Surrounded by sturdy brick walls, a talented team of stylists at Bella! Hair Salon & Barber Shop carefully construct new looks for their clients with cuts and coloring treatments. Hairstyling accounts for only a portion of the services offered at the salon and day spa, where private rooms serve as serene backdrops for European facials and Brazilian waxes. Brides-to-be can make an appointment and stop in for a full makeup application, which includes false lashes long enough to bat away an incoming wedding cake.
Breaking a sweat at most gyms requires at least a few minutes on a bike or a treadmill. But at The Oasis Club & Spa, ladies also have the option of releasing toxins while seated, soaking up the soothing heat of the sauna. Members gain access to a full range of fitness and spa services, from cardio equipment and dumbbells to tanning beds and massages. Group fitness classes, boot camps, and personal-training sessions keep exercise sessions fun and varied, and facials help women to feel beautiful even if they aren’t coordinated enough to apply makeup on the treadmill.
At Mystic Heart Massage, therapist Sean Kilcoyne and his staff provide relaxation and pain-relief through the fine art of bodywork. With more than 850 hours of training, Sean’s hands are well versed in nine different massage disciplines, including deep tissue, shiatsu, trigger point, and lymphatic drainage. Mystic Heart’s services can trigger a whole litany of benefits, helping to lessen stress, increase circulation, and improve sleep in bed or under your office desk when the boss isn’t around.
Gerner Chiropractic’s owner and namesake, Dr. Lynn Gerner, helms a team of three chiropractic doctors who take care to tailor their treatment plans to individual clients. It helps that each of the doctors brings a unique perspective to the practice. For example, Dr. Gerner's background in personal training and her current work as a birth coach account for her holistic approach and extensive anatomical knowledge. Dr. Bryon Cloyd, on the other hand, brings a worldly perspective, which he gained while volunteering his services to patients in Nicaragua and performing complimentary sports physicals for local students. Dr. Liliana Ulloa-Butler—a graduate of UC-Davis—specializes in treating new moms, infants, and children. She speaks fluent Spanish, which serves her well when adjusting the misaligned spines of Spanish-language textbooks.
Regardless of which doctor they visit, patients begin treatment with a consultation and a discussion about the nervous system's influence on physical and emotional health. Together, doctor and patient decide on a course of care that may include massage, spinal adjustments, craniosacral therapy, or passive-motion therapy.
Each appointment at Skin Renewal Center matters, but the first one really lets clients know that the staff cares about their skin and wants to educate them. During the initial visit, an aesthetician assesses the client’s skin, both with their expert eyes and a skin scope. The skincare specialist then works with the client to devise a skincare plan they can follow at home.
They treat everything from acne to dry skin to signs of aging with high-quality products by Pevonia Botanica and Epicuren Discovery. Even the center’s massages focus on skincare—the therapists use varying strokes to increase blood flow and enhance a complexion’s glow or to relax muscles that cause wrinkles.
Under the supervision of Dr. Jon Dresser, a staff of nurse practitioners and registered nurses bolsters client confidence and boosts well-being with noninvasive aesthetic services. Qualified medical staff employ the Palomar StarLux 500 laser—which is outfitted with broadband light energy, a vacuum, and a cooling system—to optimize laser hair-removal treatments and acne or anti-aging facials. Qualified medical staff administer all laser therapies and inject dermal fillers such as Botox, reassuring patients with expert medical advice about their results, aftercare, and probability of attaining immortality. The space's capacious waiting room is painted an energizing shade of lime green, and scattered sofas and oriental rugs exude a welcoming, homey feel.