Cara Mia
Skin & Body Care
Location: 120 East 3rd Street Pittsburg, CA 94565 Phone: 925-473-0773


History:

In 1995 Sara Matus (Licensed Esthetician) and Raquel Miranda (Massage Therapist) decided to open a business in Downtown Pittsburg.  The business started with only a few items and services. Today Cara Mia has added one more massage therapist, a cosmetologist and an acupuncturist.

Who we are:

Thank you for visiting our web site. You will find information about our services, our affordable prices and our family here at CARA MIA.

Located near the Marina in Historical Downtown Pittsburg ,Cara Mia is a Specialized Beauty Boutique. Offering Skin and Body Care and Permanent Make-up. The licensed staff at Cara Mia provides expert skin and body care such as facials, waxing, massage, permanent make-up, microdermabrasion and various specialty skin and body care services.

Sara Cronister is an Esthetician, Massage Therapist, and a Permanent make-up artist. She was born and raised in San Francisco,CA. Sara attended DeLoux School of Cosmetology in San Francisco, CA to become an Esthetician. She has been a licensed Esthetician since 1988. After recieving her license Sara rented an office in San Francisco to start her carreer in the beauty industry.In 1990 Sara moved  to Fremont and worked in Newark as an esthetician. There she learned how to perform and specialize in facial toning [a (non) surgical facelift], body wraps and anti aging treatments. In 1997 Sara moved to Pittsburg,CA and opened Cara Mia with Raquel Miranda. In 2001, Sara attended Sillicon Valley College in Walnut Creek,CA and graduated as a Massage Therapist. Sara completed 8oo hours in the massage therapy program specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Acupressure, and Chair Massage. Sara has also completed training and received a certificate in Microdermabrasion with the Skin-Apeel Company and has successfully completed training in advanced peels through Aesthetics Plus International.Sara is commited to discoverying new treatments and products to achieve a holistic approach to skin and body care.

Raquel Miranda (Massage Therapist, Health Educator)was born in San Francisco, California in 1966. While in high school she would massage her father’s feet daily, after he had a tiring night at work. Little did she know this would become her passion. After graduating from high school Raquel decided she wanted to do something different and helpful for people. Raquel attented and graduated from Brayman Medical School in San Francisco, CA as a Medical Assistant. After graduating Raquel found it difficult to find employment because everyone wanted someone with experience. Frustrated she decided to go to school and become a Massage Therapist and open her own business. Raquel attended and graduated from NHI (National Holistic Institute) in Emeryville,CA . While attending NHI she specialized in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, acupressure, treating migraine headaches with massage, chair massage and sports massage. Raquel enjoys helping people with their stress and pain problems. Bringing a smile to her clients faces makes her feel like she has accomplish her goal in helping people. Massage therapy is very important to Raquel because she knows it works and the person who receives the therapy feels more relaxed and less in pain then when they first started out. Raquel enjoys educating her clients and others about the benefits of massage therapy.

Maria is "Mom"(Cosmetologist) the Mother of Bee and Sara. She was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua where she fell in love with Cosmetology. As a little girl she would make her own curlers out of a special bark of a tree and would create her own line of hair laquer and sprays. Maria loved doing her cousins hair as well as other family members. At the age of 16 Maria moved to San Francisco and was married. After raising her kids she decided to go to school and become a cosmetologist. In 1981 Maria attended DeLoux School of Cosmetology in San Francisco and graduating in 1982. Maria doesn't do hair here but she keeps her skill by attending workshops and classes at least once a year. Maria is passionate about skin care, anti aging treatments and lash extensions. She is commited to discoverying new treatments and products to help her clients achieve beautiful skin. Maria has completed training and received a certificate in Microdermabrasion with the Skin-Apeel Company and has successfully completed training in advanced peels through Aesthetics Plus International.

Bertha Matus (Bee)Certified Master Medical massage Therapist was born and raised in San Francisco. Bee attended (NHI) National Holistic institute in Emeryville Ca. completing over 500 hours in the massage therapy program. Specializing in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Tui na, Chair Massage, Relexology and Sports Massage. After attending NHI she went on to study at the Acupressure Institute in Berkley Ca. Bertha studied Advanced Acupressure, Table Shiatsu ,Zen Shiatsu, Tui na, Advanced Swedish Massage, Cupping, Moxa and Magnets. In 2004 Bee became a Certified Master Medical Massage Therapist. Bee also has been trained in other modalities including Body Wraps and other Spa Treatments. She has been a body worker for 20 years and enjoys the result in applying holistic body work at Cara Mia.