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San Luis Obispo Spas

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Massage therapist
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Kathleen E.
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Rachele worked with me before and after my stroke and was very careful and helpful during my recovery. She is attentive to my specific preferences and conditions and her work made a difference in my physical discomforts. She has a great personality and a caring manner in addition to her massage therapy skills.

Avila Massage Spa
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason M.
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Beverly is an excellent massage therapist! She has this amazing hot stone massage that relieves the muscles and feels great. She is always cheerful and pleasant, a pleasure to be around.


Whether you are pregnant, a new mom or just in need of some well-deserved pampering; you have come to the right place. Barefoot MomEase is a collective of wellness professionals dedicated to providing you with an eco-friendly and non-toxic environment where you can be pampered throughout all stages of your life. We offer massage therapy, naturopathy, organic skin care, personal training, fitness classes, wellness education, yoga, natural nail care and more! As a green aware spa, we rely on the earth to care for our clients. We use only natural and organic products. Our mission is to reduce, reuse, and recycle while still offering fabulous treatments.While there are no overnight solutions, we believe a better tomorrow starts today. As your partner in wellness, we would like to introduce you to our eco-friendly philosophy. Our therapist are specially trained in prenatal, Swedish, deep tissue, sports and relaxation massage techniques.


Experience spa services brought to you by a licensed & certified Esthetician. I bring everything needed, facial bed, equipment, and professional skin care products. I go where you are ~home, office, hotel room, or venue.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

At Therapy by the Sea, we have set high standards in regards to our customer service because we want you to have the optimal spa experience. We are conveniently located on Main Street in Cambria, just minutes away from Hearst Castle. We have a comprehensive spa menu that includes several styles of massage therapy, replenishing spa facials, regenerative body polish packages, and spa packages that include wine tasting and some of the best dining experiences to be had on the Central Coast. Don't forget to check out our specials. We look forward to serving you.


Bay Beauty is a boutique hotel and spa with a view of Morro Bay. Owner and esthetician, Valerie Seymour offers the following: • Waxing • Microdermabrasion • Custom facials • Massage • Hydro massage • Couples massage • Pedicures We have spa services, with a spectacular view and treatment rooms adjacent to custom-crafted hotel rooms (Front Street Inn and Spa).


We are specializing in Swedish massage, trigger point massage, sports massage and Reiki. Gift certificates are available!


We specialize in: * couples massage and body treatments * massage therapy * body polishes and body wraps * skin care * nail care * makeup * weddings * special events We have a private ocean view patio, relaxing fireplace lounge, multiple treatment rooms and an experienced staff to melt away your stress. Call today to schedule your appointment or for further details in booking your very own private spa party.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

SLOCO is an eco-friendly wellness spa that aims to make preventative self care attainable through reasonable prices.


Embark on a personal journey that begins the moment you've entered Vino+Therapy Studio. We offer you a total skin and body wine experience. We are the first and only wine day spa on the central coast. We offer pedicures, massages, facials and wine therapy. Whether you are someone who just enjoys a great glass of vino, or you're the wine connoisseur who loves to take care of your skin, we have something for you.


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Coco's Foot Spa is a great place to get the pampering and relaxation you deserve. We offer several massage options, such as foot massage, deep tissue body massage, hot stone massage, ear candling, and more. We strive to give our customers the best massage experience possible in new, clean, and relaxing environment.

Q & A

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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.

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.

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.

What is included in a facial?

There are many types of facials you can receive based on your skincare goals. Pricing for facials will vary based on the skin care provider you see and your geographic location. Facials provided in a medi-spa by a medical doctor or nurse, or at an upscale day spa, will typically have higher average prices, as will facials in more expensive parts of the country.

  • European facial: Typically lasts 60-90 minutes. Includes steaming (often with warmed towels), cleansing and examination of the skin, exfoliation, extraction of blackheads and clearing clogged pores, application of masks specific to the skin’s need (anti-aging, etc.), application of serums and moisturizers, and massage.
  • Microdermabrasion: 30-90 minutes. Microdermabrasion sloughs off the dead skin on the surface level, revealing brighter skin underneath. The practitioner uses a small, motorized tool that polishes your skin with a diamond tip or stream of very fine crystals. Usually the treatment is preceded by a thorough cleansing. After the microdermabrasion, the practitioner cleans away any remaining dead skin, and then applies a hydrating mask or moisturizers.
  • Back facial: About 60 minutes. Includes a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, extraction of blackheads and clearing of clogged pores, an acne-fighting mask, and mini-massage to keep the skin on the back clear and acne-free.
  • Gentleman’s facial: 50-75 minutes. Treats areas that most affect men. Includes cleansing, assessment of skin type, exfoliation and extraction to address razor burn or ingrown facial hairs, a hydrating mask, and a facial massage followed with moisturizer.
  • Jessner’s peel: 30 minutes. This is a light chemical peel that removes the surface layer of the skin to create a smoother look and feel.
    • More powerful peels are also available, typically at a higher cost.
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