Bellezza Day Spa's specialists evict freeloading tension and impurities with signature spa treatments including facials, waxing, massages, and manicures. Knowledgeable hands slow dance across weary backs during muscle-kneading massage sessions to improve circulation and invoke relaxation. Specialized facials infuse natural facemasks with a variety of cleansing and nourishing treatments including steam extractions and organic, paraben-free products. Nail treatments enhance the health and appearance of back scratchers and often conclude with hot-lavender-oil massages. Diligent depilators uproot unwanted skin sprouts with hard and soft waxes, which make it easy to shape forehead-dwelling caterpillars into beautiful arches.
An Aveda Concept salon, Total Concern 2's staff brings close, personal attention to every salon and space service. Each haircut or color (cut $40+; color $95+) starts with a consultation to determine a treatment that not only looks flattering, but complements your personal style and air-guitar skills. Otherwise, clear your flesh-emoticon of pore-clogs and pie-fight residue with botanical ingredients during one of Total Concern 2's facials ($45+) before blissing out with a little professional massage therapy ($45+) that loosens muscles, flushes out toxins, and works out knots formed during vigorous sessions of puppeteering.
By massaging different parts of just the feet during reflexology treatments, the therapists at Oriental Foot Massage Bar hope to manipulate the rest of the body. They believe that our feet have dozens of reflex zones that correspond to different parts of the body—from the eyes to the kidneys to the knees—and they apply specific patterns of pressure to improve poor digestion, soothe muscle aches, and even clear up skin problems.
Massage therapists also tackle tension in the rest of the body during classic Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger point, and acupressure massages. To soothe extra tense muscles, they place heated basalt stones or retired hot potatoes onto the problem area.
While in college, Doctor of Chiropractic Dennis Ngai suffered injuries from a severe car accident, interfering with his studies and setting him adrift. He found the tonic for his injuries in chiropractic care, discovering his career calling in the process. Whether clients find themselves in a situation like Dr. Ngai's or simply seek preventive care, the doctor and his staff at Daly City Chiropractic Center tend to individual health concerns with physical therapy, reflexology, massage therapy, and comprehensive chiropractic care. Dr. Ngai created the massage wellness center to help his community live a stress-free lifestyle.
The therapists at Massage Clinic target tight muscles, energy blockages, and run-of-the-mill aches with a wide range of bodywork modalities and a healthy dose of compassion. They are trained in methods such as classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage, along with reflexology, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy. The goal of each bodywork session here is not only to ease the ailments of the musculoskeletal systems, but take a load of frazzled minds.
Certified Shiatsu Practitioner Kim Pon banishes pain buried within muscles by administering soothing strokes in a number of massage methodologies. Kim Pon attended the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, graduating from a comprehensive program that taught powerful stroke techniques, and also completed the 720-hour Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator training at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville. Kim Pon's extensive massage-therapy knowledge allows her to combine techniques from various disciplines to give patients custom treatments, including gentle, yet soothing, Swedish strokes and pain-relieving deep-tissue kneads that would make a French boulanger proud.