Brrrrace yourselves babes because we’re about to dive headfirst into one of the fastest-growing wellness trends in our city: cold therapy. Curious as to why people willingly expose themselves to freezing temperatures? Well, it turns out that these chilly adventures such as cryotherapy, ice paths and cold plunges offer more than just a frosty escape from the daily grind. They are touted to have remarkable benefits such as reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and enhancing muscle recovery. Whether you’re yearning for a radiant glow, an avid fitness enthusiast seeking to optimize your recovery routine, or a wellness aficionado eager to explore the latest trend, cold therapy is a valuable addition to your wellness toolbox. Prepare to experience the epitome of chic relaxation as we guide you through LA’s best places to experience the most extraordinary cold therapy offerings. Be ready to feel cool, rejuvenated, and utterly fabulous.
Address: 12746 W Jefferson Blvd Suite, Playa Vista
RVIVL is a fitness recovery studio located in the heart of Playa Vista offering two different cold plunge experiences. The space is so chic ( think Kim K concrete beige style vibes), with showers, towels and Aesop soaps available for a pre and post plunge. You can book an individual ice bath in their Morozko Forge, the coldest ice bath on the market. This session includes guided breathwork with one of their trained staff members. The forge helps your body bring down inflammation, recover faster from exercise, burn fat, and produce a calm centered mental state. Or, you can also book a Contrast Therapy session (Infrared Sauna + Cold Plunge) in a large private suite. Going back and forth between the two modalities has been shown to help circulation, recover from soft tissue injuries, expedite recovery after workouts, and reduce stress by increasing dopamine levels. During this 60 minute session, you’ll spend time in the infrared sauna and then go directly into a cold plunge. BTW you can bring your boo or bae with you, they allow a plus one to join the session.
Address: 7918 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
Walking into LIV, a female founded gorgeous wellness spot, clients can look forward to a tranquil and soothing retreat. Each client has access to their own dedicated Infrared Sauna room. Choose between a solo Infrared Sauna or a duo Infrared Sauna (ideal for couples and friends seeking a shared rejuvenation experience). After a dedicated 45-minute sauna session, pop on over to their specialized cold plunge room. The rooms have a shower, stepping mats, towels, and everything needed for pre-plunge preparation and post-plunge care. LIV also has an exciting new addition. Guests have the choice to add a Salt Therapy experience to their sauna. Halotherapy, or Salt Therapy, involves breathing in air with tiny salt particles to improve breathing. If it’s your first time as a cold plunger, don’t worry. LIV provides instructions inside each room, and their friendly hosts are always available to assist you.
Address: 1209 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach
Conceived and envisioned by master healer Elisa Angelone (MAOM, L.Ac.), entrepreneur Kenny Parmelee and hospitality and design veteran Heather Tierney (The Butcher’s Daughter, Wanderlust), Den Mother exists to offer a “wiser form of wellness,” with treatments derived from ancient healing practices from around the world: Japanese acupuncture, Ayurvedic bodywork, Chinese herbology and reflexology, functional medicine, natural beauty rituals, clinical nutrition, neuromuscular testing and Nordic bathing. Ritual and ceremony are central to Den Mother’s methods, with the healing benefits of botanicals being infused in every experience. This healing haven’s cold plunge is offered in a private garden space for up to two people at a time. It is often paired with their cedar sauna to aid in detoxification and deep relaxation, as the contrast of the heat with the cold plunge further enhances circulation and mind-body connection.
Adress: 8305 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
Welcome to the world of social self-care. Founded in 2019 by Dr. Jonathan Leary, Remedy Place is the world’s first social wellness club. By bringing together top alternative medicine doctors, ancient practices, and modern technologies, Remedy Place gives people the tools and support they need to take control of their health by integrating self-care into their daily and, most importantly, social lives. When asked about the benefits of cold therapy, Founder Dr. Jonathan Leary said, “There are so many clinically proven benefits! A few examples include: decreased inflammation, rush of endorphins, spiked dopamine, improved sleep and mood, reduced stress, reduced aches and pains, and increased recovery. The most important for me outside of these is truly teaching the mind and body that you are in control.” To us, it sounds wonderful to have happy hour take the form of a cryotherapy session. They also have a Breathwork Ice Bath Class to experience the ultimate adaptation training with 10 minutes of guided holotropic breathwork followed by up to 6 minutes submerged in 38 F water. Note: The club offer memberships but you can also book remedies a la carte.
Address: 308 W 11th Street, DTLA
Whether you consider yourself a true competitive athlete or just someone that takes the game of health and wellness very seriously, you can enjoy the exceptional combination of training and recovery at Athlete Within. This new spot in Downtown LA is a membership-only personal training and recovery facility. Their state-of-the-art cold plunge and other cold therapy offerings, such as Normatec compression boots, provide unique and unparalleled benefits. It may push you past your comfort zone, but in the best way possible.
Address: 13353. W. Washington Blvd (Venice) & 937 N. Sycamore Ave (West Hollywood)
Address: 924 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
Ready to embrace the freeze? Head over to the extraordinary wellness spot, Cryzone, located on the west side. Cryotherapy is a cutting-edge treatment that involves exposing your body to extreme cold temperatures for therapeutic benefits. At Cryzone, you can experience the thrill of their classic Whole Body Cryotherapy session, immersing yourself in exhilarating cold from neck to toes for an invigorating three minutes. For a more targeted approach, indulge in their Local Cryotherapy, offering facial freezes or spot treatments in your preferred area fit for an ice queen. Prepare to be invigorated and conquer the world (or at least your to-do list).
Now that you’ve indulged into a little cold therpay, work out the kinks with a massage.