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We are transforming to Yōso Wellness Spa

We have something new and exciting to share with you about Santa Cruz Skin Solutions & Integrated Wellness, your local green wellness spa!

Why are you changing your name to Yōso Wellness Spa?

We wanted a business name that was unique to fully encompass what we do at our wellness spa, yet also blending in the symbolism of the Japanese culture. And while our name is changing, we will continue to offer the the amazing treatments and services you love and the exciting, educational and healing energy we provide for your True Care from Skin to Soul!

What does Yōso mean?

Yōso means “raw elements” in Japanese. We went with raw elements because it encompasses all we do at Yōso Wellness Spa with whole-body well-being. From the organic, eco-friendly products used in treatments to the diverse services we offer and natural elements within our spa. 

  • Raw: being in or nearly in the natural state
  • Elements: (elemental)
  1. any of the four substances air, water, fire, and earth formerly believed to compose the physical universe
  2. the state or sphere natural or suited to a person or thing
  3. being the essential constituent of something  elemental
  • Wellness: the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.
  • Spa: a commercial establishment providing facilities devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty, and relaxation

Why a Japanese name?

The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi (transient and stark beauty), sabi (the beauty of natural patina and aging), and yūgen (profound grace and subtlety). These ideals underpin much of Japanese cultural and aesthetic norms on what is considered tasteful or beautiful, and the holistic wellness and beauty standards the Japanese culture has developed create a natural flow of tranquility—while embracing targeted treatments—with an intention for true care from skin to soul.

Jennalee Dahlen, owner and founder of Yōso Wellness Spa, is also part Japanese and has a deep-rooted connection to her heritage. It is important to her to represent a piece of such a beautiful philosophy into her business.

What is the significance of the circle around Yōso?

The hand-drawn circle around our name is a symbol from Zen Buddhism—the ensō. The Ensō is meant to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create, and it symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterized by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics. When you come to visit Yōso Wellness Spa, we want you to feel like your mind is free, your body is healing, and you are enveloped in an enlightened state of the the essential raw elements which we are all made of.

When will this exciting transformation take place?

We will officially be transformed into our new butterfly as Yōso Wellness Spa on March 15th, but wanted to give all of you some extra time to absorb and digest this exciting shift.

Each of us at Santa Cruz Skin Solutions appreciates and values you and all the support you have given us over the past nearly 5 years! Thank you for making this fun transition with us and we will see you in the treatment room!

With True Care from Skin to Soul,

Jennalee, Melanie, Jamie, Jaclyn and Chrissy

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