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Summer Spaaahs

compiled by KATY BERRY

SpasFor kids, summertime is a glorious three months of freedom, but grownups deserve a break too. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of local spas to help you feel rested and rejuvenated on those long summer days.


Total Body Medi Spa

This spa offers luxurious massages, facials, warm mud wraps, makeup application, and even eyelash extensions. If you’re looking for a more visible rejuvenation, there is also a doctor on-site who will perform simple cosmetic procedures including Botox injections, microdermabrasion, and teeth whitening.

Summer Specialty: Microdermabrasion and laser genesis. First, crystals are used to exfoliate the skin and remove all dead cells. Then a laser is used to rebuild collagen.

1805 N. California St., Suite 201, Stockton, (209) 939-3800,

Wine and Roses

Voted one of the Top 50 Spas in America, Wine and Roses is a beautiful getaway nestled in Lodi. Their exclusive sanctuary includes a peaceful tranquility room, saunas and plunge pools, as well as private areas for couples who want to get pampered together. They’ve recently opened a full-service Aveda salon, and their spa shop, The Nest, is filled with goodies to take home like lush robes and slippers.

Summer Specialty: Silky Skin Body Polish, followed by Icing on the Cake Body Wrap. First enjoy the revitalizing effects of finely crushed grapes and herbal geranium seeds on your skin, and then become wrapped in layers of honey, carrot, lemon, and vanilla using warm blankets for deep hydration.  

2505 West Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 334-6988,

Refresh Medspa

This state-of-the-art spa offers special cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. Abha Oshtory, who utilizes lasers to rejuvenate the body. Their futuristic-sounding menu offers Limelight Facials and Solargenesis to make your skin glow, but if you’re more comfortable with traditional spa decadence, you can enjoy their facials, paraffin treatments, and massages, as well.

Summer Specialty: Laser Hair Removal. Hairs absorb energy from a Cutera laser and the follicle is destroyed. Multiple treatments are recommended for permanent hair loss.

10734 Trinity Parkway, Suite C, Stockton, (209) 477-5050,

Kharma Spa & Boutique

Located in Stockton, Kharma is a great place to get the total-body package. From all-natural manicures and pedicures, to facials, massages, scrubs, and wraps, Kharma offers a full range of products and services for men and women of all ages. Their skin treatments will help repair and heal pre-existing damage, and their wide range of massages can soothe a number of problems. The salon also offers airbrush tanning and a steam room.

Summer Specialty: Hydro Facial, a method of skin resurfacing using serum and different tips to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin simultaneously with no down time.

2009 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 469-2009,

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