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  • 32 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

Karen was on time for our first meeting and worked on three of us consecutively for a total of 3.5 hours. Even at the end she was strong and professional with her work. We were staying at a resort in Coronado and compared to the spa prices, she was very reasonable! I would use her again.

BG Spa Services
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Liliana D.
Verified review

Brianne Garcia has been our esthetician for the past ten years. My mom and sisters also benefit from her services. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Brianne's technique when it comes to facials, peels, massages and waxing services is superior to what you get at the best Spas in San Diego. I visited Brianne at Hard Rock Hotel's Spa several times and was always happy with her individualized attention. I'm happy to enjoy the same services at the comfort of my own home. I use Glo and Osmosis products and my skin at the age of 46 looks and feels better than when I was a teenager! Brianne tailors products to your needs and is looks for opportunities to attend trainings to help her clients become educated. She is currently helping me brighten and lighten dark spots from the sun and is doing a better job than my dermatologist. I highly recommend our esthetician! Liliana de Vilmorin

  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Angela Y.
Verified review

This massage was amazing!! I have had my fair share of Body Work, and this was definitely one of the best sessions I've had. The pressure was perfect...strong, but never painful. I Highly Recommend David!!

  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jon H.
Verified review

I have been going to There She Glows for over 15 years and Sandi never disappoints. Her facials are amazing and there are so many services offered at the spa. I've gotten facials and massages elsewhere for far more and keep coming back.

Energy Infused Body Work
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Maria F.
    Verified review

    Modest and magical. The atmosphere was calm and inviting, there was light music playing, and she had candles and aromatherapy diffusers that smelled amazing. I had come because I was experiencing terrible pain in my left shoulder. I was treated to a little energy-work session before the massage. I hadn't even told her where my pain was, and as she moved her hands around me, I felt a cool, tingling sensation around my left shoulder blade. I don't have a lot of experience with energy work (and I've always been a little skeptical about that sort of thing) so I was surprised to feel or 'sense' anything. The massage was wonderful. I had initially requested she uses Deep Tissue, which I've had bad experiences with in the past. But I'd heard from a friend that she uses a technique that's deep and firm, but not rigorous or painful. I was skeptical at first, but wow, they were right! After explaining the benefits, she also used different techniques and modalities to address my pain, including something called 'cross fiber' and Tui-Na. She really took the time to work on those knots and spots of tension. Usually, it takes me around 15 minutes to settle into bed, but I think I was asleep before my head even hit the pillow that night! She contacted me the next day to ask how I was feeling. After confessing that I felt a bit more tired than usual, she informed me that I might feel a little run-down for a couple of days as toxins left my body, and reminded me to rest and hydrate. This is much different from your typical spa or resort massage. Philolus really takes the time to cater to your individual needs She's an incredible massage therapist, her work is fantastic, and she made me feel very cared for. I can't wait to come back!

    Spa 33
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Misti G.
    Verified review

    Spa 33 has the best therapists I've ever seen. They take your concerns abs health issues into account when tailoring a massage to your needs. Staff is always friendly and professional.

    Re-Nous Skin & Body Spa
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kara B.
      Verified review

      I was in Del Mar visiting family and I called up Re-Nous to get a message. I was able to get it on a Sunday to my surprise. Amithy has such a wonderful touch. I am very funny about getting a massage I always try to help but, with her I fell asleep that is saying a lot for me. I will definitely be going back my next visit.

      Spoiled On the Spot
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Sally D.
      Verified review

      I couldn't have asked for anyone better! Prior to finding her, I was concerned because I needed a massage therapist for my mother, who is in her 90s. Jessica is very familiar with working with older clients and has a wonderful touch, according to my mother :) She does full body massage and my mother couldn't be happier.

      About

      We do massage therapy, corrective skin peels and facials and hair removal using body sugaring. Our mission and objective is to look at the client as a whole, negotiate specific measures and modalities that will accomplish and target your goals. The spa services are provided by trained professionals with a range of techniques. If you are looking for a place to go and escape, relax, heal and learn, then you have found your spa.

      • 12 years in business
      About

      We do skin care, massage, hair removal with sugar and wax, mineral makeup, airbrush tanning, and lash and brow tint. We use professional products.

      About

      I'm an experienced holistic health practitioner and want to start developing a private clientele. I've worked in a spa most of my career but hope to one day own my spa and knead that dough.

      About

      Marie Monet European Skin Care & Day Spa lies in the heart of downtown La Mesa, CA, providing absolutely divine services such as facials, massages, peels, serious inch reduction body wraps, Perfector non-surgical face lifts, cellulite reduction treatments (Synergie), body polishes, seaweed and mud wraps, airbrush tanning, brow and lash tinting, the Alpha 33 Sauna, and waxing... you name it, we got it! Marie and her staff use only European botanical products: Yon-Ka, Sothy's and Nelly de Vuyst. We are here to serve and provide you with knowledgeable and skilled treatments. Our specialty is healing acne-ridden skin, smoothing scars, and decreasing lines, even when doctors and other skin care professionals have been unsuccessful. Customers return again and again for the personal attention they are given, the sincere care, and simply amazing treatments. Spa director, Marie Monet, has more than 30 years of day spa experience, and she and her staff continue to stay educated with the latest in procedures and trends in the spa industry. Marie Monet's spa packages and services are the best in the San Diego area.

      • 14 years in business
      About

      Massage therapy is an important, time-tested, physical and spiritual necessity in human life. The power of touch is truly amazing. It can heal, comfort, restore, alleviate. There is no reason to walk around in pain all the time! Too many of us just deal with it and never search for a solution until it's beyond our ability to fix on our own. There's also a vast array of injuries that are now common to the professions dominating our society today. This is a huge problem! Why injure ourselves or live with pain when we can seek alternative and holistic therapies that actually solve the problem? We are here to offer this service to you and here to help you feel your best. Imagine massage therapy in pure luxury. Escape to our beautiful holistic wellness sanctuary, centrally located in Ocean Beach, or if you prefer outcall, we can deliver the spa to your door, in the city of San Diego. Relax in the comfort of your home, hotel or office. Receive a very relaxing, deeply therapeutic massage by caring, professional massage and body treatment specialists. At Succulent Spa, massage therapy and holistic wellness, our goal is to rejuvenate the body and spirit through a variety of massage treatments and herbal remedies. Whether you are looking for massage for a specific medical condition or you just need some relaxation, our expert, certified therapists can design a massage to suit your needs. Make an appointment today to experience the finest massage and body treatments in San Diego.

      • 11 years in business
      About

      Services include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, stretching, prenatal massage, and craniosacral work.

      About

      We're a full-service salon and day spa offering a variety of services such as hair and skin care, makeup, massage therapies, and hair and skin product.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      * Facials - Mini,$ 39/50 min, European, Glycolic, Rejuvenating, $49/60 min. * Body Waxing - $7 to $55+ (Brazilian for ladies only) * Massage - Swedish $49/Hr & $79/90 min

      About

      Now you can relax and enjoy all of the pleasures and healing benefits of a premier San Diego day spa without setting foot outside your door! 2GoSpa brings the experience of a luxurious full-service San Diego spa to your home. Our licensed professionals can transport just about every spa treatment to you, including massage, facials, reflexology, aromatherapy, body scrubs, manicure/pedicure, organic beauty products and more! Book a private day spa treatment, a "spa party" with friends, a wedding or baby shower or custom-designed event. Our quality services and affordable prices make 2GoSpa a truly pleasurable experience. Call, text or email us today to schedule your next appointment! We provide professional massages and facials at your home!

      About

      We are a beauty salon and spa located just blocks of Windansea beach. We offer all beauty services ,including all nail services, facials, eyelash extensions, massage, tanning, and now all hair services. We are your one stop beauty shop, and not to mention a complementary Bellini with your services.

      About

      Aria Spa is a place where women serve men with various types of clean, respectable massage services (nothing illicit), including Asian massage, shiatsu, full-body massage, hydrotherapy, acupressure, aromatherapy, table showers, and other types of therapeutic massage and related services. Stop in for a friendly, professional service.

      • 2 years in business
      About

      PTD Beauty has more than a decade of experience providing a full service of salon & day spa. If You are looking for someone professional, skillful and talent work! We are here for you!

      About

      Justine and Tim Frazee are a husband and wife team dedicated to providing quality spa services for 17 years. Justine is a Holistic Health Pracitioner, nationally certified massage therapist and CA state licensed Esthetician. Her specialites include thai massage, treatment facials and brazilian bikini waxing. Tim is a Massage Therapist and is nationally certified. His specialities include deep therapeutic massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Together they offer individual's and couple's the best in spa services.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a facial?

      A facial is a restorative cosmetic treatment for the skin on your face. Facials can be performed by a licensed cosmetician, esthetician, dermatologist or other qualified provider. Spas,  medi-spas and other skin care centers offer facials. Most offer different types of facials that address the most pressing skin care needs such aging, dryness, sagging, pigmentation, etc.

      The national average cost for a facial is $60-$80. More complex facials, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peel, will cost more, as will services provided by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The products used can also affect the cost of your facial; high-end creams and serums will likely result in a higher cost. For most non-medical facials, the practitioner will perform a skin assessment, determining your skin type and learning about your lifestyle, diet and skin care concerns. Then the facialist will cleanse and exfoliate the skin, extract any blackheads and clear clogged pores, give a facial massage, apply a treatment mask and then apply moisturizers. Typically facials are relaxing and restorative, leaving your skin clear and dewy.

      What is Thai massage?

      Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

      • Relieving tension headaches
      • Decreasing back pain
      • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
      • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
      • Boosting energy

      Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

      How much do you tip a massage therapist?

      All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

      Which facial is best?

      The wide variety of names, methods, techniques and technologies for facials can be confusing. The best facial for you depends on your skin care needs. If you’re aging and want to address wrinkles and sun spots, you may want a chemical peel, while for acne you may want a deep pore cleansing treatment. Consulting with a licensed esthetician, cosmetologist or dermatologist will help guide your choice. Skin care professionals specialize in assessing your skin and determining which course of treatment will help you achieve your goals. Here is a basic overview of the best facials for different outcomes:

      • Reduce wrinkles: A chemical peel can help stimulate skin cell turnover, creating a fresh new layer thanks to the salicylic or glycolic acids. It’s important to work with an experienced professional when getting a chemical peel so you choose the right level for your skin type.
      • Prevent acne: Enzyme facials or LED facials help battle acne breakouts.
      • Smooth skin tone: Microdermabrasion facials are done using a small tool that polishes off your dead skin cells to reveal a fresh layer of skin underneath.
      • Relax and rejuvenate: A traditional European facial often features warm steamed towels, a facial massage, deep skin cleansing and exfoliation, extractions (as desired), face masks, and applications of serums and moisturizers to leave your skin refreshed and you feeling great.

      What is a mini facial treatment?

      A mini facial treatment is an abbreviated version of a classic European facial treatment. Typically provided in 30 minutes, it’s short enough to complete during a lunch break but long enough to feel luxurious. Before any treatment begins, most providers will do an assessment of your skin to determine the appropriate products to use, such as anti-acne or anti-aging. During a mini facial treatment, the licensed esthetician or cosmetologist will prepare your face by gently wrapping it in warm, moist towels. The heat of the warm towels loosens the pores of your skin, readying it for cleansing and treatment. After steaming, the skin care provider will cleanse your skin, then apply an exfoliant, often a fruit enzyme exfoliant. Next, the provider will apply the appropriate serums and moisturizers for your skin type, and often give a small massage. Mini facial treatments are more cost-effective than traditional facials, which typically last 60-90 minutes. They’re the perfect splurge when you need an affordable pampering session.

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