If its one thing I know best, it’s definitely spas in Los Angeles. There’s nothing better than a spa day! My best friend, Lolita introduced me to this Russian hot spot and when my 2 besties from home (SOUTH CAROLINA), came to visit, my boyfriend and I suggested that we start the week off with some serious R and R. Voda is the perfect place for parties, because it is co-ed and they have their own signature VODKA BAR.. I love RUSSIANS! lol.
VODA SPA is definitely HONEY APPROVED!!!
WHERE: 7700 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA
**Free parking in the back! Check out there website fro daily deals: vodaspa.com
Voda is a blend of old world spa traditions and modern luxury, voda spa redefines the day spa experience in Los Angeles. The calming and expansive interior is reminiscent of a vacation resort, making voda the first “day resort” in the city.
A visit to voda spa is also a multicultural experience, with treatments and saunas that reflect cultures from across the globe, including the traditional Russian sauna – the banya. voda spa is an opportunity to participate in these healing and revitalizing customs in an elegant and contemporary environment. -vodaspa.com
This ancient practice involves heated rocks, water, aromatic essential oils and the hallmark of the banya ritual, the platza: a rigorous massage performed with the Venik: a leafy, fragrant bundles of oak, birch or eucaliptus that are soaked in warm water.
Platza master massages the warmed and relaxed skin with the venik branches, using a series of rhythmic taps and strokes. This motion both generates heat over the body and releases the essential oils from the leaves. The platza is said to draw out impurities, improve circulation, prevent premature aging of the skin, improve metabolism and refresh the spirit.
It may seem at first that the banya is extreme, but the rejuvenating and restorative benefits, coupled with the unique experience will have you wanting more.
After your experience in the banya, relax and enjoy a cool beverage or cup of tea in the spa lounge, take a dip in the swimming pool, or simply sit back and enjoy the effects of this ancient tradition.
YOU HAVE TO GET THE BANANA BERRY SMOOTHIE!!!!!!!!
***AHHHHHHHHH.. I feel like a new person:)