Kyle Walsh has built a career with his hands. He's provided massages for contestants in the Long Beach Quiksilver Pro Surfing Competition and professional boxers. On more average days, however, he uses the power of touch to heal people from all walks of life at Zen Zone Wellness, a quiet massage sanctuary nestled inside Bikram Yoga Long Beach. Basing his treatments in ancient medicine, he eases tension from muscles and restores balance of body and mind through oil-based Swedish massage, aromatherapy herbal massage, and deep-tissue sports massage.
True to their studio’s name, Body & Soul Massage Therapy’s therapists soothe all of the various human components with treatments that range from gentle Swedish strokes to more intense deep-tissue massages. While the scents of aromatherapy oils wash over the senses, therapists’ nimble fingers work to relieve pain caused by stress, sports injuries, and monster-truck accidents. Along with their standard 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages, the therapists offer couples massages, reflexology treatments for the feet, and add-ons such as heated stones.
The team of certified colon therapists at LB Wellness conjures the magic of the Angel of Water system to help clients cleanse and detoxify insides. After a 15-minute consultation, guests sit atop the Angel of Water bed and relax as warm H20 gently flows through the digestive system, flushing out waste, toxic bacteria, and long-forgotten ingested scarves from summers at magician camp. After the 30–40 minute treatment, clients may reap the rewards of a more hydrated and sanitary internal-combustion engine.
Earning accolades from the likes of Jezebel, Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique simplifies beauty routines with treatments that have long-lasting results. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara to create fuller lashes that flutter for up to eight weeks. With HD brows services, technicians use a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing techniques to shape brows before darkening them with a henna formula that lasts up to six weeks. In the nail salon, Perfect Match gel polish blends the long-lasting finish of a gel with the speedy application of a polish. These time-saving beauty services can be consolidated with Bedicures—in which clients rest atop a plush massage bed while receiving a manicure and pedicure in tandem with their choice of facial service.
Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft also tends to the health of eyes inside the Lash & Brow Hospital, where a certified lashologist removes eyelash extensions, performs lash and brow treatments for cancer patients and helps eyes recover from misdirected wet willies.
Mother-daughter team Claudia and Gabrielle dreamed up Frasada Salon & Day Spa. The multi-level salon and spa they’ve since brought to life houses private rooms, where clients can relax in the warm, tangoing light of candles during massages and more than a dozen types of facials. A curved staircase leads guests to the second floor salon, where they relax in oversized pedicure chairs while getting their toes ready for sandal season or bubble-wrap-stomping season. Long glass shelves brim with products from brands such as Goldwell and Unite and frame sun-filled rooms with angel statues, idyllic murals, and potted plants.