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.
In his early days as a massage therapist, Sean Struxness was struck by the stark contrasts in quality between high-end and low-end spas, noticing a large gap between the two. He founded The Massage Spot to fill that gap, partly because he no longer wanted to mow the gap's out-of-control grass. Though it forgoes the locker rooms and showers that full day spas may offer, Struxness's mini day spa doesn't skimp on the tranquil atmosphere, as it features flickering candles, soothing music, and a relaxing zen area. The service menu isn't lacking, either; The Massage Spot's team of professionals performs haircuts and deep conditionings, nine types of facials, spa pedicures with aromatherapy soaks, and Western and Eastern styles of massage therapy.
Green, flowering foliage and elegant stone and tile walls cultivate tranquility at CJ Grand Spa's Hermosa Beach facility. Patrons can gain 24 hours of access to the centers' saunas, hot and cold jacuzzis, clay rooms, ice rooms, salt rooms, and relaxation rooms with general admission, and then enhance a day of lounging with luxurious add-on spa treatments. Body-scrubbing sessions reveal fresh skin, and massages paired with stints in one or more of the saunas leave muscles as relaxed as a cat on a windowsill or a dog on a skateboard.
For 30 years, the experienced allure artists at Hermosa Nail Co. have conjured smooth skin, elegant appendages, and eye-catching countenances with the beauty industry's latest techniques. During 30-minute Brazilians, a tide of warm wax consumes rouge bristle to leave ladies' nether regions silky, clearing men's Amazon-like areas for an additional fee of $20−$25.
Inside Lisz Dom Salon, stylists trim strands and add striking color to hairdos as clients sip wine and eat hors d'oeuvres while seated in bold purple salon chairs. The multitalented staff also redresses fingertips with manicures, clears up complexions with facials, and bronzes bodies with airbrush tanning, eliminating the hassle of taking a trip to the beach or to the heart of the sun. The trained hands of a massage therapist sweep over stressed bodies during deep-tissue massages or acupressure sessions, lifting tension as they go.