Secrets of a Dog Masseuse

Try this professional's ear rub technique at home

It took you forever to find your own trusted masseuse (we love you, Rhonda!), but what about one for your furry friend? Skilled animal masseuses are even more rare, and luckily we've found a local one we love.

Benita Karroll of Paws Massage L.A. comes to your home to discuss your animal's ailments, if any. You review Fluffy’s medical history, and everyone gets acquainted. After some gentle petting, Karroll applies canine acupressure, myofascial release or even hot-stone massage--and soon your beloved pup drools with delight.

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Alternative Therapy

Welcome the New Year with a psychic reading

We’re interested in alternative therapies, but while we’ve done juice cleanses and kooky beauty treatments, we’ve never visited a spiritual healer. So we jumped at the chance to visit a psychic who came with friends’ personal recommendations: Chassidy at the House of Intuition.

We climbed steep stairs to a nondescript house overlooking Sunset Boulevard to meet the pretty, dark-haired Chassidy. After saying a nondenominational prayer, she asked for our birthday, which she explained she uses as a doorway to channel the spirit guides meant to be “life teachers.”

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