Have you ever wondered what sweating really does to our bodies? Other than creating the need to shower, perspiration regulates our bodies in multiple ways: helping us to release toxins, improve the glow of our skin, assist in weight loss, encourage destressing, and relaxing our minds. When you look at it that way, sweating is cool. Sophie Chiche, owner of Shape House LA in Larchmont Village, Pasadena, and now Santa Monica, is the first to agree.
The Santa Monica location of Shape House LA is a welcoming cottage that houses a vibrantly colored day spa featuring the art of sweating through a deeply detoxifying infrared sauna experience. Upon arrival, you will instantly feel relaxed by the spa’s overall ambiance. The friendly staff greets you and then sets you up with comfortable clothing and alkaline water. Once inside the room, you are escorted to a personal sleeping bag bed, equipped with a personal TV. The sweat lasts an hour: for the first 30 minutes, it feels simply like a warm bed; during the second half hour, you’ll feel your heart rate pick up. When it is over, you’ll be soaked and refreshed. Linger in the meditation room with a cup of tea and relax.
1003 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Kimberly Saracino is a 200-hour RYT and actress living in the North Hollywood area.
Kimmy is an integrative health coach, actress, voice over artist, and world traveling yoga instructor. Her various interests have led her to many opportunities in connecting with clients all over the country. She specializes in mind-body wellness for even the busiest of travelers. Based in Portland, Oregon, Kimmy continues to teach both online and in the studio with “Yoga On Yamhill.” For more information, or to work directly with Kimmy, please visit her online: