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.
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.
For Dr. Jacques Bendavid, health begins in the backbone. That's because the spine serves as the primary transport of information to and from the brain. When this communication becomes blocked by a pinched nerve or slipped disc, the organs can't operate as they should. To rectify these situations, Dr. Bendavid shimmies vertebrae into healthier positions with gentle noninvasive adjustments. Looking at adjacent nerves, he also can reroute the body's healing energies with acupuncture treatments.
Based on its name, it's not surprising that the massage therapists at Kittima Thai Massage are experts in Thai massage, a bodywork system that combines assisted stretching with Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to ease chronic tension. They offer 60- and 90-minute massage sessions and may combine their speciality with other modalities. In addition to Thai massages, they also offer prenatal, aromatherapy, and hot-stone massages.
As its name implies, Relax House Massage pampers guests with muscle-soothing treatments. Skilled therapists tackle knots with gliding Swedish strokes, heated stones, or the gentle stretching of a Thai massage. A licensed cosmetologist is also on hand to beautify exteriors with facials and waxing services.
The Humble Abode salon and spa feels like home?which is not surprising, as it's situated inside a cottage surrounded by greenery and beaming with natural light. And it's easy to make yourself at home there, too, because their menu's extensive selection of services could easily require a whole day's sojourn. Beauty treatments include lash tinting and six kinds of facials, such as lactic peels and microdermabrasion. The signature facial pampers each of the face's 55 muscles?a perfect complement to the luxuriating body treatments, including deep-tissue massage and reflexology.
Those looking for more internal therapy can seek out one of the three chiropractic doctors, who aim to treat anything from sports injuries to spinal dysfunction. The Humble Abode also has a certified hypnotherapist, Myke Zykoff, who addresses behavioral issues with hypnotherapy and the calming effects of meditation.
To help guests ease their pain through fitness, a team of instructors leads Pilates classes in both group and private sessions. The bending and stretching sessions take place in a sunny studio furnished with reformer machines and mats, which can double as beds if you just never want to leave.