New Spa Insights

Spring “Cleaning”

by Briana Leon on February 18, 2013

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 [ read more → ]

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The Perfect Massage

by Mallori on July 13, 2011

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, [ read more → ]

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Couples Spa + Massage – Sharing An Experience

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on June 1, 2011

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 [ read more → ]

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Rosacea Awareness Month

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on March 26, 2011

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 [ read more → ]

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Giving the Gift of a Spa Getaway

by Mallori on December 9, 2010

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 [ read more → ]

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Living Gluten-Free

by Mallori on November 6, 2010

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: [ read more → ]

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Myth: Natural&Organic Ingredients Are 100% Safe

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on June 26, 2010

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 [ read more → ]

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Detox Rocks

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on June 19, 2010

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 [ read more → ]

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What’s Important At A Day Spa

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on May 29, 2010

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% [ read more → ]

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Microcurrent Anti-Aging Facial Treatment Benefits

by Le Petite Retreat Day Spa on May 21, 2010

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 [ read more → ]

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