Strong coffee, a clean line-up, a good dog washing, and some whole body healing (of both the physical and herbal variety). If this sounds like a great Sunday to you, welcome to the 5700 block of W. Pico Blvd, where there’s as many barbershops as cute pets (evidenced by our recent Pico Pet Parade)—but only one Whole Body Method. What makes this neighborhood special?
The Pico-Spaulding section of West Pico is a robust blend of long-time residents and new neighbors. The walk-ability of the area makes getting to know the folks in the area easy, and many of these neighborhood-walkers eventually find their way into our studio. In fact, 70% of our clients live within 5 miles of Whole Body Method. (Excluding Harvey, who lives very far away.) We like our community and we love being a place for friends and neighbors to hang out and challenge themselves.
We love our neighborhood businesses! Up the block is a combo coffee shop/dance studio: Paper or Plastik Cafe (with Mimoda in the back). Down the hill is Bloom Cafe, serving up delicious healthy plates and vibrant fresh juices. Across the street from Bloom is our newest foodie occupant: My Two Cents. Definitely worth a visit if only for their quinoa mac & cheese and shrimp & grits. Between Mimoda and Bloom are a handful of barbershops, and a new medicinal distributor. If you happen to catch the post-buzz munchies, there’s Olson’s Scandinavian Delicatessen, serving Nordic delights to the masses. Perhaps you’re looking to feed your own masses—your best bet is Good Gracious! Events. The owner, Pauline Parry, is a beloved Whole Body Method client! And of course, we can’t forget about Eco Dog Wash, sponsors of the recent hit Pico Pet Parade. All this in just a few blocks!
The spirit of wellness.
The Pico-Spaulding neighborhood is an area on the move and yet at the same time seems to stay grounded. Folks look out for each other here, business owners know each other and always have time to say hello. Residents and businesses alike seem to feel a sense of ownership over the area, which is critical to healthy living. When we feel that we are part of a thriving community we feel better equipped to thrive as individuals. We at Whole Body Method love being a part of that energy—it keeps us smiling as we open the doors each morning to a new day on West Pico.