We SAID: Spring Detox

Staff Writer

Spring has sprung and we’re all busy cleaning up homes, phones, and emails (no really, there’s an app for that), but what about bodies? Beyond getting ready for summer with a renewed fervor for the local gym, some of us are headed back to the sauna for a good old fashioned detox.

sweatheory

Note that all saunas are not created equal. There’s a difference between heating coils in the corner of a wooden box, and being completely surrounded by infrared heating panels. Enter Sweatheory in Hollywood. If the surroundings look familiar, it’s because they are. Formerly Sweat Shop LA… then Cedarhouse… Sweatheory is the latest (and perhaps final) incarnation of this urban day-spa. It’s been through one heck of an upgrade, with an expanded retail space and even an infrared yoga studio.

What’s special about this place is the manner in which you can customize your sweat, at a very attractive price point. The rooms are private (and yours for up to an hour), and contain a sauna, shower and a full length mirror (for post-sweat selfies). There are towels and toiletries and even a fluffy bathrobe to complete the urban spa experience. Your base experience will run about $35. You can sweat alone, or with a friend (some saunas are large enough for two people) and add all manner of cayenne, minerals, and even music to your sweat experience.

And once you’re done, it’s just a few steps next door to Life Food Organic, which serves everything from fresh made salads to customized smoothies and desserts. In between sips of organic wheatgrass and ginger shots, there are shelves of supplements and bath & body products designed to keep you detoxed and in ship shape between sweat appointments.

We recommend making an appointment for Sweatheory, as most customers have preferred times and even saunas for their detox pleasure. With spring in full bloom, now is as good a time as any to get your sweat on.

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