California Day Spas Talega Day Spa

A Message from Sue and Jeff

“It’s 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 life’s 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.




Our Aesthetician team is committed to identifying your skin’s 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.


Dasha Janik

   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.






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. 





Our 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.

Donna Thompson

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

 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.



Tracy Nishimuta

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.

Tracy's Tip:
Most people's steering wheels are too high. Lower it a couple of inches to about chest high. This will put less strain on your neck and shoulder blades.








Mary Rushing

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!


Mary Ann

 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 Connor

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.