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Angelina’s Holiday Gift Edit

Angelina's Holiday Gift Edit | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day Spa

Just in time for the holidays, you can now buy Angelina’s favorites and your go-to products from our new online store! We hope you enjoy Angelina’s top gift choices for this holiday season:


What People Are Saying…

Client Quotes | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day Spa

It always warms our heart to hear feedback from our clients. Thank you to all of you who took the time to respond to our questionnaire, write reviews on Yelp and Google, and share the love. These are just a few of our favorite reviews that made us glow.


November 2019 Newsletter

November Newsletter | November 2019 | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day Spa

My Dearest Clients,

We have all had such a rough month with the fires and the power outages–it really gives perspective. If you’re like me, you’re excited to put October behind us and distract ourselves with something fun like taking care of our skin.

Let’s talk November skin! The rain is yet to arrive and the recent fires sucked every bit of moisture from the air. Smoke and pollution have created a free radical army, attacking our beloved pores and collagen. So, what should you do?READ MORE

LED Letter from Angelina

LED Letter | August 2019 | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day Spa


Dear Clients and Friends,

I can’t believe it’s August already! I know many of you spent the summer traveling and you are just now getting back to reality-the quick-moving city and chaos of getting your home back in order. I wanted to bring some calm and shed some light (pun intended) on why the Spa Radiance and Spa Radiance Medical teams see LED light therapy (also called low-level light therapy and photobiomodulation) as the holy grail of skincare and wellness:


Prep For Summer

France Walking Tour Angelina | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day Spa


Hello Lovely Clients and Friends,

As we close out spring and prepare for summer I wanted to send you a note to help you get your skin and soul ready.

If you haven’t already watched “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix, you’ve probably heard of her organizing superpowers.

Our Favorite Press of 2018

2018 In The News | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day Spa

As 2018 comes to a close, we are looking back with gratitude at some of our favorite press from the year. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019.

Angelina’s Gift Guide

Happy Holidays to my Lovely Clients and Friends,

We have been working behind the scenes here at Spa Radiance, stocking our boutique with the kind of gifts that will get you invited back to that fancy holiday party next year and obviously fill your loved ones with cheer. Hanukkah might be over, but we still have Christmas presents and hostess gifts to think about!

Giggles Heard Coming From Spa Radiance Medical

Nitrous Oxide | Laughing Gas | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day Spa

Hello My Lovely Friends and Clients,
For those of you wondering why it sounds like we’ve hired a full-time comedian at Spa Radiance Medical lately, it’s because our clients are LOVING that we have Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide (read: laughing gas; the good stuff you get at your dentist) in-treatment for everything from laser and injections to Coolsculpt, threads, and Ulthera. 


A Note From Angelina…


Dear Friends and Clients,

There is so much excitement going on at Spa Radiance right now I can’t even take it. I am feeling generous today (the bed boosts my mood) so I gift you all with the photo above—my very handsome trainer (who lovingly gave his permission to use his photo) in our Lightwave LED Bed. You’re welcome.


Top Spas in San Francisco List Features Spa Radiance by Gayot (guy-OH) Founded in 1969

San Francisco Facials | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day SpaSpa Radiance has been among the top spas in San Francisco since its creation in 1976. Featured in some of America’s most renowned publications, such as Allure Magazine, InStyle, 7×7, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times – to name a few, Spa Radiance has become one of the country’s most revered skin care & spa destinations, and it has now been featured on the Gayot list of Top Spas in San Francisco.



Secrets of Angelina Umansky

Best Facialist in San FranciscoAngelina Umansky has the face, body, and bouncing-off-the-walls energy of someone far too young to be celebrating 40 years of anything. And yet, last year, Umansky and her mother, fellow Spa Radiance co-founder, Galina Rovner, marked four decades of beautifying San Francisco’s most recognizable faces. “I’m a fourth generation aesthetician,” Umansky says. “I was born into it; it’s in my DNA and I feel so privileged to have worked with so many women and men.”


Beauty Under One Roof…

Beauty Central | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day SpaFor those of you who don’t know me, my name is Angelina and I am the owner of Spa Radiance. It has always been my dream to create an extraordinary space for people to relax, heal, and feel beautiful inside and out.

In 1975, my mother and I started Spa Radiance with this dream in mind. More than thirty years later we have a thriving business that has proven to be one of the top spa destinations in the Bay Area.


Supermodel Molly Sims – An Advocate for CoolSculpting

Molly Sims | Coolsculpting | Spa Radiance | San Francisco Day SpaMore and more women are looking every day for solutions to deal with excess fat here and there (i.e., the tummy, thighs, love handles, back fat) that just won’t go away no matter how much exercise they do. This is where CoolSculpting comes in: a non-invasive treatment that launched in the U.S. in 2010 and that has been a popular alternative to surgery.

Check out the rest of October 2015, must-read, Vanity Fair interview with supermodel Molly Sims and her advocacy for CoolSculpting.

The Day Spa

History & Origins

The Day Spa: History & OriginsAlthough there is some mystery surrounding the origins of The Day Spa, it is believed that the word ‘spa’ actually comes from an acronym of the Latin words “salus per aquae,” meaning “health through water.”

Throughout history, people have associated the use of water for spa cleansing with purity of mind, body, and soul. In many cases, bathing in a specific location – such as a spring, well, or river – was believed to wash out malicious thoughts and the guilt of previous wrongdoings.READ MORE

Angelina’s Skin Resolutions for 2018


After a holiday season full of too much of everything – late nights, rich foods, and cocktails – your skin is more than ready to say goodbye to 2017. Start your year off right by cleaning up your skincare routine and following Spa Radiance co-founder and owner Angelina Umansky’s skin resolutions below:

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Meet our October Esthetician of the Month, Christina!

Spa Radiance Esthetician of the MonthChristina is an esthetician who has been with us for EIGHT years, earning the title of senior skincare expert with varied experience including medical skincare treatments like Dermapen, Ultherapy and deep peels. She tends to prefer natural products and enjoys educating clients on how to improve the health of skin from a wellness perspective.READ MORE

Anti Aging with LED Light Therapy

LED Light Therapy | Spa Radiance | San FranciscoWhether you’ve heard of LED light therapy from celebrities like Jessica Alba, January Jones and Lena Dunham looking like illuminated storm troopers on Instagram or you’ve read about it as an anti-aging game changer in magazines, LED light therapy is one of the most effective means for building collagen, healing the skin, and fighting acne. We talked to our resident LED light therapy expert Kari Poling, National Trainer for Lightwave, to break down everything you need to know about these innovative treatments.