If you are stressed out about President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration, you are not alone. Many people around the country are feeling anxious and scared about the impending presidency of the controversial businessman.
So if the idea of watching Friday's events makes you uneasy, turn off the TV and make the day about you. From soothing salt baths to calm magnetic healing, check out these five spa treatments in Los Angeles that will help you relax on Inauguration Day.
The ancient yet ageless practice of Ayurvedic medicine has been in existence for more than 5000 years. In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between mind, body and environment. Using traditional herbal blends and warm aromatherapeutic essential oils, time-honored Ayurvedic body treatments provide the ultimate in relaxation and restoration as they calm the mind, balance the three doshas and create a profound sense of bliss and contentment. Shirodhara is a deeply soothing traditional Ayurvedic treatment that calms the central nervous system and integrates the mind and body to achieve a heightened state of awareness, relaxation and contentment. Your treatment begins when you select the herbal massage oil specific to your mind-body constitution (dosha). You will be expertly massaged with the warm herbal oil, ending with the traditional Shirodhara, a constant and gentle stream of oil poured over the third eye to create a profound state of happiness and mental clarity.
80 minutes for $215 ( $169 for members)
145 N La Brea Ave., Suite E, Los Angeles
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Grotto de Sal is the first wellness center of its kind, committed to making the healing properties of the mineral-rich Dead Sea accessible and attainable to all. Step into the Himalayan Salt Room and breathe in dry salt aerosal and refresh the lungs in this claryifying treatment. A great place to meditate, grab a warm cup of tea and enjoy as you rest in our salt room. The halo-generator does all the work for you, all you have to do is sit and breathe. Then take a dip with the Dead Sea Salt Float, a luxurious, private Dead Sea salt bathing experience that soothes sore muscles and aches, as well as gently exfoliates the skin.
$30 for 30 minute in salt room
$80 for 45 minute float
308 N. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles
Beverly Hills Hot Springs is Los Angeles’s only 100 percent Natural Hot Springs Spa. It is believed that Hot Springs water help stimulate circulation, relax muscles, combat fatigue, alleviate skin disease and cure arthritis, anemia, neuralgia (painful nerve disorder), high blood pressure and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Try the spa's signature Body Scrub, an invigorating scrub with seaweed soap that exfoliates and cleanses the skin, removing dead layers of skin and improving circulation. Follow up with a Body Care treatment featuring a soothing skin conditioning massage with milk, oil, cucumber mask and yogurt that leaves the skin feeling satin smooth.
11677 San Vicente Blvd #208, Los Angeles, CA 90049
SaunaBar's Magnesphere (magnetic resonance therapy) is the ultimate high-tech healing treatment. As guests sit in a space-like chair where an invisible electromagnetic field surrounds them, realigning the body's cells on a molecular level. By realigning, they mean restoring cells to their greatest level of vibration. Or simply put, it helps the body work the way it was meant to. Patients remain awake for the 30-minute sessions, but have been known to drift into comforting slumber because the magnetic hum of the two copper coils on each side of the cockpit are so comforting. Magnetic resonance therapy helps to relieve pain, stiffness and stress. It also can aid on a mental and emotional level.
$240 for 30 minutes
141 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills
Have a partner that needs an escape too? Head to Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills for the premiere treatment, the Ashiyu, a detox foot soak that begins to calm the tension of your feet and body, beginning a journey of peace and joy. Move on to Ofuro (a Japanese natural bath) treatment along with the 60, 80 or 100 minutes of the signature couples Tomoko massage, which includes a private suite with private shower and tub, organic green tea, Japanese fine sweets and sushi from Sugar Fish.