When Sonia Lucas opened the first Mellow Me Out in 2000, it was in a cramped, 1,000-square-foot studio with a broom closet for a break room and no washer or dryer. Since those humble beginnings, Mellow Me Out has grown to encompass two luxurious, fully equipped spas, including a downtown location hemmed into a business high-rise. Their new location on Arden Way near Watt Avenue features amenities such as a Mermaid Room with saltwater fish and a Jungle Room which is adorned with a safari tent. At both locations, Mellow Me Out's team of aestheticians delivers skin, hair, nail, and massage services that earned the business recognition as the Best Day Spa by Sacramento News & Review in 2011.
It's A Wrap Body Detox Spa has got its clients covered—literally—from head to toe. The spa offers wraps that cover the entire physique, including the face and neck, upper body, lower body, and full body, each of which comes in a choice of detoxifying and slimming formulas. In addition, clients can also request an anticellulite wrap to reduce the appearance of unsightly dimples.
Because there's more than one road to health, Temple of Wellness Massage offers several bodywork techniques to ease chronic tension. In the comfort of a private room, a licensed massage therapist can improve circulation and increase relaxation with gliding Swedish strokes. Alternately, to relieve pain and stiffness, they can administer firmer deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques that access lower-layer muscles. Hot-stone massages are also available to help clients lose tension and snowmen lose weight.
Gail Perry discovered her calling in the mid-1990s. Though she had no formal experience with massage therapy, she started to massage friends and family members until finally, she quit her day job and attended the Massage Therapy Institute of Davis. Since gaining her certification, she has joined two professional associations and capitalized on her innate ability to intuit and meet clients' therapeutic needs. She describes herself as tireless and attentive, saying, "My work is about being open to listening to the wisdom of the body." To this end, Gail offers more than 10 styles of massage, including lymphatic drainage and pregnancy, but generally combines modalities in order to deliver personalized treatments.
Candlelight flickers across Thai Massage Spa Retreat's private couple's room, where twosomes relax inside a bubbling Jacuzzi between sessions atop the massage table. Here, therapists use hot stones and various modalities—such as Swedish and Thai—to knead muscles and unwind intricately braided limbs. The relaxation extends beyond the couple's room, as aestheticians steam, cleanse, and exfoliate their clients' faces. Thai Massage Spa Retreat further pampers its guests with a complimentary steam room and free WiFi.