Ocean Spa's main studio looks as though a massage party will break out at any moment. Eight beds—each draped in red and white bedding—huddle together, emulating the communal healing experiences common in the Far East. But clients with privacy predilections can opt for a private treatment room separate from the main area. Either way, the experienced massage therapists apply palms and knuckles to muscle knots, tending to tension with custom, full-body strokes. In addition, the team also specializes in reflexology, the practice of addressing bodily ailments through the hands and soles of the feet.
At Spa Girl Skin and Body Boutique Spa, licensed aestheticians perform treatments that pamper clients from head to toe from an expansive menu of services, including facials and massages. The team greets each visitor with a complimentary glass of cucumber water and then sets to work, luxe Epicuren products in hand. Nine different facials soothe skin with probiotics, enzymes, essential vitamins, and amino acids. Below the neck, massages and body scrubs leave corpuses as smooth and rejuvenated as a bowling ball after a nap. Outside of the beauty realm, the team offers alternatives to over-the-counter medicine via holistic healing and homeopathic treatments. Melanie, the resident life coach, uses her acute intuition to track her clients' energy and prescribe alternative therapies during energy-healing sessions.
You may feel like you're dreaming at WellFit Massage. And it's not just because of the relaxing massage services, which include Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages as well as specialty foot massages that begin with a warm soak. The studio's communal treatment room throws folks into a whimsical dreamscape with its panoramic mural of a dreamlike nature scene, complete with green fields, mountains, and a unicorn.
During 8th Wonder Spa's signature reflexology sessions, guests lounge in cushy recliners as they look out through the spa's windows at an ocean of clear aqua-green water and trained reflexologists work on relieving tension through their feet. Other services allow for the same level of indulgence, including a foot soak featuring a wooden tub of Chinese-herb–infused water and head-to-fingernail massages that instill relaxation with novel sensations. Aromatic massage lotion enhances massages, during which fully clothed guests recline onto a table as skilled therapists activate pressure points and birthmarks all over the body with gentle tapping.
Blue Spa's name is as literal as it gets—this Glendale oasis is indeed decked out in various shades of blue, from the glowing lights in the waiting room to the tropical backdrop of the private massage room. But people don't come here for the colors. They come for the massages, which alternately heal and relax with penetrating deep-tissue kneads or gentler Swedish strokes. The therapist can even enhance your treatment with add-ons such as heated stones or an extra set of robot hands.