The kind, experienced beautifiers at Bamboo Hair & Body help tired, sore bodies get back into their groove with a full roster of relaxing services. Prices for each service vary by staff member, but all prettifying procedures happen in Bamboo's calm, serene environment. Tame unruly locks with a sleek, professional haircut ($55–$85), or moisturize, sugar-scrub, and deliver wandering vitamins to hands and foot-hands during a manicure and pedicure ($80). A custom, 60-minute massage eases knots, tension, and backs' pressure to continuously offer moral support ($80–$85). Give skin a new, softened coat with a 60-minute classic facial ($80) or stimulate proper energy flow with a pain-relieving, 60-minute acupuncture and massage session ($80). This Groupon can also be used toward the cost of upgraded services, such as a longer massage or acupuncture treatment.
At Wat Po Thai Spa, a 2010 nominee for Best Day Spa by Best of LA, technicians bolster well-being with services that range from traditional Thai massage to skincare. The house-specialty Thai Combo fuses Thai massage, Swedish massage, and reflexology into an international amalgamation of relaxation similar to naptime at the UN. Thai massage harnesses compression, stretching, and rocking techniques to improve circulation of vital energy along the body's pathways, and Swedish massage encompasses gentle strokes such as gliding, kneading, and stretching to increase oxygen flow in the blood and forge full-body tension relief. Patrons walk away from massage sessions with relieved stress, allayed aches, increased internal alignment, and enough flexibility to fold bodies into an empty Pringles can at the first sign of danger.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at OolaMoola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
Sunrise Day Spa evokes a rustic Italian villa, with wall murals of tall Etruscan archways, rolling country hills, and a crystal blue sky. Amid these cozy accents, licensed massage therapists dig deep into muscles to curtail chronic tension with a diverse array of fully customized massage modalities. Clients can solicit the light to medium pressure of a Swedish massage to ease tension, or request deep-tissue strokes to improve range of motion in struggling limbs and vocal range in struggling sopranos.
In the luxurious, softly lit rooms of Water Lounge Spa, a staff of certified massage therapists and aestheticians pampers and soothes customers with massages, facials, and skincare services. Aches and pains recede as experienced hands administer neuromuscular therapy or massages accented with hot stones, focused on deep-seated knots, or tailored especially for expectant mothers. Relaxation deepens as clients soak in private hot tub rooms with steam, which soothes skin and lungs while fogging up overworked eyeballs to give them a break. Aestheticians also tend to hair during waxing, tweezing, threading, and tinting appointments.
The massage therapists at Bua Thai Wellness Center realign bodies while banishing tension with a combination of traditional Thai and therapeutic massage techniques. During 90-minute sessions, clients recline on a large, cushioned floor mat as the therapist enlists traditional Thai massage’s rhythmic, yoga-like stretches to lengthen and loosen muscles. Experienced fingers also dole out therapeutic massage techniques while kneading legs and hips before soothing soreness in backs and shoulders. As clients’ cares wind away, therapists may use hands, elbows, feet, and knees to release bodies’ tension or to take their rock-paper-scissors games up a notch.