Day Spas >Willow Spa
3127 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040434.037813 -118.469010
Mon-Tue, Fri 12pm-7pm
Thu 4pm to 9pm
Neighborhoods: Mid-City, West LA
Japanese enzyme bath will erase any tension you have... – Ok, so this Japanese Enzyme Bath thing is amazing. You step into a large vat of what appears to be wood chippings (NOT water -- don't let the "bath" part fool you). The techician adds some enzymes to the mixture so that it begins to heat and heat and heat. (high school chemistry pop quiz: it's an "exothermic" reaction?)....and then covers you up to your neck (you're wearing an old swimsuit, one that might end up with some red stains on it). Every few minutes, they will come back and give you ice-water to sip on through a straw; they will also pat down your face with a cool towel. Meanwhile, they leave you there to MARINATE in an INTENSE heat...honestly, sometimes uncomfortably hot (don't move around -- moving just mixes the enzymes together more and makes things hotter). After you get out, the technician will give you a large brush to get the shavings off....you then shower away the rest (note: the shavings get EVERYWHERE).
After that, you sit in the courtyard, sip tea, and wait for your mini thai massage. Here's the thing -- the intense heat from the bath turns you into jelly....if you've ever had a hot-stone massage, imagine that feeling ALL OVER your body. There is NOT an ounce of tension left in you. It's the most intense physical relaxation I've ever experienced. Hot-diggity!!!
Editorial Review – Massage, skin care and holistic treatments including Japanese enzyme baths in lush setting surrounded by flowers, streams and stone walkways.
This is THE place for rejuvenation. – It?s hidden, very cute and cozy ambience. Just like an oasis in the city. It made me feel like I?ve tripped to somewhere else.
Massage was excellent?.relaxing, rejuvenating. I wish they had extra facilities such as Jacuzzi or steam sauna but I?ve been recommending to all my friends and so far, everybody loves what they get there.
Amazing massage – I went to Willow for the first time and had an extraordinary sports massage. She pulled out every knot in my body, and I left feeling great! I also really like the ambience and the foot massage. It would be a great place to rent out and have a small party with friends. Delightful!
So Relaxing – It is amazing how this house can be on a busy street and when you walk through the gates you would think you just walked into a luxurious spa retreat. I was never distracted by outside noise. It was a real treat. The foot soaks are as beautiful in person as they are on their website. My husband and I had massages in the same room and they were excellent and my friend had such a great experience with his facial he bought product too. We really loved Willow Spa and will return soon. I hope you have many blessed years of success.
An amazing retreat – Willow Spa offers unique treatments in a lovely, peaceful environment. Nearly all of their treatments began with a luxurious foot massage, which is simply divine. Their Thai Massage and Enzyme Bath treatments are both must-trys!
The best spa experience I've had! – I love having spa days, especially with friends. So when my friends bday came up I looked into Willow Spa. They were having (and might still have) a promo going on, 2-4-1 Japanese Enzyme Baths with a 30 minute Thai massage after. This spa/treatment blew both our minds! We felt so pampered and relaxing the entire time. The staff made us feel very comfortable and never rushed. The grounds are beautiful, hard to believe it's right off SMB. I felt not only relaxed, but also very clear/rejuvenated/healthy after leaving. It's great for body/skin detoxification as well as overall health. Everything about this spa is top notch, and very Zen.
Pleasant and relaxing experience – I came here for a facial after reading reviews on Citysearch, and was greatly impressed. The staff was very friendly, and my facialist did an amazing job. I especially loved the tea and foot rub preceding my appointment. The garden is extremely relaxing. I will be going back for another facial, plus the massage treatment.
A small piece of heaven – I read a review on the Willow Spa and had to give them a try. I was aprehensive but upon entering the gate my worries began to fade. The staff is very knowledgable and caring. The Thai massage was like closing my eyes and going back to Thailand. It was the best and I am now a regular. You will be also.
Oasis, Right in my own backyard – At first, we were a little reluctant to visit a spa on Santa Monica Blvd. However, after the first five minutes at Willow, we knew that we picked a great place. The atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming. The services were top notch! It's truly the best "spa" value in Los Angeles.
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