From Our Editors
Beneath the Wilshire Galleria, a historical retail plaza whose art-deco façade has become a Koreatown landmark, visitors escape the shopping bustle and quiet their buzzing minds within the tranquil environs of Natura Spa. Separate men's and women's spas invite guests into an assemblage of detoxifying rooms, including dry saunas lined in raw wood and a cold plunge pool framed by speckled tile.
Patrons can prolong their stay by investing in individual spa treatments, during which practitioners trained in traditional Asian techniques coddle muscles with acupressure and foot massage. The spa lends women additional niceties—UV tanning beds enable ladies to bronze their skin, and a mani-pedi station surrounded by stone walls invokes the building's underground feel more pleasantly than having the nail technicians dress as coal miners.