Balanced Bodyworks LA caters to active clients of all types?yogis, runners, cyclists, dancers?but they have one singular goal: to increase performance. Whether clients are recovering from an injury, prepping for a marathon, or learning how to buckle a heavyweight championship belt, the staff here uses sports and medical massage to instill in their clients the physical aptitude necessary to compete and succeed.
The certified therapists target pain and spur injury recovery with orthopedic sports massages, which use techniques such as manipulation and soft tissue movement to improves range of motion and overall performance. They also perform medical and therapeutic massage, each one its own unique brand of restorative bodywork. Balanced Bodyworks LA is also affiliated with acupuncturists, fitness instructors, and healing practitioners, all qualified and intent on further helping athletes prepare for their passions.
Belle Visage's co-owners, Tina K and Inez Dunst, first met because of vampires. At the time,Tina was the spa's sole owner, powered by a passion for natural skincare that prompted her to get her aesthetician's license before graduating high school. Inez, meanwhile, was a regular, stopping by often for facials with her actress daughter, Kirsten Dunst. Kirsten needed them to revive her skin after hours in the makeup chair for Interview with a Vampire, which she starred in alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
A lot has changed in the more than 10 years since then. Kirsten no longer needs her mom's supervision, and Tina and Inez have become fast friends and business partners. One thing has stayed the same, though, besides vampire's popularity: the spa's star-quality facials. Their most popular one, the Diamond File facial, gently removes the face's dead outer layer of skin, with a file equally effective on sensitive skin and thicker skin types, such as bulletproof skin. As it works, the file helps to break up acne scarring, minimize sunspots, and smooth away fine lines.
Ticia Lea has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to making others feel good, whether as a massage therapist, certified natural make-up artist, an aesthetician, or an herbal nutrition practitioner. She’s trained up and down the West Coast, plying her trade at such posh locales as the Beverly Hilton. After a summer spent demonstrating the benefits of organic skincare lines in Colorado, Ticia returned to California and performs a wide range of services including several different type of modalities such as hot-stone massage therapy, microdermabrasion, and eyelash-extension application.
Signature Service: Sparagon signature massage
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking garage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: We validate two hours of free parking for our guests.
Sparagon Massage's therapists like to lend their clients a helping hand?or two. They run their little retreat from the world in the midst of Studio City. Inside, though, the hustle of and bustle of the neighborhood ceases, and the therapists' work begins. They perform a variety of massage styles, including staples such as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and reflexology. They also have a few specialties, such as Thai massage or Thai yoga, a series of assisted stretches that limber up the body, relieve tension, and bring you a few inches closer to transforming into a swan.
As its name implies, Kalologie Spa 360 takes a full-circle approach to aesthetics, offering massages as well as body-care and skincare services. The spa's massage therapists use half a dozen massage modalities to soothe sore muscles. Airbrush spray tans and waxes, which use specially formulated hard or soft wax, leave physiques smooth and golden. In addition, the spa's aestheticians use the Kalologie line of skincare products to administer a host of facials and peels, which clear skin of dirt, bacteria, and glitter left over from your last middle-school dance.
California native Jania Foxworth's massage education took her all the way to South America, where she fine-tuned techniques such Swedish strokes and Thai bodywork under the guidance of highly trained muscle menders. This was a magnificent stepping stone. Now, Foxworth's client roster includes athletes, actors, and even notable celebs––The Office's Angela Kinsey and Glee's Heather Morris, to name a few. While enjoying a therapeutic massage, guests may request sumptuous add-ons such as an exfoliating foot scrub or soothing aromatherapy.