Just walking distance from the Long Beach Convention Center lies a 2,000-square-foot oasis and two-time MyFoxLA Hot List winner. The historic downtown building houses four separate treatment rooms where aestheticians and massage therapists perform a variety of facials, massages, scrubs, wraps, and manicures. Their menu of international therapies borrows seaweed mud and traditions from France, Italy, India, and the Middle East, and their medical facials are performed under the direction of a board-certified dermatologist. In addition to individual clients who arrive solo for a day of pampering, La Dolce Vita invites groups celebrating birthdays, wedding days, and spa-appreciation days.
Committed to holistic unity and relaxation, the professional staff at Everyday Zen Relaxation Studio fuses a soothing, intimate environment and trained techniques to carry the corpus to tension-free rapture. Cozy up to a warm cup of fair-trade Rishi tea in the lounge until one of the friendly staff members welcomes you to his or her bliss chamber for a thoroughly therapeutic deep-tissue massage. During a 60-minute treatment, the mitten fillers of a master therapist will skate smooth circles and figure eights on the surface of your back, boosting circulation, oxygenating muscles, and promoting peacefulness. The comprehensive Zen package combines organic products and body-buffing techniques from a variety of disciplines and healing modalities, including Reiki & Chakra balancing, reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stones, and pressure-point therapy.
At Indulgence Day & Med Spa, epidermal epicureans will delight in lavish treatments that buff, burnish, and beautify the body's barrier. The laser spray tan delivers a moisturizing, vitamin-infused solution to provide a smooth, even tan, while the inch-reduction/detox wrap bundles bodies for 90 minutes in warm aloe-soaked linens, breaking down and luring out toxins. Indulgence will also apply a 10% discount to an array of other specific services for Groupon customers, but customers must book the service in the same visit the Groupon is used, and vote in a poll regarding whether or not robots dream.
The warm and friendly aestheticians at Ambiance know skin like the back of their own skin-covered hands. The staff uses natural and organic skin products, so your skin will shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, except not liquid, not transparent, and not flamey. Each customized facial targets your individual skin problems to restore balance and beauty to your face. The 60-minute signature facial begins with a warm aromatic compress before gracing the pores with a gentle deep-cleansing scrub. The treatment continues with an anti-wrinkle exfoliation and an enzyme peel to stimulate the skin and aid in cell rejuvenation. An anti-inflammatory plant-extract application finishes your facial, calming the surface of the skin and leaving it purified, unblemished, and ready to be featured in your profile picture.
Featured on the Bravo television show Tabatha's Salon Takeover, the staff at The Loft consults with clients to provide face-flattering precision cuts and coloring, as well as rejuvenating spa services. Amicably part with split ends with a customized haircut (women's $45–$55, men's $25–$35), put muscles back in their proper appendages with a muscle-moving massage ($45 for 30 minutes), or allow their waxologists to preen and primp brow mustaches ($15) by purchasing up to three of today's beautifying Groupon.
Bliss on Broadway Spa & Boutique's beautifying services are half high-tech, half back to basics. The spa shows off its innovative side with LED light therapy and microcurrent face-lifts, which prompt cell regeneration without abrasion or tissue damage. An entire produce stand's worth of natural ingredients infuse classic beauty services, from the sweet-smelling banana acids that soften skin in a facial peel to the kelp-infused seawater bath that relaxes feet and makes them less scared of the ocean in spa pedicures.
The latter take place from cushy thrones made private by gauzy white curtains. The rest of the spa's decor balances clean minimalism with an earth-mama aesthetic, with white-painted branches spiraling from a vase and panels of soft fabric hanging from the walls.