A verdant garden and soothing fountains surround Burbank Spa and Garden as expert beauty buffs and muscle manipulators forge illuminated images and stress-free physiques with a multitude of spa services. A 55-minute deep-tissue massage, applied amid suffuse lighting, can relieve subterranean stress and muscle strain garnered from a busy home life or competitive tree-climbing agenda at the office. During a classic spa manicure and pedicure, finger festoonery can be coddled and cultivated as feet are gratified to match their opposable-thumbed upstairs neighbors. Nail mavens will cleanse, shape, and groom nails and cuticles before a fist-freeing massage and polish application.
An aesthetician for nearly three decades, Danuta Kozlowski brings multiple dermal certifications and expertise gleaned from continuing-education courses with French beauty companies to each session of lavish skincare services. Massages and hydrotherapy pamper weatherworn hides with full-body treatments in private rooms, as well as with natural add-ons, such as mud and algae. Sweat sessions included with body treatments take place in a hardwood sauna, where bodies can clear themselves of lingering toxins and dated CD liner notes.
At SlimXpress, scores of health professionals work to develop personalized weight-loss plans and bolster clients' personal fitness. Staff members analyze clients' health and physique goals, using results from an FDA-approved ultrasound system to draft a personalized plan. Through formulated injections, nutrition plans, and miniature campfires, waist whittlers are primed to reach ketosis, a bodily state resulting in natural metabolic fat burning. Each program and treatment employs knowledge grounded in science to ensure healthy weight loss.
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 Sweat Shop LA's owners Shamina and Julian Ledesma love to make people sweat. It means they're burning calories, strengthening their cardiovascular systems, detoxifying their bodies, and enjoying the shop’s eco-certified cedar infrared saunas. The center’s saunas speed up metabolism, clear the mind, and enhance complexions in as little as 30 minutes. Post-heat, clients can welcome a bracing rush of water from the saunas’ filtered showers, which come stocked with organic products, towels, and water.
To extend relaxation past the sauna doors, Shamina and Julian enlist the help of Alexis Lovemonster and Anna McNiven, two women with degrees or licensing in such treatments as massage, acupuncture, reiki, and traditional Chinese medicine. The pair improves health and alleviates chronic pain with massage services, cupping, and acupuncture. The center also offers vitamin injections and ultrasonic laser body-contouring treatments that break down fat cells and tighten skin.
Specially trained aestheticians swaddle bodies in wraps designed to detoxify, slim, and relax. They employ natural ingredients such as mineral solutions, marine mud, and seaweed doused in peppermint oil to nourish the skin as fat cells and memories of the city drain away. For a more intensive treatment, the aestheticians raise their voices slightly and turn on infrared-sauna rays to detoxify, relax, and slim down the body. The spa's boutique supplies clients with products to continue their weight-loss, skincare, and anti-aging efforts on the home front.