We simply love pairing a massage with one of their signature wraps and salt scrubs. Body waxing, rubs and wraps reign supreme here, all created and overseen by well-respected skin care guru Olga Lorencin-Northrup and enjoyed by A-list SoCal celebs like Christina Applegate and Halle Berry. I managed to get a bit serene in the sleeping room, but that was about it. Unfortunately, it also had a prickly staff and a more worn-in feel than the other places. I pulled it together, took a very public shower, and then headed for the steam room.
Voda's aim is to "blend old-world spa traditions with modern luxury," and it succeeds in droves.
Gay Los Angeles: Unique Spa Experiences
The jade room had a Fortress of Solitude feel and was very calming. I pulled it together, took a very public shower, and then headed for the steam room. Four co-ed treatment rooms lined the Jimjilbang. The main spa area is tiny in comparison, but its compact nature makes it feel much less intimidating. Not in the least. I hustled my buns into the locker area and put on a robe, only to take it off as I entered a room with three pools hot, cold, some kind of warm cave surrounded by stalactites.
The specialities here for men include the trademarked "urban man facial" and "urban peel facial," which include a lemon verbena thermal mask with an accompanying neck and arm massage. The locker room was severely swanky and felt like a country club. Word on the street is that this place is popular with gay guys. The Salt Glo and Sugar Glo are simply divine! You'll find the clientele is expansive, from local businessmen on their lunch break to vacationing tourists and Koreatown locals.