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.
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.
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.
Illuminated scenes of paradise hang on the wall in NuZen Spa?s manicure station, inviting guests to daydream while technicians shape, buff, and paint their nails. Equally inviting are the pillows that accompany massage pedicure chairs for a deeply relaxing experience. In the spa?s private treatment rooms, Buddha statues atop wooden chests watch over guests as they recline during massages, facials, and body- and shadow-waxing services.
Sometimes you don't want to go to three establishments for a haircut, a massage, and a microdermabrasion. That's where Aza & Company Salon and Day Spa comes in. Inside the sun-drenched beautifying hot spot, patrons can enhance their appearances with new hairdos, refresh their skin with facials, de-stress with Swedish massages, and remove unwanted hair with full-body European waxing or laser services. After their pampering, they can peruse the on-trend accessories for sale, such as chunky necklaces and chandelier earrings.
Tamara Kane pampers the body's largest organ, the skin, with a wide range of rejuvenating treatments. From facials that exfoliate or reduce wrinkles to waxing and laser hair-removal sessions, all services performed on her treatment table account for the client's individual needs. Tamara uses top-quality products from ?minence, Nature Pure, and Jan Marini to wash away oils, treat acne, and frost sugar cookies.