From freezing, to floating, to sweating and steaming, there is no shortage of wellness trends to try here in Los Angeles. And as proof of that, I’ve made an entire web series about it: The Wellness Experiment. You can tune in to see all of these—some wacky, some excellent—services OR you could go try them yourself!
Here are 5 wellness trends to try in Los Angeles and recommendations on where to go:
Cryotherapy is a process where you’re exposed to ultra-low temperatures ranging between -200°F and -256 °F in cryogenic chamber for 90 seconds to 3 minutes. Why would anyone do that? If you’re looking for help with muscle recovery, cellulite reduction, calorie burn and/or inflammation, then this one is for you. Sessions vary from $40-$60.
Made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow, the V-steam is exactly what it sounds like…a steam for your V! Also known as “chai-yok” in Korean, or “yoni” which is the Sanskrit word for womb or vagina, the V-steam is an ancient practice where steaming herbs are used to regulate hormones, detoxify the stomach, aid in infertility, and provide overall body wellness. A session lasts for 30 min and is $50 (this is fun to do with a girlfriend; it’s silly but fun)
Tikkun Holistic Spa // 1460 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | (310) 319-1111
Also known as isolation tanks, sensory deprivation tanks, float tanks, flotation tanks, or sensory attenuation tank, floating is a lightless, soundproof tank with 1,100 pounds of Epsom salt in 10-11 inches of water. You float in an anti-gravity like environment to help relax your muscles and ultimately your mind. If you’re looking to shake up your mediation practice, this is a relaxing one to try. Sessions are 60 minutes and $75/session on average.
Pause Float Studio // 13353 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | (310) 439-1972
Sweating it out is having a major moment and for good reason! It is said to help with weight loss, pain relief, detoxification, sleep, relaxation, circulation and skin purification. The average sweat lasts for 60 minutes and runs about $45/session.
Shape House // 434 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park | (855) 567-2346
From mindfulness, to sound baths, to women’s circles, guided neighborhood mediation classes are popping up all over the place, including on ClassPass. If you’re interested in getting your relaxation on, pop into one of these studios (prices vary from $5 – $25/class):
What wellness trends do you recommend people try?