Spa Review

Asian Beauty Secrets

The Tikkun Holistic Spa is a wellness sanctuary designed to heal and rejuvenate the mind and body. Various Korean inspired spa treatments have been carefully selected to restore  health and well being, help you relax and replenish your energy. Tikkun offers an oasis of spa treatment options, each dedicated to providing integrated services in healing arts and holistic medicine.

The Tikkun staff includes a physician, naturopath, chiropractor, physical therapist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, aestheticians, and massage therapists.

The Tikkun Signature Korean Body Scrub and Oil Massage is like no other spa treatment and is recommended to anyone with skin (ok, that means everyone). After sampling the temperature based therapeutic rooms (clay, salt, jade, onyx and saunas) and the hot herbal soaking pool, a client may begin the selected treatment with a traditional Korean full body exfoliation scrub. Every inch of the body, except what is covered by the paper disposable panties, is scrubbed using scrub mitts followed by an organic detox body polish. The hair is then washed with organic shampoo and conditioner, then a mini facial and fresh cucumber mask is applied. To complete this treatment, a relaxing aroma therapy oil massage that is heavenly, followed by a soothing warm milk rinse.

This treatment completely rids the body of all dead skin cells and leaves the skin silky, moisturized and 100% clean. Those who have experienced this treatment say their skin has never felt this soft and radiant. If you are the least bit modest or ticklish, you may get uncomfortable at a few points but no reason to skip this treatment. Everyone should experience it. The world would be
a cleaner place.

Far Infrared Technology — In the past century, researchers in Europe and Asia have introduced far infrared technology to saunas in medical settings for various therapeutic purposes.

Clockwise above: Jade Room — The Chinese jade used in this room, combined with far-infrared rays is beneficial before and after treatments to promote rest, increased circulation and release of toxins through the skin. Salt rooms are effective for generating high quantities of negative ions, which are conducive for relaxation while micro particles of salt help purify the lungs. Relaxing pedicure room. Tikkun Holistic Spa, 1460 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, www.tikkunspa.com, 310.319.1111

You really must try the Replenishing Hydrator from celebrity facialist, Ling Chan. You will notice a visible difference; this product is used by Ling and makes her look 40, yet she is 60! Recent clients  include Supermodel Agyness Deyn, Helen Hunt, Fashion Designer Alexander Wang, Supermodel Linda Evangelista and Eva Mendes. Ling products are available locally at The Four Seasons Westlake Village and at the Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.

If you’re in need of a little R&R then head to Le Merigot, A JW Marriott Beach Hotel and Spa centrally located in Santa Monica. It is the perfect spot to pamper yourself. With the great Pacific Ocean in its backyard, the hotel is nine miles north of Los Angeles International Airport and a short drive to many major Southern California attractions. The Spa Le Merigot uses the finest product lines for guest treatments, many of which are available for purchase in the retail area of the spa. Product lines available include Guinot Paris Pevonia — one of our favorites! If you have some downtime, we recommend treating yourself to a relaxing facial or massage, and when you’re finished, linger for a while on the deck where you can watch the sunset over the ocean… Heavenly!

The hotel is located at 1740 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif. Reservations for Le Merigot can be made by calling 1-888-539-7899.

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