Tao of Venus Wellness Center owner Beth Meneley draws on her master's degree in oriental medicine and a passion for healing to protect and mend patients' physiques through a diverse range of holistic therapies. Trained acupuncturists and chiropractors work to realign the body through time-honored methods, and seasoned massage therapists ease pain with a tailored blend of six tension-melting modalities. Thermography specialists boast the ability to detect cancer without the use of radiation through thermal imaging, which aims to find harmful cells through the naturally occurring heat of their weekly bake-offs. Before and after appointments, patients sip steaming cups of tea in an intimate relaxation room dotted with leafy plants, Eastern totems, and modern furnishings.
Nestled inside the Bonaventure Hotel, experienced masseuses maintain 10,000 square feet of pure serenity spread across 11 treatment rooms. Cordoned off into sections for men and women, the facility flaunts amenities such as hydro-jet showers with seven pulsing showerheads and saunas fogged with soothing vapor instead of fog machines stolen from middle-school dances. Bonaventure Club plucks massage techniques from all over the globe, including Thailand where therapists stretch frames with their hands, knees, and feet to amplify the client's flexibility and energy. Pre- or post-treament, clients can unwind in a relaxation lounge stocked with Perrier water, jasmine-rose tea, and snacks, while flipping through magazines or watching a big-screen TV.
At SlimXpress, scores of health professionals work to develop personalized weight-loss plans and bolster clients' personal fitness. Staff members analyze clients' health and physique goals, using results from an FDA-approved ultrasound system to draft a personalized plan. Through formulated injections, nutrition plans, and miniature campfires, waist whittlers are primed to reach ketosis, a bodily state resulting in natural metabolic fat burning. Each program and treatment employs knowledge grounded in science to ensure healthy weight loss.
Wi Spa, a Korean spa, oozes lavishness. The staff greets guests with a shirt, key, and towel before leading them into gender-segregated floors, where clothes are forbidden when using the heated or cooled tubs, dry and steam saunas, and beauty and grooming stations for each sex. A coed floor unites the two, named the jimjilbang, which boasts a restaurant, signature saunas, and access to an open-air patio on the roof. Since the spa's open 24 hours a day, visitors can stop by one of the sleeping areas to nap, and complimentary WiFi lets guests Instagram pictures of their feet in water. Spa professionals are also on hand to provide services such as acupressure and massage, body treatments, and skincare, as well as mani-pedis and facials.
At Sun Spa traditional UV beds and automated spray booths deliver bronzed glows. The spa's friendly consultants help clients choose the right equipment for their skin type, whether they are experienced sunbathers or coming out of hibernation for the first time in 10 years. To complement tanning services, the studio slims bodies with infrared body wraps and fights fine lines and age spots with UV-free red-light facials.
The Sweat Shop LA's owners Shamina and Julian Ledesma love to make people sweat. It means they're burning calories, strengthening their cardiovascular systems, detoxifying their bodies, and enjoying the shop?s eco-certified cedar infrared saunas. The center?s saunas speed up metabolism, clear the mind, and enhance complexions in as little as 30 minutes. Post-heat, clients can welcome a bracing rush of water from the saunas? filtered showers, which come stocked with organic products, towels, and water.
To extend relaxation past the sauna doors, Shamina and Julian enlist the help of Alexis Lovemonster and Anna McNiven, two women with degrees or licensing in such treatments as massage, acupuncture, reiki, and traditional Chinese medicine. The pair improves health and alleviates chronic pain with massage services, cupping, and acupuncture. The center also offers vitamin injections and ultrasonic laser body-contouring treatments that break down fat cells and tighten skin.