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.
Renowned physician Dr. Andre Berger and his staff at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute aim to restore vibrancy to world-weary bodies with a blend of modern medical techniques and time-honored holistic therapies. Dr. Berger's repertoire of figure-sculpting procedures coaxes fatty tissues from hips, buttocks, and thighs to leave sleeker silhouettes. The noninvasive or minimally invasive techniques, which include skin-tightening lasers and liposuction, allow Dr. Berger to renegotiate bodily curves without the need for general anesthesia or costly bribes to the bosses of lipid unions. He also helps patients shed pounds with a holistic medicinal approach, combining hormone therapy with nutritional and lifestyle counseling to give patients control over their own fitness destinies.
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.
Though The M Salon sits on bustling Rodeo Drive, its interior wraps visitors in zen-like calm. Cool, marble halls lead to the waiting room, decorated, like the rest of the space, in sparse black-and-white hues accentuated with bright orchids. A miniature kitchen lets stylists brew coffee and espresso, slice fruits, and pour wines and champagne as complimentary refreshments for their clients, and modern cabinets tuck away premium products by Moroccanoil, OSMO, Brazilian Blowout, Je Veux, Colure, and Grooming Lounge.
The carefully designed space was long the dream of The M Salon's owner, Marjan. Born in Tehran, she began to study cosmetology after moving to the United States and enjoyed her training so much she also pursued certifications in hairstyling and makeup. In addition to her newly learned specialties, Marjan has a passion for the ancient art of eyebrow threading, which uses carefully twisted cotton threads to gently remove unwanted body hair. Joining her in the salon, aesthetician Nelly draws from more than 15 years of experience to perform personalized facials.