Professionally, Daniel Levin's parents were an odd pair?she was an artist, and he was a lawyer. But their dichotomous career paths were a huge influence on their son, who grew up to pursue a career as a massage therapist and healing arts practitioner. Though not an attorney himself, Daniel does conduct mediation sessions, during which he helps individuals, couples, or families work through conflict by focusing on individual responsibilities. He taps into his creative side with services such as aromatherapy and guided meditation, as well as various energy-balancing techniques that include reiki and cranial sacral therapy. As a former college athlete Daniel has a nuanced approach to massage therapy, and often integrates multiple modalities during sessions catered to helping people recover from injuries, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social.
Escape Day Spa's therapists extend their helping hands to the tense and weary citizens of Los Angeles. They work out of studios at multiple locations, where they practice seven different styles of massage. They help bodies limber up with the assisted stretches of Thai massage, for example, and break up knots deep tissue massage. They even help expectant mothers deal with muscle pain and joint stiffness through pregnancy massage and provide sports massage to help athletes recover from injuries sustained on the field or during a too-enthusiastic victory dance.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: massages
The roots of Thai bodywork are said to trace back more than two millennia, originating with the Buddha's personal physician. At Revive Thai Spa, this ancient healing art, which combines yogic stretches with techniques such as acupressure and deep compressions, joins more recent massage traditions including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, sports, and pregnancy massage. During a session, clients rest on hydraulic tables or custom-made Thai-massage platforms, equipped with headrests to make necks comfortable and help clients resist the urge to headbang to the rhythm of their therapist's massage strokes. Aside from massages, the staff offers spa services such as facials, waxing, body scrubs, and skin-softening paraffin-wax treatments.
The licensed massage therapists at Hermosa Massage offer a treatment menu designed to address many needs. For example, there's hot stone and Swedish massages for general well-being and relaxation. For more focused injury and tension relief, there's deep-tissue and sports massage, the latter of which helps clients recover from sports-related injuries such as straining a muscle during a coin toss. Hermosa also offers traditional Thai massage, a yoga-influenced modality that uses acupressure and guided stretching, as well as body scrubs, which combine Swedish massage with full-body cleansing. All of these treatments take place in quiet, dimly lit rooms conducive to relaxation and the release of tension.
Chris O'Hara, the certified massage therapist behind Superior Massage, knows that people seek massages for different reasons. A collegiate-level athlete might need relief for muscles battered on the field, while an elderly client might seek a gentle Swedish massage to stretch their atrophied muscles. For more than five years, O'Hara has tailored his massage treatments to meet the needs of a diverse range of clients. With deep pressure and soothing strokes, he creates a massage experience that's both physically and mentally restorative.
The licensed massage therapists at SLH massage have witnessed firsthand the power of regular massage therapy. Clients come to this calming massage studio to relax, de-stress, or gain relief from chronic pain and conditions such as migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, and depression. After assessing each guest's individual needs, the staff can point them toward the style of massage therapy that's right for them: Swedish massage is ideal for relaxation, deep tissue massage treats areas of concentrated tension, and a massage with heated jade stones helps weigh down muscles prone to floating away.