Spa Services--Massage, Bodywork, Facials

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Detoxifying Foot Spa Treatments

Detox Foot Spa

Relax in a comfy chair and read your book with your feet soaking ia a tub of warm water while an array pulls out toxins in ionic form from your whole body.

30 minutes $50

Detox Foot Spa and Foot Massage

The Detox Foot Spa pairs perfectly with a foot massage.  Soak away toxins from your whole body while you relax with your book.  Then lie back in the recliner and have tension from your whole body melt away with a soothing foot massage using peppermint essential oil in organic jojoba oil.

60 minutes $100

Massage and Bodywork

Abintra Aromatherapy Massage

This massage is expertly customized to your body's needs using soothing, rhythmic Swedish massage to melt away tension and ease pressure points with palms, fingers, and thumbs.  I use organic jojoba oil with pure essential oils.  Shower before your massage to allow the beneficial oils to penetrate your skin afterward.

60 minutes $100

75 minutes $125

90 minutes $150

2 hours $200


Craniosacral Therapy 

This is a form of light touch the weight of a nickel applied in a certain way that encourages patterns from trauma held in the body to unwind.

60 minutes $100


Energy Work 

This can be done without contact or with a very light, steady touch to send healing energy to support your body's own healing abilities.  It is included in all other massages and therapies for free.

60 minutes for $100

 

Esalen Deep Tissue Massage

This is a form of deep tissue massage using very slow, deep strokes with the forearm to melt away pressure points.  It was developed by a student of Ida Rolf at Esalen Institute.  

90 minutes $150


Lomi Lomi Massage

This form of Hawaiian massage combines long, rhythmic forearm strokes with a spiritual focus on healing energy and breath work.  Very little draping is used so it is best done when the weather is warm.  Hawaiian music is available so you can close your eyes and drift away in your Hawaiian dream.

60 minutes $100


Lymph Drainage Therapy

Perfect for those who prefer a lighter touch.  Using a combination of techniques created by Doctor Vodder and Doctor Chikley, I have created a wonderfully soothing therapy that stimulates lymph circulation to help move sluggish lymph.  This is perfect for people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, post-surgery inflammation, and other conditions where medium pressure would be too painful.  If you do not have these conditions, you might prefer my regular massage, which also stimulates lymph circulation.

60 minutes $100 


New-Mom Massage

Celebrate motherhood by rewarding yourself with a deeply indulgent massage on an incredibly comfortable massage table that is specially equipped to not put pressure on breasts now that you can finally lie face down.  All of the tension, that you were too busy to realize you had, will melt away.  Extra focus will be put on soothing shoulders, neck, arms, and back to keep muscles healthy and injury-free.

60-minutes $100


Pregnancy Massage 

Give yourself the pampering you deserve with this calmingly comfortable side-lying massage.  You will be cocooned in flannel-draped pillows while well-trained hands safely melt tension away.  Women have said it is the most comfortable they have ever been during their pregnancy. 

60 minutes $100


Sports Massage

I have a lot of experience working with sport's injuries, pre-event conditioning, and post-event relaxation to sooth over-worked muscles and prevent injuries.

60 minutes $100

75 minutes $125

90 minutes $150

2 hours $200 


Facials

Intraceuticals Facial 

Hyaluronic acid, the same plumping ingredient found naturally in younger skin, is absorbed into the skin at three different levels faciilitated by a patented Intraceuticals oxygen infuser that plumps, hydrates, and purifies the skin and smoothes fine lines.  Includes lymph drainage therapy of the face and neck.  Your skin will look noticeably healthier and more radiant after one treatment.  

90 minutes $170


Organic European Facial 

This facial is customized for your skin type.  This very relaxing facial includes a cleanse, steam, extractions if desired, second cleanse, European massage or lymph drainage therapy of the face and neck, masque, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

60 minutes $100

90 minutes includes paraffin hand dip and more massage $150


Microdermabrasion Facial

This facial uses a tool with diamond chips to gently exfoliate dead skin cells at the surface to stimulate cells at the regenerative layer.  It includes a cleanse, lymph drainage therapy of the face and neck, serum, and moisturizer.  This facial is available October through February.  Skin should be allowed to thicken during the spring and Sumer so it can protect your from the sun.

90 minutes $170


Intraceuticals Microdermabrasion Combination

This facial combines the exfoliation of microdermabrasion with the ultra hydration of the Intraceuticals facial.  Your skin will look noticeably healthier and more radiant for days.  This facial is available October through February.  Skin should be allowed to thicken during the spring and summer so it can protect you from the sun.

2 hours $210


Organic Peel

This botanical alternative to microdermabrasion exfoliates dead skin cells at the surface to stimulate cells at the regenerative layer.  It includes a cleanse, lymph drainage therapy of the face and neck, mangosteen lactic acid peel, massage of the scalp and neck while the peel is on, serum, and moisturizer.  All products are organic.  This facial is available October through February.  Skin should be allowed to thicken during the spring and summer so it can protect you from the sun.

60 minutes $100


Electrolysis

Please email any questions you have regarding electrolysis to carolknop@ymail.com.

15 minutes minimum $25

30 minutes maximum $50

Retail Products for Sale

Biomat

Essential oils (various brands)*

Facial products*

Gift certificates*

Intraceuticals skin care products*

Massage products*

MultiPure water filters

Organic jojoba oil*


I make custom essential oil blends in organic jojoba oil.*


*Available in my office in the Los Gatos/Saratoga area.


I am a distributor for Multipure and Biomat.  They are available online.

Questions or Comments

Please email me at carolknop@ymail.com any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding thermography, massage, bodywork, facials, peels, microdermabrasion, electrolysis, or ion detox foot spa, in the Los Gatos/San Jose/Saratoga area.  

Miscellaneous Information

Public Hygiene

I diligently adhere to public hygiene laws for state-licensed estheticians and electrologists. I wash my hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water and use a paper towel to touch doorknobs, etc. before your session.  I wash my hands before and after each massage and several times during each facial or electrolysis session.  All towels and sheets are washed in hot water at my home, not a laundromat.  The mat you step on to get to the massage table is cleaned after each use.  I never work barefoot.  I sterilize metal facial and electrolysis tools.  Non-metal tools are sanitized as mandated by the State of California.

Environment

I use Seventh Generation laundry detergent and cleaner.  I use mostly organic products.  I use dry-heat sterilization for metal tools so I do not have to use toxic chemicals as much. I try to buy locally in the Los Gatos/San Jose/Saratoga area when buying supplies. 

Massage Oil

I use organic jojoba oil in glass bottles for your massage.  It absorbs into the skin quickly and does not leave a sticky residue.  It has antioxidants that are good for skin.  It is best to shower before, not after you have been anointed with pure essential oils in organic jojoba oil.  I provide a warm, moist towel to wipe away extra oil that has not been absorbed.  I can wrap your hair if that is a concern.

How Often?

How often you should schedule depends on your budget, of course, but ideally, about once a week for a massage to recharge your battery and keep you healthy so you are less prone to injury and sickness.  Facials can be done once a week to once a month.  Microdermabrasion and peels can be done bi-weekly or monthly in autumn and winter and at least two weeks before a big event.  I recommend scheduling your next appointment when you come in and making it a priority.

Gratuities

Your comfort is my highest priority.  I have narrowed down the reasons people tip or do not tip to four categories:.

1.  People who tip because they feel service workers depend on tips to make ends meet.

I am not an employee at a spa so I set my own prices.  I do not depend on tips so 

do not tip me.

2.  People who tip because they think it is expected or they think service workers will be offended or give them a less quality massage or facial.

I do not expect tips.  I am not offended if someone does not tip me. I give the same great quality service to everyone whether they tip or not.  I do not judge my clients.  Do not tip me.

3.  People who do not tip because it is not their custom or they feel it is an antiquated custom or it is the custom to not tip business owners.

These are all valid reasons for not tipping. 

4.  People who tip because it makes them feel good.  There are many people in the Los Gatos/ Saratoga/San Jose area who love being generous.   It is these people who made me rethink refusing tips.  I do not refuse tips nor do I expect them.

Scheduling

To get the day and time you want, you should schedule your massage, facial, detox foot spa, or electrolysis session at least three days in advance if you can commit to it.  If not, it is better to take your chances scheduling last minute.  Ideally, it is best to schedule weekly or bi-weekly when you come in and then make it a priority.  Please allow 24 hours notice for non-emergency cancelations or you will be charged or dropped from my clientele.  Please reschedule if you are sick.