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elcome to the newest issue of LA Massage & Spa, a print and online publication for the Los Angeles (LA) Metropolis focusing on local body and foot massage businesses. Our mission is to help LA’s holistic therapeutic industry in the growing massage, spa, and health-conscious population in the area. This latest issue will bring you the Best Foot Massage Places in Los Angeles (26). To look your best, check out the Beauty Salons (20) to find the top salons in the area. Massages do not have to be a luxury for the lucky few. Everyone can appreciate them, and we make it easy for you in Massages on Any Budget, where we review top spas (6). Featuring some of the area’s best spas like Le Plaza Medi Spa and Massage (32), LA Massage & Spa is a great opportunity for any mass--age or spa business to grab more attention towards their services. If you are a massage or spa business owner, you will find the magazine the perfect platform to reach your target demographic market and even engage new clients. In short, if you are someone interested in learning more about the business of massages or simply looking to experience all that the Southern California massage industry has to offer, you will be delighted with our publication! Just some of the things we look out for are the top spa and massage parlors in Southern California and massage and energy treatments that will help you stay relaxed and stress free. We hope you enjoy all our newest issue has to offer, and it is our hope that you will come back for more in our upcoming issues. If you have any comments or suggestions, we gladly would like to know as to how we can serve you better. Enjoy!
Lynn Lee Editor-in-Chief LA Massage & Spa
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Le Plaza Medi Spa
Beauty & Nail Spas
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LAâ€™s Top New
Massage Places for Every Budget Rest your head and unwind at the best massages in LA for cheap, mid-range and splurge-worthy body treatments.
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1. LA Revive Therapy Massage 3.Sisters Massage
Relax and unwind with one of their blissful treatments performed by professional massage therapists. They offer a variety of massage therapies; the most popular ones are Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Foot Reflexology. They complement the pampering by offering body and foot combo massages. You will escape from your stress right away, once you walk into their comfortable atmosphere, private rooms, and receive an indulging massage by friendly and beautiful Asian staff. Walk-ins are welcomed. Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. Come and mention LA Massage & Spa for $5 OFF! • 14015 Van Ness Ave., Gardena, CA 90249, 310.329.7008.
Relax and unwind at Sisters Massage with one of their blissful treatments performed by beautiful and exotic massage therapists. They offer a variety of full body massage therapies specializing in Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Shiatsu. Shower is available for your complete calming experience. You will escape from your stress right away, once you get a soothing body treatment from the friendly ASIAN, AMERICAN, and LATINA Staff. We recommend booking an appointment, but walk-ins are welcomed. Open daily from 8 am to LATE NIGHT! They have rear parking and CASH is preferred. Come and experience instant gratification here. • 1807 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717, 424.305.8829.
2. Royal Massage
4.Water Flower Massage Water Flower Massage pairs their friendly and talented staff with a traditional, serene aesthetic to provide the most soothing massages for men and women at unrivaled prices in the San Gabriel Valley. Only licensed massage therapists that will guarantee your satisfaction provide all services and private rooms are available for your comfort. Come in and have your tight and sore muscles restored with a deep tissue massage and FREE hot stone treatment daily from 10am-10pm. Water Flower Massage offers a one hour full body massage for only $30 as well as a 1/Hr Foot Massage for only $20 among other indulging options! Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are also welcome. Conveniently located off the 60 FRWY at the corner of Fernfield and Garfield with plenty of free parking. • 2413 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754, 626.348.3898.
Stressed from work, dealing with lingering pain or just looking for some therapeutic treatment on your body? If so, then come to Royal Massage for a Therapeutic Massage, here you will find varies massages from Deep Tissue to Swedish to Thai or Shiatsu. The experienced and pretty Asian staff is here to tend to any of your aching pains. They are open daily from 10 am to 10 pm and conveniently located in front of Outback Steakhouse on E Huntington Dr in Arcadia, plus they are close to the 210 Fwy. Stop by and let the masseuses at Royal Massage get all the kinks out. • 149 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006, 626.447.1188.
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5. Lake Massage
Look no further than Lake Massage to get a relaxing massage with the best prices. This charming location with professional female therapists is clean, quiet, and has private rooms; they are centrally located on Telegraph Road and Klinedale Avenue in Pico Rivera. They have the perfect price for every budget, such as $40 for one hour or $30 for 30 minutes or their special $70 for a 90-minute massage treatment. The staff really knows their technique and specializes in getting your body in the most tranquil state of mind. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcomed here! Open 7 days of the week from 10am-10pm • 9549 ½ Telegraph Rd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660, 562.942.8889.
6. JJ Foot Care & Body Massage
Looking for the best prices for a relaxing treatment, well this hidden gem is the place for you. You can have a body massage for only $40/Hr (mention LA Massage and get $5 OFF body massage) or a Foot and Body Combo for $20/Hr and this includes Hot Stone! This is a soothing
location with private rooms and plenty of free parking in the back. It is centrally located near the 210 Fwy in Pasadena on Colorado Blvd. in between Sierra Madre Villa Ave. and Rosemead Blvd. They are open 7 days a week from 10am10pm. • 3575 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107, 626.802.5050 or 626.677.1709.
7. Pho Siam Thai Spa
If you liked to be pulled, punched and stepped on, this is the place for you. You're not there to be pampered (except for the oil and relaxing neck massage), but to be worked and walked on. You'll be taken to an area sectioned off by heavy curtains, then you'll strip in a vestibule and pull on Thai fisherman pants. Strips of fabric hang from the ceiling above for your therapist to hold onto as she works with her feet. $75 for a 90minute massage. • 1900 Beach Blvd, Venice, CA 92905, 310.401.3300.
8. Sensation Day Spa & Massage
If you are looking for a sensational massage then Sensation Day Spa & Massage is the place you want to be at. Perfect and clean location for a relaxing spa that will take you to another world. Here you will enjoy cozy private rooms and showers, they specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Hot Stone massage. The therapists are friendly and have experienced techniques and are always available to please. Their prices are very budget-friendly. Open 10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week, with plenty of on-site parking. • 2150 E. South St., #109, Long Beach, CA 90805, 562.398.4170.
9. Blue Lotus Massage
This is a Westside relaxing oasis that gives its clients the best in service, specializing in THAI 8 LA Massage & Spa
massage. The friendly, knowledgeable staff really knows their craft. You will be delighted to take a break from your busy day in order to get rid of your stress and get recharged here. The spa features dim lighting and soft music in your private room. Service is unrushed and always satisfying. Massages start at $45 for the hour. You will not only feel warm and welcome, but also you will get renewed inside and out after having one of their wonderful massages, you’ll lose all of your tensions and worries. Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. CASH and VISA/MASTERCARD are accepted and they have free onsite parking. • BlueLotusMassagela.com, 12758 W. Washington Blvd., 2nd Floor, Culver City, CA 90066, 310.751.6058.
10. Thai VIP Spa
A sweet retreat in a bustling area of West LA, VIP Spa offers a healing and relaxing massage. Their beautiful masseuses specialize in Thai, Combo, Swedish, Hot Oil, and Deep Tissue. They are open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Enjoy their “Early Bird” special for a massage at a great price! Open from 10am to 9pm, located in shopping center with parking available. • 11559 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 310.525.7100.
11. Massage Delight
Quaint and quiet spot in the Valley, Massage Delight offers an authentic Thai massage unlike any other in town and with affordable prices. They have clean and separate rooms, so the privacy thing is right on, and as your therapist moves you through the series of yoga-like poses, you'll leave feeling like a new man! They are open daily and walk-ins are accepted. • 1588 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; 818-530-2100.
special. Appointments are available and walkins are welcomed. They are centrally located two blocks from Bicycle Casino. Open 7 days from 10 am to 10 pm. • 7625 S. Eastern Ave. Ste. B, Bell Gardens, CA 90201, 562.927.5838 or 562.927.9158.
13. Oceanside Health Center
Escape and unwind at Oceanside Health Center, they conveniently have two great spa locations one in Westwood and one in Venice, which specialize in the natural treatments of the traditional Chinese-style massage. They offer various treatments from Acupressure, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology and Shiatsu massages. Oceanside Health Center will provide you an ultimate relaxing massage experience that will make you want to return for more, especially since they have private rooms and their staff are professional and friendly Chinese massage therapists, plus their prices can’t be beat. Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm and walk-ins are always welcomed here. So, what are you waiting for, let the healing begin. • 1718 S Main St #8, Venice, CA 90291, 310.827.6797 and 2095 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, 310.392.1999.
Right near some of our favorite shopping stops on Robertson, Carasoin is tucked away the the buzz of the paparazzi-laden street. Its been rumored that some of the town's top A-listers get their relaxation on here, and we wouldn't be shocked to find out its true as we've never had a therapist that didn't leave us absolutely euphoric. • Carosoin Day Spa & Skin Clinic 120 North Robertson Boulevard (Near Beverly Boulevard); 310-855-0105.
12. Oriental Massage
This spa is dedicated to provide a superior Asian massage where you can expect an incredible service by professional staff. From the moment you walk in to their location, you will have complete privacy from the outside world and can instantly lift your stress away. Here you will find private massage rooms and plenty of FREE parking. If you want to simply pamper yourself in a true Asian-inspired massage, Oriental Massage is your place. Make sure to ask about their $40 ½ hour massage LA Massage & Spa 9
15. LA Spa Massage
Tired and stressed out? Look no further than LA Spa Massage, the ideal place to unwind! Here you will get not only a soothing massage, but also other amazing treatments like waxing and men’s facial for a total indulgence. They specialize in Traditional Chinese Acupressure, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, and a Combo Massage for a more personalized therapy. The therapists are professionals and know their technique. You can enjoy their table shower as well. They also offer Firming Facials for the discerning gent. This place is clean, friendly, and has private rooms for a quiet retreat. They offer a $49 special; so ask them about it. Gent, you won’t be unsatisfied, here, their prices are affordable and the services are excellent. Open daily from 10am9pm. • 200 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, 323.359.3097.
16. Health Spa
An enchanted spa that leaves men wanting more, come enjoy this hot spot, one of the best retreats in Anaheim and rejoice in their “grand opening”. Men indulge in a Rub Down and a relaxing body massage. Gent’s, you will love this charming and inviting spa, a place where you can release your tension and all your worries. The girls here are sexy and pretty all dressed up in delightful mini skirts, plus they are friendly and fun. Healthiness Spa is centrally located, minutes away from Disneyland. You can enjoy yourself 100% at this clean and private location. They are open 7 days from 10 am-3am! • 3914 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, 213.455.9834.
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17. Serenity Spa
Gents, come to Serenity Spa, a great spot to enjoy a dream massage with all the trimmings that will leave you coming back for more. A comfortable, relaxing, and soothing place with pretty girls who are just as friendly--you won’t leave here disappointed. You will have an indulging time and here you get the utmost personal service. We reviewed a massage with Kim and not only does she has great technique but her treatment was fabulous. They offer gentlemen the best in body rubs, full body, deep tissue, and Swedish massages. They also offer waxing and trimming for you, gentlemen looking for those services. Prices are affordable and they are centrally located. They are open Mon-Sat 10am8pm and Sun 10am-7pm. • 792 Beverly Boulevard (Corner of La Cienega); 323280-7826.
18. Golden Touch Day Spa
If you’re looking for high quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Golden Touch Day Spa you will find friendly professional Latina therapists that really know their technique. They will give you the attention and catered treatments you’ll come to expect and enjoy. It is their goal to always help you feel better! Masseuses have the “golden touch” and will leave you feeling blissful and totally relaxed. Once you walk in you will see and feel that it is very soothing and you immediately notice it being very clean and quiet. They offer full body massage in private rooms, as well as shaving and waxing for a well-groomed gent! This is one of the best places that we have reviewed in Orange and the OC, so come and try one of the most tranquil and delightful massages, today! • 299 E. South St., #109, Long Beach, CA 90805, 562.779.4170.
19. Pit Stop Massage
Gents want a complete relaxation massage as well as some amazing eye candy! Well, check out Pit Stop Massage, truly the ideal place to come and get a soothing massage. You will love this place! They have different young girls daily, pretty and ready to please, plus they are open until 10 PM and offer a FREE shower that you can take before or after your massage. This place is voted #1 and your satisfaction is guaranteed. They offer a variety of massage treatments from Deep Tissue to Body Rubs and they offer a 1/2 Hour special with 2 GIRLS! Here you will find Latina and Asian masseuses that are gentle and friendly and surely know their technique. I guarantee that you will want to come back for more. They are open daily from 10am to 10pm and located next to Las Sirenas Restaurant. • 9050 Slauson Ave., Pico Rivera, CA 90660, 714.650.7980.
20. Rainbow Spa
Don’t miss out on this, one of the best places in the OC to get a tantalizing Rub Down, a relaxing full body massage and a refreshing table shower. Afterwards, you will be freshly relieved of all your woes and tension, plus with showers available, you’ll be all clean and ready to tackle the world. The girls here are fabulous and friendly, yet what you will mostly like are their affordable prices. Rainbow Spa is minutes away the 91 and 5 freeway in Buena Park. Plenty of free parking and the place is quiet and clean so you can enjoy and have a great visit. Please call to make an appointment because they can get pretty busy. • 698 S. Vermont Ave, Ste 206, Los Angeles, CA 90010, 213.384.3415.
22. Lucky Elegant Massage
Relax and unwind with one of their blissful massages performed by professional massage therapists. They offer a variety of massage therapies; the most popular ones are Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Foot Reflexology. They complement the pampering by offering varies services like Hot Stone Massage by experts in body treatments. You will escape from your stress right away, once you walk into their comfortable atmosphere and receive an indulging massage by friendly and sexy Asian staff. We recommend booking an appointment (they book up quickly), but walk-ins are welcomed. They offer budgetfriendly massage prices. Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. Come and experience instant gratification here! • 11217 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-455-9700.
23. Massage Spa
This is going to be one of my favorite spas! If you haven’t tried a massage here, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. An ideal spa for the discerning male who seeks a great place with experienced masseuses to work on your tired body. Gent’s, this place is first rate, clean, friendly, and an overall experience that you will enjoy. Definitely the best massage I've ever received and the sauna lounge is awesome too. I recommend my masseuse, her name was Minjie, and she got all of my knots out of my back, my arms and shoulders, she really knew how to give a massage. I highly recommend this spa, I was impressed with the setting that is warm, inviting, and soothing and makes you feel as if you're in a relaxing retreat. In addition, they offer a hot stone massage; sauna and showers are available for your convenience. • 120 North Robertson Boulevard, 310-855-0105. n
21. Queen’s Day Spa
Get the best service in town and relax here at this quaint and delightful place. You will find friendly, pretty Asian staff that know how to unwind and get rid of all of your stress. They offer a full body massage including the tantalizing Hot Stone massage, and you can even take a free shower here! Their prices are reasonable with a half hour only $35 and for an hour you only pay $50. They are open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. • 11809 Beverly Blvd., Whittier, CA 90601, 562.699.2100.
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LA Massage & Spa Health
Selecting the Right Massage for Your Needs By Bonnie Wong
ant a remedy to feeling happier and rejuvenated? Massages provide a variety of health benefits, relieve stress, promote relaxation, treat pain, and aid in rejuvenation. With over 200 types of massages available, you may not be certain which treatment is the best for you, but remember to focus on your specific needs and preferences when making your selection.
1. Swedish Massage
When you hear the word “massage,” chances are you’re thinking of the Swedish massage. This type of massage consists of three different strokes. Effleurage is the name for the long, sweeping stroke technique that normally starts and ends the massage. The masseuses’ fingers, knuckles, or thumbs may be used to apply friction. The second is petrissage, which involves kneading the muscles in rolling motions. Lastly, tapotement uses fast movements like chopping or pounding. However, not all places use tapotement because it may not be relaxing for everyone.
2. Shiatsu Massage
The Shiatsu massage originated from Japan and uses stretching and finger pressure in rapid, rhythmic sequences following pressure points for 2-8 seconds. It is designed to fix imbalance within the body and has origins traced back to healing procedures. Its intention is to improve circulation, relieve stiff muscles, and remove stress from the body by calming the nervous system. 14 LA Massage & Spa
3. Thai Massage
Probably one of the most “interactive” bodywork treatments available, the Thai massage incorporates yoga-like stretches that the masseuse aids in forming. The idea is to feel refreshed and invigorated resulting in an increase in energy levels, increased flexibility, and overall health being. Just a heads up: the masseuse can (and will) use every part of their body to get the full effect and in some sessions, you might even be walked on.
4. Deep Tissue Massage
This massage may leave you feeling a bit sore because it aims at applying a firm and deep amount of pressure onto specific areas. The masseuse will use knuckles and elbows to “strip out” muscle tissue as close to the bone as possible. This massage generally helps athletes who work their bodies intensely, people with dense tissue, and people who are undergoing physical therapy to breakdown scar tissue.
5. Hot Stone Massage
A feeling like no other! Using heated, smooth, round stones, the masseuse will place the rocks on certain points of your body to warm and simultaneously loosen muscles that are tense and tight. The massage therapist may even use the stones themselves to apply pressure to your body to relieve muscle tension.
6. Sports Massage
Athletes know that physical activity can result in soreness, tired muscles, and even painful injury. The sports massage combines Swedish, Shiatsu, and other massage techniques to specifically locate areas that may be affected by your particular sport. Sports massages allow athletes to prepare for performance, and prevent and treat injury. It is especially beneficial for reducing pain and relaxing muscles to reduce anxiety levels. LA Massage & Spa 15
7. Pregnancy/Prenatal Massage
Designed specifically for expectant mothers, the prenatal massage is safe for both mother and baby. For optimal comfort, cushions are placed beneath you. This massage is definitely great for pregnant women to reduce their stress, remove pregnancy discomforts such as backaches, stiff necks, leg cramps, headaches, and edema (swelling). If you suffer from headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, and other aches and pains during or as a result of pregnancy, this treatment may be the one for you.
Experiencing tired, aching feet because you’re standing up or walking all day? Reflexology may be the treatment just for you. Also known simply as a foot massage, reflexology equips the use of pressure on certain areas of the foot, which correspond to systems and organs in the body creating a relaxing feeling.
9. Aromatherapy Massage
Filled with heavenly scents of plant and essential oils, this massage uses select oils to relax, energize, balance, and even reduce stress to stimulate your entire body. This is a great massage with an emotional component. For example, one of the most common essential oils used is lavender, which allows you to “reset” and feel relaxed.
10. Lymphatic Massage
If you’re suffering from injury or are experiencing post-surgery pain, the Lymphatic massage is highly recommended for its proven swelling reduction properties. Therapists use a light, gentle stroke that is repeated over and over to stimulate the lymphatic system and decrease edema. Next time you’re looking to de-stress, put the glass of wine down and opt for a new experience: a massage! Here we’ve compiled ten of our favorite and most popular types of massage that equip the use of different techniques that are suitable to your needs. So lay back, clear your mind, and exhale. n 16 LA Massage & Spa
LA Massage & Spa Salons
Los Angelesâ€™ TOP Beauty Salons Some of the best and most enjoyable things to do are here in Los Angeles! Here are the fabulous Beauty Salons that you may have never considered.
ooking your best is top on your agenda or you would hope you can have it that way. With so many salons out there, how can you pick your ideal spot that has the service you want at the budget you want. Perhaps money is no object and all you want is to be pampered and catered to with the stylists that know the latest in hair, nail, and beauty trends.
availability. Secondly, your budget, make sure you can afford the services or perhaps you might want to look for different salons for different services, you might want to splurge when it comes to a hair color or a facial and maybe not so much on a trim, we have the perfect salon for you on this list. With Los Angeles being such a metropolitan area, you can get pretty much anything you want and for beauty it ranks high on the list. From blowouts to hair color to a manicure and a pedicure, we at LA Massage searched high and low for the top ranking beauty salons in all of the region.
If you are looking for a beauty salon to visit, it is important to know what is the treatment you want and research the various salons that specialize in that. You might want to find a salon that you can go and get all of your beauty needs and there are plenty of them. So, your asking what should you look for in Choosing a beauty salon is a personal decia beauty salon? sion and depends on what you are looking for in a salon. It might be you are looking for First, take a tour of the salon, book a trial a salon that uses organic products, or a visit like a hair trim and see if you like their salon that has the top stylists, whatever it service. We recommend not to book a hair might be, you have a jump start with this color or a restyle on a first-time visit. Take in complete list of beauty salons that offer and mind the location of the salon, and even the specialize in various beauty services. parking availablilty, their hours, and their 20 LA Massage & Spa
1. Chop Chop Salon
7. Yen Yen Beauty Salon
830 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 464-8100
3944 Peck Rd # 3 El Monte, CA 91732 (626) 579-4338
2. Elegant Touch Hair Salon
8. Nail Garden
12456 Oxnard St North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 763-8929
10939 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 506-4868
3. Mimi's Braid Boutique
9. Zen Salon
3550 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 427-6525
188 E Garvey Ave # C Monterey Park, CA 91755 (626) 288-1363
4. Golden Beauty Salon
10. Candyâ€™s Nails
2095 S Atlantic Blvd # G Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 268-8898
7422 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 940-4950
5. Hair By Cesare, Inc. 170 S De Lacey Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 792-5829
6. Bella Salon 1850 E Colorado Blvd Glendale, CA 91205 (818) 968-3201 LA Massage & Spa 21
11. Bloom Beauty Salon
16. Lux Spa & Salon
4543 Whittier Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323) 269-1823
176 N 5th St Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 659-8377
12. Heaven Nails & Spa
17. Fusion Hair
2085 S Atlantic Blvd B Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 263-3242
2nd Floor, 205 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310) 358-7666
13. Blue Sky Hair Salon 5146 E Olympic Blvd East Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323) 406-2070
14. Frida Hair Studio 8640 Florence Ave Downey, CA 90240 (562) 861-5307
15. Salon Pure 119 W 6th Los Angeles, Ca 90014 (213) 976-9500 22 LA Massage & Spa
18. Rozina's Beauty Salon 10911 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-5248
19. Blow N' Go! LA 10283 California Route 2 Los Angeles, CA 90067 (424) 245-4949
20. Il Leone Hair Studio 6100 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 508-1747
21. Elegance Hair & Nail Salon
26. Village Beauty Lounge
717 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (626) 995-1000
2920 Justin D Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 77053 (213) 317-9123
22. La Belle Nail Spa
27. AA Relaxation Salon
2213 Olympic Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90014 (323) 217-4452
4201 W Green Oaks Blvd Suite 402 Glendale, CA 90053 (818) 672-5980
23. Jennifer Hotaling
28. Health & Beauty Salon
771 E Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91006 (626) 551-7723
5222 Rufe Snow Dr Long Beach, CA 77042 (562) 428-5322
24. Elegant Beauty Salon
29. Sun Beauty Center
2911 Cross Timbers rd. Suite #105 Los Angeles, CA 90013 (323) 513-2288
3751 Main St, #900 Los Angeles, CA 77042 (323) 494-6666
25. Thai Salon & Spa
30. Clover Salon
3800 Montrose Blvd, Downey, CA 77505 (562) 213-2334
1504 W University Dr Los Angeles, CA 90088 (213) 856-4462 n LA Massage & Spa 23
LA Massage & Spa Spas
Top & Best Foot Spas
Some of the best and most relaxing things to do are here in Los Angeles! Here are 50 fabulous Foot Spas that you may have never considered.
ave you ever wonderful about all those foot massage place you pass by when you drive in your neighborhood or on you way to work. The Ancient Chinese believe that foot massage was great to get you blood circulating and promote health and relaxation.
such localized treatment through modern medical science; only after the theories were officially published in the medical industry did the Westerners begin to perceive the importance of such practice. The Chinese massage employs a lot more pressure. So while you do feel great after the massage, the actual process is rather intense and can be even painful at times. Learning a couple of words in the local language would definitely come in handy here. At the top of my list would be, “softer, please!”
We recently got to experience the pleasure (and pain – of a foot massage) of Chinese foot massage when I visited the San Gabriel area of Los Angeles For about $20, my feet were bathed, massaged, scrubbed, rubbed, wrapped, jiggled, prodded and just about anything else you can imagine for a good We at LA Magazine visited over 50 places a 60 minutes. spa with a local if at all possible, since the massage therapists’ English is generally Foot massaging originated roughly 4,000 pretty limited, and we found we got all sorts years ago in China. It is part of Chinese of “free upgrades” because we were with ancient traditional medicine and has the someone who spoke Chinese and was able same principle as acupuncture in traditional to ask for them. That and the fact that you’ll medicine. Although foot massaging originat- get all sorts of quirky insight into what the ed in China, it has become popularized in masseurs think is wrong with your body (I the LA marketplace In the beginning of the apparently don’t wear warm enough clothing 20th century, American physician Dr. over my knees in winter – see the photos William Fitzgerald reorganized theories on below for more on that). 26 LA Massage & Spa
1. Water Flower Massage San Gabriel Valley 2413 S. Garfield Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626) 348-3898
2. Serene Thai Massage Koreatown 3959 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 (213) 739-9990
3. Oasis Spa II Hollywood 7067 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 499-7065
4. Happy Relax Foot Massage West Los Angeles 10873 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 234-9808
5.LA Revive Therapy Massage Gardena
7. JJ Foot Care & Body Massage Pasadena 3575 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 802-5050
8. Wilshire Massage Mid-Wilshire 5474 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 634-0835
9. QC Wellness Center Long Beach 4102 Orange Ave, Ste 106 Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 444-5098
10. Zen Massage Bellflower 17149 Bellflower Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706 (562) 866-6032
14015 Van Ness Ave Gardena, CA 90249 (310) 329-7008
6. Lucky Massage Spa Studio City 11853 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 752-1178 LA Massage & Spa 27
11. Spa Le Merigot Santa Monica
16. Massage For Your Health Playa del Rey
1740 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 899-6117
8416 Pershing Dr Los Angeles, CA 90293 (310) 822-3668
12. Escape Foot Massage Pico-Robertson
17. AQUA Thai Spa & Massage Westwood
8856 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035 (424) 288-4570
1279 Westwood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 478-6680
13. Footssage Westwood
18. Bai-Po Spa & Thai Massage Los Feliz
1798 Kelton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 341-3001
4716 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 661-1988
14. Siri Foot Spa Westwood
19. Sparadise La Brea Mid-Wilshire
1720 Westwood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 481-2098
1251 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 857-0228
15. Sunset Foot Spa Hollywood
20. Oasis Relax Spa Hollywood Hills West
7125 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 649-8888
8178 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 (818) 919-9669
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21. Wat Po Thai Spa Playa del Rey
26. Thai Classic Massage Hollywood
8416 Pershing Dr Los Angeles, CA 90293 (310) 822-3668
728 1/2 N Vine St Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 464-7944
22. Elysium Massage & Reiki Burbank
27. Happy Feet Massages Westlake, Wilshire Center
2907 W Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 859-7032
2875 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 387-2006
23. Rivini Spa & Massage Brentwood
28. Rest & Relax Bodyworks Sawtelle
11819 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 268-7888
11257 National Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 479-1234
24. Meridian Day Spa West Hollywood
29. Thai Aroma Spa West Los Angeles
808 Hilldale Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 601-7633
1951 Westwood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 310) 446-7988
25. Top Dragon North Hollywood
30. Healing Hands Wellness Center Beverly Grove
10855 Magnolia Blvd Los Angeles, CA 91601 (818) 763-9060
303 S Crescent Heights Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 782-3900
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Le Plaza Medi Spa & Massage: By Bonnie Wong
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ging, daily use, and even sensitive conditions can all take a toll on your skin and body. If you’re feeling stressed and are in need of rejuvenation, the Le Plaza Medi Spa & Massage is a premier spa conveniently located within the Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel boutique. What is a Medi Spa? To put simply, a Medical Spa— or “Med” or “Medi” Spa for short—is a place that offers various treatments aimed at correcting skin, treating fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, loss of facial volume, etc. While these services may vary, the Le Plaza Medi Spa & Massage offers one of the most comprehensive menus in spa services. Aside from a warm and inviting staff, upscale setting, and cutting edge technology, this spa is truly the place to be at for all your beauty needs.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
If you’re looking to revive your skin, look no further because this spa has a wide range of packages for even the pickiest. The Neutrotris Energy Facelift uses nanotechnology carefully crafted at Harvard University that sculpts your cheekbones, jawline, and neck. In addition, it reduces dark circles, eliminates the look of puffy eyes, tones muscles, and of course, lifts the face. How does this process work? Using cell energy stimulus, the process scientifically communicates at a cellular level through neurological pathways. The procedure incorporates a full infrared dome to detox, diminish cellulite, and drain lymphatic to leave you looking and feeling your best. This is just one of the many services you can choose. If you’re looking for flawless skin, pamper yourself with the Infusion Ionzyme Facial, which uses microdermabrasion, oxygen, and peels incorporating the use of grade vitamin A and vitamin C through groundbreaking skincare technology.
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Stress Relief with Expert Massage
What makes this spa so unique? All expert massages are performed on an infrared bed coupled with signature treatments that will leave your skin feeling fresh and new. A infrared bed consists of invisible infrared rays which increase energy levels, releasing back and neck tension, increasing cardiovascular function, and cleanses liver while burning 600 calories. This process even has the ability to cure a hangover! This cutting edge technology ensures that youâ€™ll be completely cleansed and refreshed both inside and out! Try their Le Plaza Signature Massage, a 55-minute massage using rich cocoa butter and emu oils to hydrate and relieve inflammation. Techniques borrowed from cultures worldwide are incorporated into their process to soothe tension and soreness. To top it all off, a rosemary scalp massage is included in this package. Looking for even more stress relief? Opt for the Honey Steam Cocoon, which indulges all your senses using heated fresh honey and a Maui salt 34 LA Massage & Spa
scrub to exfoliate skin followed by a lavender steam cocoon so your body can absorb the nutrients.
Beauty Inside and Out
Donâ€™t just save the pampering for solely your face, the spa offers body sculpting to help your body feeling amazing as well! The Neurotris Nano Body Lift tones muscles, burns fat, and actually helps you loose 2-4 inches in one sitting! This treatment stimulates nerves, muscle memory, and cells to leave your body noticeably tighter and fit. The packages donâ€™t stop there. The spa offers other services to suit your needs including laser hair removal, vein and capillary treatment, Infinity Sun spray tan and even extends further to offer customized gourmet organic food delivery services, celebrity personal fitness trainers, and even personalized meditation instruction. To find out more, contact the Beverly Hill Plaza Hotel & Spa at (310) 275-6185 located at 10300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024. n LA Massage & Spa 35
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Exercise Supersets To Get You In Shape By Bonnie Wong
he New Year is quickly approaching, and that should be enough motivation to get you off the couch, follow these tips from online fitness platform Redux.Fit. Redux.Fit is a premium service with 1-on-1 training via online video connecting clients with top personal trainers for personalized workout routines designed to help you get motivated from the comfort of your own home. Working out can be extremely rewarding and strengthen not only for your body. Redux.Fit offers three ten-minutes each “Supersets” to get your started off. To help you and a partner, perform each exercise as a superset, meaning one after the other without stopping to rest.
Superset #1 – Start With Some Cardio
1. Start Superset #1 by facing your partner to motivate you. First, stand with your hands directly out in front of you at shoulder’s length. Run in place, bringing your knees to meet your palms each time you lift your leg. To get the most of your workout, keep your hands up and don’t cheat by lowering them. Do this for 60 seconds. 2. Moving on, follow this up with 60 seconds of jumping jacks. 3. Then, starting from a standing position, bend your knees and bring your hands to the floor. Jump your feet back into a straight-arm plank position. After, jump your feet back into your hands and follow this by jumping straight into the air. These motions are know as burpees—do this for 60 seconds. Repeat each of these three exercises three more times. At the end of your third round you can rest for 60 seconds. Repeat each exercise 3 times.
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Superset #3 – Finish Up With Legs
1. The last Superset #3 focuses on four 60second exercises. The first involves standing with your feet turned out; bending your knees and dropping hips back to allow a kettle bell to swing between your legs. At the same time, stand up and lift the kettle bell up to eye level allowing the momentum of the weight to guide you. Reverse the order allowing the bell to freely swing back between legs with each rep.
Superset #2 – Focuses On Your Abdomen
1. Moving on to the Superset #2, have you and your partner grab a stability ball and lie flat on your backs next to each other. Hold the ball between your feet and simultaneously raise both your upper body and legs to create a V-shape with your entire body. After, pass the stability ball from your feet to your hands. Then, pass the ball from your hands to your feet using the same motion. Repeat this until 60 seconds are up. 2. On to the next position—60 seconds of alternating reaches. Position yourself in a straight-arm plank position still facing your partner. Lift your right hand and left food at the same time, keeping hips parallel to the floor. Shake hands with your partner and then lower your right arm and leg back to the floor before repeating on the opposite side. 3. The last exercise of Superset #2 involves a little motivation! Have both you and your partner lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the ground, positioning legs so that your partner’s legs are outside of yours. Have your partner lightly press their legs against the outside of yours while you do the opposite, pressing your legs against the inside of theirs. At the same time, perform a sit up with your partner. When you both reach the top, give each other a quick kiss before reversing back to the starting position. Repeat entire Superset three times. Keep these tips in mind and remember to stick to your goals!
2. Moving on to the second exercise, keep your feet parallel and shoulder length apart, holding the kettle bell from the bottom while you perform a squat in a 90-degree angle. Then, return to the starting position before stepping your right foot behind you in a 90degree reverse lunge. Return your right foot to the starting position and then begin with your left side. 3. The next exercise involves push up into toe touches, positioning yourself in a straight-arm plank as your perform a push up. Return to the straight-arm plank position before drawing your hips into a “downward dog position” and reaching right hand back to touch left root. Return to the starting position before performing another push up and performing the toe touches on your other side. Go on to the squat pivot press, starting with feet parallel and shoulder length apart, holding kettle bell by the handle with your right hand resting the bell against your forearm. Perform a squat and simultaneously return to standing while performing a shoulder press and rotating hips/upper body to the left. Complete 30 seconds on your right before switching to your left. 4. Finish off with a forearm plank for 60 seconds before repeating this Superset #3 two more times.
Redux.Fit is a perfect solution for any busy person that needs help to get in shape offering custom training sessions, the hour long training sessions start at $20 per session. Find out more information at redux.fit. n
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In this issue, you will find LA's best foot massage places, massages for any budget, and LA's beauty salons.