Wellness and Spa Treatments

Pacific Pearl La Jolla wide range of treatments can enhance your well being, vitality, health, and healing outcomes. We select only the most expert and seasoned spa treatment providers. These professionals engage regularly with our physicians and each other to keep their skills at an elite level.

Please call 858-459-6919 to book an appointment with one of our caring, highly-skilled certified practitioners.



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Acupuncture is the ancient art and science of inserting very fine needles into specific points on the skin to relieve a variety of medical problems. This method encourages the body to naturally heal itself and improve its functioning. Acupuncture can help treat current issues, help heal previous problems, and help prevent new ones.

During an acupuncture treatment, very fine single-use, disposable needles are inserted into various points on the body. Patients typically feel nothing or only a very slight pinch as the needles are inserted. Sometimes heat or mild electrical stimulation is applied to the site of the needle insertion.


The classical Chinese explanation for the effectiveness of acupuncture is that channels of energy run through the body and over its surface in regular patterns. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction to movement in the meridians dams up the energy on one side, while cutting off the supply downstream. By applying the needles at the right points along the meridians, the obstructions are unblocked and the proper flow of energy is restored.

The scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the body to release natural chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These substances either change the experience of pain or trigger the release of other chemicals or hormones that influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The needles also reduce muscle spasm and cause a healing response at the site of insertion. We know from studies using fMRI (functional MRI) scans that acupuncture can positively change the blood flow in the brain. Numerous other well-designed studies show that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain and other conditions.

Most importantly, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing and promotes improved energy and better physical and emotional well-being.


Medical acupuncture can influence three areas of health: promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness, and treatment of various medical conditions. Our medical acupuncturists will address all three at each of your acupuncture treatments.

While medical acupuncture is often associated with pain control, it actually has much broader applications. Medical acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as the support to other modalities of medical treatment. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture for the treatment of a wide range of medical problems.

Our physicians often recommend acupuncture as the primary or supportive treatment for a wide variety of conditions such as pain management, respiratory, digestive, neurological and cancer support.

Cold Laser Therapy


Cold Laser Therapy (low level laser therapy, LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders. It can be especially effective with soft tissue injuries, joint conditions, and back and neck pain.  Applied by one of our doctors, treatments typically take 1 – 10 minutes, and recommendations are that it be applied two or more times a week. At Pacific Pearl La Jolla, we use a THOR Laser.

The regeneration of tissue, reduction of inflammation and reduction of pain is achieved with Cold Laser Therapy by increasing cellular energy and reducing oxidative stress. These effects have been tested in over 400 clinical trials (RCT’s) and thousands of laboratory studies and published in many leading journals including The Lancet, BMJ, Nature, PNAS, Spine, Muscle and Nerve, Pain, Stroke etc.

Healing Touch


healing touch treatment with RAuni kingHealing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy or biofield therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your biofield to support your natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with conventional medical care. It is a modality that is offered by certified Healing Touch practitioners.  It is taught internationally and is used as a complementary modality at many medical facilities including Scripps Health in San Diego, CA. At the Pacific Pearl, we have Healing Touch practitioners with decades of experience.



Energy healing is the art of correcting imbalances in the body’s flow of energy. The human body generates an electromagnetic field. Measurements of this field are often used in conventional medicine to diagnose illness and disease. For example, we commonly use electroencephalograms (EEGs) to measure brain activity, electrocardiograms (EKGs) to chart heart activity, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to get detailed looks inside the body.

This electromagnetic field or biofield around the body can also be detected without instruments by a trained energy therapist. An imbalance in the biofield can eventually lead to physical disease. Restoring balance in the field aids in healing the body, mind, spirit and emotions.



Anyone can benefit from receiving Healing Touch. Because Healing Touch practitioners can sense electromagnetic field imbalances, even before they affect the physical body, individuals can benefit from energy treatments to help prevent illness and enhance healing. Healing Touch is used in decreasing stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, pre- and post-surgery, chemotherapy any many other issues and medical procedures.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is massage with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. Although therapeutic massage is often relaxing, the goal of the session is to have a therapeutic effect. Ancient cultures embraced therapeutic massage as a form of medical treatment. Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged, Ayurveda or traditional Indian medicine, uses massage with aromatic oils and spices, and massage has roots in Chinese, Greek and Roman cultures.

Therapeutic goals can vary considerably depending on your individual needs. In some cases, massage is recommended by your health professional and may be performed as part of a treatment plan or protocol. For example, following an injury, therapeutic massage may be recommended to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase flexibility. Likewise, therapeutic massage can be used to supplement wound care, help with edema or swelling, cancer care, and a variety of other conditions. Research has shown massage decreases post-surgical pain, improves back pain, boosts the immune system and enhances healing. Psychologists frequently recommend massage in their work. In addition to having physical benefits, therapeutic massage can also be psychologically beneficial and may be used to increase trust, promote relaxation, alleviate severe depression, or to treat other conditions. Over 200 types of massage exist. At Pacific Pearl we offer massage as an individual treatment or part of a therapeutic healing package.

  • Deep Tissue Massage: This is a deep massage meant to reach deep into your muscles and “unstick” the fibers they contain. This is done by deep muscle compression and putting friction along the grain of the muscle. It is especially good for muscle damage from an injury such as whiplash or back strain, and it helps release toxins and break patterns of tension.
  • Sports Massage: This massage is meant to help prevent athletic injury, relieve swelling, fatigue and muscle tension, increase flexibility and help enhance athletic performance. It can be used before, during and after an athletic event. The techniques used depend on the needs of the athlete.
  • Swedish Massage: This is likely the most common type of massage, sometimes referred to as ‘traditional massage.’ It was developed by a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, in the 1820. Techniques include long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping and shaking motions that affect the nerves, muscles and glands. Swedish massage is ideal for relaxation, increasing circulation and restoring energy.



An induced state of deep relaxation during which the client remains fully conscious. This ancient and scientifically validated healing therapy is used to help people heal from common medical conditions such as insomnia, acute and chronic pain, addictions, depression, and anxiety. Healing occurs when a practitioner guides you into a relaxed state of consciousness where your attention is focused away from the present reality and towards particular image, thoughts, perceptions, feeling, sensations and behaviors. During hypnosis, most people experience a comfortable sensation of heaviness or lightness (feeling like they are floating or drifting). Following hypnosis, most people feel they have just awakened from a deep, restful sleep.


Most common conditions can be responsive to hypnosis including but not limited to: Acute and chronic pain, additions, anxiety or phobia, asthma, depression, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, pre and post operative healing support, reducing side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, smoking cessation, weight management and more.



Hydrotherapy is nature’s age-old therapy of using hot and cold water for healing. It’s not fancy, sexy, or backed by clinical trials, but it works, strengthening the immune system, speeding healing and recovery, and stimulating your innate healing capacity. Three types of hydrotherapy offered include constitutional hydrotherapy, hot fomentation and peat baths.

Constitutional Hydrotherapy is a series of hot and cold compresses applied to the chest, abdomen and back in conjunction with a mild micro-current stimulation to the back and abdomen. Constitutional hydrotherapy has been found to enhance the immune system, improve circulation, promote detoxification and increase the vitality of the body.

Hot fomentation is generally used to treat pain, congestion and inflammation. It is a vigorous treatment using heat and cold mitten friction by the practitioner. This treatment is particularly effective for some acute conditions such as bronchitis, chest colds and pleurisy.

Balneotherapy is the use of therapeutic baths, peloids and other natural substances for the prevention and treatment of disease. At Pacific Pearl we offer Peat baths using a special moss that has been used as a medicinal substance in baths and peloid packs in Europe for the past 200 years. Therapeutic bathing is an ancient art and one of the oldest medical procedures. Our solid copper tub isn’t only indulgent and relaxing, the copper is grounding and detoxifying. Peat bath stimulates the immune system and metabolism. It has been used extensively with HIV. Peat is known for its antiviral and anti-neoplastic effects. Peat baths have also been used for rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, skin conditions, etc. Practitioners who administer peat baths are skillful administrators of the treatment and individuals are screened before doing full-body immersion hyperthermia. Throughout the therapeutic bath, the patient’s heart rate, temperature and experience are monitored as well as hydration. Following the peat bath, the patient lies on a table and receives manual traction to the spine and gentle energy bodywork.



At Pacific Pearl la Jolla, we offer several signature facials and treatments year-round.


  • Polishing the Pearl – Our Signature Firming Facial is a results oriented facial w/unique protein enzymes that stimulate cell metabolism to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance. Dramatically lifts, tightens and visibly firms facial skin, increasing textural clarity and tone. $150
  • Hydrating the Pearl  – This Skin Quenching Facial addresses dry, dehydrated skin. The Hydrating Mineral Mask contains Copper, Magnesium and Zinc that restore the freshness and vitality of the skin. Rose Hips Oil and Aloe Vera calm and hydrate for total rejuvenation. $120
  • Cleaning the Pearl  – The Acne Clarify Facial targets inflammation, bacteria control, exfoliation and modulating oil production. The unique combination of exfoliating enzymes, sulfur, propolis and probiotics result in a noticeably clearer complexion. $115
  • Pampering the Pearl –  This treatment highlights Epicuren®’s powerful line of Propolis products. This amazing ingredient combined with Olive Oil, Noni and Omega 3,6,& 9 deeply hydrates, restores and nourishes. Perfect for sensitive skin. $120
  • Transforming the Pearl  – Seasonal Fruit Enzyme Facial is the perfect solution for symptoms of acne, large pore size, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. A refreshing seasonal enzymatic fruit puree dissolves lifeless cells while their seeds gently buff them away. These deliciously aromatic superfruits are packed full of Vitamin C, minerals, proteins, and age-defying anitoxidants to leave your skin looking smooth and vibrant. $130



Duo Girl massage w living roomMassage Therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension through pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Massages are customized for each patient, using techniques such as: Myo-fascial release; Trager approach; acupressure; trigger-point therapy; Swedish; circulatory; orthopedic/medical massage; neuro-muscular re-education. Mobile Massage is available. Call to inquire.

Customized Spa Packages, Seasonal Specials & Additional Wellness Services


Our providers are sensitive to the individual needs of every single patient.  You may always ask for a Customized Package with a consultation with our health and healing practitioners to determine what would be best to suit your needs at that moment in your health journey.

Here are two packages:

  • The Healing Pearl – The ultimate in detoxifying and cleansing sessions, designed to increase circulation and relaxation as you soak in our copper tub filled of herbal infused water. Time in the infrared sauna induces detoxification. Then cool down and recharge as a customized massage boosts your immune system and works deeper muscles, leaving you to feel cleansed and transformed.
  • The Three Pearls  – 3 hours. Get the best of all worlds spending an hour with each of our licensed healing professionals:  Facial ~ Custom Massage ~ Healing Touch.


  • Massage
  • Far Infrared Sauna
  • Copper Tub Hydrotherapy
  • Facials
  • Acupuncture
  • Foot Massage
  • Constitutional Hydrotherapy
  • Professional Peels (consult with our esthetician)

Combine any 3 individual wellness services to receive your 10% discount Package Deal