Amid the bustle of a high-traffic shopping center, you might not expect to find an oasis of calm. Fortunately, the massage therapists at Silver Sand Spa & Massage are all about defying expectations. They?ve carved out a cozy niche in just such an environment, where they tend a studio filled with spa music, flickering candles, and fragrant aromatherapy oils. Upon arrival, clients leave the stress of the world behind and sip water and tea while centering themselves before treatments. Inside private rooms for couples or individuals, massage therapists knead tension from muscles using Thai, Swedish, hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Thai-Swedish-combination massages. They also tend to bodies? surface concerns, exfoliating skin with aromatherapy body scrubs.
Light filters in through the peach-colored curtains that flutter in front of Honey Clouds SPA & Salon's floor-to-ceiling windows. Chandeliers and white-leather couches adorn the spa, where aestheticians and therapists pamper guests with facials for every skin type and therapeutic massages. Across the facility in the salon, specialists use new techniques, such as hot-scissor haircuts to fight split ends.
The skin professionals at Your Skin & I take care to pamper guests with an array of skin-soothing services. They cleanse and hydrate faces with treatments that range from 45-minute Stress Solution facials to skin-resurfacing microdermabrasions. In addition to staving off acne and minimizing wrinkles, the aestheticians also wax a variety of body parts for slip ‘n’ slide tournament–winning smoothness.
Seven's Spa Sanctuary & Salon's throngs of aestheticians and stylists coddle skin and whisk away split ends in soothing spa treatments. Stylists step in to refurbish outdated 'dos with deftly wielded shears, whereas aestheticians keep skin smooth with waxing, facials, and Botox treatments. The multidisciplinary staff comes together in daylong packages that combine a full slate of traditional spa services, including facials, massages, haircuts, ghost hunting, and manicures.
Customers can don a dashing dermis and acquire a pigment of their imagination with the aid of Urban Sun Tan Spa’s high-tech equipment. Avoid the sun’s burny kisses with 10 20-minute sessions inside the soothing confines of a Sunstar UV bed ($7.95 each), which features 32 body lamps and a full-body cooling system. Or soak up a melanin marinade while getting basted with two VersaBronze sunless spray treatments ($19.95 each). Boasting an open design and a built-in blow dryer, VersaBronze gives skin a tropical punch while hydrating and smoothing bodies in less than 60 seconds. Additionally, a knowledgeable staff provides visitors with helpful pointers and ensures they don’t emerge from their session sporting a camouflage pattern.
Massages are supposed to be relaxing, and the massage treatments at Valley Cellulite and Therapeutic Massage live up to that expectation. But they also have another purpose: freeing bodies from embarrassing cellulite. During cellulite massages, certified massage therapists apply targeted pressure to problem areas, breaking down pockets of subdermal tissue and releasing toxins. The result is skin that looks sleeker and smoother. Although the cellulite massages are a specialty at this Granada Hills practice, they’re not the only specialty: clients can also opt for deep-tissue or sports massages.