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LunchboxWax Opens in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

A new waxing salon called LunchboxWax opened recently in the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek. Check out their services here.

From an email:

Lunchboxwax is a speed-waxing salon that takes a pride in our team and unique technique. We dedicate our services to helping women (and men) feel and look their best!  Our culture and vibe is contagious, as we are chic, a little cheeky, and are intent on making every person we meet feel respected, cared for, and adored! Although LunchboxWax got its start in Boise, Idaho, we are so excited to be building the Bay Area and introduced LunchboxWax to California in 2015.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading


Renew Cryotherapy Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1513 Cypress St, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned about Renew Cryotherapy coming to downtown Walnut Creek, and they have now opened. Take a look at the photo below for a look at the cryotherapy machine. Next to the machine there are changing areas and men are required to wear their underwear (optional for women). They offer 1, 2 and 3 minute sessions so this can actually be done during one’s lunch break. Normally a session runs $65 but the first session is available for $40. Read about what to expect here and find out about their pricing here.

From their website:

Renew Cryotherapy has arrived in Walnut Creek where you can experience the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy, a newer technology in cold recovery. We are a family owned business whose members have been in the healthcare industry for decades.

The Renew Cryotherapy family’s mission is to help people. Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior, an active senior or just suffering from pain or inflammation, Renew is ready to be part of your health and wellness.

This is an adjunct three minute therapy that helps improve human performance, quicker recovery and anti-aging. We are excited to help you renew your body with this innovative cold application.




Woodhouse Day Spa Opening on Nov. 27th in Downtown Walnut Creek

1636 Cypress St, Walnut Creek

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, a new spa that we learned was coming this summer called The Woodhouse Day Spa is opening in downtown Walnut Creek this Friday, November 27th. Check out their spa services here. I had a chance to get a preview and took plenty of photos, including the quiet rooms, massage rooms, Vichy rainfall room, salon area and more which you can see after the jump. Note that the outside doors you see in the above photo will be replaced with mahogany doors soon.

After checking out the spa, curiosity got the better of me and feeling adventurous, I decided to book a Vichy rainfall sleep treatment. For those of you not familiar with Vichy, check out this page here. After checking in you are given a robe and slippers to change into (private lockers are available) and then you can relax in a spacious quiet room while drinking Harney & Sons tea or cucumber and mint infused water so it’s best to arrive early. I had the hot cinnamon spice tea which was delicious. They also have snacks while waiting until the treatment begins. (Men have a separate quiet room). Later, the massage therapist walks you to the treatment room. I’ve had various spa treatments before but this was one of the most interesting experiences I’ve had. A shower lying down with eight nozzles raining water on your body while getting a massage!

From The Woodhouse description:

The sound of rain on a tin roof!  This sleep inducing treatment begins with Vichy Rainfall relaxation followed by a deeply comforting back, neck and head massage.  The essence of specially curated aromatherapy oils designed for sleep, fills the room and you engage in inhalation techniques that serve as your entry into a serene, blissful state.

If you’re in downtown Walnut Creek and enjoy spas you should definitely check this place out.


Plenty more photos after the jump including the vichy rainfall room after the jump… Continue Reading