Recently open in early September, voda Spa (named after the Russian word for “water”) is West Hollywood’s newest luxurious day spa. Combining Russian, Asian and European traditions, voda offers signature facials, body scrubs, wraps and massages in their 10 different upscale treatment rooms. The visual aesthetic of voda spa is a clean, modern and upscale design. LA architects Rick Abramson and Gregory Fischer of WORKPLAYS (www.workplays.com) created a contemporary, sleek design, while at the same time, remaining highly functional. A spectacular waterwall welcomes you. The design utilizes contemporary palattes of glass, polished metals and natural woods to heighten the visitors experiences.
Voda Spa houses 4 saunas, including two banyas, which are traditional Russian saunas. Taking part in the banya will include the use of heated river rocks, water, aromatic essential oils and the very essence of this Russian ritual, the platza. A rigorous massage, the platza is performed using venki, a bundle of oak or birch branches. Offered in a peaceful and luxurious environment, these centuries old Russian practices are renown for increasing circulation, exfoliating the skin and relaxing deep muscle tension. Performed by Voda’s very qualified masseuses, Michael Canvin among others, spa goers will enjoy a relaxing and reinvigorating experience.
Much like the facial and skincare treatments offered, this sauna focuses on stimulating your body’s natural ability to heal itself while it boosts your metabolic rate and detoxifies your skin. In the impressively large space, Voda also houses a café as well as a V room, the spa’s full service bar and lounge. Offering a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, Voda features edibles prepared by Los Angeles Chef, Adel Chagar.