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New!!! The Iderm® Electric Facial aka “The Hollywood Facial”

Paradiso Spa in Hollister, Ca is excited to announce that we are the only licensed Iderm® Center on the Central Coast.

You can now recieve the facials that celebrities get as seen on E! News, The Insider, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Doctors, and Good Morning America, the Iderm® Electric Facial uses a natural, low-level form of electricity that infuses your skin with restorative vitamins and minerals.

The result? Radiant, Clear, Younger-looking skin that is plump with moisture and smooth to the touch.

We will change your skin from the inside out!

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HydraFacial MD



Paradiso bringing cutting edge skincare to Hollister!

HydraFacial MD resurfacing procedure throughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective. Using Vortex-Fusion® the HydraFacial MD is the NEXT generation of microdermabrasion! This treatment merges soothing and invigorating spa therapies with advanced medical technology to achieve instant, lasting results. Each treatment uses a series of patented HydroPeel® tips to exfoliate the skin several times each pass, achieving better, more even results. The unique spiral design creates vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously introducing hydrating skin solutions and potent antioxidants.

What does the HydraFacial MD process include?
1. Cleansing and Exfoliation – Dead skin cells are removed to reveal healthy new skin.
2. Light Acid Peel – Gentle peel helps loosen dirt and debris from pores without irritation.
3. Extractions – Painless, automated extractions use vortex suction to clean out pores.
4. Manual Extractions – just to be extra thorough
5. Hydration – Powerful antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid enter the skin to nourish and protect.

• HydraFacial MD- Single Session $150
• HydraFacial MD- Package of 6 Sessions ( for optimal results) $750.00 (save $150)



New to the Monterey Bay…Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret!

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Electrotherapy Skincare

Owner Julie Laib has created a little piece of heaven in Downtown Hollister. She is now bringing Hollywood’s best-kept skincare secret to the Central Coast. As seen on E! News, The Insider, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Doctors, Good Morning America, the Iderm® Facial Treatment uses galvanic current, a natural, low-level form of electricity, to infuse skin with restorative vitamins and minerals. The result? Radiant, Clear, younger-looking skin that is plump with moisture and smooth to the touch.

Finally Available on the Central Coast!
Dermaculture, the parent company who created the Iderm process, only licenses its trade name and proprietary skincare technology throughout the United States to select skincare establishments. Paradiso Spa is currently the only skincare center on the Central Coast certified in the Iderm Deep Ionization Technique.

Fun Fact: On the entire West Coast, only 12 locations provide the The Iderm® treatment.
Fun Fact: The Iderm® Treatment isn’t just for women. Celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, and
funny man, Mike Myers, have all enjoyed the benefits of this amazing skincare process.

Here’s How It Works

The Iderm® Facial Treatment is a 4-step process.

1. Preparation: As you enter one of Paradiso’s beautiful rooms you immediately start to relax and get comfortable in a perfectly warmed bed. Your skin is gently cleansed and exfoliated. Your skin will be evaluated and your questions and concerns will be addressed and answered.

2. Moisture Pack: Your Certified Esthetician places cotton fabric on the skin, which has been soaked in a yucca root solution. Yucca contains saponins, often called “nature’s detergents” due to their combination of water-soluble and fat-soluble components. Then an Infrared heat dome is then placed over the face to prepare the skin for detoxification and deep pore cleansing.

3. Deep Cleaning: With the use of a small vacuum, your skin is oxygenated and surface debris removed. Next is a thorough, manual extraction of the facial tissue, dislodging impurities, attacking blemishes, and unclogging of your pores.

4. Ionization: Finally, your face and neck are wrapped with cotton that has been soaked with an anti-aging solution containing, among other nourishment, Vitamin C and zinc. Vitamin C helps regenerate tissue, stimulate collagen production, and acts as an antioxidant. Zinc is an anti-inflammatory, which calms the facial tissues. Then the galvanic current to ionize the solution is placed. The current helps firm skin, tighten pores, decrease inflammation, increase collagen production, and promote new cell growth, in addition to reducing bacterial growth.

Fun Fact: Your skin actually wants to reject what you put on it, so the only way to truly affect the lower
layers of the skin is to draw vitamin-rich solutions into the dermal tissue by means of electricity.

Extractions, Electrical Current and Does the Treatment Hurt?
Generally, no. As with a workout regimen, clients new to the manual extraction process may experience minimal discomfort for a brief period. As for the ionization process, most people find the galvanic current actually kind of tickles. It’s a low-intensity, adjustable current that is so safe you could use it every day. Because the body itself is electric, some clients find it so relaxing, they fall asleep during this step, while others find it perks them up.

Fun Fact: Galvanic current is also used in the medical arena; the Iderm Treatment is recommended for pre and
post-laser and surgical procedures to boost the healing process.

Why’s it Different?
The Iderm Treatment is serious skincare for the serious client who’s looking to take their regimen to the next level. The average “spa facial” focuses on pampering the client through the addition of masks and creams. Conversely, the Iderm Treatment is all about subtraction; removing impurities, extracting blemish-causing bacteria, and infusing the skin with healthy, water-soluble solutions of vitamins and minerals.

What Results Can You Expect?
The Iderm Treatment is skin detox at its best: You will notice immediately after the first treatment how utterly clean your skin feels. The absence of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells allows light to reflect, giving your skin a younger appearance. Increased circulation provides a radiant glow without makeup. Your skin also holds more moisture, so it feels softer and plumper. For rosacea sufferers, the galvanic current constricts blood vessels and soothes inflammation, thereby reducing redness. For those with acne, it helps unclog pores so that sebum (excess oil) can easily be removed.

Further treatments diminish fine lines, even skin tone, and provide a clearer complexion. Julie recommends beginning your anti-aging program with a treatment once a week for the first four weeks, followed by bimonthly or monthly treatments.

Julie says, “Just like the gym, the more you go the better the results” — that’s why this treatment is often referred to as ‘The Skin Gym’.

Are you ready for your workout?

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New!!! The Iderm® Electric Facial aka “The Hollywood Facial”

Paradiso Spa in Hollister, Ca is excited to announce that we are the only licensed Iderm® Center on the Central Coast.

You can now recieve the facials that celebrities get as seen on E! News, The Insider, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Doctors, and Good Morning America, the Iderm® Electric Facial uses a natural, low-level form of electricity that infuses your skin with restorative vitamins and minerals.

The result? Radiant, Clear, Younger-looking skin that is plump with moisture and smooth to the touch.

We will change your skin from the inside out!

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What Not To Do To New Pimples


Probably the hardest thing to do when a breakout is lurking is to simply leave it alone. The unknown potential of a pimple makes the average person want to pinch and squeeze in hopes of it disappearing.  Little do people know that the more the skin is touched, the greater the chance of that pimple going from innocuous to embarrassingly obvious.

Acne is basically a condition that affects oil glands.  The microscopic pores on your skin connect to oil glands under the skin. Each of these glands connects through the pores by a canal called a follicle. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, oil backs up and a pimple appears.  According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, an estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. However, people in their forties and fifties also tend to experience acne when hormones start to shift.

clogged pore gives you a pimple. Sometimes bacteria can be a culprit too. Bacteria can cause inflammation inside a clogged pore and if the inflammation goes deep into the skin, an acne cyst or nodule appears.  Clogged pores are typically the result of: hormones, heredity, medicine, over stimulation of skin, sweat, excessively drying out your skin, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, make up, new facial hair growth just to name a few.

If you’re on the verge of a breakout, here are some simple steps you can take that will prevent a potential pimple from getting worse.

  • No squeezing or touching the affected area. This simply irritates the skin and makes it worse.
  • Keep your skin clean and dry, but don’t over scrub. Over cleaning can actually stimulate the skin to produce more oil.
  • Use your hands to apply a non-abrasive cleanser as a washcloth of exfoliating pad irritates the skin.
  • Avoid oily cosmetics in an effort to cover the area. The oil in the product clogs the pores.
  • Avoid excess tanning. You may think that sun can dry the excess oil in your skin, but too much sun can worsen acne.
  • If you’re involved in sports where you sweat, be sure to shower off as soon as you can. Again, sweat clogs the pores and instigates more acne.
  • Regular washing and rinsing will go a long way in giving you healthy looking skin!

If you continue to have Acne problems come see us at the spa, we can help.  Call (831) 636-7727 for an appointment with one of our Master Estheticians.

The Chemistry of Essential Oils & How they work.


Essential oils are the natural plant extracts that are found in plant leaves, flowers, stems, etc. They are the life-blood of the plant, protecting it from bacterial and viral infections, cleansing breaks in its tissue and delivering oxygen and nutrients into the cells. In essence, they act as the immune system of the plant. That is why they areso essential to the plant — without them, plants could not survive.In the human body, they have a similar action — such as transporting valuable nutrients to the cells; increasing oxygen intake, and digesting toxic waste in the blood. This is because the three primary elements – carbon, hydrogen and oxygen-are common to both human beings and essential oils. This shared chemistry makes essential oils one of the most compatible of all plant substances with human biochemistry.

Not only that, but the lipid-soluble structure of essential oils and the fact that they have a protein-like structure similar to human cells and tissues makes them even more compatible with human tissue.

Essential oils are very different from vegetable oils (also called fatty oils), such as corn oil, olive oil, peanut oil, etc. Fatty oils are produced by pressing nuts or seeds. They are quite greasy, are not antimicrobial nor help transport oxygen, and will go rancid over time. Essential oils, however, are not greasy nor do they clog the pores like vegetable oils can.

Essential oils are highly complex substances. They are mosaics of hundreds – even thousands – of different natural chemicals. The average essential oil may contain anywhere from 80 to 400 known chemical constituents. Many oils contain even more, occurring in minute quantities – but all contributing to the oil’s therapeutic effects. It requires years of study to understand these constituents, their activity and functions.

In addition, essential oils can be processed in different ways, which dramatically effects their chemistry and medicinal action. Oils that have been re-distilled two or three times are obviously not as potent as oils that have been distilled only once. Also, oils that are subjected to high heat and pressure in processing have an inferior profile of chemical constituents, since excessive heat and temperature fractures and breaks down many of the delicate aromatic compounds within the oil — compounds that are responsible for much of the therapeutic action of the oil.

NOTE: If you would like to learn more about the Chemistry of Essential oils and how they work, I recommend reading “The Chemistry of Essential Oils made simple” by Dr. David Stewart which is now sale on AMAZON.

Why Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t

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If you tell a medical doctor that essential oils can bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won’t believe you. 
This is because in medical school students are repeatedly told
by their professors that all effective medicines have negative side effects, and if they don’t, then they can’t be effective.

When I was in medical school one professor emphasized this
point in a colorful, graphic manner with specially prepared slides. 
In each slide specific drugs were depicted as evil looking demons or goblins. As he presented each picture, he explained, “Although ugly and capable of doing harm, these ‘demons’ are also the bearers of some good. So long as the benefits outweigh the risks, we use them,” he summarized. “We have no choice,” he continued, “because if a drug has no dangers, then it can have no benefits. 
That’s just the way it is. And that’s why it is essential that only 
qualified physicians be allowed to prescribe medicines,” 
he concluded.

Actually, the professor was telling the truth. Within the restricted practice of allopathy (MDs) the only real medicines are physician prescribed pharmaceuticals. Such medicines always do have negative side effects. All of them. No exceptions. 
Hence, doctors are trained to accept the bad with the good as 
the price of effective medicine.

The Danger is in the Drug, Itself

The dangers of prescription drugs are intrinsic to the drugs, 
themselves. No matter how careful the physician in prescribing and how compliant the patient in following doctor’s orders, even then deaths and damages occur. In fact, according to 
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 100,000 
Americans die every year, not from illegal drugs, not from drug 
overdoses, not from over-the-counter drugs, and not from drug abuses, but from properly prescribed, properly taken prescriptions. 
In this country, more people die from doctor’s prescriptions every
ten days than were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Why is this so? Why do allopathic drugs always have undesirable 
effects (along with their apparent benefits) while one can find 
healing with natural products, such as essential oils, with no 
undesirable effects? Here is why.

Why Companies Deliberately Sell Dangerous Products

It is illegal to patent any natural product. The way to big profits 
in the medicine industry is to create an unnatural substance that 
never before existed in nature, then patent it, and obtain a 
monopoly. Hence, the molecules of pharmaceutical drugs are all 
strange to the human body. In all the history of humankind, such 
molecules were never encountered or taken into any human body. 
Hence, the body does not easily metabolize them. God never made 
your body to accept and deal with these chemicals and antibiotics. 
Hence, you can find traces of prescription drugs in your body that 
were taken in childhood, decades ago.

On the other hand, natural molecules, such as those found in 
essential oils, are easily metabolized by the body. In fact, your 
body was created to handle them. When an essential oil molecule 
finds the receptor sites it was designed to fit and conveys its 
information to the cell, or participates in other therapeutic functions, 
it then goes on its way to the liver and the kidneys and moves out of 
the body. Its benefits have been conveyed and its job is complete.

By contrast, the unnatural molecules of man-made drugs attach 
themselves to various tissues, disrupting normal function, for years 
while the body tries to figure out what to do with them. Meanwhile, 
they wreak mischief with our bodily functions and even our minds.

Drugs versus Oils

Drugs and oils work in opposite ways. Drugs toxify. Oils detoxify. 
Drugs clog and confuse receptor sites. Oils clean receptor sites. 
Drugs depress the immune system. Oils strengthen the immune 
system. Antibiotics attack bacteria indiscriminately, killing both 
the good and the bad. Oils attack only the harmful bacteria, 
allowing our body’s friendly flora to flourish.

Drugs are designed to send misinformation to cells or to block 
certain receptor sites in order to trick the body into giving up 
symptoms. But drugs never deal with the actual causes of disease. 
They aren’t designed for that purpose. While they may give prompt 
relief for certain uncomfortable symptoms, because of their 
strange, unnatural design, they will always disrupt certain other 
bodily functions. Thus you always have some side effects.

Oil molecules send information to cells and cleanse receptor sites 
so that they bring your body back to natural function. Oils are 
Balancing to the body. Drugs are unbalancing to the body. Oils address 
the causes of disease at a cellular level by deleting misinformation 
and reprogramming correct information so that cells function properly 
and in harmony with one another. With drugs, misinformation 
is fed into the cells so that some temporary relief may be obtained, 
but there is never any true healing. Drugs only trade one kind of 
disease for another.

Because essential oils properly applied always work toward the 
restoration of proper bodily function, they do not cause undesirable 
side effects. They are feeding the body with truth. Drugs feed the 
body with lies. While no amount of truth can contradict itself, it 
doesn’t take many lies before contradictions occur and the body 
suffers ill effects.

Sixteen Doctors Speak Out

Not all physicians are caught up in the idea that the only good 
medicines are ones that can also be harmful. Here are some comments 
by physicians, themselves, on the practice of medicine.

“The cause of most disease is in the poisonous drugs physicians 
superstitiously give in order to effect a cure.” Charles E. Page, M.D.

“Medicines are of subordinate importance because of their very 
nature, they can only work symptomatically.” Hans Kusche, M.D.

“The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the 
disease and once from the medicine.” William Osler, M.D.

“If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be 
bad for the fish and good for humanity” 
O.W. Holmes, M.D. (Prof. of Med. Harvard University)

“Drug medications consist in employing, as remedies for disease, 
those things which produce disease in well persons. Its materia
medica is simply a lot of drugs or chemicals or dye-stuffs—in a word 
poisons. All are incompatible with vital matter; all produce disease 
when brought in contact in any manner with the living; all are poisons.” 
R.T. TraIl, M.D., (lecture to members of congress and the medical 
profession, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.)

“Every drug increases and complicates the patients condition.” 
Robert Henderson, M.D.

“The greatest part of all chronic disease is created by the 
suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning.” 
Henry Lindlahr, M.D.

“Every educated physician knows that most diseases are not 
appreciably helped by medicine.” 
Richard C. Cabot, M.D. (Mass. Gen. Hospital)

“Medicine is only palliative, for back of disease lies the cause, 
and this cause no drug can reach.” Wier Mitchel, M.D.

“Medical practice has neither philosophy nor common sense to 
recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with 
impurities. By taking drug – medicines more impurities are 
added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to 
cure.” Elmer Lee, M.D., Past Vice President, Academy of Medicine.

“Our figures show approximately four and one half million hospital 
admissions annually due to the adverse reactions to drugs. Further, 
the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent chance, 
dependinghow long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse drug 
reactions.” Milton Silverman, M.D. (Professor of Pharmacology, 
University of California)

“What hope is there for medical science to ever become a true 
science when the entire structure of medical knowledge is built 
around the idea that there is an entity called disease which can be 
expelled when the right drug is found?” John H. Tilden, M.D.

“We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms of the male 
population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. 
It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with 
millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs.” 
Robert Mendelsohn, M.D (author of book, “Confessions of a 
Medical Heretic.)

“Why would a patient swallow a poison because he is ill, or take 
that which would make a well man sick.” 
L.F. Kebler, M.D.

“Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature’s 
protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the 
pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has 
to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present 
symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse 
condition, though unconscious of it at the time.” 
Daniel. H. Kress, M.D.

“The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and 
medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty 
and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the 
drug system will be abandoned.” Charles Armbruster, M. D.


So there you have it, why oils heal and drugs don’t. Let’s hope 
Dr. Armbruster is right, that “the time is not far distant when 
the drug system will be abandoned.” Pharmaceutical companies 
and their physician drug dealers could market and sell natural 
products with genuine healing capabilities, but most won’t. 
There isn’t any money in it.

In my opinion, changing the medical system toward more natural 
and spiritual forms of healing is impossible. The system can’t 
change. It must be replaced. Those of you who have opted 
out of the system in favor of essential oils and their physical, 
mental, emotional and spiritual benefits are among the pioneers 
who are replacing the system.

And for those of you who have taken prescriptions drugs over 
long periods of time, essential oils are your best friend because 
they can cleanse the residues of these drugs from your system 
once and for all and help restore your body back to its natural 
healthy state.

by David Stewart, Ph.D.

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