Spring “Cleaning”

When we think about or talk of spring cleaning it is often we are referring to the garage, attic or storage shed and giving the house a good, deep cleaning this time of the year. We spend so much time focusing on things in our lives and so little on ourselves. I think that we should also be spring cleaning our face and body. Keeping a youthful, radiant, glowing look as we age or with all of the external elements … read more »

The Perfect Massage

In Los Angeles there are many places to choose from to get a massage. Most of the massage parlors in the city offer cheap pricing, but they do not offer the same relaxation that a spa provides. A massage parlor may offer a signature massage, with no specifications as to what you will be receiving. There is a flat rate, and the service is only as good as what you pay. Often, these places are loud and uncomfortable, and it … read more »

Couples Spa + Massage – Sharing An Experience

So you’re wondering what to do together when the same movie theaters, restaurants, coffee shops, friends nites and concerts just seem like more of the same?  Then why not get a couples massage together at one of LA’s best day spas? For the past 5-6 years, couples have been reaching new heights of things to do together, from outdoor activities like rock climbing, to indoor activities beyond old school dinner-and-a-movie.  Many couples have begun a quarterly experience of going to … read more »

Rosacea Awareness Month

Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha) is a very common facial skin disorder.  Often very mis-understood, rosacea may affect over 16 million Americans, many who may not even know it!   Rosacea is increasing because this is when the baby boom generation enters the age where rosacea becomes alive.  A recent Gallup survey found that 78 percent of Americans have no knowledge of this condition, how to recognize it or even what to do about it. Because of its red-faced, acne-like effects, it … read more »

Giving the Gift of a Spa Getaway

It is the seasonal of laughter, fun, and holiday gift-giving. Have you thought of all the wonderful people on your list yet? Here’s an idea: give the gift of a comforting, relaxing, revitalizing massage. So many people rush around town trying to find the best Holiday Gifts, and they never get a moment to relax and breathe. With baking holiday treats, gathering presents for everyone we love, and enjoying countless hours with close friends and family, the holiday season can … read more »

Living Gluten-Free

Gluten-free living does not mean that you need to limit your enjoyment of good food. You can still have a healthy and delicious lifestyle without gluten products. Many grocery and health food chains have incorporated gluten-free labeling on most of their products to help customers distinguish gluten-free items. Many people have converted to a gluten-free diet and lifestyle recently, including: people who have gluten intolerance or wheat intolerance, or gluten allergies; People with MS, Lupus, and other autoimmune diseases; People … read more »

Myth: Natural&Organic Ingredients Are 100% Safe

The word natural is being used very loosely in today’s skin care industry.  Some natural materials like essential oils and vitamins have been around for thousands of years and there’s a perception that they’re safer than man-made ingredients.But before incorporating them into topical skin preparations for your facial, natural materials still need to be closely scrutinized to prevent unwanted side effects.  There’s a belief that natural products don’t contain chemicals, but everything in existence is made of chemicals, including our … read more »

Detox Rocks

Advocates for detoxing treatments at day spas know that external pollutants are becoming more prevalent.  There are headlines in the news about lead paint, asbestos, and Bisphenol A in plastics, as well as countless studies showing that environmental toxins damage our health.There are studies that have shown conclusively that DNA can be altered when exposed to external pollutants, and that this destabilization may lead to degenerative diseases and even cancer.However, people can only do so much to avoid the many … read more »

What’s Important At A Day Spa

As a day spa cannot be all things to all people, the more savvy day spa guest knows that their favorite spa focus’ on the most important elements of satisfaction.  In a recent Coyle Hospitality Survey, these were the most important facility or spa attributes ranked as “Very Important” Overall Cleanliness: 98% Professional Staff: 93% Atmosphere: 92% Complimentary Refreshments:  55% Relaxation Room: 44% Free Consultation: 43% Locker Room: 41% Updated Reading Material: 31% Anything not on this list was ‘very … read more »

Microcurrent Anti-Aging Facial Treatment Benefits

As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin.   By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth, resulting in an undefined, ill-contoured jawline.Microcurrent is used as an anti-aging treatment to address the loss of tone all clients experience as they age.  The effects are … read more »