Led by chiropractor, certified sports physician, and jack-of-all-musculoskeletal-trades Doctor of Chiropractic Ben Drillings, the instructors and staff at a2zHealth Massage Schools train students in the principles and techniques of massage. The school is certified by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and is a member of the California Massage Schools Association, allowing it to produce massage technicians, massage therapists, and holistic bodywork practitioners. The massage-technician course requires 300 hours of specialized study, whereas massage therapists engage in 500 hours and holistic bodywork practitioners complete 1,000 hours to graduate. Students also gain firsthand experience practicing their lessons on the public at a2zHealth Massage Schools? student Swedish-massage teaching clinic. After their massages, clients assist in the learning process by giving students valuable feedback.
Because alternative healing was a fundamental source of medical care for her and her family, Maria Josephine Cavanah has dedicated her professional career to practicing holistic healing techniques on others. These days, as a licensed, hands-on therapeutic practitioner, she relaxes sore muscles and stiff necks with seven massage techniques, each customized around the needs of her clients. Maria applies pressure to meridian lines during Thai massages, relieves aches and pains in pregnant women during prenatal sessions, and practices skipping rocks over tense muscles with hot-stone massages. Along with massages, Massage 2B Fit's extensive salon-style services pamper visitors with sunless tanning, hydrotherapy baths, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Before moving to California 14 years ago, Kristine Marcey worked as a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry and she also worked as an educator for Rhonda Allison Skincare. But today, this Licensed Aesthetician and California certified massage therapist owns and operates KM Skin & Body Solutions. Opening her own business has given Kristine the opportunity to share her knowledge with clients. And her spa offers scrubs, deep chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facial waxes to benefit skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage, and photoaging.
Working within Studio Bijoux, aesthetician Juliet revitalizes clients' complexions with individually tailored facials. Following a skin-type assessment, she determines the ideal treatments to beautify skin of any sensitivity, whether administering peels, facials, or microdermabrasion treatments. She also offers a myriad of other services to beautify the face and body.
The staff at Body Sanctuary?and their counterparts at a sister location within the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel?strives to balance guests' outward physicality and inward harmony. They relax bodies with detoxifying wraps and perform massages ranging from zen shiatsu techniques to rhythmic lomi lomi sessions. The team employs Rhonda Allison products during anti-aging facials and OPI or China Glaze polish to beautify nails. The spa also offers services specifically for men, including a golfer's massage that makes it easier to lean over and replace a divot with a green business card.
To address internal turmoil, the wellness center provides chi-freeing acupuncture sessions, reflexology with a certified practitioner, and chakra and aura readings. Patrons can help themselves to tea and cookies at the refreshment bar as they admire stately pillars and statues reminiscent of ancient Roman style. The spa is located in The Water Court complex, which features a bridge over a picturesque outdoor waterfall and a tranquil pond surrounded by palm trees.
Calling upon 22 years of experience as a MAC makeup artist and lash technician, Lydia Blaakman coaxes the potential out of latent beauty with eyelash extensions and makeup applications. Whether adding volume to winks or bringing color to the faces of wedding parties, Blaakman augments her eye for artistry with sure-handed experience and a dedication to customer happiness. She believes that bodies should be beautiful on the inside as well, a motto that she follows daily during her work as a certified dealer of Xango’s mangosteen products. As a Glimpse Skin Care consultant and trainer, Blaakman plies skin with nontoxic cosmetic compounds derived from the versatile Asian fruit, which became the cosmetic produce of choice when it was discovered that all cucumbers contain trace amounts of asbestos.