Synergy by Claudio’s massage therapists plan treatments according to ancient Ayurvedic principles, combining natural therapeutic products and hot stones with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. The staff blends pure essential oils into solutions customized to solve clients’ physical aches and complex algebra homework. While oils hydrate exterior layers, holistic reflexology maneuvers aim to bolster internal health.
When its icy beauty isn't adding a tony touch to episodes of CSI, Blue Medi Spa spruces up the pages of publications from Allure to the Wall Street Journal. Blue's medical director, Dr. Daniel Yamini, has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and Dr. 90210.
Dr. Yamini's expertise stems from double board certification in plastic and general surgery, and he has performed more than 5,000 procedures during his career. He oversees Blue's nonsurgical services, which range from laser and body-contouring treatments to injectables and clinical facials that work better than taping prescription pads over the face.
As Dr. Yamini and his aestheticians tend to bodies, the spa's aquamarine light filters through translucent panels and reflects off of tiling. Stretched fabric and hanging shapes evoke the mobiles of Alexander Calder as space dividers create the feel of an art gallery on Pluto.
A long row of cushioned, black leather pedicure chairs outfitted with wood armrests and clear, punchbowl-like basins line the wall of Boudoir Nail & Spa. Lightly stained wood floors and multi-hued neon lighting accents give the salon a modern, perhaps even hip atmosphere in which to unwind with a beauty treatment. The salon also showcases a hint of the natural world with green plants that stretch to the ceiling, like a basketball player showing where he hides his tall pills. Boudoir's team performs services worthy of the elegant décor: massages, waxing, and facials take place in private rooms, as do permanent makeup applications.
Bangkok Thai Massage is a sanctuary of relaxation. Upon entering, guests walk down the dimly lit hallway to a private treatment room, part the gossamer curtains, and snug into cozy massage beds. In each of the gilded rooms, the therapists set to work, easing tension from muscles with an array of massage modalities. During the signature Thai massage, they call upon their hands, knees, elbows, feet, and telekinetic abilities to deeply relieve pressure and ease limbs into yoga-style stretches. They also soothe aches with the gentle kneads of Swedish massage, and the more intense ministrations of deep-tissue massage.
For more than 30 years, the spa specialists at Massage Masters have been succeeding in sinking stress, rejuvenating skin, and making customers feel as cool as a sliced eyelid-covering cucumber. Upon entering the clean facility, patrons will have access to the spa facilities, including the warm spa shower and the complimentary swaddling of robe and slippers. Should the mini facial win the coin toss, an experienced aesthetician will carefully lay down your upper frontispiece and perform a nurturing cleanse of soiled pores. Come away with a rejuvenated complexion that emits a warm glow, which may or may not disorient passing moths.
Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.
The aestheticians at Skin Body Lounge, deemed Best Day Spa by the 2011 LA Hotlist, aim to even skin tones, mitigate blemishes, and evict unsightly fuzz with noninvasive skincare and hair-removal services. During full-face photo-rejuvenation, nonablative lasers emit concentrated light to target specific skin pigments—including dark spots left over from acne scarring or convincing dalmatian costumes—stimulating collagen and oxygen production to destroy unwanted bacteria and leave skin radiant. Pulsed-light hair removal, Epilar biochemical solutions, and waxing services strip wayward strands. Those looking to lose inches and smooth cellulite can enlist treatments such as detoxifying body wraps and electronic muscle stimulation. Results-oriented facials are customized to the unique needs of each visage, and microdermabrasion sloughs away dead cells to improve skin tone and texture. Airbrush tanning and makeup services get clients suited up for an evening out more effectively than wearing a cutout of the Hulk's face.
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