Cedar Martyn has been practicing bodywork for more than a decade, though her passion for whole-body wellness dates back much further, to her childhood years. The daughter of a health-food-store owner, she always understood the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. But a growing interest in holistic and spiritual wellness added a new dimension to her practice?nine new dimensions, actually. According to the tenets of crystalline healing, the metaphysical healing performed at this center is a 12-dimensional practice and draws on a divine life force to heal the body cell by cell. Crystalline Healing Center provides a variety of services, such as heat therapy, detoxification, and soothing spa packages that include massage, aromatherapy, and relaxing teas.
From individual eyelashes to whole muscle groups, every part of the body gets pampered at Self Indulgence Spa. Earth tones and whimsical but staid floral designs lend the space a tranquil atmosphere that extends into the private treatment rooms. Facials, waxing treatments, and a variety of massage modalities comprise much of the service menu, and staff tailors each of the treatments to individual clients. Indulgence even offers a mobile spa service, with aestheticians and therapists visiting clients' homes.
When Edan Ezer was a boy growing up in Israel, he was so committed to becoming a barber that he left school at 16 to train at a local salon. When he was 18, he joined the Israeli Army and became popular for cutting hair at the army base and styling it with the downdraft of a helicopter. He eventually moved to Los Angeles to work alongside some of the best stylists in the world at high-end salons across Beverly Hills.
Since 2006 Edan has operated his own high-end salon, where he and his team work to pamper, relax, and rejuvenate clients. Stylists massage scalps and snip split ends before creating a sleek blowout that can last for days. For longer-lasting results, they straighten hair with Brazilian keratin treatments, which reduce frizz for months. Another popular Brazilian at the salon is its aesthetician, who removes hair with 100% pure honey and who brightens complexions with facials using natural skincare products.
At Spa at InterContinental LA, clients' relaxation begins before their treatments and continues long after they have finished. The spa invites them to arrive early for appointments to take advantage of the sumptuous facilities.
Specialists float about the softly lit rooms, performing replenishing facials, relaxing massages, and luxurious manicures and pedicures. The spa technicians specialize in body rituals, comprehensive treatments that combine Oriental, Arabian, and Moroccan techniques to foster relaxation and awaken the body's restorative powers. They begin each ritual with a cleansing, exfoliation, and massage, and then follow with services such as smoothing coconut scrubs or Japanese body cleanses.
Don’t be deterred by the weathered red awning, the ancient intercom at the entrance or the beat-up exterior of the building: Thai Aroma Spa is a favorite for West Los Angeles residents looking for an affordable Thai massage. Clients of the Westwood Boulevard spa can enjoy an hour-long rubdown treatment by trained staffers that incorporates both Thai and Swedish techniques. There are also different special offers for in-the-know locals, such as early bird discounts for morning and lunchtime appointments and a frequent customer VIP card which tracks the number of massages purchased and, eventually, can grant a client a free visit. Treatment rooms themselves are spare, but with the focus on the work itself, Thai Aroma Spa doesn’t leave much to complain about – especially after a relaxing session with one of their masseuses.
Popular services at the full-service Allure Hair & Body Salon range from haircuts and facials to waxing and threading services for removing unwanted hair. The staff also dispenses their skills with special packages for brides on their wedding day that includes makeup applications, mani-pedis, and brow tints to match their wedding dress.