LA Weekend Asian Journal
Treat yourself to a ‘weekday getaway’ at la’s biggest luxury day spa
Life in the city can get hectic. Between work, family and even social obligations, it’s difficult to find some “down” time. In this
economy, sometimes a weekend getaway is just too much to ask for. So how about a weekday getaway?
A mere 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles is an affordable oasis free from noise, crowds, responsibility and stress. Open 24 hours, Wi Spa — selected as “one of the best bargain day spas” by Los Angeles Magazine — is the perfect place to drop in any time of the week, whether you need a little pick-me-up or a serious detox. A small admission fee gets you unlimited access to three floors of rejuvenation possibilities, ranging from facials and massages, to free yoga classes and fitness rooms. Depleted? Purge your cares in one of seven different specialty sauna rooms, each offering a different health benefit. Try the toxin-purging jade room, or the extra hot clay room. Tired? Feel free to relax in the resting area for as long as you want — read a magazine, surf the Web, try the refreshing traditional Korean beverage shikhye, or even take a nap. It’s all up to you.
Why spend your time stuck in traffic after work? Wait out rush hour at Wi Spa. Plan your weekday getaway now — just pick your day of the week!
Monday — Start the week off right and get buffed with Wi’s 35-minute body buff ($30), a full-body specialty exfoliation that purges impurities and dead skin while boosting circulation.
Tuesday — A one-hour Shiatsu acupressure massage stimulates pressure points and primes your energy flow for the week ahead ($60).
Wednesday — It’s hump day so sooth the mind with a relaxing head and scalp treatment ($35).
Thursday — You’re almost there! Revel in the stress-busting hand and feet massage included in Wi’s manicure ($15) and pedicure ($25) services.
Friday – Get ready for the weekend with a basic skincare facial to firm up skin tone and inject some glow ($60). And don’t worry about the kids. Wi Spa offers kid-friendly facilities including a Wii game room and comic book library, so they can play while you relax.
Wi Spa is located at 2700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles with Tel. no (213)487-2700.