Photos and Post by Eunice

Shortly after college and entering the “real world” — aka sitting in front of a computer 5 days a week, 8 hours straight, each day — I’ve realized how important it is to take care of your body. Apart from the obvious (exercising), I’ve never really thought about treating my body to a massage until… now.

Through word of mouth from my friends, I was introduced to a boutique massage place in Los Angeles called The Now. There is an instant appeal to this place, and I feel like The Now covers a middle ground that I didn’t know existed — you don’t feel like you’re in a hole-in-the-wall or a ritzy place — but you are given a luxury-like service for a delightfully affordable price. The space is beautiful inside (verrry Instagrammable), and it is very convenient to make an appointment for you and your bestie (walk-in or reserve online). I’ve been several times now and I keep coming back for more (I get “The Now” massage for 25 mins). Each massage experience is truly unique, and one thing I love about each massage is the ambient sounds of ocean waves crashing (in my opinion, this is one of the best sounds ever). If you are in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend checking this place out. They are located in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and (just recently) Silverlake (I hear they’re opening another one in Studio City too…).

Now I know not everyone of you guys are in Los Angeles, so here are other ways to unwind and treat yourself!

  • Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt – Personally, lavender is always the way to go for me. Not only does it smell fantastic, but it truly relaxing. Dr. Teal’s is my favorite drugstore bath salt find.
  • L’Occitane Exfoliating Butter – I’ve already gone through one jar and need to re-order. This smells amazing and makes your skin feel as smooth as a baby’s bottom!
  • Kiehl’s Lavender Bubble Bath – Lavender, again…but this time it’s a bubble bath (!!!) with a hint of sea salts and aloe. Best. Bubble. Bath. Ever.
  • Herbivore Botanicals Bath Salt – “CALM” is what this product is. I have other products from this brand (which I am a huge fan of) and have this on my wish list to try.

Throwing one more out here because it’s one of Kristin’s FAVES: FIG+YARROW PINK BATH SALTS — I haven’t tried this yet but Kristin has raved about these balt salts, so this is next up on my purchase list!

How do you guys unwind & take care of your body? What are your local favorite massage places in your area? Let me know below! xx Eunice