Kristine Marcey began her career prepping models for the catwalk. As a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry, Kristine honed her craft to a photo-ready science. Once she moved to California in the mid-2000s, she decided it was time to build up her skill set, and she naturally looked to her canvas—the skin.
Now a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Kristine treats all visitors to KM Skin & Body Solutions to her carefully cultivated atmosphere of calm, with exotic aromas wafting through the air, the sound of water trickling over rocks, and soothing tea filling teacups. She pairs these tranquil touches with expert skincare services and massage therapy. Kristine addresses clients' concerns—from blemishes and sun spots to dryness and fine lines—with gentle, effective treatments including an exfoliating pumpkin-enzyme mask that works to fade away damage naturally.
From her serene body shop within Baxter’s Salon, Aggie's Body Repair's certified muscle mechanic, Agneta Kemmerer, revitalizes sluggish soul-carriages with soothing massage strokes born in her native Sweden. Flagging physiques reach maximum potentials amid white walls and cloud-dappled ceilings as Aggie tackles troublesome stresses with 90 minutes of flowing fingerwork, gliding over uptight dermises, kneading overextended sinews back into alignment, and tapping out Morse code exhortations to oxygen-hungry circulatory systems. After basking in the Swedish massage’s tension-taming powers, freshly rejuvenated patients can go about their daily lives with greater flexibility than gelatin-wrestling slinkies. Call in advance to book an appointment.
The staff at Soft Tissue Solutions renovates skinscapes with a form of therapy known as endermologie, a noninvasive treatment that aims to reduce excessive skin-folds and subdermal blubber. During any of the three options included in this deal, the endermologie zamboni vibrates and massages meddlesome areas to dissipate cellulite, stimulate face-tautening collagen, and shrink or eliminate scar tissue from C-sections, diabetes injections, and more. Cellulite removal melts away fat by stimulating lipolysis, and the noninvasive facelift employs the LPG Lift's gentle wand to metabolize facial cells, boost the production of collagen and elastin, and ease out wrinkles the way an oak tree eases out the carved initials of two star-crossed young lovers. Gnarled scars may be reduced or eliminated in scar-tissue therapy, which unpinches nerves and boosts circulation. Each of these options includes a 50% discount on the infrared sauna, where the recently kneaded simmer serenely, improve their immune systems, and vaporize worries about what color to paint the volcano.
A visit to Massage Heights is a vacation from the workaday worries of overbearing supervisors and unhelpful Pilates partners. During the 90-minute hot-stone massage, a skilled therapist strategically places smooth, toasty earth globules on areas of the back, warming muscles, encouraging circulation, and coaxing tension out from under its desk to frolic outside during your body's relaxing recess. While the heated stones work their wonders, aromatherapy massages nasal passages with special oils that transform the dull, boring atmosphere into a cloud of inhalable bliss. At the other end of your body, a natural sugar scrub exfoliates shoe-fillers before a final splash of peppermint oil delivers a cool sensation and candy-cane smell, making toes feel as if they’re being suckled by Christmas elves.
The staff at Body Sanctuary—and their counterparts at a sister location within the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel—strives to balance guests' outward physicality and inward harmony. They relax bodies with detoxifying wraps and perform massages ranging from zen shiatsu techniques to rhythmic lomi lomi sessions. The team employs Rhonda Allison products during anti-aging facials and OPI or China Glaze polish to beautify nails. The spa also offers services specifically for men, including a golfer's massage that makes it easier to lean over and replace a divot with a green business card.
To address internal turmoil, the wellness center provides chi-freeing acupuncture sessions, reflexology with a certified practitioner, and chakra and aura readings. Patrons can help themselves to tea and cookies at the refreshment bar as they admire stately pillars and statues reminiscent of ancient Roman style. The spa is located in The Water Court complex, which features a bridge over a picturesque outdoor waterfall and a tranquil pond surrounded by palm trees.