Frequently Asked Questions
What Procedures Are In Place For Post COVID-19?
When are you Reopening?
As of now, we are taking appointments after August 3rd. Keep in mind that Alameda County has pushed back many previous reopening dates so be prepared for this to happen again. In the event it does, you can opt for a refund or simply schedule for a later time. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you sooner than later.
What is a Facial?
A facial stimulates and hydrates the collagen in your skin and gives back a youthful glow. A facial diminishes wrinkles, lines, closes pores, softens scars, enhances beauty and keeps skin young and healthy, recommended 3-6 weeks apart.
What would a Peel do for me?
A peel takes away wrinkles, scars, acne, restores the skin from underneath.
What is Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic Massage is the systematic manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of promoting circulation of the blood and lymph, relaxing the muscles, relief from pain, and the restoration of metabolic balance. Any one particular technique or a combination of several techniques can be used.
Which Massage Technique is used most?
Swedish massage is the most widely known modality. The technique includes long strokes (effleurage), kneading movements (pettrissage), friction both superficial and deep, vibration and percussion. Oils, lotions and lubricants are usually applied. This technique is often used in combination with other techniques.
What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Professional massages can improve circulation, help to loosen contracted muscles and stimulate weak muscles. Therapeutic massage can also aid relaxation, help to reduce stress, help to prevent and relieve pain from injuries and muscle spasm and improve flexibility. It promotes deeper and easier breathing, improves posture and strengthens the immune system. Therapeutic massage also fosters a peace of mind and a feeling of well-being, promotes mental alertness, improves the ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately and enhances ones ability to calm thinking and creativity. It also increases the awareness of mind-body connection.
What is a Body Wrap?
A Body Wrap is a method for helping to visually slenderize and contour your body shape and visibly tighten your skin in only 60 minutes. It involves wrapping the body and is applied firmly to areas needing inch loss and contouring and lightly where only skin tightening is desired. It is very healthful and relaxing.
Why does a Body Wrap work?
Waste, chemicals, stress, medication and pollution in our environment overload body systems and cause water retention and soft spongy cellulite-ridden tissue. Our minerals and proven wrapping techniques compact and firm the body quickly.
What is meant by "Total Inch Loss"?
Before we wrap you, measurements are taken of various parts of the body (hips, calves, waist, midriff, abdomen, upper arms, etc.) and recorded on your own personal record chart with notes as to where you want to lose inches or contour. After the wrap you are re-measured and the difference of your measurements are added to determine "total inch loss."
Should I tip the Esthetician/Therapist upon completion of service?
Yes. Services do not include gratuity. Gratuity is at your discretion. The average is 15 - 25%.
If you have more questions or concerns, feel free to email [email protected] and we will respond to you within 2-4 business days due to very high level of emails coming in.