Happy, healthy, and satisfied clients are the goal at Body Connections Spa, which offers a trio of services all designed to meet that aim. Therapists and aestheticians on staff specialize in massage therapy, detoxifying LED therapy, and customized, organic spray tans made from free-range sunbeams. The LED therapy takes place in a futuristic-looking chamber called the SlimLine Oxygen Pod, which envelops you in aromatherapy and pure oxygen while lights work to relieve pain, torch calories, and remove toxins.
Belinda Gonzales, an energy worker and licensed massage therapist, combines therapies from different cultures to guide bodies toward total relaxation at Peaceful Retreat Therapeutic Massage. She offers modalities such as anxiety-relieving Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also performs thai massage, which incorporates yoga-influenced stretches and gentle rocking—like when Mick Jagger quietly sang “Happy” to a restless Keith Richards and his teddy bear. Belinda can further melt away mental stress with aromatherapeutic oils; during reiki therapy, she directs energy toward acupuncture points to balance the energy levels.
Having trained at Healing Hands Institute in Westwood, the licensed and nationally certified bodywork pro at Signature-Massage LLC uses a variety of modalities to drive stress and pain from muscles. Traditional Swedish massages employ gentle kneading to improve circulation and ease aches, whereas deep-tissue massages take a firmer approach. Heated basalt rocks melt tension and fry eggs during hot-stone massages, and essential oils elevate moods during aromatherapy massages.
Aiming to be a one-stop shop for beauty, the staff at Georgie Girls has created a salon that proffers both hair and body treatments. Stylists tend to locks with face-framing haircuts and coloring treatments, including several options for custom highlights. The spa section features massages and skin treatments including Swedish massages and facials, after which clients stroll out the doors looking like they went diving for coins in the fountain of youth.
The licensed massage therapists at Harmony Within Massage Therapy aim to reduce pain and improve range of motion with a number of massage modalities that include classic Swedish massage, sports massage, reflexology, or four-handed massage work. Reiki aims to channel energy, bringing balance and harmony to the body. Meanwhile, the Isabell Gatto Method (IGM) of therapeutic acupressure uses the therapist?s fingertips to apply pressure to 50 specific points on the body, opening blocked energy pathways. Two private massage rooms provide a tranquil setting as candles flicker and warmth streams from a heated massage table equipped with a blanket, and heated neck and eye pillows.
The soft warmth of a terry-cloth robe sashaying across the shins. The gentle pressure of a complimentary scalp rub during a honey-oatmeal or peppermint body wrap. The Mezzaluna Day Spa experience is all about the little things, so the house aestheticians ensure bodies luxuriate from head to toe-tip. After promoting circulation with a Mezzaluna signature stone massage, patrons can recondition mugs with Dermalogica products, de-fuzz under the practiced wrist flicks of a waxing guru, or utilize a steam room or private shower to fog up the face of a clownish magic mirror.