Essential Spa Studio

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Essential Spa Studio in Vista, San Diego, CA

Welcome to Essential Spa, a boutique skincare studio where clinical-grade skincare meets centuries-old healing practices of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine’s healing touch treatments. 
I believe an integrative approach to health and well-being is the basis for graceful aging and beautiful skin. This belief translates into the marriage of technological advances in topical skincare, aesthetic devices, and centuries-old healing-touch practices.

Humans have used traditional herbal medicines for thousands of years before the development of modern science. With the development of synthetic chemistry in the early 20th century, scientists have continued to discover and acquire the capacity, and capability to produce effective topical substances in response to humans’ demand for the fountain of youth. 

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Unlike our ancestors, we now have access to ingredients that can pass our protective barrier and change the way we age by correcting long term deficiencies, environmental damage, and pre-cancerous cellular build up. When advanced, molecularly correct ingredients are used along with professional treatments, and centuries-old healing practices, we can keep our skin aging beautifully like never before. 

Effective skincare is based on essential parts of raw ingredients that are micro-encapsulated to pass the epidermal barrier ensuring delivery to the working basal layer of our skin. Without this your skincare products cannot do the work of repairing, rejuvenating and reversing skin damage. 

By integrating centuries-old practices with the latest advancements in skincare, I see each client’s natural beauty as my guide to customized treatments, services, and topical solutions to assist us in reaching your skincare goals. 

If you have searched and have yet to find a confidant to help you achieve your skincare goals, please reach out for a consultation. Together we will bring your individual beauty to the surface, so you feel good in the skin you’re in.

STEFFANIE FELICIANO Master Esthetician Owner of Essential Spa Product Junkie Vista


Master Esthetician // Owner of Essential Spa // Product Junkie

Owner Bio

It has been 15 years since I tripped into my second career. Always a tactile product junkie, I was searching for a professional skincare line to keep my skin balanced, smooth, and hydrated without causing me to break out. Unfortunately, every time I got a professional facial, I broke out for weeks. Determined to find a solution for my skin, I read every medical and dermatology journal on ingredient studies and biochemistry skincare advancements. Along with geeking out on science journals, I would constantly talk to industry friends about new products and what they were using on their skin.  Eventually this networking paid off and an industry friend gave me a medical grade cleanser to try. My skin balanced out and my drive for ingredients continued. My skincare career was just beginning. 

For those who know me, I have always swam upstream and done things my way, sometimes the hard way but inevitably my way. After receiving my license in California, I worked for several skincare and device companies. Then two years post professional licensing, the recession was wreaking havoc on non-necessity spending. Skincare businesses were closing left and right, and I was busier than ever. I needed my own treatment space so temporarily I started setting up my tiny living room in Vista and booking clients. For $50, I worked diligently to make a difference in my growing clientele’s skin. I was determined to show them that skincare and facials are a necessity.


At Essential Spa Studio we’re committed to helping your skin evolve into the best it can be now and for years to come so you feel confident in your most important outfit — your birthday suit. 

Book an appointment today to see how we can work together, and help your skin feel revitalized.