Pacifica in Italian means “peaceful,” noted Michele Radeke when describing the atmosphere of her Pacifica Spa Studio in downtown Ramona.
Offering classic and therapeutic spa facials, customized back and body treatments, waxing and different massage techniques, Pacifica Spa is nearing its one-year anniversary.
Radeke, a massage therapist, said, “It’s just always been a dream to have my own business.”
Originally from Santa Barbara, Radeke has lived in Ramona for 12 years and wanted to bring that that “peaceful ocean atmosphere” to her business. To do that, she used a blue and green color scheme that contrasts with a woodsy brown. Two cozy rooms are used for massages and facials with natural or earthy music adding to the relaxing setting.
Amy Vikander, a holistic health practioner, gives a variety of massages at Pacifica Spa, including deep tissue, reflexology, prenatal, sports, Swedish and Hawaiian. Vikander has been in practice for 17 years and offers massages lasting 30, 60 and 90 minutes.
“Ninety minutes is the nicest. If you’re going to treat yourself, 90 minutes is bliss,” she said.
Pacifica Spa also sells skincare products and plans to add a hydrocollator, an alternative to hot stone massage that Radeke said is good for people with chronic muscle pain.
Pacifica Spa is at 780 Main St., Suite D, and is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends by appointment. For more information, call 760-505-6597 or go to www.pacificaspastudio.com.