargy: oftentimes, it stems from the digestive system. To help boost her clients' energy levels and aid them in slimming down, she offers colon hydrotherapy, dietary cleanses, and a host of other services aimed at detoxification, such as detox footbaths. In addition, Esters uses her certifications in aromatherapy, massage, and reiki to aid in clients' healing.