Certified massage therapist Jenny Aguilar turns muscle frowns upside down with her therapeutic bodywork. Out of her private studio, Jenny offers a diverse array of massage modalities, ranging from flowing Swedish strokes and hot-stone therapy to firm deep-tissue techniques that ease lower-layer aches. Clients may also request specialty hydrotherapy to improve circulation in struggling limbs and range of motion in malfunctioning umbrellas.
OM Day Spa's quintet of therapists performs a plethora of pampering massage, skincare, and waxing services. Liz, Katrina, and Regina take care of the skincare side of the spa. They execute everything from manual dermabrasion to facials that employ ironizing technology and magnets to erase blemishes. Jenny and Susan handle the massage side, having mastered modalities such as Swedish, warm bamboo, and prenatal. The team also provides body slimming and detoxing wraps, as well as cosmetic enhancements such as eyelash extensions.
Named one of the top 10 salons in the United States for customer service by Salon Today, Hue invites guests to come in and switch off their cell phones and thinking caps while tension erodes over a cup of Aveda Comforting Tea, a neck-and-shoulder massage, and other complimentary stress-relieving services. Hue's extensive menu of spa and salon services is infused with natural treatments and products, such as the Botanical Skin Resurfacing facial ($90 for 60 minutes) powered by Tourmaline, a mineral that renders superheroes flightless but has a naturally energizing power for humans.
In 2009, Dolce Vita Skin & Body Day Spa raked in the praise from Citysearch's Best of Orange County 2009 awards, winning the top spot in four categories: facial, massage, Brazilian wax, and skincare. The day spa lives up to its reputation with a range of specialty skincare treatments that deploy the power of natural flora including cranberry, cucumber, and rose. Their beauty and wellness prowess extends to precision brow design and therapeutic massage, which kneads away the stress of getting a prank call from an Ed McMahon impersonator every morning.
With products from brands such as Epicuren, Shankara, and Yon-Ka at the ready, aesthetician Maggie Ohm uses the holistic approach to skincare that she learned while training in Germany. At European Skincare Boutique, she hydrates skin and ousts acne with European-style facials, exfoliates complexions with chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, accentuates features with makeup applications, and ousts body fuzz with waxing for men and women.
Katie Raber’s Face and Body Esthetiques provides periodic maintenance to the body’s temple with rejuvenating services in a warm, stress-free environment. Patrons preparing for marathon Morse code communiqués may opt to complement their nails with a 60-minute, longer-lasting shellac gel manicure. Opt for a Brazilian bikini wax from waxing wizard McKenna, who aims to maintain client comfort and leave skin as smooth as freshly shaved porcelain. Choose one of the nail services, and manicurist Kira treats hard-working appendages to a 90-minute mani-pedi, pruning fingernails, trimming cuticles, and finishing with a hand-and-foot massage to gently and ruthlessly uproot lingering stress. Choose the deluxe facial to enjoy 90-minutes of customized bliss, compliments of Marissa, the salon's visage-cleansing virtuoso. Facials are designed to respond to individual skin types and conditions, saving complexions the embarrassment of wearing the same mask as someone else.