Yon-Ka Paris, Dermalogica, and Jan Marini skincare products pack ingredients such as vanilla, olive oil, and citrus. With helpful tools such as these, the massage therapists and aestheticians at The Village Spa pamper the body from forehead to toes. Their facials for teen, mature, and manly complexions incorporate a customized cleansing and a complimentary lip and eyebrow wax, if desired. Body-waxing services, alternatively, whisk unwanted hair from underarms, legs, and bikini zones—government-designated property in which only bureaucrats in bikinis are allowed. The team can also lavish guests with body-polish treatments that combine body brushing and salt scrubs to exfoliate the entire birthday suit.
Dr. Kun Xiang relies on the successes of Chinese medicine to help clients find relief from new and chronic pain, allergies, and sleep disorders. Tiny acupuncture needles target specific areas of the body, and custom blends of herbs focus on rebalancing the entire body’s workings. Dr. Xiang also treats patients with Tui Na massage, which encompasses hand techniques and rhythmic compressions to open the body’s energy channels.
Walking into iBody Wrap Spa isn't so different from entering an amethyst. Located in the Los Gatos Lodge Hotel, the cash-only spa's purple walls ensconce purple-blanketed treatment beds, separated by sheer purple curtains. In this monochromatic and tranquil setting, the team soothes physiques with luxurious reflexology massages that relax, revive, and rejuvenate.
Orchid Beauty & Spa is located on a deserted island—or so it would seem. Panoramic wall prints display turquoise water and pristine beaches as white as granulated sugar. Clients are led past mani-pedi stations and Romanesque white columns to private rooms. There, highly trained aestheticians administer soothing facials and full-body waxes and ease tension with hot-stone and deep-tissue bodywork. The spa also offers an array of Lamprobe and microdermabrasion treatments to stave off acne and pesky spider veins.
The staff at Natural Spa works toward one goal: offer top-notch skincare and massage services in an environmentally sustainable facility. Wielding nontoxic potions and the wisdom of experience, aestheticians tone complexions with a variety of treatments. Facials incorporate vitamin C, collagen-firming masks, and ultrasonic hyaluronic booster serum that fights signs of aging. Massage therapists further pampering with reflexology, aromatherapy, and hot stones. Whatever service clients opt for, they're treated to earth-friendly techniques and a soothing atmosphere.
The massage therapists at Herbs, Massage, Nutrition resolutely commit themselves to relieving chronic pains. With each massage, they strive to have clients leave feeling better than they did when they first came in—whether they were covered in aches, knots, or jellyfish. To this end, the therapists perform a variety of massage modalities, ranging from the deep strokes of Swedish massage and the scent-assisted relaxation of the aromatherapy technique to the hot, soothing rocks of hot-stone massage.