Healthy living encompasses a whole range of behaviors and activities, from eating right to only riding unicycles around the edges of volcanoes when strictly necessary. South Bay Wellness’s team of expert practitioners seek to offer guidance in as many areas as possible, offering guests such disparate services as nutritional counseling, hypnotic behavior modification, and feng shui. At the center, patrons can avail themselves of one-time services, streamlining childbirth with the help of veteran doulas or working out a stubborn back kink in massage. Those looking for more thorough changes can join groups and programs that help solidify radical lifestyle changes in willing participants.
At Serenity Source Massage, a thought-provoking sign greets visitors as they enter. It doesn’t tell them to merge, stop, or yield to leaping dolphins. Instead, it challenges them to better their lives with one bold word: “simplify.” To fuel the simplification process, licensed massage therapists help muscles let go of stress, tension, and stiffness. Signature 80-minute massages tether the body to the mind with a custom blend of flowing strokes, acupressure, and trigger-point therapy complemented by warm towels and soothing heat packs. Add-ons such as a scalp massage or a foot sugar scrub promote blood flow to boost energy and facilitate healing. Chiropractors can help target pain sources with careful adjustments and exercises that cultivate mobility and strength.
Staff members at Smooth Body Salon & Spa pamper hair with eco-friendly vegan products full of oil-based Redken Chromatics elixirs and proteins. Aestheticians clear away dead skin with microdermabrasions, whereas makeup artists embellish freshly buffed visages with traditional or airbrush makeup. Waxing services are also available for both women and men.