Experience the Ultimate High-Tech Spa Treatment in Downtown Alameda

Oakland Raiders Rodney Hudson at Redux Cryotherapy

Rodney Hudson, Oakland Raiders

Discover the power of the most advanced spa treatment… experience the rush, feed off the adrenaline, feel re-energized, and be revived. Let REDUX Cryotherapy give you a jumpstart and a surge of healing power.

Opened in Alameda on April 9, 2016, REDUX Cryotherapy is the first cryosauna in the East Bay.

One of the best centers in the NFL, Rodney Hudson of the Oakland Raiders, has added REDUX Cryotherapy to his training regimen for this upcoming season. In fact, multiple players from the Oakland Raiders are new clients at REDUX.

Although commonly used by high-performing professional athletes and celebrities, REDUX Cryotherapy also provides high-tech “Whole Body Cryotherapy” treatments to the public.

What Is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy literally means “cold therapy” in which you expose your body to subzero temperatures ranging from -166 to -210 degrees Fahrenheit.

Joel Siapno at Redux Cryotherapy in Alameda

Joel Siapno, Professional Boxer

This medical therapy popularly known as Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) was first developed in Japan in 1978 to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. The idea then traveled into other countries within Asia and Europe where doctors discovered the many benefits that cryotherapy provides the human body. WBC has now made its way into the US and many are raving about this modern form of medical therapy.

WBC has been shown to help with insomnia, muscle aches, joint pain, cellulite reduction, skin conditions, and skin toning. Cryotherapy treatments activate endorphins that numb pain and reduce inflammation, providing much-needed relief. The activation of endorphins also increase metabolism, improve mood, and reduce stress.

Professional and recreational athletes began incorporating cryotherapy into their daily routines to enhance performance. In fact, many athletes now make this their ultimate healing and recovery method knowing it will help reduce muscle soreness, treat injuries, and accelerate workout recovery periods.

Celebrities are taking advantage of the benefits that cryotherapy has on the skin since subzero temperatures stimulate the production of collagen so that stretch marks, cellulite, and fine lines become less visible. As a result, skin looks tighter and healthier. 
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Downtown Alameda Green Businesses: Gifts and Personal Services

Earth Day is celebrated each year on the third Friday of April. The first Earth Day arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues.

The following businesses are doing their part to make Alameda a green-powered community by purchasing wind and solar energy. Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and the Downtown Alameda Business Association encourage you to show your support for “Alameda Green” businesses by visiting them in person.

1-800 Flowers Central Florist, Alameda

Central Florist

Central Florist, 2404 Central Ave
Visit Central Florist to find the perfect flowers and gifts for any occasion and can even create a custom bouquet to fit your unique needs.

Daisy’s, 1322 Park Street
Necessities, Frivolities, & Embellishments for everyday life! Bringing a sense of carefree beauty and fanciful elegance to Alameda, this award-winning boutique is a beloved home accents and gift shop.

District Footwear & Apparel, 1336 Park Street #A
District Footwear has an inner-city vibe and carries a great selection of sneakers and apparel.

Helios Images, 1242 Park Street #B
This nationally ranked photographer specializes in destination weddings and documentary portraits. Douglas Despres and Katherine Park Deakin create lifestyle inspired photographs full of warmth and love.

Janene's Bridal Boutique Alameda

Janene’s Bridal Boutique

Himalayan Gift Shop, 1623 Park Street
Himalayan Gift Shop offers incredibly priced handcrafted clothing from India, Nepal, and Tibet. Find unique gifts for any occassion, from jewelry to Nepalese singing bowls.

Island Print Express, 2534 Santa Clara Ave
Island Print Express provides fast service for all your printing needs including posters, banners, and envelopes.

Janene’s Bridal Boutique, 2418 Central Ave
This local bridal shop offers top-of-the-line wedding dresses featuring exquisite silks, delicate European laces, beautiful embroidery, and fine hand beading. The staff are dedicated to making dream weddings a memorable reality.

Lauren’s Closet, 1420 Park St
Lauren’s Closet features new and used clothes plus accessories, toys, and more for expectant mothers, children, juniors, and young adults.  Read the rest of this entry »

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (Jan/Feb 2016)

Home Skillet Alameda donuts

Home Skillet – Alameda

One of the things that makes Downtown Alameda an interesting destination is that it is a vibrant and ever-changing district. When exploring the downtown area, it seems that there are always new surprises appearing among the rows of storefronts.

Although it’s sad to see some businesses close, it can be exciting to see what new businesses pop up in their place — whether it’s new eateries, retail shops, personal services, or business services.

Did you happen to catch the donut giveaways at Home Skillet when they opened in January?

Help us welcome the newest businesses to Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District. Stop by and say “hello” to these folks the next time you’re in Downtown Alameda.

New Businesses:

Affinity At Home Care, 1516 Oak Street #106 *Providing Personal Care Services, Routine Home Care Services, and other Care Services.

Home Skillet, 1363 Park Street
* Offering an extensive menu that includes hearty breakfast and lunch items. Donuts are their specialty!

Pretty In Ink AlamedaMelissa Grohs, MA, LPCC, 2515 Santa Clara Ave, Suite 210
* Counseling and psychotherapy services that help clients feel more satisfied in their day-to-day lives.

Pretty In Ink, 2329 Santa Clara Ave
* Female owned and operated private tattoo studio. Custom tattoos are according to your specifications.

The Central Body, 2416 Central Ave
* Dr. Ashyanna Keli specializes in chiropractic sports medicine and advanced extremity adjusting.

Vietnam House, 1527 Park Street
* Authentic Vietnamese menu including Pho, rice plates, and banh mi sandwiches. Outdoor seating.

New Associate Member:

Curves For Women, 2528 Blanding Ave
* Provides fitness and weight-management programs designed for the modern woman’s busy schedule.

The Central Body AlamedaNew Owner: 

Jerry’s Tire & Auto Center, 2501 Santa Clara Ave

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District (Aug/Sept 2015)

My Hidden Lagoon_front door Alameda location

My Hidden Lagoon

Sometimes it’s worth the extra steps to explore the side streets and alley spaces in Downtown Alameda. Just like Park Street, there’s always something new to be found.

If you take the time to walk through Redwood Square (the open space located between Tomatina and Sole Desire Shoes), you’ll find a gorgeous brick building to the left. The building was originally home to the Park Theater (1904-1919) and was the first vaudeville theater in Alameda. Although its heyday was brief as bigger and more modern movie theaters opened, the building was solid enough to stand up against time. Over the years, the large building has housed a warehouse, a showroom, and miscellaneous office spaces.

A branch office of Edward Jones has been visible on the ground floor for a number of years. But most folks don’t realize there is a door next to the office that leads to more office spaces on the second floor. If you climb the stairs, you’ll discover two of Downtown Alameda’s newest businesses… My Hidden Lagoon and Secrets & Winks.

Save the date! Come welcome chef Saboor Zafari back to the Downtown district. A Mayor’s Ribbon Cutting is being planned for Angela’s Restaurant to be held on Monday, November 2, 4:00pm.

Help us welcome all of these new businesses to Alameda’s vibrant and historic downtown district:

New Businesses:

Angela's Restaurant_Chef Saboor

Angela’s Restaurant

Angela’s Restaurant, 1640 Park Street
* Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Saboor Zafari is back!

Cut Hair Studio, 2515 Santa Clara Ave #102
* Hair Salon for men and women.

My Hidden Lagoon, 1336 Park Street #F
* Full body waxing services available for both men and women.

Refinement Salon, 2323 Santa Clara Ave
* Hair salon where every stylist is a true artist.

Secrets & Winks, 1336 Park Street #F
* Waxing and lash services for both men and women.

Taste of Alameda, 1354 Park Street
* American and Vietnamese menu.

The Law Office of Holly Gutkovsky, 1402 Park Street #F
* Dedicated attorney who handles a wide range of family law and divorce issues.

New Location:

Honour Brand, 2447 Santa Clara Ave #204
Heritage graphic t-shirts and hoodies.

In the Works: 
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Get Into Shape In Downtown Alameda

Yoga Alameda

Rebecca Trissell’s Yoga Alameda

Want to get your body into shape and improve your health? It’s easier than you think. There are many different types of activities to choose from in Downtown Alameda including nutrition planning, muscle conditioning, cardio classes, yoga, and fitness dance.

When getting started with a new health program, there are a number of things to consider:

  • Find activities that are right for you.
  • Start slowly.
  • Include strength training along with cardio exercises.
  • Change your routine periodically.
  • Make it a priority; don’t make excuses.

So if you’re looking for motivation to exercise and get into shape, let the professionals in Downtown Alameda help you build a safe and fun routine:

Alameda Athletic Club (1226 Park Street)
Established in 1979, Alameda Athletic Club is a premier health and fitness center offering weight training, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, and a wide variety of exercise classes to help you improve your overall health and well-being. Information: 510-521-2001; www.alamedaathleticclub.com

Alameda Personal Training

Alameda Personal Training

Alameda Nutrition (2447 Santa Clara Avenue #301)
Alameda Nutrition is your guide on the journey to better health. Whether you are interested in weight loss, diabetes management, increased energy, or more,… Ruth Schrager can provide information and motivation to help you achieve your goals. Information: 510-872-2199; www.alamedanutrition.com

Alameda Personal Training (2414 Central Ave)
Efficient, effective fitness for all! Alameda Personal Training can help you set goals, and keep you accountable and driven. You’ll find a program that works best for YOU… from personal training to group classes and from yoga to high intensity training. Information: 510-712-0093; www.alamedapersonaltraining.com

Alameda Physical Therapy (1700 Park Street #200)
The therapists at Alameda PT are dedicated to helping people recover their movement and return to the activities and lifestyles that are important to them. Their philosophy is to help patients thrive through individualized treatment, education, and prevention. Services include work conditioning, gait training, and sports-specific training. Information: 510-521-5900; www.alamedapt.org

All In One Fitness Training Lab, Alameda

All In One Fitness Training Lab

All In One Fitness Training Lab (2317 Santa Clara Ave)
All In One Fitness Training Lab is Downtown Alameda’s premier gym facility offering cutting edge programming and services for all ages. They have everything you need to help you achieve your goals… whether you need to lose weight, increase muscle or strength, reduce stress, improve sports performance, or simply just feel better. Information: 510-523-3300; www.allinonefitnesslab.com

Anew Physical Therapy & Wellness (2447 Santa Clara Avenue #205)
Alicia Perez provides individual personalized care and can help develop a plan for you that promotes healthy habits and decreases the risk of injuries. Exercises with alternative techniques can assist in reaching the goal of restored health by improving balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Information: 510-521-3746; www.anewptw.com

Jazzercise (1402 Park Street)
Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results fast. It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Information: 510-522-2527; www.jazzercise.com

Yoga Alameda (1502 Park Street)
Yoga Alameda is proud to offer a variety of classes and workshops from their line-up of talented teachers. Their studio offers different styles of Yoga so you can find your perfect practice — from Fitness Flow to Restorative Yoga! Information: 510-263-8700; www.yogaalameda.com

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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit www.ShopParkStreet.com.

Save the Date! Customer Celebration Day in Downtown Alameda is Saturday, September 12.  Free Drawings, Giveaways, Demos, and Entertainment!

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Get Pampered in Downtown Alameda

A trip to a local spa in Downtown Alameda can be the perfect way to pamper yourself. It might seem like an indulgent thing to do but there are many health benefits to visiting a spa or professional massage therapist. Not only is it a form of healthy relaxation, but massage can help to soothe sore joints and muscles. It can also help to improve posture and range of motion.

There are many different kinds of therapeutic massages to choose from including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Massage, and neurologic techniques. You’ll find all of these choices (and more) at the spas located in Downtown Alameda.

Want to feel better? Let the professionals in Downtown Alameda take care of you:

PloyThai signature massage

PloyThai, Alameda

PloyThai Spa (2410 Central Ave)
Whether you want to enhance your natural beauty or just escape from the trials of a long day, PloyThai Spa offers a retreat tailored to your specific needs. Traditional Thai massage is a type of massage that involves stretching combined with deep massage. Other services include waxing, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Appointments: (510) 865-6099

Gold Spa (2311 Santa Clara Ave #A)
Looking for a spa date? Gold Spa is the perfect place for this — intimate, cozy, and welcoming. Try out the deep soaking tub for couples before or after your massage session. It’s all about healthy skin and body as well as a private individually-prepared bath experience. Appointments: (510) 521-8819

Ocean Spa (2323 Santa Clara Avenue #A2)
Ocean Spa offers a variety of services including facials and massages. Located on the second floor of a classic downtown building, the spa areas are warm and friendly. Appointments: (510) 337-0999

Suzanne Ochs Therapeutic Massage (2447 Santa Clara Avenue #301)
Suzanne Ochs has been working as a massage therapist in Alameda for over 8 years. Services include: Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Pre-Natal/Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage. Appointments: (510) 304-3058

Hand & Stone Massage, Alameda

Hand & Stone Massage, Alameda

Kevin Minney – Your Professional Partner in Wellness (2515 Santa Clara Avenue #107)
Want to work with the natural capacity of the body to speed healing or restore correct muscle tone? Kevin Minney combines a number of neurological techniques, including Bowenwork and Quantum Touch, to promote the body’s innate healing capacity. His innovative method has non-intrusive applications for pain relief, injury recovery, stress reduction, and enhanced performance for sports or work. Appointments: (510) 333-4324

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa (2661-C Blanding Ave)
Hand & Stone provides professional spa experiences at affordable prices seven days a week. They are conveniently located in the Nob Hill shopping center on Blanding Ave. Guests entering their spas are enveloped in soothing sounds and aromas before beginning the journey to relaxation and restoration. Appointments: (510) 523-3500


Sumbody in Alameda

sumbody (1350 Park Street)
The Sumtime Spa at Sumbody offers massage, waxing, facial, and nail care services. The spa also carries a variety of all-natural skin and body care products. Appointments: (510) 523-2639

Tomo’s Mini Spa (1411 Park Street)
Tomo’s Mini Spa offers relaxing foot massages and full body massages at great prices. Appointments: (510) 865-8840

On The Spot Massage (1650 Park Street)
Want to feel rejuvenated while you are shopping healthy? On The Spot Massage practitioners offer chair-massage services inside Marketplace. Drop in at their Relaxation Station to transform your day with a 10-minute session. Appointments: (510) 704-0359

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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit www.ShopParkStreet.com.

The Park Street Business Association is changing its name. With over 425 businesses located in the historic commercial, civic, and cultural center of Alameda, we’re more than just Park Street. Look for our new name and new website to be announced soon!

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Living Well With All In One Fitness Lab — Alameda’s Newest Gym

Train Smart. Play Hard. Live Well.

All In One Fitness Training Lab, AlamedaAll in One Fitness Training Lab, located at 2317 Santa Clara Avenue, is Downtown Alameda’s premier training destination and gym facility. Their mission is to help people live healthy, fit, and pain-free lifestyles. With over 25 years experience in the fitness industry, they bring experience you can trust to get you the results you need.

Whether you want to lose weight, increase muscle, regain strength and stability after an injury, improve sports performance, or just simply feel better, the staff at All In One Fitness are dedicated to giving you the tools and support necessary to accomplish your goals.

All In One Fitness Training Lab, AlamedaMaking great use of 3,200 square feet of open space and high ceilings at their new location, All In One Fitness Training Lab has outfitted their Alameda gym with cutting edge, innovative equipment including astro-turf workout lanes, a MoveStrong jungle gym with cargo net and 15 training stations, Marpo 360 rope stations, selectorized and cardio machines, free-weights, medicine balls, kettlebells, and more.

But it’s not just the unique assemblage of equipment that All In One Fitness has to offer that sets them apart, it’s also their strong reputation for providing excellent programming and services. Read the rest of this entry »

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Customer Appreciation Day in Downtown Alameda: We Love Our Customers!

Customer Appreciation Day 2014, Park Street, Downtown AlamedaThe merchants in Alameda’s Park Street Business District appreciate your support and would like to honor you, our valued customer.

As a special thank you, we are celebrating “Customer Appreciation Day” on Saturday, September 13. Over 50 businesses will be offering special discounts, deals, and giveaways from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

We invite you to stroll through Alameda’s historic and vibrant downtown district to visit your favorite shops, restaurants, and services. Take a self-guided tour of the new Power Box Art and maybe even discover some new places along the way.

Enter for a chance to win prizes valued over $250 from the local businesses 

Stop by the Park Street Business Association‘s information table at the corner of Park Street & Central Ave between 11:00am and 4:00pm to enter a FREE DRAWING. This is your chance to win a variety of gift cards and prizes valued over $250 from the local businesses. In addition, many of the merchants will be holding free drawings inside their businesses.

Look for the colorful balloons that will be posted in front of participating businesses. More than 50 merchants are taking part in this year’s Customer Appreciation Day.

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