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.
The licensed massage therapists at Finishing Touch Therapeutic Massage offer an expansive menu of massage modalities for therapeutic and medical purposes. In private treatment rooms, they perform massages that may integrate eastern techniques, such as Thai acupressure and shiatsu, western methods such as deep-tissue and Swedish bodywork, or northern methods such as reindeer hoof and candy cane therapy. Finishing Touch also offers facials to rejuvenate the complexion and soothing aromatherapy to ease tension.
High above Chateau’s porcelain sinks and custom-built pedicure benches hangs a crystal-blue chandelier. This pristine centerpiece hints at the salon’s beauty and cleanliness. The shop relies on single-use implements, backflow prevention bowls, and hospital-grade cleaners. Amid regal accents such as that chandelier, trained nail techs slough away dead skin with organic exfoliating scrubs and decorate nails with polishes by OPI, essie, and CND. The chatter of stylist consultations, which cover transformative haircuts and bold color highlights to frame the face, drifts through the salon. The staff also wields a range of hair-removing waxes and the skills necessary to massage the sore muscles of whoever paints those huge faces onto Mount Rushmore every day.
Internationally trained beauty expert Gohar Thomas, owner of Gohar Carole Franck Spa, boasts 28 years of industry experience including a two-decade stint as head aesthetician at Harrods of London. From within a brightly colored cottage, Gohar integrates European spa products she?s accrued through years of international training into an array of cosmetic services performed amid fresh flowers and streams of natural light. She supervises licensed aestheticians as they perform facials with Carole Franck products, etch color onto lips and around eyes with permanent makeup, and target cellulite with aesthetic technology. The bodily cosseting continues in a private massage room, which shelters a massage table and a bathtub surrounded by candles that allows clients to relax before or after their treatment with a soak attuned to the temperature of a bubbling spring or a pot of freshly boiled hot-dog water.