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Different Massage Types

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Day in and day out I will have questions on the different types of massages and what exactly is the difference. While we have great short descriptions in both our menu and online sometimes people want more information. I have decided to put in one easy spot a more detailed description of each massage, exactly how I would describe them to a client if they we’re to ask me over the phone or in person.

Swedish Massage: When most people think to themselves of a massage, this is usually the modality they think of. It is a more relaxing massage that goes with the grain of the muscle in long smooth strokes. If you are just looking for a massage to help you relax this is a great pick. Our price for an hour is $90 and for a 90 min is $125

Deep Tissue: Is similar to swedish massage but at a deeper level of the muscle and pressure. In this type of massage they work against the grain of the muscle and is geared towards releasing pressure. If you have a lot of knots or tension in areas you are wanting worked out this then would be a great massage for you. Our price for an hour is $95 and for a 90 min is $135

Bella Gia Signature Massage: Our Bella Gia Signature Massage is our most popular massage, it’s a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Aroma Therapy. The massage therapist are able to customize these 3 modalities to your individual needs, that way if you need one area worked on more than the others they can accomplish that. With the aroma therapy we have several different essential oils in each room that you can choose from or the massage therapist can choose based on the benefits you need. If you are either unsure of what type of massage would be best for you, are wanting to try different modalities, or have a certain area you want worked on then just want to relax the rest of the massage this is the perfect massage for you. Our price for an hour is $100 and for a 90 min is $145.

Prenatal Massage: This is the massage only massage that can be performed once some one is pregnant. No massage can be preformed in the first trimester, for it is too high of a risk to cause labor. Once the expectant mother reaches her second trimester she would schedule a prenatal massage with one of our massage therapist that is specifically trained in this modality. If the pregnancy is already at the point where it is  uncomfortable to lay on her stomach then a side lined massage would be preformed. If you are past your second trimester of pregnancy and want relief from some of the aches and pains pregnancy causes this is a great option for you. Our prices for an hour is $90 and for a 90 min is $125.

Sports Massage: In Sports Massage, they focus on working out tension and ache muscles through both massage and different stretching techniques. If you are an athlete or do regular vigorous exercise then this would be the idle massage for you. Our price for an hour is $95 and for a 90 min $135.

Lava Stone Massage: This is a wonderful relaxing massage. Similar to the way the swedish massage works with the grain of the muscle in long slow relaxing strokes with both their hands and the lava stones. As well as placing the warm lava stones on different parts of the muscle to help relax and heat up the muscle for optimum results. If you are looking for a nice relaxing massage but want to step it up this is the perfect massage for you.  Our price for an hour is $105 and for a 90 min $145

Relieve your stress!

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Hello Bella Gia Friends! I am out in Indiana visiting my family and I am reminded of the benefits of stress relief!  My poor mother doesnt take great care of herself and her body suffers for it. Plus she is a natural worrier. When she is in San Diego, it is easier to get her to relax with a nice massage and hair color treatment – basically a little time to herself to unwind and forgot about all the stresses of everyday life. Away from my home it is a little more difficult, but nothing a little planning can’t solve :).  We put in a big hot tub with some Epsom salts and lavender oil, then one of the grand-kids does a nice shoulder and foot massage – she loves it!

If you don’t have the time for that, then we recommend the Mother and Daughter package – you and mom (or your sister or best friend) come in for lovely one hour side by side massages with hand and foot massage followed by a spa lunch with complimentary champagne and fabulous facials.  You enjoy some quality time together and leave fully rejuvinated!!  Check out all our day spa packages at  Every package can be adjusted to make the services side by side, book yours today!

We won San Diego’s A List

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Hello Bella Gia Friends!

We are so excited to report that we won San Diego’s Best of A List – Best Day Spa, Best Hair Salon and took 3rd place in Best Massage!  This was our 2nd year in a row to WIN BEST DAY SPA (2013 and 2014). In 2013, we placed 3rd for both Hair Salon and Massage and in 2014 we WON BEST HAIR SALON. These are very high honors and we are truly appreciative!!

Our salon and day spa were recently renovated and we think that helped drive our winning results! Our hair salon is bright and beautiful with all the latest equipment. Our hairstylists are highly trained professionals who specialize in hair cutting and color, highlights, specialty color like balayage and ombre, corrective color and brazilian blowouts. Our salon often hosts training sessions for new techniques and products. The Day Spa is serene and tranquil. Clients visibly relax as they pass thru the door from the hair salon to the day spa. We use panels to create privacy for our guests. Our estheticians and massage therapists provide top of the line treatments like anti aging facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, body wraps and massages. We choose our service providers not only based on their training and touch but on their knowledge and ability to work well with others. We have created a TEAM at Bella Gia and everyone is committed to excellence in both service and customer experience.

We sincerely thank everyone who voted for us and promise to continue to work hard to be San Diego’s BEST DAY SPA and HAIR SALON! Come visit us!

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We won San Diego’s BEST UT Readers Poll

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Hello Bella Gia Friends!

We are very excited to announce that we recently won the San Diego’s BEST Union Tribune Readers Poll in 3 different categories! We placed in the Top 5 for Best Day Spa, Best Hair Salon and Best Massage. It is important to us to note the we are the only *independent (non-franchise) winner.  Our clients were able to vote for us over a 45 day period. We really appreciate the dedication of our clients and are very proud of this honor.

We work very hard to differentiate ourselves from our competition by offering a full menu of day spa treatments with a quiet and lovely environment ideal for relaxation. Massage is one of our specialties and we are very picky about every therapist who works at Bella Gia. Our Hair Salon specializes in both cut and color, especially corrective color. All our service providers are highly trained and we are very focused on ongoing education so that they can also provide the best treatments for our clients!

Our salon and spa are also uniquely designed to ensure a fun and bright hair salon experience with a tranquil and quiet spa atmosphere. Our front desk is trained to exceed client expectations every time and we genuinely look forward to every client visit!

UT Readers Poll 2014 We won San Diegos BEST UT Readers Poll


Our Hair Salon and Day Spa Renovation!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hello Bella Gia Friends!

As most of you know, in February, we completed a full relocation of our hair salon and renovation of our day spa. We are so excited about these changes. Before the move, our hair salon and day spa were in the same complex but approximately 200 yards apart. It was a little challenging for our clients and we thought we could provide a much better client experience by putting both spaces together in a single location. First we completely upgraded the hair salon including hair stations, wash bowls and hair dryers. Secondly, we focused on improved lighting so our hair clients would be able to admire their new beautiful hair color as we transformed them :)! Third, we integrated a single front desk and connected our Day Spa to the Hair Salon.  In the Day Spa, we remodeled the relaxation area adding a private lunch area, client change room, a 2nd couples massage room and 3rd esthetician room. We felt these changes would not only improve our client’s experience but it would also allow us to take larger groups like bridal parties, birthday parties, work celebrations and family reunions, etc.

We are happy to report that clients LOVE the new changes.  As soon as they enter the spa area, they immediately say something like “wow, it is so pretty”. We would love to have you come by and check out our new space, we love it and we think you will too!!



Relax with a Day at the Spa

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Hello Bella Gia Friends!

Need some time away from the children, work and the stress of everyday life? Come spend a day at the spa with us! We have several great packages and if you don’t see the exact package for you, then let us customize something for you.

Our most common package is the Pamper Me Please! package. It includes a 60 min. massage, 60 min. facial, spa lunch with champagne and a spa manicure with a deluxe spa pedicure! Some people prefer to upgrade their massages to a different type or extend them with a body scrub or body wrap. Many clients add microdermabrasion to their facial for truly fabulous results. As a break in the middle of your spa services, we serve you a healthy lunch as well.

We partner with a local restaurant to provide a fresh and delicious lunch and offer mimosas or champagne while our guests relax. Our day spa is a lovely sanctuary where you can put away your cellphone, ignore your emails and just breathe deeply. We see couples, friends, mother and daughters…just about anyone who enjoys a day away to unwind, relax and recharge.

Give the Gift of Relaxation for Your Dad this Father’s Day

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Hello Bella Gia Friends!

With Father’s Day right around the corner, let’s talk about what Dad REALLY wants! Not another tie, I promise you. At Bella Gia Salon and Day Spa, we have some great treatments to help Dad relax!

Our Gentleman’s Escape is four hours of pampering that any man will love. We start with a 90 minute deep tissue massage, then treat his skin to a Yon-Ka facial, a great break from razor wear. He will then enjoy a spa lunch with champagne or wine followed by a spa manicure and pedicure. This delightful break from his busy work schedule and those manly responsibilities around the home is sure to be appreciated!

If that sounds like too much for Dad, just let us know what his favorite relaxation treatments are and we will design a spa experience specifically for him. Our San Diego spa is quiet, peaceful and private so he can really relax and get away from it all. If Dad more of a “massage-kind-of-guy” only, then you might also consider treating him to a series of massages.

We offer several series including buy 3 massages, get 10% off or buy 6 massages and get one free. These series allow Dad to visit at his leisure so he can fully enjoy the healing benefits of massage. I don’t want to brag but we have an amazing team at Bella Gia and our massage therapists are some of the best in San Diego!

Celebrate Spa Week with Bella Gia Salon & Day Spa

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Hello Bella Gia Friends! Spa Week Spring 2013 is underway and we hope you have scheduled your appointment with us!  Spa Week is a bi-annual event that allows you to enjoy fabulous, full-service spa and salon treatments at top facilities across the country for just $50 each. Great spas and salons like Bella Gia Salon and Day Spa offer up to 3 treatments at these discounted prices so that you get a chance to experience a day at the spa at affordable prices.

We enjoy participating for multiple reasons:

  1. It is a great introduction for new clients to see our wonderful facility and meet our amazing staff.
  2. We enjoy rewarding our existing clients for their faithful patronage.

Here are the great treatments that we are offering April 16th – 23rd.

We encourage our clients to try one or all of these great services. As you can imagine, these services book quickly so don’t wait another minute, get your appointments scheduled today!