The frosted glass on Body Oasis Day Spa's door reads "Indulge." It's not so much a command as an invitation, and for patrons who wish to accept, the service menu furnishes plenty of options: facials that use lemon, honey, and yogurt; hot-stone and Swedish massages; and mani-pedis that incorporate indulgences such as reflexology and Shellac polish. The beauty experts here pamper with a purpose. Whether they're doling out medical skincare treatments or body wraps that include exfoliation, aromatherapy, and a chamomile and marine algae mask, they focus on restoring clients' radiant glow and smooth, silky skin.
Wakeup Beauty Salon & Spa’s licensed cosmetologist, Farzana Karimali, has been smoothing bodies with waxing and threading treatments for more than 10 years. During a 10-minute eyebrow-threading session, the brow guru artfully twists a cotton thread over unwanted hair and smeared Groucho Marx greasepaint, leaving eyebrows precisely arched. Alternatively, clients can opt for the Brazilian wax, and Farzana will whisk away undercarriages’ fuzz in 10 minutes with minimal pain and irritation.
The phrase “and more” can mean many things. At Spade Skin Care & More, Inc., some might say it refers to the extra mile their staff goes to ensure that guests experience an environment of total relaxation and tranquility. Following an in-depth consultation, clients are treated to flavored water, tea, or coffee before they are led to a private treatment room. There, they can relax and unwind before a skincare specialist arrives to perform a natural and non-invasive treatment such as organic body contouring, organic permanent makeup, or Collagen Production Therapy. Following appointments, guests can recline in the quiet room or retreat to the lounge before venturing out to show off their rejuvenated look to their reflection in a glass bus stop shelter.
With locations in San Ramon and Lafayette, internationally recognized Itrim helps members lose weight quickly and keep it off by combining healthy meal plans with a specialized exercise center. Unlike other weight-loss programs that stop when clients have reached their goal, Itrim recognizes that most people still need guidance when it comes to maintaining their svelte figures. So their health coaches and staff take the time to provide hands-on support and give members tips for incorporating healthy eating and exercise into their daily routine. By following these tips and the rest of the program, Itrim says members can lose an average of 25 pounds in the first 12 weeks.
Green, leafy plants and a cross-legged Buddha statue populate the tranquil foyer of PerSauna, an urban retreat that promotes relaxation and wellness exclusively through infrared-sauna sessions. The space has two types of saunas, both housed in private suites outfitted with flat screens and sound systems. The first type of sauna, made of cedar wood, has antibacterial and antifungal powers, but also bears the aromatic scent of the wood. Those sensitive to odors may prefer the hypoallergenic basswood saunas.
Once bodies are inside the rustic saunas, far-infrared energy begins elevating internal temperatures and promoting a slew of potential benefits. In the comfortable heat, muscles relax and minds sharpen as a healthy sweat pulls toxins, sodium, alcohol, and boy-band lyrics from the body. After typical 40-minute sessions, clients may rehydrate with a glass of fruit-flavored water.