At one point or another, everyone has been at his or her desk, drifting away one afternoon, and the thought “I need a vacation” has crossed his or her minds. But just as quickly as the thought enters your mind, it is usually dismissed with “I have too much to do this weekend,” or “I can’t afford to get away right now,” or “Maybe sometime soon I can relax, but not right now.”
Enter dtox Day Spa. The Los Feliz/Atwater Village day spa, which has a second location on Ventura Boulevard in Encino, is a quiet oasis combines an Asian influence and a rustic theme. Featured on The Ellen Show and The Voice, the dimly lit day spa features Zen lounges and comfortable treatment rooms for the ultimate in relaxation. This day spa is perfect for the staycation, afternoon getaway for those needing a quick break.
At the Los Feliz location, floor-to-ceiling waterfalls cascade over the rock wall water feature, while Buddhas are placed throughout the lounge. The exposed brick masonry walls and the high, wood-beam ceilings give it a rustic and airy feel. Chaise lounges fill the room, allowing spa goers to relax with an assortment of magazines, and munch on scrumptious, fresh baked cookies and brownies. The only thing missing are complimentary mimosas (although, to be fair, the spa will allow you to bring your own drinks and will chill them for your enjoyment).
The ambiance is great and the treatments are not to be missed. From facials to deep tissue massages, your mind will drift away while the attentive service providers take care to address all of your areas of concern. And on certain Fridays, the spa hosts Happy Hour Friday, where you can get 20-minute mini treatments, including custom facials, chair massages, or hand and foot scrubs, for only $39, in addition to complimentary wine, appetizers and live music. Spa goers must RSVP for these events, which run from 6-9 pm. Visit dtoxdayspa.com or call (323) 665-3869 for more information.
There is no way you won’t leave better than when you came. After all, the spa’s slogan on its website says it all: “Relax your mind. Rejuvenate your body. Restore your spirit.”