Based on its name, it's not surprising that the massage therapists at Kittima Thai Massage are experts in Thai massage, a bodywork system that combines assisted stretching with Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to ease chronic tension. They offer 60- and 90-minute massage sessions and may combine their speciality with other modalities. In addition to Thai massages, they also offer prenatal, aromatherapy, and hot-stone massages.
In spite of all that skin, massage therapist Brandy Sims can tell which muscles are harboring tensions. Her deep understanding of human musculature—along with more than a decade of experience—helps her root out muscle knots with firm strokes and relieve stress with head-to-toe massages. She pays particular attention to problem areas during each of her signature ashiatsu, deep-tissue, and chair massages, achieving a hurt-so-good feeling while staying comfortably behind her clients’ threshold for pain.
At Planet Massage Hollywood, experienced certified massage therapists tailor their massages to their customers' individual needs. They specialize in therapeutic bodywork such as deep-tissue, Swedish, and sports massage as they work to evict pains, aches, and stress from bodies and muscles.
As its name implies, Relax House Massage pampers guests with muscle-soothing treatments. Skilled therapists tackle knots with gliding Swedish strokes, heated stones, or the gentle stretching of a Thai massage. A licensed cosmetologist is also on hand to beautify exteriors with facials and waxing services.
Valley Bliss offers a range of massage modalities including deep tissue, Swedish, and circulatory, to catalyze the body's natural healing capacities. In addition to therapeutic bodywork sessions, Valley Bliss services restore skin to a balanced, healthy state, whether through purifying pores with manual cleansing or promoting exfoliation with botanical peels. The studio's experienced beauty pros operate within a space that eliminates distractions and promotes serenity by eschewing decorations and chatty waterfalls in favor of bare, whitewashed walls and hardwood floors.
LA Bliss Spa's staff soothe tired skin and frayed nerves by providing a friendly environment where clients can let go of every concern except their need for pampering. Skilled aestheticians perfect skin with a menu of facials that includes custom exfoliation and pore-cleaning variations. Facials use products that diminish signs of aging such as lines and pigmentation in shades not in compliance with the official human color wheel. To purge the body of stress, the spa offers a number of different massage styles, as well as mud wraps and detoxifying body scrubs that are designed to provide unique results. Massage therapists unfurl tension and nourish frames with soothing oils while skin care professionals at the spa use Dermalogica products. Therapists also utilize the healing properties of heated stones to relieve muscle discomfort and release endorphins back into the wild.