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.
In an interview with the Long Beach Herald, Aura at the Beach Salon & Spa's owner Christopher Guardino characterized his business as a dream come true. A native of Long Island's south shore, Guardino relishes the chance to combine his enthusiasm for hairstyling with his love for the beach. Along with cutting, coloring, and teaching hair how to read, Guardino uses his 17 years of styling experience to help cancer survivors to regain their looks and confidence—there's a private room in the salon for those who wear hairpieces. Aside from hair services, the salon and spa offers a variety of beauty and relaxation treatments, including makeup application, waxing, massage, and facials.
Vivo Salon is a busy, lively full-service hair enterprise that offers on-trend haircuts, color treatments, and blowouts. In this sleekly modern space with cushy leather chairs and electric-blue walls, clients can settle back in the styling chairs for treatments with KMS products and fanciful updos. With friendly stylists and a laid-back atmosphere, Vivo is the place for men and women to get a stylish new look without salon pretension.
Pod Laser Aesthetics' team of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners harnesses an arsenal of lasers to keep skin looking youthful. The gentle, noninvasive treatments reduce unwanted hair, smooth out wrinkles, and squash spider veins into oblivion. The staff also give these surface treatments subdermal support, employing quick injections of Botox or dermal fillers to beautify faces from the inside out. Before their appointments, patients can read the FAQ for answers to any questions about treatments or whether they need to bring their own scuba suit.