Hawking Massages With a Social Purpose, Lifehood Is a Wellness Spa Thats Peak L.A.
Channeling California cool with a 70s bent, this spa has all the "it" factorsfrom healing crystals to VR experiences.
Los Angeles wellness lovers will be familiar with The Now, a collection of massage studios whose soothing interiorsthink exposed beams, wood surfaces, milky textures, lanterns, and cactus gallerieshave exploded on Instagram. Now, founder and former fashion designer Amy Krofchick is on to her next venture with a concept called Lifehood, which offers elevated, affordable express massagesbut with a "social purpose."
Similar to how The Now was a response to healing from lossKrofchicks husband passed away in 2011, and her cofounders father passed in 2009Lifehood aims to bring higher meaning to the wellness industry, delivering a complete healing experience that engages mind, body, and soul.
"Among the incredibly valuable life lessons learned from my personal tragedy was that along with the hard knocks, there is a trove of kindness out there, and when one person receives a kind actbig or smallthere is a therapeutic effect, a nurturing that should be at the core of modern wellness," says Krofchick. "After further investigation, I came to learn that there is a similar positive benefit for those who initiated those kind acts. Kindness benefits those who give and those who receive."
Located in the Culver City shopping center Platform, the 1,600-square-foot Lifehood balances sophistication with whimsy with circular entryways, indigo rugs, canary-toned tile, and low boucle chairs. Inspired by California in the 70s, the interiors were overseen by designer Brigette Romanek, who has worked with the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Circular design details represent an ecosystem of kindness, while vivid, primary colors evoke a childlike sense of openness.
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