Oakland Spas

Oakland Spas

Oakland Spas lost Sol Y Mar Spa and Pampered Man Pampered Woman Spa, but a handful of spas will make every sister and some brothers feel special. Start with these.

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Imani’s Breast Care
DESCRIPTION: “Imani,” means “faith” in Swahili. How appropriate, since owner and former nurse Shirley Manly-Lampkin has faith that Imani’s will make a difference in the lives of people of color for years to come. Her bright, uplifting oranges, pinks, reds and yellows almost leap out to greet visitors who cross the entrance of a destination that is equal parts day spa, clothing and jewelry retailer, gift shop and spiritual retreat. Colors emanate from mounted artwork, paint on the walls, pillows, candles, cut flowers and the many displays of African clothing and jewelry. Their service offerings include traditional massage therapy, facials, waxings, body rubs, manicures and pedicures, among others. Shirley and staff strongly advocate the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors. It is also a de facto gathering place for women of color healing from serious illness.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 3317 Elm St, Oakland, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 12th Street/City Center BART Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-465-7333
WEBSITE: none

Nailphoria Day Spa
DESCRIPTION: This is a day spa haven that cares for your relaxing, releasing and restoring needs by providing natural nourishment of the hands, feet, skin and body. Their services are for men and women. Services include full body and chair massage treatment, manicure, pedicure and skincare. Enjoy waxing & facial by Yonka.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon & Fri 10p-6p, Tue-Thu 8a-8p, Sat 8a-4p, Sun 10:30a-4p
PARKING: on street
ADDRESS: 320 17th Street, Oakland, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 19th Street BART Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-893-2181
WEBSITE: http://www.nailphoria.com

God’s Gym
DESCRIPTION: Sculpt your body in this community health icon. It features a wide variety of weights and cardiovascular work-out equipment. Let the other sculpted bodies inspire you.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon, Wed, Fri 4a-12p, 3p-9p, Tue, Thu 6a-12p & 3p-7p, Sat 8a-1p
PARKING: on street
ADDRESS: 2501 Broadway, Oakland, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 19th Street Oakland BART Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-452-0409
WEBSITE: none

2GORJIS Spa
DESCRIPTION: Facials, body wraps, exfoliating body polish, and make-up at this spa specializing in women of color. They have interesting gift packages available as well.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 9:30a-6:30p, Sat 9a-3p
ADDRESS: 81 Gregory Lane, Suite 210, Pleasant Hill, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 925-689-8602
WEBSITE: http://www.2gorjis.com

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