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Plenty of day spa options for Stockton pampering
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209 staff reporter

Jessica Arnaiz received some much-needed pampering.

For the Stockton mother of three, this was just what doctor ordered about a year ago.

Actually, it was her gym friends, Juanita Armendariz and Maria Ochoa who treated Arnaiz, who was celebrating another thirty-something birthday, to this girls day out at Southern Exposure, 2323 Pacific Ave. Stockton.

For over 24 years, this place has been a full service salon equipped with some of the best hairstylists in town.

Southern Exposure also offers up facials, manicures, pedicures, and body treatments.

The three gym buddies didn’t have time for the spa treatment – they still had plenty of mommy duties ahead on this late morning weekday such as picking up the kids not to mention other family matters.

Southern Exposure does offer up a “Sampler” package ($140), consisting of a 30 minute Swedish message followed by express pedicure, finishing off with a hair treatment of shampoo, conditioning and blow dry.

For a little bit more, you can get “The Works” ($245).

This is the one-hour Swedish massage followed by another hour of European massage, spa manicure, and spa pedicure, topped off with a shampoo, conditioning, haircut and blow dry.

A spa luncheon can be had for $15.

Arnaiz, Armendariz and Ochoa enjoyed the spa manicure and spa pedicure from the lap of luxury mezzanine.

While waiting, they were treated to a glass of white wine – in the morning. That alone was enough to impress Arnaiz, Armendariz and Ochoa.

Reasonably priced was the spa manicure ($25 / 30 minutes), spa pedicure ($40 / 60 minutes), or the express pedicure ($25 / 30 minutes). The full set of acrylic nails along with the design and custom polishing and the teeth whitening are among the extras.

Southern Exposure is beautifully designed 6,000 square foot salon and spa on Stockton’s Miracle Mile. Special events are held here, too, such as Girls Night Out (third Thursday of each month) consisting of 40 percent off of standard salon or spa service from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with refreshments.  Space is limited, making appointments necessary.

Information: Ph. 209.946.4247 / website

Other day spas in Stockton include:

Kharma Spa and Salon (209.323.2867), 2009 Pacific Ave. Tranquility Day Spa & Bodywork (209.957.2224), 1955 Lucile Ave. Kym with A Y Organic (209.952.2299), 307 Lincoln Center. Thyme Out Day Spa (209.956.3107), 2222 Grand Canal Blvd. Happy Day Spa (209.473.8688), 2819 W. March Lane. Blue Ray Spa (209.944.9445), 3418 Delaware Ave. Sunny Day Spa (209.451.1029), 3255 W. Hammer Lane. Relaxation Wellness Massage (209.244.5513), 1310 E. Swain Rd. Suite 1. Country Club Day Spa (209.464.1619), 1850 Country Club Blvd. Sand Dollar Organic Day Spa (209.751.9079), 2324 Grand Canal Blvd. #7.

To contact reporter Vince Rembulat, e-mail