All posts filed under: Health

The Springs ~ Downtown LA

Happy New Year to all of our Sirens & Scoundrels! The first week of the New Year can be such a rush. You celebrated, made your resolutions and set your intentions for the year ahead of you. There is so much excitement in the air for all the new possibilities at your fingertips. But then comes the part that’s just a little harder—actually DOING what you promised yourself you’d do. If you set intentions around your overall health, wellness and fitness this year, consider yourself lucky because things are about to get a whole lot easier for you. Meet The Springs. Located in Downtown’s Arts District, The Springs is your personal mecca for everything health and wellness, all wrapped up in one cool package. Just stepping into the beautifully designed, sprawling, open-air loft space, you immediately feel a sense of peace and calm begin to settle in as the scent of fresh cold pressed juices washes over you. The juice bar is on the right as soon as you enter and should naturally be your first …

The Juicebox Truck

Los Angeles is the birthplace of many a global health craze—juicing being one of our latest and greatest. It seems like everybody and their great-grandmothers are on a juice cleanse these days. But in a sea of juicing choices, there are just a handful that really stand out from the crowd. Here at Sirens & Scoundrels, we’ve sampled every possible juice from Downtown to Venice, but we always come back to our first love: The Juicebox Truck. Juicebox can be found most weekends docked on Abbot Kinney, manned by its two founders—Robert Connolly & Robbie Pyle. We met them a few years ago at FYF Fest, back when it was still at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Parched from the mid-summer festival heat, their truck glimmered like a beacon of hydrating hope to these weary musical wanderers. Our Sirens each quickly downed a refreshing green Kalebox. Followed by a sweet red Beetbox. Then a cool coconut Beachbox. One immediately after the other. And just like that, we were hooked. Our bodies, hearts and souls were …

Oxygen Chamber ~ Tao of Venus

Getting into the Vitaeris 320 Hyperbaric Chamber at Tao of Venus in Silverlake feels a lot like entering a space capsule headed to the moon. I lay down inside and get zipped in by a technician I can see from a small window in the long cylindrical bag. The air turns on and the pressure begins to increase—the chamber inflating with pure oxygen at a rate my body can slowly adjust to. If I was ever curious about being an astronaut, this is as close as I’m going to get in this lifetime until they figure out those day trips to Mars. I’m here to try out an alternative form of healing called hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The Vitaeris 320 pressurizes oxygen into liquid form so that it can quickly travel through the whole system of the body uninterrupted. Essentially, the liquid oxygen enters your body at the plasma level, where it can provide deep and immediate healing. Each session lasts about an hour, with repeat sessions recommended for the greatest benefit. The therapy is used to …