Lia Katz is a talented Esthetician who is
pasionate about skin care. She has been implementing her gentle,
quick, and painless waxing technique for over fifteen years. Her
method is relaxing and leaves your skin feeling smooth and healthy.
Lia has an expert knowledge and will give you the guidence you need to
have healthy and young looking skin.
The meteoric growth of Massage Envy has led to more than 800 spa locations and a healthy share of limelight from printed media buzz to promotions on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and
The Doctors . Its experts have kneaded more than 50 million backs using modalities that range from the gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Although the spa treats a wealth of clients, each Massage Envy session is personalized to individual needs. While indulging in prenatal, hot-stone, or trigger-point-therapy massages, clients can also request the soothing mint and rosemary essential oils of aromatherapy or the addition of warming and cooling products that help decrease inflammation and ease pain.
In addition to staffing massage therapists, the spas employ skincare experts who wield Murad products for four kinds of facials. Clients can treat sensitive skin to mild exfoliation or opt for anti-aging facials with glycolic acid before attempting to order off the kids’ menu at a diner.
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.
You've heard of three- and five-free, but the nail technicians at ES Nail Bar and Organic Spa go even further and use nine-free nail polish—Londontown's Lakur, to be exact. This polish is made without nine potentially harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde and parabens. It's a big part of ES's commitment to organic ingredients and treatments that won't cause damage. Read on to learn more about the nail salon and spa:
Services: mani-pedis, facials, waxing, and tinting
What it's known for: Its museum-ready nail art, such as Christmas-themed Star Wars designs, art deco french tips, and gemstone-studded Cinderella nails.
Celebrity clients: Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Grey, and Faith Hill have stopped by.
Products: In addition to Londontown, ES also paints nails with Orly and uses the ilike organic skin care line.
Best birthday ever: You can rent out the spa for private parties—just eat your cake carefully so you don't smudge your nails.
Reservations required: Go online to make an appointment, which must be held with a credit card.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I am a highly trained and skilled Massage Therapist, who studied at the prestegious and oldest Massage Therapy School in the US. I have an Associates degree in Occupational Sciences, and have many certifications in various modalities. I was also a massage therapist at Burke Williams Day Spa.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have a dream of building and running my own wellness center, incorporating access to various healing modalities, including acupuncture, hypnotherapy and Reiki, using the power of crystals and Theta Healing.
What do you love most about your job?
Promoting relaxation in this overly stressed society, thereby helping people heal.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I had a client tell me that after one massage treatment on her shoulder, 6 months ago, the problem, which was a chronic one for years, still hasn't returned! I've been told my hands are truly holistic.
From skin treatments to massages, Santa Monica's Willow Spa is a luxury day spa that offers a wide variety of services.
Hydrate and nourish your skin with a custom facial from this spa.
A steam bath are just some of the skin care treatments that Willow Spa has to offer.
If you weren't aware that there are many different types of massages, head over to this spa to check out Shiatsu and deep tissue.
No makeover is complete without changing up your hair. This spa provides a number of services including hair cuts so head on over.
Go beyond mainstream medical care and try an alternative service from this spa.
Whether you are looking for a pedicure or manicure, this spa has you covered.
This spa provides guests with a wide range of beauty services, all of which are available by appointment only.
Prices can be on the higher side here, so prepare to shell out a little more than average for your treatments.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Willow Spa patrons can find street parking at the Santa Monica Blvd location.
So enjoy a spa treatment from Willow Spa and get ready to experience the ultimate relaxation.