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: 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: 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. 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 private suite. During this session, you’ll spend time in the infrared sauna and then go directly into a cold plunge. 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.

Den Mother 

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.  



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