When at sea, sore fishermen relieved aches and pains by slapping each other's bodies with the day's catch, resulting in both tender human muscles and tenderer salmon filets. Rejuvenate your body without a fishy aftertaste with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a Swedish massage ($90 value) or pure relaxation facial ($90 value) plus aromatherapy ($10, for a total value of $100) at dtox day spa. This Groupon can be purchased for the Encino or the Los Feliz location.
Earning nods in LA Magazine and a Best of Citysearch award, dtox day spa provides a complete menu of spa services within an eco-friendly urban oasis. A 50-minute aromatherapy Swedish massage offers the lightest pressure of the full catalog of massages, gently promoting circulation, health, well-being, and non-chillybloods. A skilled technician applies kneading and gliding strokes along with friction and joint mobilization to increase the flow of oxygen and lymph fluid. In addition to a deep relaxation normally achieved through prolonged hammock swaying, benefits include strengthened immune response, minimized fat absorption, and release of toxins. Groupon users can upgrade to the deep-tissue massage for an additional $20 charge.
With an aromatherapy pure relaxation facial, you'll nourish your complexion via a balancing treatment administered by an experienced aesthetician. Enzymatic exfoliation releases congestion, encourages cellular turnover, and excavates deep beneath dermal strata to reveal healthy skin. Extractions are performed as necessary, purging pores of grease, grime, and creamy peanut butter before a mask is applied to tighten, nourish, and hydrate. Both treatments include aromatherapy for a custom olfactory experience (aromatherapy oil ingredients combine the essential oils of Roman chamomile, lemon, sandalwood, rose absolute, clove bud, ylang ylang, lavender, orange, cedarwood, and lavandin).
Crafted with sustainable and eco-friendly building materials such as bamboo and low VOC paint, dtox's warm, contemporary interiors reveal Indo-Asian inspiration. Unwind with organic hot tea, fruit-infused water, fresh or dried fruit, and brownies in the guest sanctuary, where a large Buddha and tranquil pool calm nerves. Bask in the co-ed steam and sauna, in which a built-in deluge offers a 15-second rain shower. In the airy treatment rooms, the gentle illumination of a flickering candle offers an opportunity to hold elaborate shadow-puppet reenactments of any Scott Turow novel.
Citysearchers named the Los Feliz location of dtox day spa best for Men's Treatments in 2007 and give it an average of five stars. Daily Candy featured the location, and Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars. Although reviews are still growing for the Encino locale, LAsThePlace.com featured it:
- You can claim the devil made you do it. But unless Satan was masquerading as a congenial, leather-faced barfly yelling, “Chug! Chug! Chug!” last night, that hangover is probably your fault. At least now you can take responsibility for reversing it at Dtox Day Spa, a new sprawling-yet-intimate facility in Atwater that’s equal parts Asian minimalism and industrial cool — and all about cleansing and purifying. – Daily Candy
- I have started going to dtox on a monthly basis and my skin has never looked better. The first thing people see is your face --- having great skin is money very well spent. – AnnaC777, Citysearch