The licensed massage therapists at Lamorinda Reflexology & Wellness perform muscle-management services designed to alleviate tension and treat chronic pain. In addition to Swedish and deep-tissue massages, they specialize in foot reflexology and other holistic treatments that clear energy pathways throughout the body. To enhance visits, the center provides clients with tea to sip and gluten-free Oreos to juggle.
The dual goal of Healing H.A.R.T. certified Healing Touch and Acupressure practitioner Kara Klotz is to relieve tension and balance her internal energies. Kara blends gentle techniques with or without touch in energy-based therapies, acupressure, Chinese Tui Na massage, and reflexology, enabling her to treat a greater variety of ailments at once than an octopus with a Ph.D. Each service is tailored to the patient's current health situation or emotional state to alleviate conditions such as migraines, anxiety, and arthritis. Kara works with clients of all ages, and also translates her spiritual experiences into vibrant, nature-inspired acrylic and oil paintings.
An ornate golden hand fan and elephant figurines stand at attention at the head of Magical Transformations' massage table, signaling an Eastern approach to massage therapy that also emerges in the finger-pressure-driven shiatsu technique. Following work with institutions including the YMCA and UC Berkeley, Magical Transformations' owner and certified massage therapist incorporates 27 years of experience into muscle manipulation that targets both physical and psychological complaints. Swedish massage sessions send fluid strokes sweeping across the whole body, while deep-tissue techniques dig into persistent sources of tension in underlying muscle tissue, fascia, and accidentally swallowed stress balls.
Licensed aesthetician Sharon Bomar helms Deae Lunae Spa & Boutique, where she pampers visitors with face and body treatments infused with ingredients such as honey, oatmeal, and seaweed. Bright royal-blue walls and billowing pastel-colored curtains surround guests as they sit swaddled on draped treatment tables for cleansing facials, body wraps, or one-person slumber parties. In addition to soothing clients’ bodies and minds, Sharon employs a line of professional-grade products from lines such as Bioline Jatò, Repêchage, and Refinée in her treatments.
In nine rooms, low- to high-pressure UV tanning beds spill tunes from built-in radios and CD players and build base tans with waves of warm light. Clients can find UV-free shading in the Magic and Airbrush spray room, where a mechanical booth or tanning technician applies a tanning solution that gradually darkens over time. The appearance of cellulite diminishes under the twin rollers and controlled suction of an Endermologie machine, which shoos away cellulite to decrease dimples and even out skin texture. Infrared body wraps detoxify bodies while softening both skin and fears of being trapped in a sleeping bag.
The health specialists at Wisdom Of Healing aim to balance the body, mind, and soul with holistic treatments. Migraines and cluster headaches are eased with pressure-point therapy and an inflammation-reducing cold-stone treatment, and hot towels soothingly swaddle hands and feet. Patrons can also relax with the aid of an authentic Swedish massage, which employs gliding kneads to calm the nervous system and untangle anatomical half-hitches.