At Sun Spa traditional UV beds and automated spray booths deliver bronzed glows. The spa's friendly consultants help clients choose the right equipment for their skin type, whether they are experienced sunbathers or coming out of hibernation for the first time in 10 years. To complement tanning services, the studio slims bodies with infrared body wraps and fights fine lines and age spots with UV-free red-light facials.
Raya Shanazarian—a certified naturopath, natural health practitioner, and natural health educator—believes in a holistic approach to health at her office, Nature's Treasures. There she offers a variety of health treatments including nutritional counseling, hormone testing, and hypnosis for weight loss.
An aesthetician for nearly three decades, Danuta Kozlowski brings multiple dermal certifications and expertise gleaned from continuing-education courses with French beauty companies to each session of lavish skincare services. Massages pamper weatherworn hides with full-body treatments in private rooms, as well as with natural add-ons, such as mud and algae.
A verdant garden and soothing fountains surround Burbank Spa and Garden as expert beauty buffs and muscle manipulators forge illuminated images and stress-free physiques with a multitude of spa services. A 55-minute deep-tissue massage, applied amid suffuse lighting, can relieve subterranean stress and muscle strain garnered from a busy home life or competitive tree-climbing agenda at the office. During a classic spa manicure and pedicure, finger festoonery can be coddled and cultivated as feet are gratified to match their opposable-thumbed upstairs neighbors. Nail mavens will cleanse, shape, and groom nails and cuticles before a fist-freeing massage and polish application.
Cedarhouse's owners Shamina and Julian Ledesma love to make people sweat. It means they're burning calories, strengthening their cardiovascular systems, detoxifying their bodies, and enjoying the shop?s eco-certified cedar infrared saunas. The center?s saunas speed up metabolism, clear the mind, and enhance complexions in as little as 30 minutes. Post-heat, clients can welcome a bracing rush of water from the saunas? filtered showers, which come stocked with organic products, towels, and water.
To extend relaxation past the sauna doors, Shamina and Julian enlist the help of Alexis Lovemonster and Anna McNiven, two women with degrees or licensing in such treatments as massage, acupuncture, reiki, and traditional Chinese medicine. The pair improves health and alleviates chronic pain with massage services, cupping, and acupuncture. The center also offers vitamin injections and ultrasonic laser body-contouring treatments that break down fat cells and tighten skin.
Before Art Stone was head of Total Woman Gym & Spa, he ran a chain of salons. His female clientele loved their custom cuts, but California had no shortage of stylists?what they really struggled to find was day-spa pampering and weight-loss assistance, all in one spot. Stone listened, and in 1965, created precisely the sanctuary they were looking for.
The group fitness classes: Held in sunny studios, classes in disciplines such as power yoga, kickboxing, and Zumba help build muscle and burn calories.
The personal training sessions: Trainers jolt clients out of fitness plateaus with customized workouts, or one-on-one Pilates training that tones cores and builds lean muscle.
The equipment: Workout gear runs the gamut from circuit-training equipment to treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes.
The massages: Massage therapists relax muscles with a variety of modalities, from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the spreading warmth of hot stones.
The beauty treatments: Aestheticians beautify bodies and faces with an eclectic mix of rejuvenating facials, cellulite-minimizing treatments, and waxing for unwanted stubble.