The Bodywork and Esthetics Center wants to make it easy for you to begin your massage therapy and skincare treatments. Once educated and your questions answered, you may want to begin regular sessions of Bodywork and Esthetics for the Face and Body. The Bodywork and Esthetics Center provides an environment unlike any other. WE ARE NOT A SPA! Our Centers' environment has a Holistic sense with the feeling and warmth of your own living room. No nonsense, no fluffy slippers, no white robes, just great bodywork to get you back on your feet and into the game.
We offer the convenience of our La Quinta location, located just on the outskirts of Old Town Artisan Studios: 78026 Calle Barcelona, Suite A., La Quinta, CA 92253.
Bodywork & Esthetics Center is A Wellness Center providing Holistic Healing Arts for the Skin, Body and Soul. We offer Ancient Indigenous knowledge blended with Modern Scientific Technology. We use only the best techniques and innovative products available to the Spa Industry.
Our Vision and objective is to integrate superb service by offering an alternative to wellness in order to achieve optimal levels of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. To honor a solid code of ethics in professionalism in order to facilitate exclusive quality treatment services as a commitment to our clients. To become a Medical Esthetics Center offering advanced treatment services for the skin. To offer 1:1 Pilates and Restorative Yoga in an onsite, semi-private setting.
There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Facilitating wellness locally for over 20 years under the business My Fairy Godmother. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and a Cosmetologist with 20 years experience. Her passion of knowledge led her to acquire her certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner. She was an educator at Somatherapy where she instructed Aromatherapy and Spa Services for 8 years. Since 2007 she has been a Medical Massage Therapist for ACT for Multiple Sclerosis. Her greatest wish and passion in her work is to make her clients feel better, look better and be happy.
Facilitating wellness locally for over 18 years. Her initial education was in Bogota, Colombia, where she obtained her certificate as a Holistic Health Practitioner and is a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician. In 2017, she completed her first leg of 200 hours in Yoga Teacher Training taught locally by Jayne Robertson of Desert Yoga Therapy and joined the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.
As a Body Worker, Kim specializes in neck, back and shoulder pain and discomforts by using range of motion and stretching techniques. She works intuitively, with sense of spirit and presence in connection to the individual, providing a deep healing massage with lasting results. She is dedicated to excellence in professionalism by continuing her education in health and healing. Her Massage Therapy teaching background helps her strive to educate her clients as to how bodywork and massage therapy can help them and how to continue to help them once the bodywork session is over.
As an Esthetician, Kim has been able to confidently hone her esthetic skills in performing facial treatments and chemical peels. She proudly uses only the best products available in the industry combining science and nature to provide result-driven and personalized treatments for acneic, photo-damage/aging, & sensitive skin to restore the skins health by always offering the best technology and ingredients customized to each client’s needs. With her vast knowledge of cosmetic chemistry along with internal and topical nutrition, Kim is able to truly help her clients on a deeper level by delivering an advanced service to achieve healthy, clean and radiant skin. Her passion is to help people and fuse nutrition into their skin for optimal results.
Amy moved from Bogota, Colombia to the Coachella Valley in 2000, determined to embrace the desert lifestyle. She has been a licensed esthetician since 1996, and over the years has worked in the skincare industry at various spas, including the world renowned Spa La Quinta at the La Quinta Resort. Feeling the urge to further her knowledge base in the healing and caring sciences, Amy applied for nursing school at College of the Desert, and became a registered nurse in 2007. All throughout her education, she continued to practice as an esthetician. Later with her nursing degree, she practiced medical esthetics and honed skills in hair removal, advanced chemical peels, and other laser based treatment modalities. She has worked at local health care organizations in several nursing specialties, including orthopedics, oncology, palliative care and hospice, maternal child services, and case management. In 2008 she returned to school and graduated from California State University San Bernardino with her bachelor of nursing science degree in 2010, and her master of nursing science degree in 2012. In 2016, Amy achieved the terminal degree of nursing, graduating with her doctorate of nursing practice from Brandman University with a specialty as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is dedicated to the application of evidence-based practices in her daily clinical practice as a nurse practitioner, and her advanced practice training has allowed her to seek additional certifications in injectable treatments to enhance the beauty of the patients she serves. In her free time she enjoys practicing restorative yoga, traveling, volunteering for local charities, leading Girl Scout troops, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Justin is a distinguished instructor in the Pilates community for his unique teaching techniques. Having been certified in Mat Pilates and Reformer Pilates by PSC in addition to many other forms under the Joseph Pilates regimen, he also carries a Master level in Personal Training. Justin genuinely loves cultivating that mind-body connection and witnessing the results it produces.
Bodywork Therapies, Movement Composition, and Structural Alignment Techniques focused on enhancing Core Body Mechanics and relieving pain.
Luke is a Holistic Health Practitioner & Certified Massage Therapist, a graduate of the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego.
Originally trained in, then taught, core body mechanics and movement techniques designed to enhance proper alignment, balance, and powerful performance in Movement, Competitive Sports or Everyday Life.
His focus is to utilize a broad range of skills to assist with elimination of unwanted & unnecessary physical pain, reduce life, work, or sports related aches & pains, and increase range of motion, strength, power in movement, and peace of mind.
Trained as a professional dancer in Jazz, Contact Improvisation, Movement Therapy, Choreography, and bodybuilding. Throughout his training, Luke sought out insightful bodywork as a means of recovery and developing better structural balance. Movement Therapy and Contact Improv studies brought him to exploring, studying, and incorporating therapeutic bodywork into group trainings as a means to inspire powerful dynamic athletic performance in performers and students. While choreographing and creating performance art he began to combine bodywork, body mechanics, and alignment techniques to inspire performers and athletes through superior comfort, confidence, and power in their movement and courageous joy in their performance.
Luke uses a combination of techniques including; Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Cross Fiber, Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release, Muscle Sculpting, Stretching, Structural Realignment, Deep Tissue, and Swedish massage are used to release painful tight muscles, reduce pain, re-align, relax, and strengthen the physical body and center the mind.
He is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) and has been in practice since 1994.
Luke is a caring and nurturing Holistic Health Practitioner, and is grateful to have the opportunity to be part of a number of unique supportive healing environments: the Palm Springs Healing Center, Deep Canyon Healing Arts Center (Palm Desert), and Bodywork & Esthetic Center (Old Town Artisan Center, La Quinta).
MORE INFO AT:
Encompasses a wholistic: body, mind, emotion and spiritual journey. An intuitive body worker will listen and respond to the needs of your body in that day. Sometimes lighter work is needed; sometimes a little firmer pressure is needed. Again, the key is good communication between client and therapist. We offer treatment sessions of 60-75-90-120-150 minutes.
This session begins with an in-depth consultation to facilitate a path of health and well-being. An individualized approach of bodywork which can incorporate sound therapy, guided meditation, breath work, acupressure, guasha, cupping, CBD oil, stretching, range of motion, myofascial release technique, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, ayurvedic massage. *120 minutes
Geared towards the sports or gym enthusiast that may occasionally push their body’s limits.
This session of Sports Massage bodywork prepares and aids in muscular recovery from workouts and injuries of the athlete, Trigger Point Therapy, Liniments, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Hypervolt Percussion, Rocking, Myofascial Release and Range of Motion stretching. Kinesio Taping may also be included. *90 minutes
A combination of Himalayan Salt Stones, Basalt River Stones, Aztec Obsidian Stones and hot Bamboo sticks are used during this massage in combination with CBD oil to melt away tension, increase circulation and sore muscles. This session comes around full circle by finishing with our signature GM Collin Custom Facial.
This session begins with the traditional Thai foot massage using a wooden Thai stick and includes a rhythmic pressing of the Sen lines which are the known as the Thai meridians of the energetic body. Most Asian bodywork is based on the concept that there is a system of energy lines in the body. If they are blocked, health problems develop. About 30 yoga stretches are performed during the service. Please wear loose, comfortable athletic type clothing. *90 minutes
This session is focused on muscular entrapment and repetitive motion injuries. A series of sessions is recommended as it is a localized treatment. *90 minutes
Deep Tissue and/or Medical massage techniques are use to get to the cause of pain and alleviating it. Deep work is not the same as deep pressure, to target sore spots communication is key, this work is not about suffering in silence or suffering at all. Sometimes muscles get strained, over-tightened, over-lengthened or stuck together. Sometimes parts of the muscle get ischemic, creating tender spots or trigger points (which refer pain to other areas) that may need to be worked out and loosened.
The process of great skin care begins with the best quality of natural ingredients, developed with the best technology that science has to offer today, while being deeply rooted in nature. G.M. Collin’s formulations are designed to hydrate and protect the skin from the abuse of the elements and from the environmental stressors in order to help delay the skin’s visible signs of aging.
Our customized facial can be suited to any skin type—including Oily, Dehydrated, Aging, or Combination. A deep cleanse and tone is followed by professional exfoliation to polish away impurities. Next, steam is applied before extractions, to clear out congestion and reveal a fresh complexion. 60 minutes
Unveil smooth and healthy looking skin with this customized gentle mechanical exfoliation that minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, minor acne scarring and discoloration. 30 minutes
This deep cleanse facial is offered with the intention of tailoring to young congested, break out prone skin, allowing ample time to prep the skin for extractions and recovery time from the process of. We believe that in order to have clear and breezy skin, it requires commitment to educate and combat the changing times from within. A take home kit and a treatment series may be encouraged.
*Service time will vary according to individual treatment goal
The perfect treatments to book when you are on the go! They can be combined with other bodywork services, or as a quick mini-maintenance treatment in between your regular facial. 30 minutes
Advanced esthetic services offered as individual or a scheduled treatment series. Price and duration will vary accordingly. 60-90 minutes
A hydrating clinical treatment, creating a cooling effect on the skin to revitalize, moisturize, and soothe. Its thermo-cooling effect on the skin makes it a remarkable revitalizing treatment particularly for reducing the visible appearance of redness. ALGOMASK+ offers instant radiance and long-lasting hydration.
• Tones the skin by moisturizing, provides instant radiance, and reduces visibly redness.
• Maintains the level of hydration.
• Hydrates, soothes, and revitalizes.
This is G.M. Collin’s signature age-defying treatment. This innovative, clinically proven procedure combines five peptides including Matrixyl®3000, MyoxinolTM, Argireline®, and Retinol. This relaxing treatment session offers pleasant textures and exquisite essences delivering an overall sense of well-being. • After just one treatment, expression lines appear relaxed • Lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced • The skin appears visibly younger
Collagen 90-II is an exclusive age-defying treatment by G.M. Collin Skin Care that associates a pure native collagen sheet with selected ingredients, to provide intense hydration, firm the skin, and reduce the appearance of aging. Collagen 90-II is a highly respected and sought-after age-defying skin renewing treatment that hydrates, smoothes and tones wrinkles to combat the visible signs of aging.It restores moisture, leaving the skin well hydrated and radiant. Recommended for all skin types
• This revolutionary treatment is designed to clear skin, revitalize fatigued, stressed and dull skin.
• A 5-step treatment, with a unique Oxygen Complex and Patented Anti-Microbial Peptides, purifies and deeply hydrates to restore the skin’s natural radiance and glow.
• The skin becomes luminous, moisture-balanced and younger-looking.
A powerful age-defying skin care designed to delay the visible signs of aging and energize the skin. Formulated with marine and vegetal ingredients (Vitamin C Concentrate, Algae Biomatrix Patches, and Thermal Organic Mud).
• Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
• Evens out skin tone
• Illuminates the skin, thus restoring its youthful appearance
The perfect “Spring Cleaning” for any season, a chemical peel may be a stand-alone skin treatment or an enhancement to the Bodywork & Esthetics Center’s Signature Custom Facial.
*All of our skin care treatments include a customized application of results enhancing serums, skin-specific masques, moisturizers and an SPF to protect and improve your complexion.
*All facials include a neck and shoulder massage. Feet and hand enhancements are optional.
Cupping naturally and gently releases fascia, moves lymph and improves circulation. Cupping therapy is a form of alternate medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction and mobilize blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. Look younger, lift away tension and reduce pain & inflammation throughout the body.
A South American holistic technique and a form of body contouring that helps to fight orange peel dimples and break up adipose tissue. It also stimulates the organs, blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to promote overall health. As the name suggests, wooden tools made to adapt to different parts of the body are used to sculpt, firm and tone targeted areas of muscle, fat and cellulite during this bodywork service.
Offering Innovative and Comprehensive Skin Care Procedures because: GLOWING SKIN IS ALWAYS IN! A consultation with an advanced practice provider specialist in medical aesthetics will help in the development of a safe treatment plan to achieve your skincare goals. Contact the experienced medical esthetician/nurse practitioner at Body Work and Esthetics Center to formulate your treatment plan. “Beautiful skin takes commitment, not a miracle”- Erno Laszlo, dermatologist.
Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is an invasive procedure that assists in reducing acne scarring, the appearance of wrinkles, and general skin damage. This procedure involves using a small roller with fine micro needles over the skin producing micro punctures in the skin. Similar to laser-assisted treatment delivery, the micro needles penetrate through the stratum corneum of the epidermis and allow greater delivery of topical active ingredients through the skin layers.
We proudly use ItalWax for all wax services because of its ease of use and non-irritating qualities. ItalWax’s low application temperature brings a perfect soothing warmth to the skin. We use soft wax, hard wax and sugar wax technique.
ABMP, ASCP & Yoga Alliance®
78026 Calle Barcelona, Suite A, La Quinta, CA 92253, US
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY