In appreciation of mothers, Om Studios in Monterey is offering 60 minute massages for only $70 the entire month of May. Schedule a massage for the mom in your life, or treat yourself (we won't tell). Please visit our website for more information and to book an appointment.

Om Studios Massage Therapists

Jacquelyn Kolbe
Jacquelyn Kolbe is a Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist. She earned both certifications in Austin, TX. Her massage experience has occurred predominantly in clinical settings working alongside Chiropractors and MD's. Ashiatsu and Thai training have heavily saturated her Deep Tissue Massage abilities with steady, slow, methodical techniques.

Ashley Dahlem
Ashley has been a massage therapist since 2000. Through compassion and careful listening she provides a touch that allows guests to release and let go. She bring knowledge and experience to her clients for both massage and skin care and has worked within athletic and relaxing settings. Pre and Postnatal Massage hold a deep and meaningful space in Ashley’s life.

Danielle Mallet
The combined study of Yoga, Personal Training, Thai Massage, and Cranial Sacral Therapy give Danielle the tools necessary to adapt holistic programs for each client she works with. Danielle studied massage at McKinnon Institute for Massage in Oakland. She uses the combination of Thai massage, assisted stretching, and Foundation Training to alleviate years of chronic pain in a few sessions.

Justice Michael
Growing up, Michael was a 4-sports athlete which brought him into the massage world and the healing arts at an early age. After high school, he joined the US Army where he was an Airborne Paratrooper. After his time in the service, he studied massage therapy in Vancouver, Washington, completing school in 2013. He is also a high school football coach and has studied martial arts for more than 20 years.

Spa on the Plaza is offering some delightful specials May 1-31, 2017, just in time for Mother's Day gifting! Please phone us at 831-647-9000 or visit our website for more information.

Mom's Spa Retreat Package
$165 for 80 minutes (valued at $215)
Enjoy the healing benefits of coconut oil and fruit enzymes with our Coco Balm Massage and a Botanical Foot Treatment. We promise you deep relaxation and silky soft skin.

Mom's Renewal Package
$249 for 2.5 hours (valued at $330)
Our signature Aromatherapy Massage and a Deluxe Facial with healing LED light featuring Skinceuticals Skincare plus her choice of either a Manicure or Wash & Blow Dry.

Just in time for Mother's Day, Pilates Monterey is offering a sale on Pilates classes and private sessions purchased May 1-15, 2017. For new students, we're offering $75 off 8 private sessions, or $40 off 8 circuit classes.* For current students of Pilates Monterey, we're offering one free session.**

Call Pilates Monterey at 831-521-2410 to get this special deal, or stop by the studio for our Pilates Day Celebration on Saturday, May 6, 10am-12pm to have a look around and pick up a sale voucher. We're located at 533 Hartnell St in Old Monterey.

*Circuit classes require some Pilates experience
**Free private class with private package, free circuit class with circuit package

John Wright, the owner of The Leather Company in the Lighthouse District, is happy to announce that, on April 1, he bought Sunset Leather Company, a manufacturing and custom leather goods workshop in Pacific Grove which has been in operation since 1968. The two ventures are now one company (with two names) and they're able to offer even more fine, handcrafted leather products than ever before at the Lighthouse District store.

In addition to travel bags, hand bags, hats, belts, wallets, and pet products, they now offer golf accessories, restaurant and resort hospitality items (such as menu, check, and wine list presenters), and business accessories (such as books, binders, and portfolios).

Help support small business and give a gift or treat yourself to something special - stop by the shop at 638 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. John and his staff work hard to make customers products that will last a lifetime.

Sunshine Freestyle Sport is happy to announce that the 37th Surfabout will take place on June 3 & 4, 2017. We know our community owes Sunshine nothing, yet you showed your love and made a choice to make this year's event happen through your generous financial donations. Thank you!!! Without your support, this year's Surfabout would never have gotten off the ground. Let's make this year's event extra special.

Venture Gallery is proud to present Wild Things, a solo exhibit featuring the powerful work of artist Debbie Griest, May 2-30. Debbie's paintings are inspired by her travels throughout the world and her respect and appreciation for the wildlife of Africa, Central America, and our California natural habitats. Come and share in the life of her wild animals who radiate power, grace, and dignity. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Monterey, next to Portola Hotel & Spa.

On The Beach has recently received a fresh shipment of Sector 9 skateboards! If you don't have one, come and get one at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Sector 9, based in San Diego, has been making fun since 1993. They create a wide range of highly functional and innovative skateboards for use by anyone and everyone.

Pilates V is a Pilates studio for men, women, and all ability levels. Introductory, group, and private training sessions are available. Your first five classes are only $49 or take unlimited lessons in your first month for only $129!

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a body conditioning system that improves muscle tone, balances musculature, builds flexibility and muscle strength, as well as increases endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. It supports correct posture, and teaches us to move with ease and grace. The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.