As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Buddha is usually depicted sitting down, but at the Wat Po temple in Bangkok, reclining Buddha stretches his gilded, 141-foot frame across a tiered base. It’s a fitting image for a temple often recognized as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage, which is also the place where all of Montra’s therapists have been trained. The therapists bring with them not just technique, but also an Eastern philosophy that reveres massage for its ability to treat both physical and mental stresses. During sessions, practitioners hold their clients' limbs in passive stretching positions and use gentle pressure along the bodies’ energy channels to dissolve tension and get the signal "Stop kicking people" from brains to feet. Variations of the treatment might introduce herbal compresses that soothe nerves and massage tender areas more gently, or reflexology, which activates pressure points on the feet believed to stimulate organs in other parts of the body.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
Massage therapist Jeri Parks has more than two decades of experience in administering acupressure massages in the traditional Japanese amma style. This ancient technique relieves muscular discomfort via sequenced stretches and soothing pressure targeted at particular problem areas. Oils and lotions pamper skin, and trigger-point therapy works to alleviate pain and chronic muscle tension. Parks also administers off-site chair massage services at office gatherings, fundraisers, and tournaments of musical chairs.
The certified therapists at LaVida Massage of Sunnyvale customize massages to relax musculature using modalities such as Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage. During every session, clients climb aboard a heated table and relax as therapists put on gentle music. During the massage, therapists frequently check in with clients to make sure the level of pressure is comfortable. Freshly kneaded physiques can fall deeper into bliss with a cleansing facial, or simply by eating cupcakes until they fall asleep.
With a focus on customer satisfaction and green ingredients, Simply Slim's wrap masters swathe clients in solutions designed to burn fatty tissues and sculpt figures. Their repertoire of eight different wraps swaddles guests in solution-soaked bandages, which can be targeted to stubborn, back-talking areas.
Newly slimmed silhouettes can also benefit from the center's full range of spa services. A custom spray-tanning formula, rejuvenating facials, and wax made with natural herbs all do their part to ensure complexions complement toned curves and anatomical T-shirts.