Discover Balance

We are a day spa located in a magical sacred place, Forest Lakes, nestled in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Right off Hwy 9, just minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and 40 minutes from the Silicon Valley. We have had visitors come from all over the world. Our ambiance and fair prices can not be surpassed, along with our well trained and educated therapists.

A rustic cabin-like setting awaits you, with zen flowering gardens and mosaic art, overflowing with pure Divine Love just waiting to touch your life. At Balance Studio Spa, we believe in giving you excellent client services and treatments. We have been setting high-level industry standards in the San Lorenzo Valley since 2003 and are experts in the field of weight loss, detox, reducing stress and rejuvenation of the mind,  body and your spirit.

Owner Melissa Stone Santangelo, uses only organic food, herbs, and holistic treatments for her Santangelo Signature Spa Treatments. This is your one stop shop for rejuvenation, detox and weight loss in a unique spa setting. An experience you will love to enjoy over and over again!

Melissa, is the Author with two self published self help books with a twist of spa treatments and meditation. The creator of Groovy Goddess Yoga and Mystic Meditations media. Make sure you leave the spa with one of her books, CDs or DVD.

Then you too, can feel like a Groovy Goddess anytime. Melissa found her Groovy Goddess from learning how to balance her own energy (Chakra Balancing). She uses exercise, meditation and even spa treatments to help you find yours. Please like our Facebook page and  gives yourself access to our social media specials and Groovy Goddess tips online.

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    Relax, Breathe and Enjoy!

Our space is known by locals to hold  Divine healing vibrational energy that relaxes you, just after walking through the dragonfly gate. The time you spend here until you leave, you will feel at peace able to breathe more deeply, with a state of mind that is in pure balance with nature.

Begin to feel balance in your life and book your appointment today!

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Look for our second location coming in 2016 Spa Santangelo at Casa de Leon!


Follow our progress on Facebook get “Grandfathered In” at our current pricing by signing up for our monthly massage membership and never pay more than $53.00 for a monthly massage at our NEW location. Contact us to get more details.

spasantangelologo  Our referral and professional rate programs. Every referral gives you money to spend and being a caregiver will give you money off your spa treatments.  We appreciate your loyalty and service to those lives you touch.

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Our services can be booked by appointment only.

Our hours of operation are:

Tuesday – Thursday 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm

* times are subject to change with owner discretion.

To reserve your appointment call, e-mail or send us a Facebook message with dates, times and what treatments you are looking to book. We will need a credit card to confirm your reservation. Your card will not be charged should you want to pay in cash on or before your appointment.

We are in “Stage Two” drought conditions.

Due to drought conditions in our area;

  • towel and robe service is discontinued (feel free to bring your own).
  • outdoor shower and hot tub services are closed at this time.
  • bathroom conservation is in effect.
  • We are still able to offer hot towels for after salt scrub and infrared sauna treatments.

Thank you for conservation and understanding!

Cancellation Policy;

We value your time as well as ours and we hold to our 48 hour cancellation policy. A $35.00 fee will apply, should you reschedule or cancel your appointment within 48 hours before. Up to 100% of full payment may be applied should you reschedule or cancel within 24 hours. Not showing for your appointment time you will be charged 100.00% of the cost of your appointment.

All credit card sales will be subject to a 2.75% credit card fee.

All sales are final and returns are for spa credit only.

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