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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.

5909 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The therapists at Blue Diamond Spa render skincare services, massage therapy, and energy healing. From facials and micropeels to seaweed treatments and body waxing, experienced skincare specialists remove dead skin cells from surfaces and dirt from pores with products from Dermalogica and Jane Iredale. Massage therapists knead out tension and help prevent injury by applying various degrees of pressure, like parents trying to get a perfect child to eat dessert for once. Alternate therapies treat more stubborn imperfections with plastic surgery and Zerona laser treatments that help patients lose weight. Their energy healing, meanwhile, can relieve chronic pain and fatigue. Blue Diamond Spa offers beauty injectables such as Botox and fillers, as well as Carboxy. In addition, there are two Ayurvedic-medicine practitioners on the staff.

8622 S Sepulveda Blvd.
Westchester,
CA
US

The beauty specialists at Ten One Nail Spa know that glamour is a pleasure at any age. In this spirit, they provide a kids' menu for mini fashionistas that includes mani-pedis, polish changes, and french manicures. They provide the same services for adults, supersizing sessions with deluxe enhancements such as hot-towel wraps, salt scrubs, and hand and foot massages that alleviate pain. The hands-on crew also softens skin with waxing sessions and moisturizing care for clients who?ve spent too much time in cold climates or the warm, balmy reaches of offshore oil rigs.

18643 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Mae's Skin and Body is the brainchild of licensed aesthetician Mae Land-Alfred. Mae turns to European beauty-and-relaxation techniques to complement products rich in collagen, oxygen, and marine botanicals. Each facial comes with an enzyme treatment to help slough off dead skin and nourish younger cells, and skin peels tone and brighten complexions more effectively than lighting a firework stuffed with moisturizer.

998 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

We are a full service chiropractic wellness and health optimization center. We detect and remove misalignments of the spine, called Subluxations. When needed we will take x-rays with our digital x-ray machine. We also complement our care with nutritional advice, massage and soft tissue work. Near Hollywood/Silver Lake.

240 N Virgil Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

While getting a manicure in L.A., screenwriter Michael Elliot scanned the room to realize there was only one other male in the salon. The two struck up a conversation about how uncomfortable they felt, and when Elliot questioned other friends, it turned out they weren't the only men to feel out of place in a typical salon setting. So Elliot created a nail-service business where men could be men. His story was so captivating, it even caught the high of Fashionista, who recently profiled Elliot's venture.

Inside the oblong space, men ease into oversize leather chairs, sipping complimentary beverages and watching sports games or very special episodes of Maude on personal flatscreen TVs. As they lounge, experienced nail technicians massage their shoulders and buff their nails. All of the manicures (affectionately dubbed "MANicures") and pedicures include bonus services such as optional buff shine and callus removal.

8257 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles,
CA
US