New, larger location allows Place360 Health + Spa owners to add services

By Claire Harlin

It’s not uncommon for people to seek out high-end designation resort spas for the sake of having every upscale wellness service imaginable under one roof, along with a variety of credentialed practitioners.

Place360 Health + Spa owners Helen McCabe-Young and Tracy Whynot. Photo: Claire Harlin

But it’s not always practical to go on vacation just to improve one’s well-being, or at least that’s the mentality two local ladies had when they launched Place360 Health + Spa two years ago. Tucked away in the Del Mar Medical Arts Building, the facility has become a staple in the community for Chinese herbs and homeopathic remedies, among other spa services. As of last month, the business’s success has allowed owners Helen McCabe-Young and Tracy Whynot to open a larger location and offer more services at 1219 Camino Del Mar, the former site of Belloccio Salon and Boutique.

“There’s a lot of curiosity about Chinese medicine, but there’s some trepidation. One would actually have to book an appointment to learn about it, and not everyone is going to do that,” said McCabe-Young. “Now we have much better visibility and access to the community. Anyone can walk through our doors and get information about Chinese herbal medicine.”

Upon walking into Place360, a visitor will see a lifestyle retail area with an artistically-designed apothecary for custom-blended Chinese herbs. Place360 also sells custom-made essential oils formulated for their own massage therapy treatments.

At Place360, clients can cobble together their own integrated wellness program that incorporates fitness, healing and beauty. McCabe-Young’s goal is to offer full integration under one big roof — and rooftop! (Place360 offers rooftop yoga and events on occasion.)

“Sometimes you may just need a massage or facial, but if an injury comes up we can refer them in house,” said McCabe-Young. “Other times someone might come in for something serious like rehabilitation for a sports injury or an emotional issue or a digestive problem, and coming here may open their eyes to an entire path to wellness they could be taking.”

With the larger space, Place360 has added more fitness options, including pilots and yoga, to its menu of services, which also includes reiki, meditation, chi gong, tai chi, eyelash extensions, waxing, makeup, body scrubbing, spray tanning and acupuncture.

“We are constantly evolving and building our menu of services,” McCabe-Young said.

Whynot decided some 12 years ago that Del Mar was where she wanted to anchor because “it just felt right,” and after traveling the world for years, McCabe-Young also said she didn’t want to settle anywhere other than Del Mar.

When it came time to find a new space for Place360, the two owners looked far and wide, even outside Del Mar, “but just kept looking because we really wanted to stay here,” McCabe-Young said.

“I always say my soul lives in Del Mar,” she said.

For more information, visit

Related posts:

  1. New, larger Del Mar location allows Place360 Health + Spa owners to add more services
  2. San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center offers a variety of services
  3. Supervisors OK plan to improve health services
  4. AjaMed offers alternative healing and relaxation
  5. Local resident’s Scripps Aviation offers ‘competitive’ charter rates, helps aircraft owners save money

Short URL:

Posted by Staff on Jun 29, 2012. Filed under Life. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]
  • Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards
    Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services Distric […]