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.
The path to Julia Bystrova's signature bodywork therapy?what she calls ?deeper healing??has had some twists and turns. Julia was originally trained in Eastern modalities and energy work, and added to her knowledge by learning about Western-style approaches to health and well-being. In the end, she found that mixing the two is what helped treat her clients? physiological and spiritual problems best. Of the many treatments she offers, Julia often recommends massage therapy. During these sessions, she combines deep-tissue massaging techniques with acupressure, energy, and breath work.
When recovering from serious accidents, David and Valerie Hopkins found relief in therapeutic massage. Since discovering the healing benefits of massage, the two have embarked on a journey that led them to opening Royal Care Lifestyle. A staff of certified massage therapists are dedicated to relieving and healing their clients' bodies, minds, and spirit animals. Clients find a simplified menu of services that lists massages simply by duration. This is because the staff consults with each client as to his or her problem areas and tolerance of pressure, and encourages feedback during the session, as the therapist draws from multiple modalities depending on the clients' needs.
Although senior nail technician Lisa Steele applies acrylic nails and gel polishes to her clients' fingers, her main priority is maintaining the health of their natural nails. To do so, she uses high-quality products from Tammy Taylor, Gelish, and Creative Nail Design to perform the mani-pedis in which she specializes. She has spent more than 15 years perfecting these services?she graduated from Santa Rosa Beauty College in 1995?and has added electric filing, master art, and reflexology massage training to her repertoire, making all of her services at Divinity Spa as relaxing as they are modern.
Signature Service: Rejuvenating your being
Brands Used: Skin Script and Coola Suncare
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: We provide a safe and peaceful environment for you to let go of the outside world and feed your soul.
Licensed massage therapist Marci Graham prides herself on giving clients exactly the kind of massage they need. Whether her mission is to assuage chronic pain or simply aid in relaxation, Graham begins each session the same way—with an in-depth consultation about her client’s health history, treatment goals, and ability to lick his or her elbows. Once she has determined which of her six modalities will work best, Graham can further customize the session with options such as hot stones or Thai bodywork. As if this weren’t enough, she augments each session with tips and techniques gleaned from the ongoing-education courses she frequently attends.