Best Face and Body aims to be a respite from the hectic pace of modern living. Inside the warmly lit spa, professionals pamper clients with soothing massage services, healing aesthetic treatments, and their own line of proprietary skincare products. Founder Bonnie Best developed the B.Best line to reinforce the impact of her spa treatments with a skincare regimen clients could follow at home. As she carefully calibrated each formula, she eschewed ingredients such as mineral oil, alcohol, or perfume, which she knew from experience can dehydrate skin and clog pores. Instead, her products incorporate state-of-the-art substances recommended by skincare manufacturers and chemists to help hydrate, protect, and nourish skin.
Though they have backgrounds in a variety of alternative therapies, the practitioners at Balanced Lifestyle Therapies all have the same philosophy when it comes to the best way to heal the body: stimulating the life energy. Their clients can choose from a variety of holistic healing modalities, including transformational bodywork, ayurveda, clinical aromatherapy, and Raja energy healing. One of the center's practitioners, Bernhard, draws from Western and Eastern modalities and energy work during treatments. Former opera singer Laurie uses her knowledge of Raja energy and ayurveda and her passion for music and chanting to help clients relax and uncoil their inner slinkies.
Michael Silverman along with his staff of seven massage therapists believe in massage's ability to heal as well as relax. Joined by his wife Leilani Lee and a staff of compassionate therapists, they work to follow through on the studio's goal to heal and relax by soothing aches with assorted bodywork modalities. These include gentle Swedish strokes, firm deep-tissue pressure, or a custom combination massage. Each massage takes place in a private treatment room, allowing the therapist to fully concentrate on seeking out knots without the distraction of ambient noise. These modalities work in conjunction with massage oils and pain-relief creams, both of which can encourage the body's natural healing processes.
By helping to promote more restful sleep and to quiet stressed nervous systems, the practitioners of Heaven Spa view massage as an important part of supporting one’s health. They focus on any part of the body that receives the most stress, which is why their one-hour foot massage actually includes kneads of the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and face as well. Guests can also opt for a combination treatment, which adds a foot soak and reflexology session onto a body massage that targets specific areas of tension, such as trapezius muscles weighed down by offering to carry all your friends’ shoulder chips.
A family-owned-and-operated hub for health, Topanga Training & Fitness and The Spa Loft cast a caring canopy shade over all things feel-good. The club offers challenging group classes in mat pilates ($18 per class) and indoor and outdoor boot camp ($275 for 15 sessions), as well as nutritional counseling ($200) and personal training ($64–$76 per 60-min. session) geared toward each individual and their stage in life. Fitness Over 50 sessions help clients counteract the physical impacts of aging by using training techniques that improve endurance, balance, time traveling, and flexibility. Pregnancy and Beyond sessions (personal training and pilates) follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' guidelines to supply future moms with specialized-fitness advice and supervision, ensuring both the bun and the oven stay at safe temperatures.
Malibu Foot Spa's team of licensed therapists melts the day’s stresses from head to feet with expertly executed muscle therapy. Relax in the comfortable cushion of a massage table in your own private room, preventing the distractions of off-course parades and nomads asking for directions.