The team of medical providers at Rejuvenating Skin Care tends to weary bodies through a hybrid of medical and spa services, instilling beautification amid burnt-orange and tan walls set aglow by warm candlelight. For laser hair removal, trained nurse practitioners brandish their high-tech follicle zappers, which inhibit hair growth while soothing skin with cooling spray between each pulse. Juvéderm dermal fillers and microdermabrasion treatments vanquish signs of aging, and Latisse works with magic beans to help sprout longer, fuller lashes.
A giant Buddha head greets every visitor to Sparadise La Brea, his wise eyes illuminated by flickering candlelight as a fountain babbles and simple greenery grows silently around him. This tranquil scene sets the mood for the entire spa, whose mission—much like the Buddha's—is to encourage visitors to reach a Zen-like state free from stress and physical pain.
The staff members work towards this goal with a slate of massage modalities and other relaxing treatments. Gentle Swedish strokes soothe surface tension with the help of warm almond, lemongrass, or eucalyptus massage oils, Thai yoga uses stretches, compressions, and gentle rocking to improve circulation and flexibility while also targeting acupressure points, and water-heated stones allow warmth to radiate and loosen taut muscles. With an emphasis on total-body relaxation, the Thai herbal foot spa includes a fragrant soak of herbs, oils, and teas that leaves the feet and legs as tension-free as a suspension bridge on the Moon.
The therapists at Blue Diamond Spa render skincare services, massage therapy, and energy healing. From facials and micropeels to seaweed treatments and body waxing, experienced skincare specialists remove dead skin cells from surfaces and dirt from pores with products from Dermalogica and Jane Iredale. Massage therapists knead out tension and help prevent injury by applying various degrees of pressure, like parents trying to get a perfect child to eat dessert for once. Alternate therapies treat more stubborn imperfections with plastic surgery and Zerona laser treatments that help patients lose weight. Their energy healing, meanwhile, can relieve chronic pain and fatigue. Blue Diamond Spa offers beauty injectables such as Botox and fillers, as well as Carboxy. In addition, there are two Ayurvedic-medicine practitioners on the staff.
The beauty specialists at Ten One Nail Spa know that glamour is a pleasure at any age. In this spirit, they provide a kids' menu for mini fashionistas that includes mani-pedis, polish changes, and french manicures. They provide the same services for adults, supersizing sessions with deluxe enhancements such as hot-towel wraps, salt scrubs, and hand and foot massages that alleviate pain. The hands-on crew also softens skin with waxing sessions and moisturizing care for clients who’ve spent too much time in cold climates or the warm, balmy reaches of offshore oil rigs.
Mae's Skin and Body is the brainchild of licensed aesthetician Mae Land-Alfred. Mae turns to European beauty-and-relaxation techniques to complement products rich in collagen, oxygen, and marine botanicals. Each facial comes with an enzyme treatment to help slough off dead skin and nourish younger cells, and skin peels tone and brighten complexions more effectively than lighting a firework stuffed with moisturizer.