Inspiration can come from unexpected places. An article on infant massage, for example, kindled Dawnn Russell's passion for massage therapy and led her to attend Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, where her education included more than 1,800 hours of massage instruction and practice. As a certified therapist, Dawnn draws on her extensive training and subsequent years of experience to soothe aching backs and shoulders at her studio within NC3 Fitness. Dawnn believes that everyone can benefit from a massage, so she makes it her policy to treat clients of all ages?including one who recently reached her 101st birthday. She tailors each session to her clients' needs, employing modalities such as sports, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massage as she and they see fit. Ailments such as stress, fibromyalgia, and dislocated vestigial tails don't stand a chance against her therapeutic strokes.
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.
Flickering candles exude the aromas of lavender and eucalyptus. Nearby, the soft bubbling of a waterfall mingles with slow puffs from a Chinese flute. Though these images may evoke some mythical paradise, LaRue's Massage & Bodywork carries this scene into the realm of reality. Before all else, registered and certified therapists establish trust with their clients by working within their comfort zone through communication and uninterrupted touch. Next, phones are silenced as staffers induce an escape-like experience and ease away stressful thoughts such as whether or not the garage door was left home alone. LaRue's knowledgeable kneaders come equipped with skills to perform a wide range of therapeutic and holistic services, and any treatment can be customized to specific needs. As clients return to the outside world cleansed of worldly troubles, crews scrub all surfaces to ward off the singing cowboys that dust attracts and leave gleaming massage tables ready for the next patron.
IKON Aveda Salon & Day Spa is an Aveda concept salon with three locations. Though each one has its own unique slate of services, the overall mission is unified?to cultivate stylish, modern looks for its clients and create a welcoming atmosphere. At the Menifee location, master stylists cut, color, and texturize hair, while skin care specialists conduct botanical resurfacing treatments?alternatives to microdermabrasions?that use tourmaline gemstone to gently reduce fine lines and the tiny acrobats who walk them. The Santa Ana and Tustin locations also offer haircuts and hair treatments, as well as a selection of makeup, lash, and skincare services.
Signature Service: Holistic Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss
Brands Used: Raw Revelations, Rocky Mtn Essential Oils
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Pro Tip: Please drink plenty of water before and after your session, [and] wear comfortable clothings
In a candlelit room with a heated massage table and the dulcet notes of quiet music, Don of Massage by Don uses a healing touch during relaxing and therapeutic massage. He customizes the massage to each client’s particular needs, drawing on modalities such as Swedish, sports, deep tissue, and reflexology. Don has extensive experience with athletes and auto-accident victims.