First Time Customer booking Mon, Wed,  Thu get 10% off your First Visit. Please mention any promotional emails when booking and checking out.

9AM - 6PM Wednesday-Friday,   9AM - 5PM Saturday-Monday,   Closed Tues    (831) 462-4422

​​​Attention Spa Finder Users

As of June 1st, 2018, we no longer accept

Spa Finder cards.  Thank you!

​​Since 1998

Caress Day Spa was founded in 1998 by Marilee Caress. Two decades later, it continues to be a favorite destination in Capitola By the Sea. The current owners, Mary and Gerhard Ringel are delighted and honored to continue the business.

From the hidden courtyard with the Magnolia tree and water fountains to the cozy fireplace room where guests take in refreshments, we are certain you will find Caress Day Spa the ideal Day Spa relaxation experience.
Mary graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Business and Psychology.  She is an honors graduate from National Holistic Institute in San Jose and specializes in Therapeutic Massage. For 8 years, she managed a successful massage practice, MER Therapy, in Los Gatos, CA.  Gerhard is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters in Mathematics and has worked in the Engineering field for over 35 years. Gerhard is also a graduate of UC Santa Cruz. His father, Gerhard Ringel, Sr. served as a Professor of math at UC Santa Cruz for over 20 years. The couple live in Santa Cruz, California.

​​Our Facilities

We have 8 treatment rooms: 2 facial rooms, 5 massage rooms and a Vichy shower room.  Our friendly staff will direct you to the fireside lounge where you can enjoy a cup of hot tea before and or after your treatment. We are equipped to accommodate a party of up to 8 guests upon arrangement.


To prepare for your comfort, please let our concierge know if you have any special needs before booking your appointment.