Body By Melisa

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Tuesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Epic experience - changed my outlook on the whole week and made me feel like a king!

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Epic experience - changed my outlook on the whole week and made me feel like a king!

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I am in Oakland for a job detail and I was looking for a place to have a massage. My friend told me about spaweekand that is were I found Body by Melisa. From the first contact with her - Melisa is the one who returned my call for an appointment - to the end of each treatment, I received nothing but wonderful and considerate care and professionalism. The location of the facility is in an older part of Piedmont, so it has an open breezy feel. (side note - lots of coffee shops and cute little stores in walking distance) I had a full body massage from Michelle that was to die for. Michelle followed my body's cues as well as mine in regards to the massage - I am a bit of a wimp and I need a more gentle touch than most. My second treatment was a fantastic facial with Melisa herself. I had schduled the facial with a trendy place in SFO but cancelled it and scheduled it with Melisa after I had such great treatment and care from Michelle. My skin has not felt so good in a long time. She explained each step of the procedure so I would know what was coming. She also did extractions - okay, they hurt a bit - but they were extractions. She took great care to let me know what type of products would help my skin - not just from the items she had in her shop, but store brand items that could do a good job as well. It was no sales pitch - I got the feeling she was very sincere in her recommendations. \r\nI highly recommend Body by Melisa.

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I am in Oakland for a job detail and I was looking for a place to have a massage. My friend told me about spaweekand that is were I found Body by Melisa. From the first contact with her - Melisa is the one who returned my call for an appointment - to the end of each treatment, I received nothing but wonderful and considerate care and professionalism. The location of the facility is in an older part of Piedmont, so it has an open breezy feel. (side note - lots of coffee shops and cute little stores in walking distance) I had a full body massage from Michelle that was to die for. Michelle followed my body's cues as well as mine in regards to the massage - I am a bit of a wimp and I need a more gentle touch than most. My second treatment was a fantastic facial with Melisa herself. I had schduled the facial with a trendy place in SFO but cancelled it and scheduled it with Melisa after I had such great treatment and care from Michelle. My skin has not felt so good in a long time. She explained each step of the procedure so I would know what was coming. She also did extractions - okay, they hurt a bit - but they were extractions. She took great care to let me know what type of products would help my skin - not just from the items she had in her shop, but store brand items that could do a good job as well. It was no sales pitch - I got the feeling she was very sincere in her recommendations. \r\nI highly recommend Body by Melisa.

Pros: great customer service

Cons: On second floor with steep stairs - well worth the climb though!

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My husband treated me to a massage and facial at Body by Melisa, I was not sure what to expect since this was a first for me, all I can say is it was wonderful I am not sure I have ever felt so good. Melisa is a wonderful person and the atmosphere there is breath taking so calm and peaceful. I have had so many people say how beautiful my face looks since my facial. Celia, the massage I got from her felt so good I didn't realize I could feel so good. I had a wonderful time there and I would recommend Body by Melisa to everyone....I will be going back again real soon....Thanks again....Susan

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My husband treated me to a massage and facial at Body by Melisa, I was not sure what to expect since this was a first for me, all I can say is it was wonderful I am not sure I have ever felt so good. Melisa is a wonderful person and the atmosphere there is breath taking so calm and peaceful. I have had so many people say how beautiful my face looks since my facial. Celia, the massage I got from her felt so good I didn't realize I could feel so good. I had a wonderful time there and I would recommend Body by Melisa to everyone....I will be going back again real soon....Thanks again....Susan

Pros: Ambience,skill,staff

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I had such wonderful experience at Body By Melisa, Melisa is incredibly knowledgeable about skin, and products, I have been getting skin-bella facial treatment for several times now and absolutely loved it , my skin has improve so much with just 4 visits that I am move confident walking out of my house without foundation on. In addition, the botanical skin care products that Melisa has recommend me to use are so much better any other products I have use in the past. Celia and Alex are both very friendliest and helpful, I love getting massage from them, they helped me relax and distress. Highly recommended!!

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I had such wonderful experience at Body By Melisa, Melisa is incredibly knowledgeable about skin, and products, I have been getting skin-bella facial treatment for several times now and absolutely loved it , my skin has improve so much with just 4 visits that I am move confident walking out of my house without foundation on. In addition, the botanical skin care products that Melisa has recommend me to use are so much better any other products I have use in the past. Celia and Alex are both very friendliest and helpful, I love getting massage from them, they helped me relax and distress. Highly recommended!!

Pros: Clean, on-time, easy parking.

Cons: Only Checks or cash accepted.

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I had such a great experience at Body By Melisa that I went back one week later. Melisa and her staff are skilled and friendly. The place is cute and relaxing and clean. I tried the Infrared red sauna which was a low heat sauna to detox, then onto the awesome body scrub. I feel like I got a whole new layer of smooth skin. Today I went back for the Bella Skin facial, which took off layers of dead skin and again made me feel like new. Highly recommended. Look out for their specials online. Plus it's just a short stroll to all the cute restaurants on Piedmont Ave...so it's a perfect combo for a girls day out.

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I had such a great experience at Body By Melisa that I went back one week later. Melisa and her staff are skilled and friendly. The place is cute and relaxing and clean. I tried the Infrared red sauna which was a low heat sauna to detox, then onto the awesome body scrub. I feel like I got a whole new layer of smooth skin. Today I went back for the Bella Skin facial, which took off layers of dead skin and again made me feel like new. Highly recommended. Look out for their specials online. Plus it's just a short stroll to all the cute restaurants on Piedmont Ave...so it's a perfect combo for a girls day out.

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The best facial i have ever had, i have problem skin, but with only two visits to Melisa, my skin is almost perfect. I reccomend this spa to everyone!!!!!!!Great massages also.

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The best facial i have ever had, i have problem skin, but with only two visits to Melisa, my skin is almost perfect. I reccomend this spa to everyone!!!!!!!Great massages also.

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Today I had a wonderful massage by Alex Lin at Body by Melisa on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. When I first contacted Melisa she was very warm and showed genuine care and concern about meeting my needs. After hearing what my specific problems are she recommended I meet with Alex as his areas of expertise fit what is most helpful to me at this time. Just walking up the stairs and into the spa takes you to a different world. The smells are lovely - fresh, deep, pure - and heighten the atmosphere of rejuvenation and relaxation. The beautiful cedar sauna in the massage room looks inviting and also adds a warm scent and feel to the room. The sheets were beautiful and unique. Alex was excellent and I plan to get on a regular schedule with him. I am looking forward to my facial with Melisa herself later this month. Treat yourself to a mini vacation and visit Body by Melisa!\r\n\r\nCheryl Ann Fulton - harpist

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Today I had a wonderful massage by Alex Lin at Body by Melisa on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. When I first contacted Melisa she was very warm and showed genuine care and concern about meeting my needs. After hearing what my specific problems are she recommended I meet with Alex as his areas of expertise fit what is most helpful to me at this time. Just walking up the stairs and into the spa takes you to a different world. The smells are lovely - fresh, deep, pure - and heighten the atmosphere of rejuvenation and relaxation. The beautiful cedar sauna in the massage room looks inviting and also adds a warm scent and feel to the room. The sheets were beautiful and unique. Alex was excellent and I plan to get on a regular schedule with him. I am looking forward to my facial with Melisa herself later this month. Treat yourself to a mini vacation and visit Body by Melisa!\r\n\r\nCheryl Ann Fulton - harpist

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I had a wonderful experience getting a slimming body wrap from Melisa. This wrap is unlike anything I've ever done, and I never felt so physically and mentally invigorated after a treatment (lasted for days afterward). Well worth the time and money!

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I had a wonderful experience getting a slimming body wrap from Melisa. This wrap is unlike anything I've ever done, and I never felt so physically and mentally invigorated after a treatment (lasted for days afterward). Well worth the time and money!

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WOW! If the atomosphere, professionalism and attention to detail weren't enough to make me come back the 11.5 inches I lost in my hips-thighs-stomach area after my Far Infrared Sauna and Body Wrap session sure were. Melisa is wonderful and I cannot say enough about the sauna! Go see for yourself, Im sure you wont leave without booking a second appointment- Just like I did

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WOW! If the atomosphere, professionalism and attention to detail weren't enough to make me come back the 11.5 inches I lost in my hips-thighs-stomach area after my Far Infrared Sauna and Body Wrap session sure were. Melisa is wonderful and I cannot say enough about the sauna! Go see for yourself, Im sure you wont leave without booking a second appointment- Just like I did

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Melisa is wonderful...and so is her peaceful spa. I would nap there all day if I could. I love the dermabrasion treatments and all her natural skin products...its amazing how my skin has changed with just a few visits. Definitely a must and top of my list for excellent, personal spa care!!!!

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Melisa is wonderful...and so is her peaceful spa. I would nap there all day if I could. I love the dermabrasion treatments and all her natural skin products...its amazing how my skin has changed with just a few visits. Definitely a must and top of my list for excellent, personal spa care!!!!

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Body by Melisa provides a warm, relaxing environment that always smells wonderful. The Luxe facial leaves my skin gorgeous for weeks and is very relaxing. Everything is explained thoroughly. A little massage comes with the treatment too. For all you animal lovers, the owner also donates her time and money to rescue and rescue groups. I look forward to my visits!

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Body by Melisa provides a warm, relaxing environment that always smells wonderful. The Luxe facial leaves my skin gorgeous for weeks and is very relaxing. Everything is explained thoroughly. A little massage comes with the treatment too. For all you animal lovers, the owner also donates her time and money to rescue and rescue groups. I look forward to my visits!

Pros: relaxing, effective

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Body by Melisa is a fabulous find in the entire East Bay. The service, the knowledge and the treatments are all worthy of awards. Melisa is incredibly knowledgeable regarding skin, products and technically savvy on services in the medical and spa industry. She and her staff are always reliable, courteous and truly make you feel pampered. I am a return client of the Skin Bella facial treatment for the past 1 1/2 years - it's non-invasive and ahead of any other Dermabrasions in it's class.....why risk anything else for your skin? I am also continuing with my cellulite reduction treatments with noticeable and measurabel size loss and clearance of cellulite condition, inches lost and not returned. Melisa has made the spa such a personal experience, a visually beautiful place to be, sancturay like. With the new Preffered Customer Club, she offers incredible savings and always showcases a monthly special so anyone can afford a premier service. The Spa offers appointments until 8:00pm in the evenings (bonus!), Saturdays and Sunday's during Spa Months in April and September (check out the $50.00 treatments during these two months) One of the best kept secrets but not for long!

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Body by Melisa is a fabulous find in the entire East Bay. The service, the knowledge and the treatments are all worthy of awards. Melisa is incredibly knowledgeable regarding skin, products and technically savvy on services in the medical and spa industry. She and her staff are always reliable, courteous and truly make you feel pampered. I am a return client of the Skin Bella facial treatment for the past 1 1/2 years - it's non-invasive and ahead of any other Dermabrasions in it's class.....why risk anything else for your skin? I am also continuing with my cellulite reduction treatments with noticeable and measurabel size loss and clearance of cellulite condition, inches lost and not returned. Melisa has made the spa such a personal experience, a visually beautiful place to be, sancturay like. With the new Preffered Customer Club, she offers incredible savings and always showcases a monthly special so anyone can afford a premier service. The Spa offers appointments until 8:00pm in the evenings (bonus!), Saturdays and Sunday's during Spa Months in April and September (check out the $50.00 treatments during these two months) One of the best kept secrets but not for long!

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I tried Body by Melisa during spa week when a friend made appointments for us. I have returned several times and plan on making it a regular part of my beauty and relaxation routine. It is located on Piedmont Ave. just steps away from good coffee, food and shopping. Luckily, it is on the end by the graveyard, so I've never had any problems finding parking. I've gone several times when I was really stressed out, and they really helped me relax. Melisa and Cecilia are both very calm, understanding and focused. The rooms are beautifully decorated, warm and inviting. I actually really like the music, too, which is unusual for me. The facials are very gentle. I don't like the old fashioned facials that are focused on picking and extractions and leave you red-faced. At Body by Melisa, the facials are gentle but effective. Melisa provides excellent, individualized, caring service. She is working with me to reduce my rosacea and age lines. Recently, I starting using some of her products, and the ones that I have tried are all excellent. I highly recommend the facials and massages at Body by Melisa.

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I tried Body by Melisa during spa week when a friend made appointments for us. I have returned several times and plan on making it a regular part of my beauty and relaxation routine. It is located on Piedmont Ave. just steps away from good coffee, food and shopping. Luckily, it is on the end by the graveyard, so I've never had any problems finding parking. I've gone several times when I was really stressed out, and they really helped me relax. Melisa and Cecilia are both very calm, understanding and focused. The rooms are beautifully decorated, warm and inviting. I actually really like the music, too, which is unusual for me. The facials are very gentle. I don't like the old fashioned facials that are focused on picking and extractions and leave you red-faced. At Body by Melisa, the facials are gentle but effective. Melisa provides excellent, individualized, caring service. She is working with me to reduce my rosacea and age lines. Recently, I starting using some of her products, and the ones that I have tried are all excellent. I highly recommend the facials and massages at Body by Melisa.

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Worth the easy trip from the city (one exit from 580 just over the Bay Bridge, one left; free parking on the very cool Piedmont Street!) this delightful spa tempted me by winning the Sept 2007 Spa Week LUXE Award. \r\n\r\n I've been to spas from Bora-Bora to Calistoga, the cozy, personal atmosphere here is the best! A second trip bore out my highest estimate of this fabulous, relaxing, soothing and revitalizing experience. 5 stars all the way.\r\n

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Worth the easy trip from the city (one exit from 580 just over the Bay Bridge, one left; free parking on the very cool Piedmont Street!) this delightful spa tempted me by winning the Sept 2007 Spa Week LUXE Award. \r\n\r\n I've been to spas from Bora-Bora to Calistoga, the cozy, personal atmosphere here is the best! A second trip bore out my highest estimate of this fabulous, relaxing, soothing and revitalizing experience. 5 stars all the way.\r\n

Pros: parking like free streett parking like free!

Cons: coming back across the bridge, well worth the trip!

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Body by Melisa is a delightfully soothing spa conveniently located at the end of Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. Parking is abundant, so the relaxing expereince begins before you even enter the spa! The staff is professional, punctual and experts in their field. The facials I have recieved there have done wonders to improve my complextion and alleviate stress. The environment in the spa is perfectly relaxing from the claming music and barely fragrant candles to the warm blankets and soft lighting. Once you try it, I'm sure you'll be hooked!

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Body by Melisa is a delightfully soothing spa conveniently located at the end of Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. Parking is abundant, so the relaxing expereince begins before you even enter the spa! The staff is professional, punctual and experts in their field. The facials I have recieved there have done wonders to improve my complextion and alleviate stress. The environment in the spa is perfectly relaxing from the claming music and barely fragrant candles to the warm blankets and soft lighting. Once you try it, I'm sure you'll be hooked!

Pros: small business, weekend and evening appointments, ""sales""

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Body by Melisa provides extremely personalized service. They focus so much on customer service that you feel very welcome even though you are a first time customer. Unlike commercialized spas, Melisa and Cecilia are extremely friendly, and do not just take your cash and push you out the door once your services are completed. They take the time to talk to you before and/or after your services and are very conducive to creating a relaxing environment. Although you are located in a building amidst a busy neighborhood, you are taken away to a calm, relaxed environment. Not to mention, they offer great deals for wonderful services!

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Body by Melisa provides extremely personalized service. They focus so much on customer service that you feel very welcome even though you are a first time customer. Unlike commercialized spas, Melisa and Cecilia are extremely friendly, and do not just take your cash and push you out the door once your services are completed. They take the time to talk to you before and/or after your services and are very conducive to creating a relaxing environment. Although you are located in a building amidst a busy neighborhood, you are taken away to a calm, relaxed environment. Not to mention, they offer great deals for wonderful services!

Pros: Great Deals for services

Cons: Rooms not completely sound proof

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This lovely spa is tucked away in the hills of Peidmont. Quiet, relaxing, and one on one. It's so private and quiet you will never run into anyone else. In the times that I've been there Melisa and her staff are the calm center of a hurricane that surrounds. I would recommend this for anyone that enjoys spas or has no experience in them at all. Her affordable prices and professionalism will keep you coming back for more!

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This lovely spa is tucked away in the hills of Peidmont. Quiet, relaxing, and one on one. It's so private and quiet you will never run into anyone else. In the times that I've been there Melisa and her staff are the calm center of a hurricane that surrounds. I would recommend this for anyone that enjoys spas or has no experience in them at all. Her affordable prices and professionalism will keep you coming back for more!

Pros: Parking is ample, area is great, prices are affordable, staff is timely and friendly, atmosphere is very warm and relaxing.

Cons: No shower.

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Body by Melisa?s massage therapist, Cecilia, has been my massage therapist for several years and has always provided an expert, professional massage. She is especially proficient in deep tissue massage. If you?re looking for a spa treatment, you need look no farther than Body by Melisa.\r\n

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Body by Melisa?s massage therapist, Cecilia, has been my massage therapist for several years and has always provided an expert, professional massage. She is especially proficient in deep tissue massage. If you?re looking for a spa treatment, you need look no farther than Body by Melisa.\r\n

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I have been going to Body By Melisa for over 2 years now. I saw amazing results on my first set of treatments and it got me ready for my wedding in Hawaii. Ever since then, I have been going there for body treatments, monthly bella treatments and using the infrared sauna as well. I love this spa because of the cozy environment and friendly service. I have gotten to know Melisa & Cecilia through the years, and I trust them with everything. I highly recommend Body By Melisa to everyone. \r\n\r\nCheck out their specials in September. They have some great deals to watch out for! :-)

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I have been going to Body By Melisa for over 2 years now. I saw amazing results on my first set of treatments and it got me ready for my wedding in Hawaii. Ever since then, I have been going there for body treatments, monthly bella treatments and using the infrared sauna as well. I love this spa because of the cozy environment and friendly service. I have gotten to know Melisa & Cecilia through the years, and I trust them with everything. I highly recommend Body By Melisa to everyone. \r\n\r\nCheck out their specials in September. They have some great deals to watch out for! :-)

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I had never had a facial before, and I was nervous because I didn't want to look all red and I didn't want pain from extractions. I am so glad I took a chance during Spa Week to try a facial at Body by Melisa. I had the Dermabrasion and Facial Rejuvenation treatment, and it was amazing. The atmosphere was really relaxing and soothing, the treatment was completely comfortable, and best of all, I was not red when I left and my skin looked and felt amazing. I have mild rosacea and have had slight eczema in the past, and I was really pleased. I will definitely be back and I plan to make this a part of my beauty regimen before my upcoming wedding.

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I had never had a facial before, and I was nervous because I didn't want to look all red and I didn't want pain from extractions. I am so glad I took a chance during Spa Week to try a facial at Body by Melisa. I had the Dermabrasion and Facial Rejuvenation treatment, and it was amazing. The atmosphere was really relaxing and soothing, the treatment was completely comfortable, and best of all, I was not red when I left and my skin looked and felt amazing. I have mild rosacea and have had slight eczema in the past, and I was really pleased. I will definitely be back and I plan to make this a part of my beauty regimen before my upcoming wedding.

Pros: very relaxing, easy (free!) parking on Piedmont

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The services at Body by Melisa are fantastic. Melisa and Cecilia are both very personable and do an excellent job of both providing the services and making the whole spa experience relaxing and inviting. I highly recommend the spa- give it a try!

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The services at Body by Melisa are fantastic. Melisa and Cecilia are both very personable and do an excellent job of both providing the services and making the whole spa experience relaxing and inviting. I highly recommend the spa- give it a try!

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Body by Melisa is a nurturing environment that provides wonderful services with amazing results. The location is convenient, with ample parking, the setting is beautiful and feels healing, and the treatments are fabulous. \r\n\r\nI tried endermologie several years ago, and was very happy wtih the results. When my endermologist quit, and I looked around for another, I found Melisa. At first I was skeptical when she told me that the dermasonic treatment was superior, and was a newer and more successful approach to treating cellulite. But she has convinced me of its merits. I have used the dermasonic and found it quite successful especially when used in conjunction with the far infrared sauna. Although I came to Melisa specifically for cellulite treatments, I finally tried a facial treatment and several of the Oxygen products and was really blown away with how wonderful they are. \r\n\r\nI would highly recommend Body by Melisa as a place with superior products and a uniquely knowledgable and wonderful staff who cares about your health as much as your appearance.

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Body by Melisa is a nurturing environment that provides wonderful services with amazing results. The location is convenient, with ample parking, the setting is beautiful and feels healing, and the treatments are fabulous. \r\n\r\nI tried endermologie several years ago, and was very happy wtih the results. When my endermologist quit, and I looked around for another, I found Melisa. At first I was skeptical when she told me that the dermasonic treatment was superior, and was a newer and more successful approach to treating cellulite. But she has convinced me of its merits. I have used the dermasonic and found it quite successful especially when used in conjunction with the far infrared sauna. Although I came to Melisa specifically for cellulite treatments, I finally tried a facial treatment and several of the Oxygen products and was really blown away with how wonderful they are. \r\n\r\nI would highly recommend Body by Melisa as a place with superior products and a uniquely knowledgable and wonderful staff who cares about your health as much as your appearance.

Pros: location, parking, atmosphere

Cons: overall cost over time

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Melisa and her assistant Cecelia have set up a beautiful, relaxing spa that offers treatment and advice for the reduction of cellulite. I lost inches my first 13 sessions and signed up for another 12 to maintain. You must be willing to do your part, ie, drink water, cut down on fats, exercise and watch calories. You will be pleased if you follow directions! Enjoy the music, chat with Melisa or Cecelia and firm and smooth those thighs.

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Melisa and her assistant Cecelia have set up a beautiful, relaxing spa that offers treatment and advice for the reduction of cellulite. I lost inches my first 13 sessions and signed up for another 12 to maintain. You must be willing to do your part, ie, drink water, cut down on fats, exercise and watch calories. You will be pleased if you follow directions! Enjoy the music, chat with Melisa or Cecelia and firm and smooth those thighs.

Pros: gorgeous setting for real results!

Cons: it's not free, it takes time

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This spa provides the newest and most advanced technology for skin and body treatments. I tried the body package and went from a size 9 to a size 5 and my circulation improved dramatically. The ultra sound treatments are an extremely more affordable (AND NON-INVASIVE!) alternative to the usual route for those trying to get rid of their trouble spots and cellulite. I am currently undergoing a bella package and my skin on my face, which I have had several issues with over the years, is finally becoming more healthy, moisturized and radient. I could not begin to commend the friendliness and personal interest from the staff as much as it would be deserved. Wrote more nice things, but this site said it was too long.

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This spa provides the newest and most advanced technology for skin and body treatments. I tried the body package and went from a size 9 to a size 5 and my circulation improved dramatically. The ultra sound treatments are an extremely more affordable (AND NON-INVASIVE!) alternative to the usual route for those trying to get rid of their trouble spots and cellulite. I am currently undergoing a bella package and my skin on my face, which I have had several issues with over the years, is finally becoming more healthy, moisturized and radient. I could not begin to commend the friendliness and personal interest from the staff as much as it would be deserved. Wrote more nice things, but this site said it was too long.

Pros: relaxing/friendly spa, latest equipment, wonderful treatments

Cons: sometimes parking

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Cellulite reduction and skin aesthetic spa offers body contouring wraps, far-infrared sauna for detoxification, anti-aging facials and lymphatic drainage treatments.

 

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