This cute little spa is tucked into a beach bungalow off Abbot Kinney, and it definitely has a laid-back, beachy Bohemian vibe. If you're looking for spacious, spic and span or a steam room you're out of luck: Nitespa's building is an actual old house, wear and tear quite evident, but very charming. It's less haute and more hippie here: You can browse a rack of vintage beach wear or get your tarot cards read while you wait for your treatment, sipping a hot mug of tea—or a glass of wine, if you prefer. You may want to stick to the body treatments here, as the nail salon portion of the spa looks a little worse for wear—but that's fine, because you're really here for the massages, anyway. You'll be escorted into one of two back rooms (one for massage and reiki, one for waxing and facials), with soothing music and soft, warm sheets on the table. Make sure to ask for Paul, who just may give the best massage in Venice. He's attentive, responsive and—at the risk of any innuendo—his hands are huge and strong. Nitespa is open from noon to midnight, which means you can get in some late-night pampering after work or before (or after!) dinner, if you don't make it your main event of the evening. Insider tip: Nitespa is a bit of a secret celebrity spot—you may find yourself rubbing shoulders (or getting your shoulders rubbed) next to someone famous here.
582 Venice Blvd
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