The Art of You Holistic Center heals bodies with relaxing treatments performed both indoors and out. Classic facials and back treatments evict dirt from the skin, and massages?which range from deep tissue to Swedish?turn tense muscles into butter. The center also offers acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and only uses natural products that are free of parabens, sulfates, and poltergeists.
Energy healers and spiritual seekers converge at Liberate Emporium, a Los Feliz healing center with a Zen-like, meditative vibe. Specializing in energy cleansing and spiritual development, Liberate is a one-stop-shop on the road to enlightenment for locals and the greater L.A. holistic set, who head to the shiny Hillhurst Avenue location. The burnt orange storefront sells a dizzying array of new-aged wares, including dried sage, incense, assorted oils and a number of precious crystals – ironing out funky energy is Liberate’s specialty, after all. In addition to services like hypnotherapy, psychic readings and astrology charting, the shop also offers classes in spiritual development, Reiki, tarot reading and more.
A certified clinical hypnotherapist, Diane Brach treats a wide variety of symptoms and ailments during her powerful hypnotherapy treatments. Diane sees herself more as a guide than a therapist, working with her patients to discover the inner strength that lies within them.
Sogang Acupuncture & Massage's licensed acupuncturists Lisa Hyun Kim and Kevin Nam Kim keep bodies healthy and minds at ease with a menu of acupuncture treatments, massage, and herbal medicines. Needle-wielders treat patients on one of the clinic's plush-topped tables, aiming to balance the body's flow of chi by placing silicon-coated pins at targeted locations, manipulating therapeutic magnets, and flicking the reset button located midway up the spine. Therapists' multidisciplined hands can further heighten states of relaxation with shiatsu, Thai, deep-tissue, and Swedish massage techniques, or point the way to a selection of herbs and supplements that have soothed ailments for centuries.
The Humble Abode salon and spa feels like home?which is not surprising, as it's situated inside a cottage surrounded by greenery and beaming with natural light. And it's easy to make yourself at home there, too, because their menu's extensive selection of services could easily require a whole day's sojourn. Beauty treatments include lash tinting and six kinds of facials, such as lactic peels and microdermabrasion. The signature facial pampers each of the face's 55 muscles?a perfect complement to the luxuriating body treatments, including deep-tissue massage and reflexology.
Those looking for more internal therapy can seek out one of the three chiropractic doctors, who aim to treat anything from sports injuries to spinal dysfunction. The Humble Abode also has a certified hypnotherapist, Myke Zykoff, who addresses behavioral issues with hypnotherapy and the calming effects of meditation.
To help guests ease their pain through fitness, a team of instructors leads Pilates classes in both group and private sessions. The bending and stretching sessions take place in a sunny studio furnished with reformer machines and mats, which can double as beds if you just never want to leave.