Clad only in a lacy black bra and panties at Wi Spa–a journey into a Korean fantasy

The gorgeous women's area at Wi Spa

Clad only in a lacy black bra and panties, my Korean therapist at Wi Spa worked on my body like a pro, scrubbing it clean and silky. She spoke little and understood even less, but we didn’t need to communicate as she pummeled me to a virtual pulp during a 90 minute Buff & Massage at the most unusual spa (www.wipausa.com) near downtown Los Angeles.

One thing is certain, Koreans take body scrubs and massages very seriously.

Read all about it here: http://www.examiner.com/destination-spas-in-los-angeles/ajumas-and-jimjilbang-are-wi-spa-speak-at-la-s-ultimate-korean-sanctuary-review

Additional  reading on Examiner.com “Ajumas” and “jimjilbang” are Wi Spa speak at LA’s ultimate Korean sanctuary – Los Angeles Destination Spas | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/destination-spas-in-los-angeles/ajumas-and-jimjilbang-are-wi-spa-speak-at-la-s-ultimate-korean-sanctuary-review#ixzz1e02i34Pt

Nirvana at the Ritz Carlton LA Spa

Chaises in the spa

Okay I now you can’t see them, but there are two stone tiled chaises in the steam bath at the Spa at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Los Angeles at Nokia Live and it was heaven for me. I love to steam and these were the most comfortable steam chairs I ever reclined in.

That was only the beginning, an 80  minute massage from Jennifer, a young woman who worked for years at the Glen Ivy Hot Springs–one SoCal’s best spas–was magnificent, truly fantastic.
 

The Diva Didn’t Have to Go Far to Find Her Spa

Le Posh Spa

Holly had me. She took me for all I was worth. My body collapased, I began to doze.  Her melodic movements put me in a trance.  It was a Diva’s dream come true–a facial that only improved my looks but relaxed me to a plutocratic pulp.

The Divaonthe go tried a new spa aptly called Le Posh Salon. I booked the signature facial and lucked out with Holly–although I’m sure the entire staff of this 4 week old LA day spa is as able bodied.

Located on Sunset Boulevard, just shie  of the heart of Hollywood, the  highly stylized spa  seems a bit out of place among the funky shops and eateries that line the area.  But that’s part of the charm.

When you walk in the door you can feel the vibe, hip, young, engergetic–possibly induced by the free espresso/cappucino bar or the complimentary Vieuve Cliquot champagne (one of my favorites) or the long WiFi bar where you can plop your laptop and go to work or email or whatever you do, but of course why would you  want to when the spa’s intent is  to relax and induce nirvana.

I love the phyiscal place–but it was the facial that sold me. Now if you read my blogs and/or Examiner.com pieces you know that I’ve had lots of beauty treatments all over the world. So I do not  compliment lightly. The Diva takes her facials seriously especially at today’s high prices.

Le Posh uses one of the best products on the market f or their facials: Biologique Recherche, that combined with Holly’s holy hands,  made for a marriage made in facial heaven.  The products really work. My face felt taut and looked younger after the 90 minute treatment, that also included a barely legal scalp massage (it was that rewarding), and hand, foot and shoulder massage s.

Let’s face it, what else is there in life.

Le Posh Salon is located at 7551 Sunset Blvd., LA, 323-851-5559, www.salonleposh.com.

WiFi Bar is free to hook up, drink bubbly or coffee