Hillcrest is a neighborhood that celebrates diversity. As new business open, they bring different cultures, ideas, and worldviews to the residents, enriching the community and making the area a successful melting pot of people and perspectives from around the world.With the grand opening of Karma Relaxation Spa at 3969 1st Avenue, Jing Sun and her family bring a new cultural perspective to the spa business. Instead of the guilty luxury that most people imagine, they wanted to introduce a more traditional Chinese model that offers the same high quality treatments as other facilities but at a much more accessible price for the average person.The 3969 location on 1st Avenue has everything they want, 4,000 square feet of space, a nice and modern glass exterior, it was near University and the heart of the community and had a parking lot outside and in back.Jing explains that in China, everyone gets massages; they are so common that many people get them every day after work. On weekends, it is common for an entire family to spend a day at a spa.The facilities are usually several stories tall, and clients will remove their shoes and walk into the men’s or women’s shower to rinse off. After showering, you enter another room and get full body sea salt scrub. Walking to the second floor, there are many different steam rooms, wet and dry, some with wood, others with stone. Once you are done, on the third floor there is a common area where everyone relaxes, talks, exercises, and plays games together while waiting for a foot and body massage. After the massage, you go to the top floor where there is another common area with a buffet table, so everyone finishes the day eating and socializing well into the night.Americans, while very sexually open, are much more shy and cautious about their bodies than people are in China, so they could not duplicate the model, but had to adapt it to American comfort levels. The result is a large facility offering body and foot massages, Vichy showers, detox treatments, milk or honey baths, and a sauna at a fraction of the price.The President package, one of their most expensive, last about three hours and includes a 60 minute body massage, a 60 minute foot massage, a 15 minute body detox, a Vichy shower, a milk or honey bath, and a sauna treatment followed by a hot towel wrap, all for $79.99!While they could charge two to three times the price and still be less expensive than most, they would rather make up the difference in volume so that everyone can afford the physical and emotional benefits of regular and frequent treatments instead of keeping it as an expensive infrequent indulgence.Featuring seven top-of-the line fully adjustable foot massage lounge chairs, and ten massage tables in spread between eight themed rooms, high quality gold paint gives the different sections a warm radiance that is tempered by sheer curtains diffusing of the light. Smells of lavender and vanilla relax your mind while arousing the senses.Open from 10:00am to 11:00pm seven days a week, there is little doubt that this is a cultural experience that the community will whole-heartedly embrace. As the buffet of different regions, countries, and traditions expands, residents increasingly get to pick and choose from the best that the diversity of the world has to offer. When you can enjoy an authentic Italian lunch at Buonissimo, a Chinese styled spa afternoon at Karma, and finish it off with a Turkish coffee and hookah at Istanbul, all without setting foot on a plane, or even leaving your own neighborhood, then you know you truly live in America’s Finest City.
I've gone to Karma Relaxation Spa twice last month and both times they exceeded my expectations. I like my massages a little on the hard side and medium to deep tissue is what I always request. It feels really great especially on the upper back and shoulders. Tony really worked on my knots and did a great job on the whole body. What I find helpful is requesting what type of massage you want up front before you go in because if you don't, you may not like the pressure they use on you. This way there are no surprises and you're more likely to have a good experience.They took me to an open room dimly lit and nicely decorated with soothing music playing in the background. More importantly, it was clean. During the foot massage I did hear light whispers and other people coming in for their massages which is expected because it is an open setting. I think about 8 people can get treatment in that room at once. If you want complete isolation you may want to opt for a room and get a body massage. I also got a body detox and my water turned orange which they said meant toxins were released from my joints. I don't know what that did but that night I slept like a baby. The paraffin wax for both my hands and feet were amazing and left everything feeling extra soft and smooth. The wax is hotter than I expected, so if you get it, you may want to have them turn it down a bit for you depending on your preference. I liked it hot. All and all I had a great experience here. I would definitely come back again.
So as a makeup artist im always doing full looks on my face, and nothing completes that better than lashes. Falsies were just never good enough for me because not only are they a pain to apply but they dont look real at all. So i went to Suki day spa by referral to get my lashes done and let me tell you..THEY WERE AMAZING! They were SOOO natural looking but still gave me that boldness and length. I had been looking around at MANY, MANY other places to see where the best deals and results would be. My mom, cousins, and friends all got extensions at other locations (for cheap) and you could just tell the quality of the lashes and overall look just wasnt good at all and they still looked very fake and harsh. At suki day spa you are DEFINITELY getting your moneys worth!! SO NATURAL looking the workers are amazing and take their time and pay much attention to detail. Mine lasted a month! BEST eye lash extensions in san diego by far.
I have been to Karma Relaxation Spa twice in the last month and both times they have exceeded my expectations. I like my massages a little on the hard side and medium to deep tissue is what I always request. It feels really great especially on the upper back and shoulders. They took me to an open room dimly lit and nicely decorated with soothing music playing in the background. More importantly, it was clean. I also got a body detox and my water turned orange which they said meant toxins were released from my joints. I don't know what that did but that night I slept like a baby. The paraffin wax for both my hands and feet were amazing and left everything feeling extra soft and smooth. The wax is hotter than I expected, so if you get it, you may want to have them turn it down a bit for you depending on your preference. I liked it hot. All and all I had a great experience here. I would definitely come back again.
I have officially found my new massage place and I am extremely happy to share this with all of you. I had a wonderful experience here. I did a full body one hour massage and I was exceptionally pleased with it. The quality of the massage was better than the high priced $100 and up, massages I have received in the past. The girl knew I had a neck and back problem without me even notifying her. I can tell she must have worked in this industry for a long time. This spa is absolutely not one of those small, cheap, dirty places, this one kinda look fancy but with a very reasonable price. Very clean and very presentable, has the look of a very high-end spa for sure. Anyway, I strongly recommend this place. I will definitely come back again! YES!
I always rebook my appointments, for this is a great find!!! I have the membership here, and whenever there is a special deal, they will just send me messages. I totally love this idea and I love their continuous services. I have always done the 1 hour full body massage and my boyfriend has done the full body and reflexology. Both are super relaxing. I actually had a deep tissue massage, what amazed me is that the girl crawled on my back and used her knee, omg omg.. that was AWESOME! She was right on the spot I felt so sore but good sore tho lol. She gave good service keeping checking the pressure with me... Anyway I had a great massage, I don't believe what people tell me, I know what I had and it was GREAT!!! ����
If you enjoy massage and want great value, this is the place. Brand new, squeaky clean, all the amenities, their goal is service with a smile. I've tried the other places on Convoy St. and this is the best. Male and female staff have real training and provide what you request. $20/hr for foot or $40/hr for body massage, includes regular or table shower. It is just plain comfortable being there, they make you feel at ease, not pushy, but polite and accommodating. I've had Jessica and Candy on first and second visits - both are very cute, speak good English and have talented hands and great attitudes. They will work out any sore areas and leave you renewed and refreshed. Highly recommended!!
I enjoyed both my visits to Neu Look Medical Spa. First time I bought service from Groupon (Glycolic Peel). The esthetician who did my treatment was very gentle, professional and friendly, so she made me feel really comfortable. The service was quick and effective. I left there feeling relaxed and refreshed; moreover, I got the coupon with discounted treatments for 1st time clients. Second time I had a Massage and the service was magnificent. The Neu Look has a great atmosphere which induces a relaxing mood, great staff and a great variety of services. I am so happy with the results! I will surely be back in the future. Thanks Neu Look.
I just experienced my first treatment at Neu Look and loved my entire stay. I did the Groupon Vivite Peel. The staff and my therapist were all very knowledgable and helpful. Not only was I able to get the treatment done like it had been stated but I also got to met with their Nurse Gita for a complimentary skin consultation who is excellent and very experierienced in all areas of skin rejuvenation. The spa has a nice room where you can relax and drink tea. I even received a complimentary 10 min chair massage! I'm excited to come back and maybe get a massage next time. Definately will be back and will recommend to my friends!
The massage received was a deep tissue and a back walk, Lucy actually massaged my back with her toes and feet. That was a first for me, and It was wonderful, they have 2 bars overhead to keep there balance, allowing them to focus on the troubled areas, for me it was lower back.The massage was 90 min., I received the traditional Chinese massage, full body. I can only say it was the best Massage ever, don't know how she finds the sore spots, it's like she has sonar. Cherry Massage & spa is the only place for me for a Massage,Allen