The Bodywork and Esthetics Center wants to make it easy for you to begin your massage therapy and skincare, facials, Post Surgery Massage 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.
Located just outside Palm Desert, Indian Wells areas 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. We can meet your spa needs outside of the spa for Massage Therapy, Facials, Waxing, Post Surgery Massage, Nail Services, Microblading and Pilates. Located nearby Palm Desert and Indian Wells at a quiet and relaxing La Quinta location.
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.
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My name is Gabriela Curry. It is my wish to make you feel better, physically by alleviating your muscular skeletal pain with Massage, soothing your mind with Energy work, and by restoring the health of your complexion with Skin Care. At the age of four I was pretending to be Superman. I know Superman is a man! Back in the early 70’s I didn’t have Wonder Women or the Bionic Woman to emulate. I might have chosen a riskier daredevil feat than jumping off the refrigerator. I got a memorable scolding for landing on my tush. That day haunts my body with pain as I broke my coccyx bone which caused nerve damage to my legs. The nuisance of my invisible disability has lead me to seek wholistic remedies. As your Holistic Health Practitioner I will use the lessons of my pain that I endure as my devotion to continual education to soothe your afflictions. I am a keen listener and I will always allow your pain to be my guide. I will hold my oath to do no harm.
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” - Charles Swindoll
As a teenager I had severe cystic acne. It caused me to lose my self confidence. My parents felt helpless as they witnessed how acne was stigmatizing my social life. I hated taking pictures because I embarrassed of my skin. My hairstyle choices revolved around my acne. Fortunately the 80’s had some creative haircuts! I had asymmetrical cuts to hide the side of my face that had the most zits, the graduated bob to cover my scarred cheeks, or the pixie cut to get my hair off my face. I tried everything and anything to find a cure. Strangers would stop me in the mall and give me “tried and true home remedies.” My family doctor recommended the birth control to control my breakouts. The Dermatologist prescribed sun lamps, retinol-A, and antibiotics and Accutane. I had no positive results with drug store products. The glamorous sales ladies at the department stores were familiar with which products to recommend for wrinkles but had no advice for acne. In my search for self care I came upon a Dermalogica Esthetician. I had monthly facials and she taught me a skincare regime. Thankfully to her, and my distressed parents for affording me with esthetic care, I often receive complements on my skin and my colleagues are shocked to hear I once had stage 4 acne. Living in Southern California I am well acquainted with side effects of sun exposure. Now that I am in my fifties I have other skin care concerns which now revolve around loss of elasticity. As your Esthetician I will recommend products to nourish, restore, and protect your skin. I promise to hold your best interest to heart. My journey as a Massage Therapist began when I became a Massage Technician on November 3rd 1996 at Somatherapy. Shorty after I graduated from the United Artist Beauty College on October 10, 1997 as a Cosmetologist. My mother owned a beauty salon in Desert Hot Springs. With my new credentials I wanted to establish it as a Day Spa. Unfortunately, the city’s ordinances deemed massage therapy as parlor work. So I devoted my Cosmetology skills towards Esthetics and Manicuring. Then I was hired on Sept. 28, 1998 to work at Spa La Quinta a luxury destination resort. During the nearly 23 years that I worked there I was honored to give services to Tracy Austin, Tonino Baliardo (founder & lead guitarist of The Gypsy Kings), Haile Barry, Attorney Cherrie Booth ( wife of England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair), Tom Brokaw, Governor Jeb Bush, First Lady Columba Bush, Texas Governor George W. Bush, Sean Hayes, Millie Corretjer De La Hoya, Former United States Ambassador of the United Nation John and Mary Danforth, Gena Davis, Shannon Doherty, Sandra Giles, Julie Healy, Nic Harcourt, Jonah Hill, Robert Harvey, Jonathan Ingram (#66 Center for the Miami Dolphins), Phil Jackson (Coach of the LA Lakers), Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Jessica Lange, Mark Lawrence, Dolph Lungren, Alley Mills, Billy Morrison (Base player of The Cult), Bill Murray, Martina Navratilova, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chief of Le Bernadine Didier-Eric Ripert, Rebecca Romijn, Mimi Rogers, Marc Roskin, Jennifer Schefft (The 1st Bachelorette), Howard Schultz (Chairman of Starbucks), Kathy Smith, Patricia Southal, Aaron Shure, Tiffany Amber Thiessen, Lauren Tona, Matt Wellig (#71 Carolina Panthers), George Herbert Bush Walker IV, Ron White, and Rene Zellweger. On June 26th, 2006 I received my certificate from Somatherapy as a Holistic Health Practitioner. In 2001, I given the position as the Aromatherapy and Spa Services Instructor at Somatherapy. My Stint as an educator was halted because of the Great Recession of 2009. I have been an Independent Contractor for a local charity: ACT for Multiple Sclerosis since 2005. Due to the economic downturn in 2009 the program was suspended due to lack of donations. I volunteered massage services to ACTforMS clients so that their muscles would not atrophy. I was reinstated with ACTforMS as an Independent Contractor when they began receiving grants and donations in 2011. I am still actively serving as a Medical Massage Therapist for ACTforMS. On February 9th, 2012 I was hired as a Wholistic Massage Therapist at the Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Wellness Institute. I was honored to work in unison for 4 years with the Western based Medical Physicians of Eisenhower Medical Hospital. While also contributing to the directives of Alternative Wellness Doctors of Acupuncture and Chiropractic to treat patients with preventative care. In addition to working with a team of 30 Doctors my colleagues were Yoga instructors, Tai Chi instructors, Chi Gong instructors, and weight management coaches. Working at the EWI was my dream job. I finally attained my supreme goal of opening a brick and mortar business in my beloved community. In April of 2016 I rented a suite at Phenix Salon Studios. In July of 2016 my true vision of ultimate success came to fruition when my long time friends, Kim and Amy Hetherington became my business associates at our present location at the Old Town Artisan Studios, Inc. office park where we became the Body Work and Esthetics Center. In 2004, Amy, Kim, and I, had a desire to improve the Spa Industry. We made plans to improve our future by investing in ourselves. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by peers who love what they do best and continually hone their skills to better serve their clients. I am very quite proud of the wellness that I offer and the team we have created. Now our team is 7 strong!
“The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth” Mohamed Al
Facilitating wellness locally for over 20 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. She is specialized in Oncology Massage, the clinical and practical considerations relevant to the provision of massage for people with cancer.
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 upbringing amidst Plastic Surgery introduced her to the various cosmetic and plastic reconstructive surgery procedures and permitted her to bear witness to many surgeries, which brought her to understand the need and optimal benefits of pre and post surgery massage and surgical bodywork modalities. 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 GM Collin Master Esthetician, Kim has been able to confidently hone her esthetic skills in performing facials, skincare 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 acne, 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.
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. Upon scheduling, ask for holistic modalities of massage therapy and facials or special accommodations such as Maternity Massage, Post Surgery Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Oncology Massage. 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
GM Collin Body Care Products are used for this head to toe massage experience. This session comes around full circle by finishing with our signature GM Collin Clinical Treatment 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.
We provide chair, table massage and/or facials At the convenience of your location. Whether it’s self-care, to treat guests in town visiting, a weekend retreat Amongst
Friends, Spa Party, Corporate Event, Employee Appreciation Day, Birthday, Anniversary; you name the occasion: our hands will travel and bring the Relaxation directly to you!
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. *75 minutes
Life After Cancer Oncology Massage is offered to improve quality of life for people affected by cancer. This massage is offered in order to work with individuals who have completed their cancer treatments and are at risk of lymphedema, one of the most frequently occurring long-term and late effects of cancer treatment.
For more information on our Collaborative Partnership with Local Non-Profit Shay's Warriors Life After Cancer, please visit at:
Pre and Post Op Massage and Bodywork and RF has been recommended across the Plastic Surgery Industry for patients to obtain optimal surgery results due to its collaborative path to healthy recovery response via the Circulatory and Lymphatic systems. Invest in your recovery, commit to 10!
Some of the benefits include:
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
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
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.
The Epicuren® Signature Facial works like aerobic wonders for your skin for all skin types. This Hollywood Secret uses a unique protein enzyme to stimulate cell metabolism and dramatically improve the skin's appearance. This facial lifts, tones and tightens with no downtime.
75 to 90 Minutes
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
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