At age 18, Dr. Sean Price of ChiroSpa felt the first twinges of back pain—a pain that continued to worsen, eventually sidelining him from martial arts training. After electing to have lower back surgery, he began researching natural alternatives in order to avoid having to make such a decision again. This led him to pursue a massage therapy license followed closely by a degree in chiropractics. These days, Dr. Price takes a holistic approach in his practice: instead of simply treating the symptoms, he looks for the underlying causes of pain such as working at a physically demanding job or sleeping in a dollhouse. He then consults with patients to recommend lifestyle adjustments and treat ailments with massage, nutritional counseling, and physiotherapy.
Massage Works imbues backs with relaxing vibes during professionally delivered massage sessions. Using a rejuvenating concoction of HobaCare jojoba extract and Dermalogica aromatherapy oils, massage therapists knead deep into musculature, gliding hands over backs to work out tension and decipher pain signals with the agility of a polecat covered in butter. Staffers customize the strokes of any massage to each client, using modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports to tackle specific tension and pain, leaving patrons relaxed enough to forget that 16-year-olds can drive.
Clients purchasing the mini retreat spa package will fluff their muscles to a soufflé-soft consistency with a 30-minute Swedish massage and may choose between a 20-minute foot salt scrub and massage or a hydrating paraffin face mask. Heated tables and complimentary almond champagne accompany the romantic relief package, which gently lulls stress hormones to sleep and bludgeons them with a dose of positive energy.
Aesthetician and owner Jeniffer Ward leads a team of seasoned stylists who pamper clients by rendering salon, skin, and massage treatments. Inside the facility's chic boutique confines, the staff gets to work taming overgrown hair on women, men, children, and paying Chia Pets. The salon's massage therapist, Alice McConnell, helps clients experience relief from aches, pains, and stress by way of four massage modalities. For special events, The Posh Daisy also performs elegant updos, airbrushed makeup, and semipermanent mascara treatments to make a wedding a memorable occasion, as opposed to weddings lacking color and personality or those attended by the Jason Bourne family.
The glam experts at Beverly Hills Day Spa wield noncomedogenic Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics and Anakiri BioEnergetic skincare products during facial, waxing, nail, and body services. Nine facial treatments each tackle a separate skin condition, from a Natural Revelation peel-off mask that kidnaps impurities to a microdermabrasion procedure that repels fine lines and age spots. Teal walls wrap around the spa's lacquered manicure tables, where digits soak before donning new shades of polish, and two black pedicure thrones massage clients as they gaze upon the room's flat-screen TV or into the soul of the houseplant in the corner. Andean mineral mud hugs hides during the It's a Wrap body treatment, and skilled mitts manipulate pressure points in the feet and hands during the one-hour reflexology treatment.