As its name implies, Relax House Massage pampers guests with muscle-soothing treatments. Skilled therapists tackle knots with gliding Swedish strokes, heated stones, or the gentle stretching of a Thai massage. A licensed cosmetologist is also on hand to beautify exteriors with facials and waxing services.
The Humble Abode salon and spa feels like home—which is not surprising, as it's situated inside a cottage surrounded by greenery and beaming with natural light. And it's easy to make yourself at home there, too, because their menu's extensive selection of services could easily require a whole day's sojourn. Beauty treatments include lash tinting and six kinds of facials, such as lactic peels and microdermabrasion. The signature facial pampers each of the face's 55 muscles—a perfect complement to the luxuriating body treatments, including deep-tissue massage and reflexology.
Those looking for more internal therapy can seek out one of the three chiropractic doctors, who aim to treat anything from sports injuries to spinal dysfunction. The Humble Abode also has a certified hypnotherapist, Myke Zykoff, who addresses behavioral issues with hypnotherapy and the calming effects of meditation.
To help guests ease their pain through fitness, a team of instructors leads Pilates classes in both group and private sessions. The bending and stretching sessions take place in a sunny studio furnished with reformer machines and mats, which can double as beds if you just never want to leave.
Trina Renea started out in L.A. as a singer in a punk band, later taking a more peaceful turn into the skincare and spa world. Having amassed more than 15 years of experience in the health and beauty industries, today she's the owner of Facial Bungalow. To best help her clients, she specializes in anti-aging facials and treatments that fight acne, rather than just encouraging it to move to the back of your head. She dabbles in cosmetic chemistry too, collaborating with experts on her product line, Trina Renea Skincare.
From a luxurious, marble-heavy refuge nestled in the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, the illustrious team at Argyle Salon & Spa pamper every guest like their high-profile celebrity clientele, earning mention in magazines such as Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, and Los Angeles magazine. Hands calibrate each muscle-melting massage so that each ounce of pressure addresses individual needs. An extra 30 minutes of suite access included with the massage package encourages patrons to spend time soaking in a sea-salt bath, lingering under a hot shower, or boiling 10 3-minute eggs. Luxuriaters then retire to the baths to sink into an indulgent, moisturizing milk bath enriched with almond oil and vanilla accents, and steep themselves in the spa's hammam, a low, steam-heated pod that can help open up pores and detoxify the corporeal form. A stint in the traditional Turkish treatment bolsters the facial package, which inspires cellular renewal in sun-damaged, dull-seeming skin. Crafted with Arcona products, the soothing facial incorporates a peel that cleanses and activates skin with organic fruit enzymes, restoring balance and coaxing out pore-blocking pygmy marmosets with a fresh botanical bouquet.
Kima Holmes firmly believes that in this hectic world, massage and other holistic treatments are not luxuries, but necessities—an ideology that has been forged during 14 years as a licensed massage therapist. In the comfort of her private studio, Kima provides solace from aches with therapeutic massage modalities such as flowing Swedish strokes and firm, deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also draw on Kima's four years of experience as a hypnotherapist to help achieve personal goals such as giving up smoking, losing weight, or getting "Bohemian Rhapsody" out of their head.
California native Jania Foxworth's massage education took her all the way to South America, where she fine-tuned techniques such Swedish strokes and Thai bodywork under the guidance of highly trained muscle menders. This was a magnificent stepping stone. Now, Foxworth's client roster includes athletes, actors, and even notable celebs––The Office's Angela Kinsey and Glee's Heather Morris, to name a few. While enjoying a therapeutic massage, guests may request sumptuous add-ons such as an exfoliating foot scrub or soothing aromatherapy.