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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

Keep Your Skin Hydrated In Dry Weather

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

It’s red flag warning weather here in sunny San Diego which we all know can be dangerous for or city but what about our skin? I have heard so many people complain about the feeling of tight and dry skin, from clients coming into the salon, co-workers, and even my own family and friends. Stop the dry and windy weather from damaging your skin with some quick and easy changes in your skin care routine.

  • Use a hydrating toner or mister through out the day to replenish your skin from any water loss from being out and about. An amazing option is our Yon-ka Lotions with there amazing blend of 5 essential oils, they help rebalance and hydrate the skin with a few quick and easy sprays from the mister. We currently carry for the holidays a limited amount or travel size Yon-ka lotions perfect to keep in your purse or for travel!
  • Also changing your night time moisturizer to a slightly heavier formula to help lock in moisture and prevent any transepidermal water loss (TWEL) from your skin through out  the night. This will help keep your skin hydrated and healthy and not have that dry tight feeling when waking up.
  • Adding a hydrating mask to your skin care routine, this is a quick and easy step to add into your weekly routine. Depending on recommendation from your esthetician and how dry your skin feels you can do this anywhere from once  a week to every few days.
  • Keep up on your regular treatments with your estheticians, consult with your esthetician too if you are having changes in your skin so they can change up your treatment accordingly we have several different facials and treatments to help with your skin including our amazing Hydralessence facial specifically created for hydration.

Changing Your Skin Care with The Seasons

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

 

 

 

Just as the weather and leafs change while we transition into the fall months, so should our skin care routine. The weather has a huge influences on the way our skin reacts. In the hot summer months most will be on the more oily side needing gel based cleansers and lighter moisturizers and serums to keep them balanced. However as we head into fall weather can be more dry and cool, influencing the skin in the opposite direction than summer. Also recovering the skin from any damage from the summer’s extreme conditions like over sun exposure.

 

1. Don’t Forget About Sunscreen

Many people put sunscreen on the back burner during the Autumn and Winter months.or Without the heat of the sun being a constant remainder to re-apply and also spending more time in doors it can slip our minds. The Sun is the number one reason for aging in the skin. Specifically the UVA rays which penetrate past glass and cloudy gloomy days. So always remember to stay protected!

 

2. More “Emollient” Moisturizers 

The cooler weather and lack of moisture in the air can be very drying on skin. Definitely for dry and combination skin it’s time to purchase a heavier moisturizer and not be afraid of products that are not completely “oil-free”. If you tend to be on the oily side or acne prone you may need to change up your moisturizer as well depending on the level of oil produced by your skin this is something that should be consulted with your esthetician before changing.

*Now is also good time to invest in a good hand cream and body cream

3. Recover From Any Sun Damage

After all the Summer out door activities there’s a chance you may have some minor sun damage that can now be fixed with the help of your esthetician. By adding pigment suppressing and antioxidant rich serums into your routine along with exfoliation will make a major difference in sun damaged skin especially when combined with professional treatments.

 

Even in California where the weather is known for being sunny it’s always a good idea to transition your skin to even the most subtle climate changes.

Like always when concerned about your skin consult with a licensed esthetician.

 

Professional Facial versus Home Regimine

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Something that is a common mind set for people is viewing coming in for professional treatments and using products at home as an “either/or” situation rather than viewing them as a team! When striving for healthy skin you need to come in for regular professional treatments and keep up your skin in between.

Regular treatments is one of the most beneficial choices you can make for your skin. By having regular treatments it re-stimulates the skin to react the way it once did in your youth and turnover every 28 days, which is why most estheticians will recommend coming in every 4-6 weeks or once a month. Your skin slows down every day as time goes on and taking it’s biggest drop after the age of 25 its a sad truth everyone must face. However when coming in for professional treatments you can trigger your skin to act younger than it is and not slow down but maintain a healthy rhythm.

Just like treatments can be customized so can a home regime not just the products that are used but how many needed to be used. If you are a simple person or super busy and have trouble finding time in the day, let your esthetician know they can create a simple to follow and quick home plan for you. If you are the type of person who wants to get results fast and are willing to take all the steps necessary to get there let them know that too! For every different personality and lifestyle there is we have a solution to help you have the healthy skin you want and deserve!

One example that has always stuck with me was one that was used while I was in school. Think of it as going to the dentist, you go in for regular cleanings but you still need to brush and floss at home. When coming in for a facial, peel, microdermabrasion, or any other skin treatment you are visiting a knowledgeable, licensed, and certified professional to check the health of your skin  and to use they’re expertise and techniques to rejuvenate overall appearance as well as reverse any conditions your skin may have. Between services your home regimen is there to help preserve the work of the esthetician did in the treatment room and protect it from further damage.  Ultimately you get more bang for your buck by accelerating and enhancing the results in from your treatments when using a home regimen plan.

 

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Introducing our Salon & Spa Happy Hour!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Hello Bella Gia Friends!

We are introducing a new Happy Hour for our salon and spa. We think this is something you will really enjoy! We put together some of our most popular services at a discount so that you could come in, de-stress and enjoy. Instead of going to the bar, come see us and relax with a glass of complimentary wine or champagne!

The NEW HAPPY HOUR MENU is available Monday through Friday 4pm – 8pm.
Your choice of any two (2) services below for $99 or three (3) services for $149!!

  • 30 min Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage
  • 30 min Hand & Foot Massage
  • Shampoo/Style
  • Haircut w/blowdry
  • Beauty Break Facial
  • Brazilian Wax
  • Bikini and Brow Wax
  • Add a Brow Wax/Shaping for $15
  • Includes complimentary champagne or wine
  • Includes complimentary fruit/cheese platter for groups of 4 or more!
Happy Hour Menu only available Mon-Friday 4pm to 8pm, some limited availability, cannot combine other discounts or specials, other restrictions may apply. Sorry, cannot book online, must call 619.297.7601.

 

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!

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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.

Las Vegas Hair and Spa Show

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

WhatHappensAtIBS(1) Las Vegas Hair and Spa ShowHello Bella Gia friends!

This month we went to the Las Vegas International Beauty Show and the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference! It is always fun to get some of the team together in Vegas to have fun and learn about the latest trends in hair and beauty. Popular trends in hair extensions, the ombre craze and fun summer hair color was all the rage this year. We attended several educational sessions and stage shows on the hair side and participated in multiple trainings for new and improved spa treatments as well. The energy is always fun and we come back ready to look for ways to improve our customer service and our day spa treatments.

For example, we plan to combine 3 individual treatments into one super luxurious treatment: body scrub, body wrap and 60 min. Swedish massage. This combination is a great way to relax, detox, hydrate and release stress. We are also planning to add another microdermabrasion machine to our inventory. This latest model, still from ClearFX, incorporates medical grade microdermabrasion with a special “oxygen mode” that infuses the skin with oxygen, vitamins and minerals. Not only does this additional treatment soothe the skin, it also helps hydrate the skin after the microdermabrasion procedure.

We will let you know as we make changes to our services, but we wanted to make sure that you know we are always searching for, and learning about, the latests trends and techniques in esthetics and cosmetics so we can bring you the best in hair, health and beauty!

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!