Saunas encourage the body to expel toxins through sweat, just as jumping jacks expel the body’s excess centrifugal force. Get it out with today’s Groupon to The Raven Spa in Santa Monica and El Leon Spa in Los Angeles. Choose from the following options:
- For $55, you get 10 infrared sauna sessions (a $160 value).
- For $75, you get a spa detox package for one or two (a $160 total value).<p>
Each spa detox package includes: - Two 30-minute Extremity Remedy treatments (a $55 value each) - Two 30-minute infrared sauna treatments (a $20 value each) - Two steam shower passes (a $5 value each) - Two complimentary add-ons, with a choice between a fruit plate, a detoxifying tea, or a glass of red wine<p>
Spa affiliates El Leon and The Raven deploy Thailand-trained massage therapists and far-infrared heat technologies to relieve stress and rout out toxins. The Extremity Remedy begins with hands and feet drifting in a warm herbal soak whose aromatic waters soften rough skin and please each foot’s sense of smell. A reflexologist then strategically kneads palms and soles to release pressure points that serve to optimize organ health. Next, guests waltz into the sauna, where far-infrared rays penetrate deep into the skin and create the sensation of an inner wellspring of warmth. The higher temperatures boost circulation, facilitate the recovery of injured muscles, and trick toxins into watersliding from the body on rivulets of sweat. Afterward, a shower refreshes the skin and clarifies the sinuses with clouds of steam.
The Raven Spa
Guests arriving to The Raven Spa may find themselves feeling like they've traveled a thousand miles away from their everyday cares. The aesthetic is both spiritual and indulgent, with stone statues that stand sentinel beside a plush purple couch and lush, sun-drenched drapes and glistening chandeliers holding court over an eastern-inspired communal massage chamber. A colorful patio overflowing with exotic flowers welcomes visitors to sit and soak in sunlight streaming between red and white umbrellas, creating a peaceful oasis for quiet reading or self-reflection. "Whoever comes here feels like it's their own," a front desk manager told LX TV's 1st Look, "Our whole goal is to take you away from whatever's out there."
The spa's international decor also mirrors its diverse menu of services, which includes acupuncture, facials, and hammam––a traditional Turkish soak that corrals plant extracts and herbs to nourish and detoxify the body. Therapists work out imbedded muscle kinks through seven varieties of massage including traditional Thai massage, which combines rhythmic kneads with yoga-like stretches and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, which often sees practitioners using their elbows to nudge tension until it gets the hint and leaves.