At Golden Island Spa, massage therapists pamper clients with massages in modalities that range from Swedish and deep-tissue to shiatsu and reflexology, seeking to increase circulation and improve flexibility. Meanwhile the spa's aestheticians cleanse skin with facials using Dermalogica products, wax away unwanted hair, and apply synthetic extensions to the lashes of clients or sharks who want to look less threatening.
Since opening Casa De Bellini Salon & Spa, Juanita Valencia has established a warm atmosphere that welcomes clients seeking style transformations. Her efforts have paid off, earning her repeat business and turning many of those clients into friends. Inside the 3,000-square-foot salon, she leads a team of stylists that specializes in haircare for both men and women. Team members prep hair for a trim with a shampoo and hot towels, accent natural hues with single-process color and highlights, and condition with natural keratin. They also smooth faces and shoulders with microdermabrasion treatments, add dazzling color to nails during mani-pedis, and knead away buried stress with full-body massage sessions. Their signature hot rock mani-pedi combines elements of all three services, reenergizing skin with a sugar scrub and seaweed mask, trimming and shaping nails, and simmering away tension with a hot-stone massage for arms and lower legs.
Visiting Imperial Health Spa is like stepping back in time—to a Roman bathhouse, to be precise. The Las Vegas location's white-columned exterior resembles an ancient Italian palace, and features approximately 32,000 square feet of treatment rooms and heated saunas. Natural elements such as jade and salt are designed to balance bodily energy and oust toxins, and warm beds full of red-clay balls bolster circulation.
After à la carte services such as an intensive acupressure massage or exfoliating body scrub, guests head to the onsite restaurant for authentic Korean dishes. The spa provides plenty of lounging space—including a movie theater at the Las Vegas location.
The eastern medicine experts at the Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine use non-surgical methods to assist patients and improve their health and quality of life. Using ancient holistic and natural healing methods, acupuncture aficionados aim to alleviate muscle aches and stresses. During each acupuncture consultation and session, trained professionals attempt to return the body's balance of yin and yang by inserting hair-thin pins into specific points, which restore the flow of "vital energies" that your body needs to successfully stay awake during lengthy foreign films. Jaseng's pristine, brightly lit offices offer an oasis of relaxation and continued comfort to needle-wary patients.
Marla of Skin Diva Esthetics is an aesthetician, massage therapist, and graduate of the Southern California University of Health Sciences, where she earned her doctor of chiropractic degree. She uses her wide-ranging skill set to coddle and beautify her clients through services such as massage, microdermabrasion, galvanic facial treatments, and packages bundling a variety of treatments. Dr. Marla also can render pumpkin-enzyme facials, either for you or your jack-o'-lantern.
With locations in San Ramon and Lafayette, internationally recognized Itrim helps members lose weight quickly and keep it off by combining healthy meal plans with a specialized exercise center. Unlike other weight-loss programs that stop when clients have reached their goal, Itrim recognizes that most people still need guidance when it comes to maintaining their svelte figures. So their health coaches and staff take the time to provide hands-on support and give members tips for incorporating healthy eating and exercise into their daily routine. By following these tips and the rest of the program, Itrim says members can lose an average of 25 pounds in the first 12 weeks.