Since opening its doors in 1984, Ma Maison De Beaute has devised a bevy of healing skin treatments designed to mend dermal issues both minor and severe. Eggshell-colored walls, furniture, and décor, illuminated by a sparkling chandelier and candlelit fireplace forge a luxurious atmosphere for spa services that range from relaxing pedicures to Velashape laser cellulite treatments, which use infrared light to recontour golf-ball-dimpled bodily surfaces to more closely resemble their smooth-talking ping-pong cousins. An expansive selection of skin products helps staffers tailor the six flavors of facial to suit each client's skin type, whereas artful waxing services remove unwanted fuzz and sculpt contoured, tidy brows.
In luxurious Oscars and Grammy gift-bags to the stars, it's not rare to find a certificate for one of Marc Edward's specialty facials. One of Hollywood's most sought-out aestheticians, Edward, in turn, seeks out the most opulent and effective skincare products to use in his facials, which he has perfected over a more-than-10-year career. In fact, he counts more than 4,000 celebrities and Los Angelenos as clients, and has performed nearly 35,000 facials since embarking on his career. At his self-named skincare clinic, he and his staff also dole out massages—Swedish, deep-tissue, pregnancy, sports, and shiatsu—that leave clients more relaxed than a cow at a vegan restaurant.
Trina Renea started out in L.A. as a singer in a punk band, later taking a more peaceful turn into the skincare and spa world. Having amassed more than 15 years of experience in the health and beauty industries, today she's the owner of Facial Bungalow. To best help her clients, she specializes in anti-aging facials and treatments that fight acne, rather than just encouraging it to move to the back of your head. She dabbles in cosmetic chemistry too, collaborating with experts on her product line, Trina Renea Skincare.
The licensed doctor of chiropractic at Unity Holistic Health & Medical Center ensures bodies remain in fine fettle with skeleton-aligning examinations and tension-busting massages. Visits kick off with a 15-minute chiropractic assessment in which skilled hands examine spines for signs of pain-causing misaligned vertebrae and werefish-indicating dorsal fins. After diagnosing backbones and recommending a course of treatment for kinked-up spinal columns, doctors usher clients into relaxing massage rooms where skilled therapists turn nimble fingers on muscle-bound stress. Guests choose from modalities such as energy-stimulating shiatsu, knot untying deep-tissue, and relaxing Swedish massage. Regardless of chosen style, the soothing rub assuages anxiety, opens blood flow, and relieves pain brought on from playing leapfrog with sumo wrestlers.
Nectar’s Mobile Spa’s relaxation masters travel to pamper clients in their homes or offices with all the necessary components of a soothing, relaxing environment in tow, complete with plush massage tables and flickering candles. Stressed shoulders unclench during a jet-lag relaxation treatment as warm compresses hydrate skin parched from high-altitude jaunts or vacations on desert islands. A full-body massage then unfurls bunched-up ligaments, and a mini facial brightens visages with a youthful glow.
Evolve’s experienced practitioners are trained in the arts of acupuncture and massage therapy, tailoring each treatment based on the patient’s habits, diet, and emotions. The needles used for acupuncture are completely sterile and so small that all you’ll feel is a tingling as the tip makes contact with your Qi. Click here to see what acupuncture can do for you and pit its benefits against the benefits of a relaxing massage in a relaxation cage match.