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.
With more than 10 years of beauty-industry experience, massage therapist and aesthetician Christine Rasmussen knows aesthetic treatments inside and out. And at her beauty haven, Skin, she requires that her staff does, too. Together, the knowledgeable team of certified technicians creates a welcoming space where they personalize each skincare and body service. Aestheticians reach for skin-type specific Ayur-Medic and Dermalogica products to enhance the cleansing effects of facial or the exfoliating impact of a chemical peel or diamond microdermabrasion. This same attention to detail can be found during customized body treatments, which range from trigger-point therapy and lomilomi massages to a detoxifying body scrub made with sea salt or a sugar mixture infused with fruit, chocolate, and coffee ingredients.
Skin's dedicated team also provides mobile spa treatments and spa parties, both of which can be performed in the comfort of the client's home, office, or giant, walk-in makeup compact.
Chella Brow Bar’s experts use a keen eye and steady hand to form clients’ brows into perfect arches that shape facial features. A coat of wax removes unwanted strands that stray from the perfect brow line. The experts also wax unwanted fuzz on upper lips and cheeks. To fully refresh faces, clients can rejuvenate the skin during facials.
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Calling upon 22 years of experience as a MAC makeup artist and lash technician, Lydia Blaakman coaxes the potential out of latent beauty with eyelash extensions and makeup applications. Whether adding volume to winks or bringing color to the faces of wedding parties, Blaakman augments her eye for artistry with sure-handed experience and a dedication to customer happiness. She believes that bodies should be beautiful on the inside as well, a motto that she follows daily during her work as a certified dealer of Xango’s mangosteen products. As a Glimpse Skin Care consultant and trainer, Blaakman plies skin with nontoxic cosmetic compounds derived from the versatile Asian fruit, which became the cosmetic produce of choice when it was discovered that all cucumbers contain trace amounts of asbestos.
Deborah Hammons is a certified massage therapist and certified fitness instructor with more than 12 years of experience in the field. She counts it a blessing to work closely with clients on their individual goals—everything from stress management to injury rehabilitation. Clients can request flowing Swedish strokes to promote circulation, as well as trigger-point or hot-stone therapy for more focused healing. Deborah also specializes in auriculotherapy—a noninvasive form of external ear stimulation that aims to sideline addictive behaviors and aid with ailments such as asthma, hypertension, and third-degree sunburns.
Licensed massage therapist Weena Octaviano understands that true relaxation can take place only when the mind and body relax together. During her 17-year career, she has come to specialize in somatic-massage techniques, which incorporate deep-tissue massage with meditation-like breathing exercises. The combination is designed to help clients heighten their body awareness, let their minds go, and allow suppressed thoughts to bubble to the surface where they can resolve themselves in a pillow-throwing battle royale. Shortly thereafter, muscles follow suit, unwinding in ways everyday life typically prohibits.