1976 was the United States' 200th birthday. It was the year the $2 bill was issued and the VHS was introduced. It was also the year that licensed acupuncturist and body mender Phil Caylor founded and instructed at one of the first massage schools in Santa Cruz. Now with more than 40 years of experience, Phil expertly slackens musculature with an ample repertoire of techniques.
Initial assessments of the body's overall health may segue into acupuncture to unblock energy flow or into the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage to ease full-body tension. Whether releasing knots with firm deep-tissue techniques or investigating organ function with nutritional response testing, Phil complements his sessions with relaxation training to ensure wellness at home and pinky-lift training to prevent embarrassment at tea parties.
Skin Treatment & Acne Center's owner and lead aesthetician, Jenny Hodgins, enhances skin?s luster with a medley of facial and waxing services. The spa's earthy aromas and accouterments ease clients? minds as aromatic oils soothe noses and relax the senses. Whether providing clinical-grade care or catering to more casual indulgences, aestheticians assist guests in selecting suitable oils and masks for their skin.
Enjoy the simple elegance of Body Resultz Skin Care. Designed to enhance your vitality and wellbeing, you will find a peaceful respite from the stress of the day. Body Resultz Skin Care captures a comforting and relaxing atmosphere for female and male clients with convenience and location in downtown Santa Cruz.
At Pacific Skin Care?an intimate, by-appointment spa?skilled estheticians offer organic services such as acne, anti-aging skin treatments, and facials, which include soothing face, neck, and shoulder massages. To help trim physiques, the staff swaddles bodies in bio-slimming wraps formulated with organic ingredients and essential oils, and also offers full-body pampering in the form of massages and foot reflexology. To remove unwanted hair, they spread pure pine resin and fruit waxes over legs, underarms, and chins, and sooth skin with aromatherapy cooling gels and botanical oils. Visitors can also opt for brow and lash tinting that lasts up to six weeks, and sea-salt body scrubs that make humans unappetizing to polar bears.
Certified massage therapist Christine Esler specializes in sports medicine, so she fits right in among the athletes at Bike Dojo, the spin class studio in which she works. One need not be an athlete to benefit from her treatments, though. Her Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques relax tense muscles or biceps that won't unclench from a strongman pose or a guy holding up the humidifier pose. To ease the path of her healing hands, Christine daubs skin with her own signature blend of aromatherapeutic oils. Lavender-scented or unscented oil are also available.
Backed by a degree from the National Holistic Institute and a California state massage certificate, Cynthia Silva hones in on ailing backs and tense shoulders. As she manipulates muscles and joints, decompressing the clenched gridlock formed by sitting at a computer all day or sleeping in a bicycle basket, her clients can fix their eyes on the painted butterflies that fan the walls, their wings outstretched as they float away alongside the last remnants of each patient's stress and tension.
Cynthia offers multiple massage modalities that cater to a wide range of needs. Swedish massages offer an hour of pure relaxation, prenatal massages soothe the overworked joints of expecting mothers, and deep-tissue massages deactivate pains emanating from sub-muscular layers. Before blissfully wobbling out of the studio, clients can shop an array of Detox Skin Intervention products which use all-natural, vegan ingredients to moisturize and detoxify the skin along with nourishing doses of Dead Sea salt. Backed by a local certification and state license, aesthetician Ashley Varien offers customized Dermalogica facials, body treatments, and waxing services to suit the needs of every client. She uses top-quality skin care products to personalize a treatment regimen, whether clients wish to combat aging, clear acne, or soothe sensitive skin. In addition to one-hour full-service facials, Ashley offers accelerated MicroZone treatments that target specific skin care concerns in only 20 minutes.