Living in Los Angeles can cause stress. I mean the traffic alone! Well, lucky for you, LA also has numerous options for a massage to get rid of that stress. (And on any budget too):
The Lounge Spa (11911 W. Washington Blvd. Suite B, Mar Vista) This hip day spa has treatments that read like a cocktail menu, with services like Mojito, On the Rocks and Spa and the City, where you will be treated to a Grand Marnier Meltdown Massage.
Le Petite Retreat Day Spa (331 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park) Upon your arrival, they provide complimentary organic fruit, water, tea and a special aromatherapy neck warmer. Get their signature, Jade Stone Massage Therapy. It’s a combo of Swedish-Deep massage and hot and cold stones that helps to relax muscle tissue and reduce inflammation. Fifty minutes for $135.
The Raven Spa (2910 Rowena Ave., Silver Lake and 208 Pier Ave., Santa Monica) This Thai has a bit of Silver Lake funkiness. Try The Rock Star massage: the therapist starts with washing your feet and hands with a lavender salt scrub and then proceeds to a full hour traditional Thai massage. Next, you are treated to another half hour of “The Facelift,” which is a head, neck and face massage ending with an organic yogurt and oat mask. Two hours for $185.
The Massage Place (Multiple locations) All types of massages here are priced the same, so feel free to try any of them. Try out the Reflexology Massage, which aims to promote relaxation and improve circulation by manipulating the feet. Sixty minutes for $47.
The Massage Garage (3812 Main St., Culver City) This place is industrial meets Zen and the massages are priced by time, not type. Take a 30-minute Test Drive for $32, a 60-minute Tune Up for $48, or a 90-minute Overhaul for only $74.
Photalai Thai Massage (5401 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) This traditional Thai massage place has amazing prices. Try the Thai Reflexology massage, which combines the application of pressure with manipulation, adjustment,and muscle stretching to improve overall health and well-being. Sixty minutes for $45.