Vanity Skin Care's owner and chief aesthetician gifts women with a break from the world, and the chance to return to it feeling beautiful. She maintains a clean, peaceful spa, without a speck of dust to distract from her clients during treatments. There, she soothes skin with an array of facials and peels that reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and acne. She also provides an array of waxing services to remove extra hair from faces and limbs where it could distract people while they are driving or turning cartwheels down the street.
Prior to starting her very own studio in 2013, Michelle Kelly climbed the spa ranks from apprentice to master aesthetician and became well versed in skin's the many conditions and changes. She also deepened her understanding of the muscular system and relaxation by becoming certified as a massage therapist. Now she incorporates soothing kneads into many of her services, lending an extra therapeutic element to her facials and back treatments. She also uses professional Dermalogica and Image Skincare products, as well as holistic aromatherapy oils and pharmaceutical-grade peels.
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.
Lead by Dr. Tonya Fleck-D'Andrea, N.D., an all-female team of naturopathic doctors and massage therapists at Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center soothes bodies with holistic care in a nurturing environment. First-time patients create a personalized treatment plan during a two-hour consultation with a licensed N.D. (naturopathic doctor). In these sessions, the doctors review lab work done in the past year, go over current medication, and discuss the client’s health concerns to establish a regimen designed to treat these issues and prevent conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and turf tonsils. The Center's specialists strive to establish an open dialogue with patients when tailoring therapies by performing physicals and ordering new lab work only as necessary. Precision healing also comes from the hands of licensed massage therapists, whose cross-training in Swedish massage, Craniosacral therapy, and acupressure create a single super-modality sent from the future to terminate knotted muscles and release stress-induced tension.
There's more than one way to adjust a back at Sawyer Chiropractic Group. In fact, some of Dr. Scott Sawyer's spinal-adjustment methods are so gentle that patients may hardly feel them at all. Since 1997, Dr. Sawyer has been the director of the Wellness Center offering fast solutions for chronic pain. Dr. Sawyer's study of multiple techniques at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic inform all of his treatment plans, which fall into two categories: relief and wellness care. The former seeks to correct the underlying causes of health problems, and the latter promotes injury prevention and helps patients achieve greater levels of health. To reach these goals, Dr. Sawyer calls on a team of specialists—including a massage therapist and nutritionist—to customize treatment plans to each patient's specific injuries and double-jointed vestigial tails. His team of specialists also assist with soft-tissue body work and gentle chiropractic care.
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.