A Message from Susan

“It’s my wish for you that Talega Day Spa is your refuge from the outside world, a place that not only takes you to a distant land, or even another time, but also where you can seek and find comfort, rest, and body care that promotes health, well-being, and reduction of stress and pain in your life. We envisioned Talega Day Spa to be your home away from home. We believe in making your visit here a warm, friendly, and caring experience, with the hope that you are returned back to the outside world refreshed and invigorated to face life’s challenges. Please let us know if we can make your visit more pleasant.”

Susan brings 16 years of spa experience to Talega Day Spa. She is also the owner of Dana Point Bodycentre, and is deeply involved in the goings on of the spa, always bringing her personal touch. Susan is a licensed massage therapist with over 1000 hours of training and over 12 years experience. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist.

Our Aesthetician and Massage Therapy teams are committed to identifying your body and skin’s needs, and prescribing the solution that enhances your overall health and vitality. They are highly trained professionals who bring years of experience and product knowledge to the table, giving you the best options for maintaining a youthful and healthy lifestyle.


If you haven't yet, please give me a visit at the spa and I would be happy to give your skin the boost it needs to stay healthy, refreshed, and rejuvenated!"


Cristy Hunter has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2005. Helping to facilitate healing and balance within the bodymind is truly her passion. Cristy is experienced in a variety of modalities (Thai, DT, Craniosacral, Prenatal, Shiatsu, Circulatory, Trigger Point, etc.) and concentrates on Myofascial Release Therapy. She is a student of John F. Barnes’s MFR and believes it offers more long term, permanent benefits. She also received additional credentials at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, studying to obtain her MS in Acupuncture, IPSB-SD, as well as Esalen in Big Sur. In advancing her education, she has achieved a more versatile practice. Cristy’s experience extends to high-end luxury resort destinations such as: Rancho Valencia, SD, Terranea, Palos Verdes and L’Auberge, Del Mar as well as medical/clinical settings. She is devoted to educating and supporting all individuals who long to develop and maintain a balanced lifestyle.


Dasha has been working as a massage therapist and esthetician at Talega Day Spa for 12+ years. She is very kind-hearted with a great sense of humor. Dasha specializes in relaxation and deep tissue massage as well as customized facials and microdermabrasion.


Kayla is a licensed clinical esthetician with 18+ years of experience within the esthetics industry. Her advanced knowledge and skills of the latest esthetic procedures on the market and her extensive work experiences are a benefit to all clients She has a genuine, warm and approachable smile, and a talent for delivering treatments customized to each client with impressive results.


Kayt is a native Oregonian who moved to Southern California for the beach, sunshine, and year-round great temperatures. She practices Cranio Sacral Therapy, which is a calming, gentle therapy that uses a light touch to enhance the body’s own natural healing processes to relieve emotional stress and chronic pain patterns. Through her sessions, Kayt has helped clients heal from injuries, drastically reduce stress, and improve their overall lifestyles. She has practiced for over 15 years and studied with the John Upledger Institute out of Florida.


Lidia joined the Talega Day Spa team in 2013. She has been practicing as a licensed esthetician and certified massage therapist since 1989. In that time, many fortunate clients have successfully rejuvenated their skin and found healing benefits from Lidia.

She studied at Labinsk Medical College as a massage therapist and medical nurse; at Healing Arts Institute in Sacramento, California as a massage therapist; and at Carsten Aveda Institute in Tempe, Ariziona in face and body treatment techniques and methods.

Lidia’s philosophy is to achieve perfectly balanced, rejuvenated and healthy skin and healing the muscles with relaxing therapeutic massage techniques. She dedicates a great deal of time to each appointment, never rushing with any of her clients. She personally cares for each and every one of them.


Madeline is a licensed Master Clinical Esthetician who has over 10 years experience. She is educated in holistic approaches to skin care. She is certified as an acne specialist, also specializing in anti-aging and corrective skin care treatments. Madeline works with clients of all ages with complex skin types and conditions such as sun damage, pigmentation, rosacea, sensitive skin, fine lines and wrinkles, aging and much more. She is also an expert in waxing and brow design.

Continuing education is important to Madeline and she regularly takes classes to gain knowledge to provide clients with the latest valuable treatments. She hopes to meet with you and welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best services and products.


Matthew is a certified massage therapist and graduate of the National Holistic Institute's 900 hour massage therapy program. Through this program, he worked as an extern at the Dhyana Center in Sebastopol, CA where he was introduced to the concepts of Ayurvedic healing practices. He was instantly amazed by the benefits of cupping therapy which lead him to receive certification through more training at the ACE Institute.

Before becoming a massage therapist, he worked for many years as a chef and gardener. With his hard work and long hours it often left his body in pain. Finding the right massage therapist helped his body function better than he thought it would. This inspired him to take a more direct, hands on approach to hi s passion for wellness. Thanks to his training and education, he now has that wonderful opportunity to be that right massage therapist for others, to help members of the community feel and function at their best.


Misty has been a massage therapist since 1996 and taught massage for 13+ years. A few of her passions are Circulatory, Deep Tissue, Chair, Hot/Cold Stone, Pregnancy, and Fascia Blasting—a technique proven to break up adhesions, knots, dents, cellulite, wrinkles, tension, pain and more. She taught Massage Therapy at Healing Hands for 8 years and at the California Academy of the Healing Arts (CAHA) for 5 years. Misty would love to facilitate your relaxation, health care and happiness.


Talega Day Spa would like to welcome back Tracy. Tracy started with us when we first opened and we are excited to have her back.

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Wendy has been a massage therapist for 15 years. She is also a certified fitness and yoga instructor. She specializes in a variety of different massage modalities, including relaxation, Lomi Lomi, sports massage, and deep tissue. She is originally from San Clemente, and just returned back, after spending 18 years on the island of Kauai, raising 3 children and just doing “life” in the islands. We loved living there, but are also happy to be back in beautiful San Clemente, Ca. Aloha!