POSTED: April 11th 2017
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BRENDA DURAN: Recharge Your Itinerary - The Best Spas in LA

Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills offers a Japanese experience © Tomoko Spa
Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills offers a Japanese experience © Tomoko Spa

Wi Spa is located in Koreatown and offers a special salt sauna among others © Wi Spa
Wi Spa is located in Koreatown and offers a special salt sauna among others © Wi Spa

Burke Williams has spas located all over the LA area © Burke Williams
Burke Williams has spas located all over the LA area © Burke Williams

BRENDA DURAN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The hustle and bustle of Los Angeles can be thrilling. As the cars zoom by on the endless freeways and streets, as the music blares from the bars and as the crowds pack the streets you can bet a good time is right around the corner.

The City of Angels is bidding to host the 2024 summer Olympics against Paris, France and promises to host a loaded spectator experience. 

But be aware that any LA itinerary you put together for your visit is sure to leave you in need of some R&R. The good news is, there is always an urban oasis nearby in Los Angeles.

The city is home to thousands of a variety of spas - spas for facials, detox, med spas and massage spas. It can be overwhelming to make the right selection, so here are four spots you to consider when you are looking to recharge in the city on your next trip.

Tomoko Spa

This small but elegant Japanese spa is the perfect place to visit when you've made your way around Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills. Located on a busy street in Beverly Hills, the spa has an indoor space that shuts out all the noise for complete serenity. Once you walk in you are transported to a state of relaxation and superb customer service. Each person gets their personal treatment room complete with a shower and amenities. Once you sit back for the exquisite foot bath, you can sit back and melt. The spa offers a range of treatments based on your massage preference. The décor makes this place a stand out with the minimalist touch and the kind of glamour you expect from any Beverly Hills establishment. You will leave ready for your next LA adventure with a clear mind.

Wi Spa in Koreatown

There aren't many spas that can boast about being available to you for 24 hours, but head to LA's Koreatown and you will find Wi Spa is one of the places that can. This traditional Korean spa offers a range of amenities - saunas, pool, restaurants, an ice room, a jade room and even a clay sauna for you to relax in for an hour or a full day. The highlight of this place is its famous full body scrubs, which can leave you feeling brand new. The spa also has a rooftop with a nice view of downtown Los Angeles. 

The Now

If full day spas aren't your thing, there is The Now, a massage boutique that is perfect for a quick fix.  You can stop by one of their LA locations scattered throughout the city for The Stretch, The Glow and The Healer - some of their custom massage offerings. Known for its affordable prices and gorgeous ambiance, this place is the perfect pit stop for any itinerary when you are out exploring the city, but need a quick fun breather. 

Burke Williams

With more than a half dozen locations sprinkled around Los Angeles, Burke Williams is the best traditional spa to spend the day at. If you are out in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Pasadena or Torrance you can rest assured that the spa will be nearby.  The great thing about this spa is that it has an extensive treatment menu that can you help you relax and get the right amount of pampering for a night out. They have hair and nail options as well as Ayurveda treatments. There are a lot of ways to get your recharge. The best part is that you can make it a group outing with your travel companions. This could be the highlight of your LA trip. 

**BRENDA DURAN has Over 10 years of documented success in writing within media and communication for leading publications, including: The North County Times, The Denver Post, PEOPLE, The Long Beach Press-Telegram, Us Weekly and Long Beach Magazine. Winner of more than a dozen national and regional writing awards for feature stories and breaking news. Expertise in strategic communications, social media and marketing.


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