Message from Sue and Jeff
our wish for you that Talega Day Spa is your refuge from
the outside world, a place that not only takes you to a
distant land, or even another time, but also where you
can seek and find comfort, rest, and body care that promotes
health, well-being, and reduction of stress and pain in
your life. We envisioned Talega Day Spa to be your home
away from home. We believe in making your visit here a
warm, friendly, and caring experience, with the hope that
you are returned back to the outside world refreshed and invigorated to face
challenges. Please let us know if we can make your visit more pleasant.”
Sue and Jeff bring 16 years of spa experience
to Talega Day Spa. Also owners of Dana Point Bodycentre,
they are deeply involved in the details within the spa, and
always bring their personal touch. Sue is a licensed massage
therapist with over 1000 hours of training and over 12 years
experience. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist.
My name is Minh Luong and I would like to share a story with whoever is reading this.
From a book by John Wooden, “Wooden on Leadership”
This story takes place in the mid west, back in the 40’s when times were slower.
A man drives up to a gas station right before he is about to get into the next town.
He asks the gas station attendant, “Hey I’m thinking about moving. How are the people in this town up ahead?”
The gas station attendant replies, “Well, how are people from where you’re from right now.”
The man replies, “They are mean, inconsiderate, and spiteful.”
The gas station attendant replies, “You’ll find the same type of people here.”
The man drives off never to return again.
The following day another man drives up to the same gas station and asks the attendant the same question.
“Hey, I’m thinking about moving. How are the people in the town up ahead?”
The attendant replies with the same question as the day before, “Well how are the people from where you’re from right now?
The man stops, thinks, smiles, and replies, “you know what, the people in my town are kind, caring, and considerate.
The attendant replies, “You’ll find the same type of people here.”
Now was the gas station attendant talking about the same town? Of course he was, what the wise attendant was trying to convey is that people generally get what they’re looking for. So if you go around trying to find the negative, and the ugly in people that is exactly what you’ll find. But if you look around and see the positive and the beautiful in people, you will not only notice that there are a lot of beautiful human beings around, but you’ll also find your outlook on life to be brighter.
I have been working at Talega Day Spa since 2008 and it has been a joy and a pleasure. I feel like I’ve grown into my own here and I thank everybody that has walked through these doors for helping shape who I am today. I graduated from the University California Riverside with a degree in business administration and a emphasis on marketing. However, at the time I graduated the housing market fell and jobs became scarce. I am a big believer in taking what life gives you. Life brought me Sue and Jeff who gave me a job folding laundry, then they allowed me to help run and manage the everyday business of the spa, I became a fully licensed massage therapist in 2009, and now I have become part owner of Talega Day Spa. Words can never express the gratitude I feel for Sue and Jeff for helping guide me. Going back to the story I shared from John Wooden, I feel that the people in our community are beautiful and wonderful. Thank you for coming in and brightening my day. I hope that my customer service exceeds all your expectations.
Aesthetician team is committed to identifying your
needs, and prescribing the solution that enhances your skin’s
health and vitality. They are highly trained professionals
who bring years of experience to the table, and product
knowledge that gives you the best options for
maintaining youthful and healthy skin and body.
If you haven't already met Ginger, please come in and do so to experience her wonderful touch. Ginger has been with us since we opened in 2004. Ginger is a highly trained and Licensed, Massage Therapist, Esthetician, and Nail Technician, starting her carreer in 1984.
Talega Day Spa has had the pleasure of working with Dasha for the past four years. Dasha is very kind hearted with a great sense of humor. Dasha is a very skilled massage therapist as well as an excellent esthetician. If you haven't done so already come in to see Dasha for a massage or facial.
Hi my name is Madeline. I am an esthetician here at Talega Day Spa. I have more than 8 years of experience as a clinical esthetician.
My background has provided me numerous opportunities to work with clients of different ages with complex skin types such as acne, acne scarring, sun damage, rosacea, discoloration, lines and wrinkles or various skin condtiotions.
In addition to U.S. and European Esthetic training, I am certified in cosmetic chemistry from UCLA. As a specialist in adult skincare, I am well-versed in the knowledge of product ingredients and their correlation to the changing needs of skin as it matures. I believe that skincare is a science that demands passion, knowledge, and dedication. Helping women become informed is an important step towards the freedom to choose what they need and want.
Massage Therapist team of men and women are a highly trained
and experienced group of health-conscious professionals,
whose focus from beginning to end is on you. These therapists
are trained in many various massage modalities and body treatments
for your benefit and choosing.
My name is Jennifer Soto, a licensed therapist with 1000+ hours in massage training. I have had the pleasure of helping clients relieve their pain and maintain an overall balance for over 5 years, with 4 years here at Talega Day Spa. I have applied what I have learned over the years, to give each client the most out of each massage. My massage is very detailed and caters to each clients needs. My specialty is Deep Tissue with trigger point therapy; with a consistent flow to help my clients relax while addressing their problem areas
Note From Jen:
"Stress is well known for causing many ailments. Massage is the best treatment money can buy to help relieve stress and keep your body in balance. It is recommended and ideal to have a massage one to two times a week. So the more you can incorporate massage into your lifestyle, even if it is every other week or once a month, you are improving the overall wellness of your body."
Here is what a Client of Jennifer has to say,
"She cares about her clients, she listens to her clients, and her touch is one of healing and compassion. I have used many massage therapists over the years and each one has a unique style but none have had the skills of Jennifer. A massage whether for a medical condition, sports injury or just rejuvenation of spirit is a personal and relaxing experience. I can personally guarantee that a massage experience with Jennifer is one you will want to repeat over and over again. You will leave Talega Day Spa rejuvenated in mind and body, in addition to having made some very special freinds who are there to make your visit enjoyable and memorable"
Donna has been with us since we started in 2004. In 1995 she began extensive training to become a Certified Physical Education Fitness Specialist. This sparked her passion to learn more as she embarked on her Holistic Health journey. She has since become a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist as well as a licensed Esthetician. She is also a pranic Healer and Guided Imagery Therapist. We invite you to meet and feel Donna’s healing touch. Once you have met Donna, you will see why her loyal followers rave about what a gifted and passionate therapist she is.
Misty Habetler has been in the industry for 13 years and has been teaching and training thousands the past 10 years. Misty specializes in Pregnancy, Hot Stone, and Deep Tissue Massages.
Talega Day Spa would like to welcome back Tracy Nishimuta. Tracy started with us when we first opened and we are excited to have her back.
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I was born to be a Massage Therapist. I love being able to teach my clients body awareness and help them reach a state of pain free fucntion and Range of Motion. A Mary Massage is customized to meet your specific needs and expectations. I graduated from Western Institute of Neromuscular Therapy in 2006 with 1000 hours and have been practicing Massage ever since. My sessions integrate several modalities including trigger point, myofacial release, active release, sports, and deep tissue. The use of moiset heat during my massages is standard for me. Over use and post injury treatment are my forte. If you are looking for a therapist to finally get to the root and cause of your aches and pains. . . I am your girl. I am loving working at Talega Day Spa and look forward to treating many more of your! Cheers!
Jennifer has been a practitioner of healing arts for over 7 years now and specializes in deep, therapeutic modalities that are useful in sports recovery applications and relieving day to day stress. Her style infuses energy work in the treatment which leaves you feeling refreshed. Jennifer is a cyclist, runner, nutritional expert and a good ear, always lending a hand in making each person their healthiest and most vital self.
Mary Ann received her training on the island of Kauai, Hawaii graduating from Pacific College, center for bodywork and awareness. She then apprenticed for the following year under her kumu and mentor Louise Arakaki the islands most revered massage educator of 30 yrs. She continued her instruction under Colorado Center for Healing Touch and was certified in Healing Touch ... this modality reestablishes health and balance through our human energy field much like Reiki. She then began her journey of self healing applying her resources of island living by studying the Hawaiian's most honored form of massage... Lomi lomi. This remains her passion and is what she incorporates into all of her bodywork.
One source of illness is a state of tension, which leads to resistance which blocks energy movement. Lomi Lomi helps release this and therefore facilitates the road to healing. Lomi works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, totally nurturing the body and enabling the recipient to relax, give in and simply be. Stress and tension are relieved blood and lymph flow assisted and the elimination of wastes and toxins stimulated. Lomi Lomi relaxes the nervous system, increases circulation and creates a tangible sense of well -being. It is useful for maintaining health and relieving pain from injury and debilitating illness. Mary Ann enjoys outrigger and SUP paddling... hula .. and her walks in the park with Rocky her small Kauai dog .... She specializes in a flowing therapeutic massage combining deep work and techniques skillfully that will WAKE YOUR SPIRIT AND DEEPLY RELAX YOUR BODY ....... ALOHA !
Christine started out in the Healing Arts in Traditional Chinese Medicine 20 years ago on the island of Maui. She found she had a calling massage and went on to study lomi lomi, pokhaku (sacred stone massage) myo-fascial release, as well as the basics Swedish, deep tissue, and pregnancy massage. She continually studies holistic health and nutrition and is a qi gong practitioner. Christine is also a licensed esthetician and uses her massage skills to enhance the facial experience. Christine's experience as a body worker has enabled her to become sensitive and intuitive to her clients needs. "My role is to facilitate the body's natural ability to heal itself by helping clients to
relax and assist in releasing energy blockages." She chooses from her assortment of modalities to best assist each client with their individual needs. Christine believes her passion for her work comes through in her sessions.
Lou Ann Choss
"Your comfort, relaxation and deep release is the intention of my sessions."
Aloha... I invite you to come experience another level of Natural health and wellness through Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, nutrition, exercise and prayer. Have a blessed day and I look forward to serving you soon.
Lou Ann has been practicing massage for more than 30 years, trained in the art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage therapy. She completed training on the Big Island of Hawaii after studying extensively with the late 'Aunty' Margaret Machado, world renowned master of Lomi Lomi, traditional Hawaiian massage.
Lou Ann spent many years teaching her skill at various retreat centers throughout Europe, Mainland USA and Hawaii, in addition to Ashtanga yoga instruction and nutritional cooking courses. Her work has been highly sought after by many high profile clients, including celebrities, political figures and royalty.
Lou Ann is pleased to share her life enhancing skills with Talega Day Spa since relocating to San Clemente to be close to her family.
Dr. Hyeng Seok Won, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine