USA Today: 10Best Spas in Los Angeles: Part 2


USA Today spa LuxeHidden Gems and High End Treatments: The Best of Los Angeles Spas

by Lisa Niver

Many times in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Stars need a place relax and hide-away. Whether you are a famous celebrity or just want to be treated like a VIP, here are 10 of the best places to find spa serenity. Ready to feel like royalty? Have a massage at the Hotel Bel Air in a room with a private outdoor patio and Spa tea. Having a luxury hotel experience that feels like a sanctuary is perfect at The Ritz Carlton, Beverly Hills Hotel, Sunset Marquis, InterContinental Hotel and Luxe Sunset Boulevard. After just one Spa Massage at these hotels, you may feel that you have had a multi-day vacation. If you want to stroll in the sand immediately after your treatment, choose Casa Del Mar. If you prefer your celebrity moment to be in a private hideaway, choose Skin and Body Retreat where you will be the only client luxuriating in Los Angeles. To steal a relaxing spa hour during the daytime downtown, enjoy The LA Mart Day Spa at the Reef. For one of the best professional massages available in Los Angeles, experience bliss at Bechtel Physical Therapy. You can be a star in your own life with your choices. Enjoy ten of the best places in Los Angeles for treatment tranquility and choose to put your need to relax in the hands of these caring spa specialists.

7 Skin and Body: A Private Retreat
Skin & Body: A Private Retreat is a private retreat, you receive one-on-one service from the owner Robin Janashak who personally evaluates and guides her clients through the ever-changing skin treatment industry. Each new client receives an in depth consultations to review the client’s goals, past skin care regiment and products used. Robin has been and in the skin care business for over 15 years, both as an educator and practitioner. She works with industry leaders in the skin care including PCA, Is Clinical, Intraceuticals Oxygen, Epicuren and Yon ka. Robin works closely with dermatologists and plastic surgeons in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in Anti-aging, Acne and Advanced Skin treatments. Skin cancer prevention is a personal passion having been affected in her family. (818-284-0790)

6 Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel Spa
The Spa at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel feels like a retreat center. Choose your treatment from the menu and choose your location. You can have your massage in your room.This exclusive hotel is just off the 405 hotel but feels miles away from the commuters just outside its doors. You will find the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel at the intersection of Brentwood and Bel Air. This urban hideaway has seven acres of peaceful property and an outdoor pool. On Sunset, the restaurant, has tasty creations and the Spa is a serene hideaway. The location is close to the beach and the excitement of Brentwood village. As they say at the Luxe Hotels, “chic is not a style, it is having style.” (310-476-6571)

VIDEO: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel Spa

5 Sunset Marquis Spa
The Spa at the Sunset Marquis has large private rooms where you will be comfortable for multiple treatments. Start with Champagne or water and enjoy the orchids and the art which just might make you feel you are in a James Bond film. Over the last 50 years, Sunset Marquis has been a hotel home for entertainers from actors to comedians to fashion designers and can be for you as well. Want to party like a rock star or just live like one, this is your place. This 3.5 acre Mediterranean is on a hill adjacent to the Sunset strip. If you have ever wondered what does casual luxury look like, stop here to find out. You can relax, dine and luxuriate at this West Hollywood Hotel. ((310) 657-1333)

VIDEO: Sunset Marquis Spa Day

4 Bechtel Physical Therapy
Bechtel Physical Therapy is staffed by 6 DPTs (Doctors of Physical Therapy), licensed massage therapists, and athletic trainers. Physical Therapy services include orthopedic evaluations; movement analysis; soft tissue, joint and neural mobilization; Graston assisted myofascial release; Class 4 hot laser; electrical stimulation; ultrasound; traction; taping (including Kinesio taping); and therapeutic exercise. BPT is the only Physical Therapy clinic in LA to offer Class 4 laser treatments that speed healing and quickly reduce pain and inflammation without drugs. Swedish, deep tissue, sports and hot stone massages are available. Most importantly, all massages are prescribed and designed by highly trained DPTs to address the specific musculoskeletal needs of each client. The beautiful private treatment rooms are all equipped with state of the art equipment. Parking is ample and free. Bechtel Physical Therapy’s motto is “Relax! We will take care of you!” They will. (818-990-0267)


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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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