Linda Labao dips water-heated stones into pure essential oil before resting them on her clients, which is just one way that she refuses to use hands alone. Throughout seven types of massage modalities, she employs her elbows, knees, and heels as well as her palms and knuckles to ease aches and squeeze out toxins. With experience working for chiropractors and acupuncturists, she gears each of her massages to alleviate pain as well as promote relaxation.
“Never take for granted the privilege of doing what you love for a living,” says Liza Lewis, the owner of Spa 415, on her site. This philosophy is what spurs her to cull the most effective, restorative therapies and bestow them on clients within the French-Mediterranean day spa’s luxurious setting. From the damask sofas to the patterned wallpaper that’s seen through the flicker of candlelight, she creates a romantic, soothing atmosphere for tandem treatments with loved ones or an escape from everyday stresses.
The day spa’s roster of treatments spans all relaxation and beauty needs. From four-hand massages to chocolate-soufflé body wraps, the staff abolishes stress and helps nourish the skin with high-quality ingredients. They also reverse signs of aging with nonsurgical facial procedures and microroller treatments, which boost collagen to reduce wrinkles and permanent lines made from pillow creases.
Get the same skin treatments the stars get. For $50, you get $100 worth of products and services at Verabella, located at 301 N. Canon Dr. in Beverly Hills. Verabella's founder, Vera Kantor, has been prettying up Hollywood for more than 25 years, and at her premier skin-therapy spa, you can get the same quality treatments. The highly trained staff will have you looking younger and more beautiful in no time.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.