A giant Buddha head greets every visitor to Sparadise La Brea, his wise eyes illuminated by flickering candlelight as a fountain babbles and simple greenery grows silently around him. This tranquil scene sets the mood for the entire spa, whose mission—much like the Buddha's—is to encourage visitors to reach a Zen-like state free from stress and physical pain.
The staff members work towards this goal with a slate of massage modalities and other relaxing treatments. Gentle Swedish strokes soothe surface tension with the help of warm almond, lemongrass, or eucalyptus massage oils, Thai yoga uses stretches, compressions, and gentle rocking to improve circulation and flexibility while also targeting acupressure points, and water-heated stones allow warmth to radiate and loosen taut muscles. With an emphasis on total-body relaxation, the Thai herbal foot spa includes a fragrant soak of herbs, oils, and teas that leaves the feet and legs as tension-free as a suspension bridge on the Moon.
Charli Taylor got her first taste of the instant gratification that comes with hair removal when as a 10-year-old, she was sent to her great-aunt Lucy's house to pluck the hairs off her chin. Today, she helps beautify clients through a variety of services including waxing, eyelash extensions, and facials.
For more than 15 years, the staff at Beauty From The Inside Out has made sure the business lives up to its name. From the inside, clients are rejuvenated with the aid of colon-hydrotherapy sessions that flush away toxins and impacted waste in the lower digestive tract, and detox baths for the hands and feet pull impurities from the skin's pores. And on the outside, technicians remove hairs from the skin with full-body waxing and facial threading. Smooth skin is also achieved with PerfectSense Paraffin, treatments, which hydrate hands and feet with a warm wax made with 11 vitamins including vitamin E and B12 nutrients.
This beige toned manicure/pedicure salon with its cushy massage spa chairs offers a relaxing atmosphere, in addition to excellent services. The nail technicians are friendly, hard-working and can be efficient for those that are in a rush. The salon is clean and the workers use sealed, sterilized tools. In addition to gels, french manicures and acrylic nails, Beauty Bar Los Angeles offers high quality polishes like OPI and Orly in a variety of colors. The add-ons are an additional charge, so it’s best to check the prices first. Although they take walk-ins, making an appointment ensures that clients get serviced when they want. There’s parking behind the building that they share with another business.
Wynn Nail Spa, a studio co-founded by New York entrepreneur Eric Wynn, does more than just manicures and pedicures. Its services, with packages such as Sierra Sunrise and Aspen Icemint, expand the pampering of hands and feet to include wraps, paraffin treatments, and scrubs. The nail spa itself, which was conceptualized by award-winning architectural firm AB Design Studio, uses modern lighting, stepped ceilings with blue accent walls, and R&B-singing cherubs to create a serene atmosphere.
Offering treatments that span 5,000 years of health care, the multitalented team at Dr. Midas Medical Group can alleviate ailments with everything from acupuncture, which originated in China five millennia ago, to modern laser technology. Their range of services also treats a wide variety of issues. The board-certified physicians and nurses can just as readily smooth wrinkles with Botox and other dermal fillers, as wield physique-contouring cold lasers, which liquefy fat in hard-to-tone areas. Meanwhile, acupuncturists insert their hair-thin needles into bodies at key points, addressing maladies such as infertility, unwanted weight, and blocked energy pathways. To complement the clinic’s noninvasive services, the staff also performs plastic-surgery treatments, which range from liposuction to face-lifts to setting broken Barbie arms.