At Cheta Chiropractic & Day Spa, staffers with at least 10 years of experience each pair holistic pampering with the benefits of chiropractic treatment. Their menu tackles beauty standbys such as nail, facial, massage, and waxing services, but veers into territory often untapped by spas with treatments inspired by ancient healing techniques. Therapists ensnare tranquility better than an aromatherapy oil miner with cupping, a Chinese method wherein jars of bamboo or glass safely suction to backs via the heat of ignited contents. Meanwhile, patrons tip in teeters during inversion therapy, a technique that harnesses gravity to realign spines and ease muscles and nerve pressure.
Serenity pours from every corner of the space, which flaunts a scarlet waiting area with cushioned wicker chairs and bright lighting. As a tribute to the mythical Emery Board Forest, the silhouette of a barren tree backs the pedicure room's plush black chairs, and an ornate chandelier sheds light on nearby doting.
Olive green walls, wicker chairs punctuated by satin pillows, and colorful, Asian-themed décor set the stage for relaxation at Dee Dee Thai Spa. Within private treatments rooms, massage therapists draw from multiple modalities to target trouble areas in the custom combination massage, using Swedish strokes to soothe muscles and guided stretching to release tightness. Facials clear pores of embedded dirt, with add-ons such as microdermabrasion helping to sweep away dead skin cells with the light flick of a mechanical wand. During the spa’s waxing sessions, technicians uproot unwanted hair for sleeker skin and increased aerodynamics when being shot from a cannon.
The skincare experts at Kareen Aesthetics specialize in facial peels, whose chemicals exfoliate away dull surfaces to reveal the dewier, brighter complexions hiding just beneath. Accordingly, their arsenal of peels is extensive: there are name-brand peels, like those by Jessner and TCA, medical-grade VI peels, and peels designed to accomplish specific beauty goals. They even stock body peels, which treat skin south of the neck to leave wings and tails looking much younger. Peels aren't the only game in town, of course; visitors can also opt for antioxidant skin therapy, microdermabrasion, or an LED facial. Whether they're spotlighting skin with antioxidants, light, peels, or diamonds, technicians take time to keep clients relaxed and let them savor their moment of pampering.
Visitors to XOXO Wax and Spa pass by a leafy welcoming committee of potted plants and shrubbery before entering a sunny studio filled with cushy overstuffed chairs placed along pristine white walls and cabinets. True to the spa's name, waxing specialists smooth skin across the body from the face to toes, and luxurious spa treatments lavish faces with Epicuren pore-cleansing or crystal-free microdermabrasion procedures. In-house stylist Jamie Trent refashions follicles with Brazilian blowouts and creative new hairdos, and licensed massage therapists promote a healing sense of calm with stress-relieving treatments, which use a wide range of modalities.
Signature Service: Specializing in deep tissue for 20 years
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Helping people recover from surgeries, sport injuries, sciatica and all-over aches and pains.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
A client cried because they were no longer in pain.
Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.