Working within Studio Bijoux, aesthetician Juliet revitalizes clients' complexions with individually tailored facials. Following a skin-type assessment, she determines the ideal treatments to beautify skin of any sensitivity, whether administering peels, facials, or microdermabrasion treatments. She also offers a myriad of other services to beautify the face and body.
Each one of Alternative Wellness Center's three professionals provides a path for patients to seek wellness outside the confines of traditional Western medicine. Doctor of Chiropractic Spiros Cavelaris focuses on the skeletal health of the body, using his adjustments to treat everything from chronic pain to allergies. Mayumi Gordon, on the other hand, practices acupuncture and other methods to help with lymphatic drainage or circulatory issues. Massage therapist Lori Kibbe blends four different massage modalities into each of her sessions to help people regain range of motion lost from being glued to their desks, literally or figuratively.
LA Bliss Spa's staff soothe tired skin and frayed nerves by providing a friendly environment where clients can let go of every concern except their need for pampering. Skilled aestheticians perfect skin with a menu of facials that includes custom exfoliation and pore-cleaning variations. Facials use products that diminish signs of aging such as lines and pigmentation in shades not in compliance with the official human color wheel. To purge the body of stress, the spa offers a number of different massage styles, as well as mud wraps and detoxifying body scrubs that are designed to provide unique results. Massage therapists unfurl tension and nourish frames with soothing oils while skin care professionals at the spa use Dermalogica products. Therapists also utilize the healing properties of heated stones to relieve muscle discomfort and release endorphins back into the wild.
One day there will come a time when your consciousness can be uploaded to a computer. Until then, it's important that you maintain your body. That's where the licensed massage therapists at Studio Massage & Skincare come in. In the comfort of a private room, a skilled muscle mender can use light to moderate Swedish strokes to promote relaxation, or ease chronic, lower-layer aches with deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also pair bodywork with indulgent add-ons such as an exfoliating scrub or soothing aromatherapy.
Guests arriving to The Raven Spa may find themselves feeling like they've traveled a thousand miles away from their everyday cares. The aesthetic is both spiritual and indulgent, with stone statues that stand sentinel beside a plush purple couch and lush, sun-drenched drapes and glistening chandeliers holding court over an eastern-inspired communal massage chamber. A colorful patio overflowing with exotic flowers welcomes visitors to sit and soak in sunlight streaming between red and white umbrellas, creating a peaceful oasis for quiet reading or self-reflection. "Whoever comes here feels like it's their own," a front desk manager told LX TV's 1st Look, "Our whole goal is to take you away from whatever's out there."
The spa's international decor also mirrors its diverse menu of services, which includes acupuncture, facials, and hammam??a traditional Turkish soak that corrals plant extracts and herbs to nourish and detoxify the body. Therapists work out imbedded muscle kinks through seven varieties of massage including traditional Thai massage, which combines rhythmic kneads with yoga-like stretches and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, which often sees practitioners using their elbows to nudge tension until it gets the hint and leaves.
The massage therapists at Island Thai Massage use their thumbs, palms, elbows, and knees to compress muscles during traditional Thai massages. They even provide clients with comfortable clothing, allowing them to get the most out of their treatment by stretching freely. Other specialties include soothing hot-stone massages, reflexology, and gentle prenatal massages for expectant mothers. The comfortable, inviting massage studio is located on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, dubbed "the coolest block in America" by GQ.