We’ve turned the page on a fresh new year and wellness takes center stage as we harness the motivation that comes with new beginnings. Many of us are prioritizing our well-being these days, be it tied to new year’s resolutions or a general desire to optimize health and strengthen our immune systems. This winter, let Camarillo be your health tonic to nourish mind, body, and soul. Plan a day of pampering and self-care or book a hotel and curate an entire personal wellness weekend. From wellness centers and spas to wholesome, locally grown foods and abundant fresh air, here’s how you can tap into Camarillo’s restorative, healing properties.
Spas & Wellness
Give your mind and body a complete reset with the help of our wellness destinations. Mission Oaks Counseling & Wellness Center, Inc. hosts yoga and meditation classes in addition to their suite of mental health and personal growth services. Think life coaching, cognitive behavior therapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Camarillo-Somis Yoga & Mindfulness teaches mindfulness meditation and functional yoga that is accessible for all bodies and experience levels, ranging from ultra-gentle yoga to power yoga with specialized options for pre-natal, kids, and teens. Discover the benefits of body treatments such as myoskeletal alignment, craniosacral therapy, and cupping at Functional Health + Wellness, a healing center dedicated to massage, body work, and holistic nutrition services.
If you need an extra motivational boost to get back on the mat, stock up on a fresh set of workout gear at the Camarillo Premium Outlets’ lululemon. After all, when you look good, you feel good! That’s where our medical spas come into play, too. Beauty Lounge Med Spa is a go-to for the latest cutting-edge, non-surgical beauty treatments—from liquid facelifts and chemical peels to injectables and body contouring. They also deliver vitamin shots and IV therapies. Plush Med Spa is another reliable resource for IV therapies as well as facial rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, and traditional facials and massages.
Hunt for the perfect crystals, candles, and objects for your manifestation altars at Malones Metaphysics & More. Better yet, schedule a session with their insightful tarot readers and energy healers to clarify your intentions and align your chakras.
Good health starts with what you put in your body and food is the ultimate medicine. Here in Camarillo, we are spoiled with an abundance of fresh, locally grown organic produce. Go straight to the source and buy seasonal, just-picked fruits and veggies at colorful farm stands like The Store at McGrath Family Farms and Underwood Family Farms’ Somis location. Hit the vibrant Camarillo Certified Farmers Market held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon in Old Town. In addition to produce from local farms, vendors sell arts, crafts, and prepared foods, with an emphasis on natural, healthy fare.
When you need wholesome, nutritious fuel, swing by Make it Healthy for a protein shake or energy tea or Robeks Juice for a fresh pressed juice, superfood smoothie, or açai bowl. Ubatuba Açai is another tasty spot for açai bowls if you’re shopping at the Premium Outlets. Healthy, fast casual fare can also be found at Urbane Café. And you can’t go wrong treating yourself to a massive vitamin and mineral infusion courtesy of fresh oysters at Lure Fish House.
Fresh air does wonders for the soul and getting your heart rate up on a walk, hike, or run in the great outdoors gets the endorphins flowing naturally. For an easy hike, try the Daryl Wagar Trail at Camarillo Grove Park or the out and back Hill Canyon Trail to Hawk Canyon. If you’re seeking something more challenging, the three-mile Wildwood Canyon Overlook Trail is a moderate rated loop. Or take in the epic views on Conejo Mountain accessed via the out and back Powerline Trail. And if you’re ready to push yourself even harder, the Chumash Trail at Point Mugu State Park is steep and difficult—but the views and scenery deliver a very rewarding pay off!
The mountain biking possibilities are just as stellar as our hiking trails. Read our guide to the Top 5 Biking Trails in Camarillo to find the right route for you. When you’re craving sea breezes and soft sands, the beach is never far away in Camarillo, with Pt. Mugu, Malibu, and Oxnard beaches all accessible in an easy, short drive. Read our guide to our backyard beaches here.
Whatever al fresco adventure calls to you, be sure to take a moment to still your mind and simply breathe!