Located in downtown Walnut Creek, Marquee Day Spa is a massage-only spa that has just one goal: make every massage exceptional. Believing that regular massage can help improve relaxation levels and circulation, as well as add to a general sense of well-being, the licensed massage therapists offer Swedish, and deep-tissue massages, along with shiatsu, acupressure, and reflexology.
Family Spa is a place for the entire family to enjoy. Chair massages, along with foot and body massages are offered. Though the techniques may be simple, the result revitalizes the body and energizes the mind. Combine both a foot and body massage for a completely relaxing experience. Oil massages are available as well. For feet that need extra attention, try foot reflexology treatment. Guests enter Family Spa to find a soothing autumn color palette complete with accents of nature and candles to begin the relaxation of the senses. Then, the massage completes the rest. Stop by during the day or after work to get a weekly massage, keeping the body ready for the next week. Specials and more information are available on Family Spa’s website.
Bhaskar Banerji still remembers where he was when he decided to become a healer. He was sitting down for another one of his Western and Non-Western Medicine classes at the University of Michigan when that day?s lecture on polarity therapy began. The lesson did more than just captivate him?it inspired him. And so, over the course of the next 25 years, he went on to practice energy healing, study shiatsu and Swedish massage at the National Holistic Institute, and travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to hone the art of Thai massage at the Sunshine Network. Upon returning to the states, he bolstered his experiences with a master?s in holistic-health education from JFK University.
Today, Banerji teaches Thai massage at the McKinnon Institute, sharing his insights during both beginner and intermediate classes. In class, he shows his students how to rotate joints, stretch muscles, apply pressure, and cut blue wires even when the red ones seem like the obvious choice. And of course, he also offers Thai massages for those who want to simply relax and enjoy the soothing combination of yogic movements and breema modalities.
Before Aaron Harris ever rescued a sore back with massage, he dashed to the aid of others as a paramedic. Today, he applies his knowledge of kinesiology and physiology with a backdrop of soothing sounds rather than sirens to help his clients recover from injuries and battle chronic pain. To ensure top-notch treatments, he staffs his office with current students and alumni of the National Holistic Institute who also studied kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology. These trained therapists are skilled in massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, zen shiatsu, and Thai. And when they aren't kneading sinews, they perform holistic techniques such as energy work, aromatherapy, crystal healing, and reiki. They can also leave their office to mend muscles and mobilize joints on-location at events, such as a tin-man convention.
For Kamilah Crawford, skincare isn't just her job: it's her passion. After dealing with?and eventually correcting?her problems with acne and hyper-pigmentation as a teen, she fell in love with skincare. At Serenity Skin Care, her goal for each patient is to help correct conditions and create healthy, refreshed skin. Treatments include antioxidant and vitamin C?infused facials, blueberry Jessner peels, and acne back treatments. She also offers massages, waxing, and rejuvenating hand or feet treatments.