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The Top 5 Masseuses in L.A.

BY Nadine Jolie Courtney | March 13, 2017 | Feature Features

Boasting some of the best spas in the world, L.A. isn't short on talented massage therapists. Separating the good from the great, however, requires that extra something special. Here, we present the city's top masseuses who are able to turn a simple massage into something transcendent
The Harmony Suite at The Peninsula Spa Beverly Hills

1. Auggie Arsendiga Arsendiga’s extensive education at the renowned Swedish Institute of Manhattan and deep anatomical knowledge are evident in his healing, confident strokes. Beware: One session with this master therapist at Caudalie Boutique Spa will have you hooked for life. 50 minutes for $175, Venice, 310.450.3560

2. Brenna Bavis Devotees return again and again to The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ luxurious spa thanks to Bavis. Known as a miracle worker who combines energy healing with deep therapeutic body treatments, this masseuse can soothe any ache. 60 minutes for $180, Beverly Hills, 310.975.2854

3. Ibrahim Dhalla At Burke Williams’ newest location, therapist Dhalla keeps devoted guests coming back for more. His passion for health and wellness is immediately evident, and his followers adore his take on signature treatments that can include essential oils, therapeutic heat packs and Chinese herbs. 50 minutes for $119, West Hollywood, 323.822.9007

4. Gillian Garcia The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)’s lead massage therapist and aesthetician attracts A-list celebrities and royalty, some of whom travel across the globe to see her. Based at the hotel for 16 years, Garcia tailors each treatment to the individual client and is beloved for her magic hands. From $215, Beverly Hills, 310.275.5200

5. Moeul Neak Besides being known for his intense, deep-tissue massages at Bliss Hollywood, Neak is also noteworthy due to the intuitiveness of his phenomenal work and his 20 years of experience. His therapeutic massages aren’t for the faint of heart, but if you have knots or sore muscles, he’s a miracle worker. From $125, Hollywood, 877.862.5477

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