Chocolat Day Spa performs a hat trick of luxury, uniting chocolate, 24-karat gold, and specialty spa treatments for the benefit of tired faces and achy, dessert-deprived feet. The deluxe 24-karat-gold facial fosters waves of gilt-induced pleasure as the gold leaf envelopes the skin with a sensuous spray of steam (a $225 value). The indulgent facial teams up with a microdermabrasion or microneedle treatment to form a nonablative duo capable of banishing blemishes, shrinking wrinkles, and efficiently filling out tax returns. The exfoliating fudge-scrub treats feet to 30 minutes of sumptuous sweet-smelling rejuvenation (a $35 value). As leg-bases luxuriate in their chocolatey massage, lips and tensions are loosed with a complimentary chocolate martini for guests age 21 or older.
The nail techs at Emerald Day Spa use organic products as they beautify hands and feet with mani-pedis. During the 60-minute service, an aesthetician gently massages and scrubs pavement pounders with a nutrient-rich Himalayan salt scrub, exfoliating soles and heels as fingers soak in a dip and share secrets about who they like-like. Nails then undergo a trim, buff, and cuticle treatment before being slathered in a green tea detox to expunge impurities.
The staff at Wax n' Peels swiftly and safely whisks away unwanted hair from even the most sensitive of skin types during customized waxing sessions. Inside the private, chocolate-hued treatment room, guests recline on a plush bed as techs coat designated areas, adhering to a strict no double-dipping policy, with a gentle, low-temperature hard or soft wax. The wax forms a shrink-wrap over strands and their day-old leftovers, plucking them from the root when the technician lifts wax strips away. Clients can use sessions to shape eyebrows and clear lip fuzz, or smooth entire nether regions with a Brazilian.
The therapists at Beauty Culture have imported spa treatments and technologies from Europe, which they use to pamper their clients from head to toe. Skin and body treatments leave bodies scrubbed and nourished, while non-invasive slimming treatments send fat on a one-way trip to Narnia. Tea, snacks, and soothing music add to the full-sensory comfort of each visit to this relaxing spa.
The beautifying experts at Eden Body Shaping master non-invasive techniques designed to soothe skin and contour the body's overzealous curves. The one-hour anti-cellulite treatment releases tissue-trapped toxins to stymie cellulite production and sets up striped tents and stages for an old-fashioned epidermal revival. An initial scrub exfoliation rids skin of dead skin cells and freckle shells before an ampule of amino cells replenishes lost proteins. A warm parafango wrap coats bellies and legs with a blend of paraffin wax and mud that draws out unwanted compounds as fatty areas are compressed, resulting in tighter skin and looser-fitting pajamas. Anti-cellulite wraps can be effective in alleviating the symptoms of cellulite, arthritis, and carpal tunnel, as well as reducing the presence of varicose veins. Patients experience no downtime or pain post-procedure, affording the freshly smoothed to immediately volunteer as human slip-n-slides without reason for concern.
With more than 30 years of experience in laser and injection-based therapies, Dr. Navasardian directs La Bella Laser & Slimming's staff in traditional spa treatments as well as modern medical aesthetics, such as the noninvasive Zerona laser body slimming. To accentuate the tastefully appointed studio's relaxing atmosphere, La Bella's team serves clients cups of house tea, fruit plates, and $100 bills to use as napkins.
From professional athletes to months-old babies, the chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists at All Pro Health Center use their expertise to maximize wellness and body function. The center is the official sports-medicine and health-care center for both the California Quake women's tackle-football team and the Pacific Warriors women's professional football organization, and resident Doctor of Chiropractic Charles Feng has an extensive background in sports medicine. After training at UCLA as a member of the Bruins' sports-medicine program, Dr. Feng served on the medical teams of both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Kansas City Chiefs. His voice may sound familiar from the local radio shows in which he discusses developments in the field of sports medicine, such as solar-powered athletic benches that warm themselves.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and needle-free acupuncture, Dr. Feng and his colleagues treat sports injuries or everyday ailments with a range of manual and high-tech therapies. A certified practitioner performs active-release techniques, a patented soft tissue-based massage system that alleviates pain emanating from overused muscles. The crew also offers relief via physical therapy, kinesiotaping, and cold-laser therapy.