Founder Ande Akinrele opened i Medspa after spending more than 20 years working in the international health and beauty industry in Belgium, England, and West Africa. Her close-knit staff?which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical aesthetician, and resident puppet?specializes in FDA-approved laser services such as IPL photofacials, acne treatments, medical weight loss, botox and filler treatments, and laser hair removal. More traditional spa services include facials, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and chemical peels combining glycolic and salicylic acids. To help clients maintain their results at home, i Medspa sells pharmaceutical or medical-grade skincare lines such as Epionce, Obagi, and Glo-minerals makeup.
Drawing from a line of organic products, Beach Massage and Day Spa's fleet of attentive stress-soothers mollifies muscles with indulgent spa treatments and pampering massages infused with aromatherapy. During the 55-minute session, a licensed massage therapist employs Swedish effleurage to trigger circulation, soothe tense sinews, and rub off dry-erase math problems. Clients can breathe in holistic relaxation during the massage with their choice of aromatherapeutic essential oils such as lavender or ylang ylang. The hot stones invigorate epidermises with strategically placed basalt stones that are warmer than a freshly hugged pet rock.
Beginning her career as an aesthetician, Carolyn Peters worked as part of the team at the flagship skincare center of the renowned Dermalogica brand in Marina Del Rey. For six years, she worked alongside other specialists, honing her craft and learning the ropes of the skincare industry. Striking out on her own, she established Carolyn Peters Skin Care, and has worked independently for 17 years while receiving specialty training in skin care technologies, Reiki, and waxing poetic. Today, she oversees a host of services, from facials and peels to manual lymphatic drainage and Reiki massage.
Green, flowering foliage and elegant stone and tile walls cultivate tranquility at CJ Grand Spa's Hermosa Beach facility. Patrons can gain 24 hours of access to the centers' saunas, hot and cold jacuzzis, clay rooms, ice rooms, salt rooms, and relaxation rooms with general admission, and then enhance a day of lounging with luxurious add-on spa treatments. Body-scrubbing sessions reveal fresh skin, and massages paired with stints in one or more of the saunas leave muscles as relaxed as a cat on a windowsill or a dog on a skateboard.