Three convenient scheduling options and waitlist:

Online Book Now


Voicemail (510) 868.4245


Please note that I work with women and non-binary folks at this time.

If the door is locked when you arrive for your appointment, I'm finishing a session and will be there shortly to let you in.

Stack of Soaps

"Nothing is more rejuvenating and replenishing than a facial with Francesca" ~ Judith

"A blissful experience from beginning to end" - Kim


Location + Directions


1209 Solano Avenue

Albany, CA 94706​ 

Between Talbot and Cornell, behind Hal's Coffee Shop


Google Map




Ember Acupuncture

Visit Ember Acupuncture for information about Melissa and her wonderful treatments, as well as booking and contact details. If you'd like to schedule skincare and acupuncture for the same day, please email either one of us and we'll coordinate.




The lot behind our building is assigned parking for tenants and residents, so please utilize the 90 minute unmetered parking on Solano Avenue or the unrestricted parking on adjacent side streets. Please be aware of street sweeping signs if you park on a side street. 

Forms of Payment

Cash, checks, and all major credit cards are welcome. Payment is due at time of service.




Tipping is stressful, so personally I don't care for it and have respectfully declined gratuities for years. Prices are as stated; no mental gymnastics needed. 



Since your appointment time is reserved for you, 24 hours notice is greatly appreciated should you need to reschedule. Last minute cancellations and "no-shows" may result in a missed appointment fee.


Gift Certificates


Paper certificates are available to purchase in person or by mail. Certificates may also be purchased here to be emailed on any date you choose.​ 

Product Returns

Unused items may be exchanged for any reason within 30 days of purchase. Opened products may be exchanged within 30 days if they cause an allergic reaction on the skin. Please note that refunds are not given. 






If you enjoy your time at Opalene feel free to shout it from the rooftops. If not, for any reason, please let me know so I can resolve the conflict and make your next visit more enjoyable.