After a family trip to Hawaii inspired Spa Escape's signature Marine Mud detoxifying mask, the spa's owners worked to build a menu of services that similarly combined relaxation with a results-driven approach. Their trained staff of therapists and aestheticians helped a great deal in this mission, calling upon years of experience to develop a range of treatments to beautify and relax the body. Though the Marine Mud mask still serves as an ever-popular anchor, the spa's menu now encompasses exfoliating facials, waxing treatments, and massage therapy. Should stresses prove insusceptible to the therapists' targeted strokes and whispered rumors that your shoulders are haunted, the spa's packages grant up to a half-day of relaxation with multiple treatments.
When they're not studying the techniques of Eastern and Western massage in search of new pathways to relaxation, Joy of Living Massage’s Kardea Owens and Kammy Raymond draw on their wealth of knowledge to untie knots with oils, hot stones, bamboo rods, and their own nimble hands. The soft lights and neutral tones of the spa’s treatment room complement the treatments, which dig into muscles to excavate ingrained stresses and painful vestigial wing bones. The fascia-reaching kneads of a deep-tissue massage take aim at chronic aches, a holistic Thai technique rebalances energies with targeted stretching, and aromatherapy oils flood olfactory inboxes with love letters during a relaxing massage that alternates smooth strokes with fragrant splashes.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
At KBS Fitness, it's certified personal trainer Kingi Santiel's goal to make exercise engaging and not intimidating. That much is apparent from his outdoor boot-camp programs, where exercisers of all fitness levels perform push-ups, stair-climbing, and other body-weight exercises under the sun's rays. To complement those group workouts, Santiel and his team also bring to the table personal training, nutritional counseling, and massage therapy.
Maximum Image customizes its aromatherapy massage to fit your needs snugly like a pair of warm leather pants. One of their skilled licensed massage therapists will knead and karate chop wherever stress cinderblocks are lodged in your muscles, coupling each motion with awakening, rejuvenating scents such as lavender, oranges, and bacon. Properly reduced to putty, you'll then experience the soothing reflexology massage. By pressing at precise nerve points throughout the hands and feet that correspond directly to certain organs and functions of the body, your therapist will help stimulate depressed, depleted, or downright shy portions of your body and bestow you with a more whole sense of well-being.
With a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point (Laguna - South Beaches), you'll be convenient to Nature Interpretive Center and Harbor Point Park. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 396 air-conditioned rooms featuring DVD players and CD players. Rooms have private balconies. 42-inch plasma televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Planning an event in Dana Point? This hotel has 26,224 square feet (2436 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.