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Joo-Mee Song Pure Aesthetics Pure Wellness
At Anastasia Ayala's Pure Aesthetics Pure Wellness day spa, Song's ultra relaxing facials put your best face forward using a combo of product, machine, and manual techniques like kobido massage. Read More
Originally published on September 18, 2007
Pure Aesthetics/Pure Wellness Spa
You sense a zit coming on. Do you:
A. Assume the lotus position and attempt to om it away?
B. Get a nose job?
Need option C? Pure Aesthetics/Pure Wellness is open. And since they’re a med spa with a holistic disposition, their East-meets-West approach will suit you just right.
Before your first service, the Clarity Pro machine analyzes your UV damage, complexion, wrinkle situation, and pore health so your clinician can make an informed selection from the spa’s bag of tricks: Japanese kobido massage for toning, a microcurrent dermal lift developed in France, hyperbaric oxygen infused with hyaluronic serums for hydration, light therapy to treat acne, and microdermabrasion or peels for discoloration and scarring, to name a few.
They’ve also got state-of-the-art body treatments (Synergie cellulite therapy, infrared detox), specially formulated vitamins and supplements, and home care products, too.
Which is why it may be wise to select option D: All of the above.
Pure Aesthetics/Pure Wellness, 2980 North Beverly Glen Circle, off North Beverly Glen Boulevard, first floor, Bel-Air (310-470-6362 or pa-pw.com).
Mention DailyCandy when booking and receive 25% off your first service. (Deal does not apply to retail products.)
Johnny Ray Carino Massage
You're not glad a plane crashed into Johnny Ray's Hollywood apartment, forcing him to jump then recuperate with an El Salvadorian healer; it's just that the massage developed as a result is really something. Read More
Originally published on October 30, 2007
You’ll try anything to unwind. But adventures in too-hot yoga, misguided meditation, and cuckoo chanting have done nothing but stress you out.
Chill. Cariño Massage has recently opened on the outskirts of Beverly Hills. Just walking into the warm, golden, glowing space will mellow you out.
Developed by Johnny Ray, a 20-year vet of the relaxation business, the style combines elements of Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, sports massage, and lessons learned from a blind Pipil/Mayan healer. Save for the bod’s very personal zones, rhythmic circular moves varying pressure and direction miss nothing — even your soul gets a little workout through breathing exercises and hair brushing.
Expect to leave feeling energized and refreshed.
And without a care-ino the world.
Cariño Massage, 9478 West Olympic Boulevard, between South Beverly and South El Camino Drives, suite 307, Beverly Hills (310-284-8422 or carinomassage.com).
Carla Gentile Carita Scalp Treatment at Steam Salon
There's no funny business when it comes to Gentile's deep cleansing, exfoliating, intensely relaxing Carita scalp scrub and massage — so skip the jokes about giving good head, please. Read More
Originally published on July 27, 2007
Steam’s Scalp Treatment
You’re itching for something new. But what?
Stop scratching your head and check out Steam’s Carita exfoliating mini treatment with scalp scrub. It’s a facial for your hair follicles.
Here’s the rub: Make an appointment; when you arrive, follow your treatment specialist to the wash room. There, she’ll slather your head with a grainy, minty, all-natural hair masque containing roasted sunflower seeds and tons of minerals. Lean back in the stylist’s chair and she’ll massage your dome until crusty buildup is banished and your skin is free to breathe again.
After your nap, er, service, you’re shampooed and conditioned (and blow-dried if you want). You’ll leave with a tingly noggin and a shiny mane.
Not to mention, a scalp that’s head and shoulders above the rest.
Steam, 314 North Harper Avenue, between Beverly Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue (323-966-0024 or steam314.com).