L.A. Health and Wellness Discoveries for 2014

It’s going to be a very good year

l.a. health & wellness guide 2014!

Psyching yourself out for yet another year of failed resolutions? Eff that. With a slew of new ways to cleanse, balance, and tone, it’s never too late for a do-over.

Flora and Fauna
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then behold yourself a bottle of replenishing rose face oil from The Local Rose herself. The blended potion is organic, free of toxins, and purportedly opens the heart chakra; too-cute vegan Piggy Soap from Kazu Namise (of Phylia de M. hair product fame) fills the void.

From Asia, with Love
This year’s agenda: Sleep better, clear up complexion, kick metabolism into high gear. Hugh Spa’s charcoal mud clay room (clay balls emit infrared rays that increase circulation and remove toxins) is proof positive that you have to get a little dirty to get things done. For those in a time crunch — and with crunchy locks — Ramirez Tran Salon’s Inphenom five-step conditioning treatment smoothes, shines, and defrizzes in fifteen minutes flat.


From the Inside Out
Get unlimited access to more than 150 hearty vegan recipes with the Spork Online video cookbook. Watch and learn as spatula-wielding sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg cyber-cook four-course meals, drop nutritional knowledge, and dole out tips on veganizing holiday feasts. For those in need of a total belly reboot, a Kreation juice cleanse will set you straight. Don’t think you can handle it? Take the Kleanse Quiz to learn your liquid diet level.

First in Class
Take part in a targeted approach to toning. The Studio (MDR)’s A n’ A class (that’s ass and abs for the uninitiated) goes after your prized assets. Or balance and stretch at Yoga Loft, where core-strengthening Flo Yo translates yoga onto unstable ground (like standup paddle boarding), so you never have to choose whether to float or flow.

Now those are F-words we can get behind.

Photos: Courtesy of Kazu Namise; Courtesy of Spork

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