Get your Spa on
A day at the spa is a luxury no longer reserved for Fortune 500 heiresses. Here in Diabloland, spas are everywhere: in hotels, fitness clubs, even strip malls.
2,137 Number of licensed aestheticians in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, a 285 percent increase since 1996.
33 Number of day spas in the East Bay listed on spafinder.com.
775 Percentage increase in the number of Brazilian bikini waxes performed at Walnut Creek’s Changes Salon & Day Spa between 2001 and 2006.
30 Number of heated basalt stones used in Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa’s most popular massage, La Stone Therapy.
20,000 Number of square feet of spa at the Claremont Resort & Spa, the largest East Bay pampering center.
17,500 Number of square feet planned for the luxury Burke Williams Day Spa, scheduled to open in Danville in October.
Sources: California Department of Consumer Affairs, spafinder.com, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Changes Salon & Day Spa, Claremont Resort & Spa, Burke Williams