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SAn Antonio Magazine - JAN 2016 Editors pick best custom facials and readers choice best day spa

 There's a reason why Neva Fernandez put "face" first when naming her spa. The pampering studio offers over 20 varieties of facials designed to cater to specific needs.  The one thing they all have in commen:  The difference you'll see in your skin.  ~ Rebecca Fontenot Cord, Publisher & Editor in Chief

SAn Antonio Magazine - JAN 2015 (read about it here)  voted best day spa, massage, facials and waxing

San Antonio Magazine - aUG 2014

Farm to face organic facial  cLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

If you’re a farm-to-table foodie who also loves a good facial, give the Farm to Face Facial a try at Neva Face + Body. The treatment uses the all-natural Laurel Whole Plant Organics products, which are made of dehydrated plants. The ingredients list is as simple as it gets—included in the Almond Grain facial exfoliant (pictured) are almonds, oats, adzuki bean, chamomile, rose petal, red clover, marshmallow and essential oils of rose and rose geranium.



A small-business owner in the world of massage chains and corporate luxury spas, Neva likes to think of her namesake venture as more of a partner in healthy living.  Beyond skin care and general massage, Neva is especially known for her pregnancy and postpartum therapeutic massages.

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San Antonio Magazine- BEST FACIAL SPa 2011 

BEST FACIAL SPA - Reader's and Editor's Pick:  Bigger isn't always better in the beauty world.  Personalized service in a relaxing, intimate setting is what makes NEVA the secret among SA's beauty insiders.   Customized treatment plans, top-of-the-line products, and a menu of soothing and rejuvenating facials help us put our best face forward.  


San Antonio Magazine EDITORS PICK- Best in city-Facials 2011

As fun as home remedies are, only a Micro-Oxygen Facial will do when it comes to reducing enlarged pores and fine lines. The Neva staff’s favorite microdermabrasion treatment exfoliates and increases circulation while repairing cell damage. No unfriendly free radicals knocking on this door.

San Antonio Magazine article- JAN 2010

For those who treat their bodies like temples, here's a new place to worship. Owner Neva Fernandez lends her name and expertise to NEVA face and body, offering a variety of traditional face and body treatments at her "very cute" new digs. Neva is also certified to perform prenatal and postpartum massage, not on the average spa menu. Fernandez (a massage therapist, college educator and aesthetician) and the NEVA staff are among the few to offer the treatment, which can improve blood flow and ease the effects of hormones for expectant and new mommies. Locally, Fernandez partners with Baptist Health Systems to give postpartum massage for maternity ward patients. "Some pregnant women can't take medicine to relieve pain, so there has to be an alternatiave for them," says Fernandez. The spa name spells out another area of expertise: skin care, specifically for the face, where acne, sun damage and other issues are addressed with a holistic approach. "Spreading the philosophy of healing through massage therapy and educating people about their skin and bodies is something I hope to accomplish with my business," Fernandez says. It's a philosophy that goes beyond skin deep.
-Daphne Barahona


Voted BEST MASSAGE 2010 by SpaWeek voters and San Antonio Magazine - Reader's Choice




Innovative business owners find fertile ground here. Neva Face and Body, an upscale spa that recently relocated to the edge of Tobin Hill’s historic district, on East Dewey Place, re-imagined an old office building into an oasis. Across the street the G2 Haus is a main attraction. A remodeled 1948 “modernist” building was transformed by G2 Interior + Lighting Designers. Now two furnished one-bedroom apartments are available for rent and marketed as hotel alternatives to visitors.

The vibe in Tobin Hill is friendly, nostalgic and quirky, with well-used sidewalks that lead from house to house and through unique commercial pockets. Most homes in the area were built between 1900 and 1930. Many maintain the architectural integrity and character of the historic district. Plenty of houses in need of TLC make the market ripe for homeowners looking to renovate as values rise.  Leaders in Tobin Hill are claiming a rebirth for the community once forgotten by those who looked north for greener pastures and zip codes. Now at the heart of a growing arts district, young professionals, artists, musicians, visionaries and investors looking to raise the profile of one of the city’s earliest subdivisions populate the diverse neighborhood.