In Irvine, massage is almost as ubiquitous as people sporting sunglasses. Massage therapists knead physiques at the city’s best day spas, standalone massage parlors, and even luxury gyms such as Equinox, where services range from the sports massage’s restorative deep pressure to the Thai massage’s body-realigning stretches. In Irvine, therapy services beyond massage abound, too. Stressed locals can inhale lungfuls of restorative air in salt caves, sweat out toxins in the area’s saunas and steam rooms, or kick back while trained med-spa practitioners perform treatments whose results might be realized on the spot.

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