Diana Bailey-Tudor is a licensed massage therapist with more than 20 years of experience mending muscles. While nestled in her cozy San Clemente studio, clients can seek a table or mat massage using such techniques as shiatsu, Swedish strokes, reiki energy healing, and deep-tissue pressure. When not removing charley horses in her human clients, Diana offers equine bodywork to ease tension in horses that may be named Charlie.
Mn8 Salon and Day Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, where clients leave looking and feeling great. The array of salon and spa services include everything from general hair and nail care to specialized facials, spray tans, makeup applications, and waxing.
The aestheticians at Asava Medi Spa cleanse complexions with 12 kinds of facials, but their services don’t just run skin-deep. In addition to fighting signs of aging and acne with Yon-Ka skincare products, technicians administer Botox injections and laser hair removal and work to slim curves with VelaShape treatments that don’t require incisions or knowledge of how a carburetor works.
Dr. Teresa Nguyen and the staff at House of Wellness Spa use their musculospinoskeletal expertise and holistic approach to align spines, clear chakra freeways, inspire weight loss, and slacken stressed-out shoulders. A 15-minute acupuncture consultation determines a constellation of points for needles to enter into the body, stimulating blood flow and attempting to embolden immune systems. Using the same stress-deflating principles, acupressure begins with a relaxing hot-stone treatment, which loosens up muscles before a therapist plies pressure points to erase tension, pain, and memories of full-contact games of Trivial Pursuit. The waist-slimming-and-firming session blends acupuncture with a hodgepodge of slimming solutions—lymphatic drainage massage, low-frequency stimulation, and vacuum therapy—which may result in up to 2 inches of loss over the course of 6 to 12 sessions. Like fingers on a hand, the slimming-and-firming treatments are most effective in sets of six.
Silken pillows, oversized hand fans, and orchids create a small sanctuary away from the bustle of daily life. A softly lit hallway is blanketed in golden yellow walls and doors that lead to private treatments rooms. Inside, licensed massage therapists relax muscles with deep-tissue and shiatsu techniques, warmed stones, and aromatherapy. In other rooms, licensed aestheticians scrub faces clean with facials, buff bodies with sugar and salt scrubs, and wax unwanted hair on legs and tails.
From inside Balance in Motion, licensed massage therapist Laura Tyner helps bring daily stresses and pain to a halt. Her services range from traditional Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques to more exotic modalities such as lomi lomi—a holistic healing massage first practiced by the ancient Polynesians. In addition to relieving tension, Laura specializes in alleviating chronic lower-back pain and deep tissue massage.