Thursday, February 22, 2007

Aroma Spa

As promised, here is the first of the "coming soon". A girlfriend was in town this weekend, so we did what girls do best - spoil ourselves! For food, it was Toast on 3rd, Chocolat on Melrose, Ivy on Robertson, and Crustacean on Bedford - not to mention Jerry's Famous Deli for late night! It was gluttonous.

And shopping. Every boutique was cleaning house this past weekend. Milk was having a storewide sale where everything was up to 90% off. I managed to pick up the cutest jersey dress by Tart at Madison on Melrose for more than 50% off. A report of all the boutiques visited....tomorrow. ;)

But now to the real review. Aroma Spa located in Korea Town is certainly not a hole in the wall but also not widely known to anyone outside of Ktown. They offer a wide menu of treatments and all reasonably priced. Veronica, my guest and also the one who recommended the spa decided to go with the Korean Body Scrub, which by the way, for $30 will get you to babysoft skin.

My pick? I was in need of a facial, so I scheduled myself the Deluxe European. Started off with a shoulder and neck massage. All the ingredients used in the treatments were 100% natural, beginning with a cleansing with lemon juice and baking soda, a facial massage using aloe, a lip moisturizer of jojoba oil, foot therapy containing paraphin, and facial mask of pure ground mint.
Can I just say, wonderous?

Be forewarned, the facial massage can be awakening for first timers. The strength of your facial muscles control if and when you get wrinkles. Your muscles will weaken with age but you can maintain with exercise - so it's recommended to massage your face every morning while you cleanse to get the muscles moving. It also helps to loosen up your pores to allow the impurities to lift. So for about 15 minutes, your face is in a personal training session with a sargeant who is pushing your face to work harder and harder. Sounds tough....but so worth it. Makes the extraction process much less painful.

Best part about it though is that for a service of $90+, you can use their facilities for free. They have gym, jacuzzi, and 3 different types of saunas. Lots and lots of naked women but we're all women so there's really nothing to be shy about.

Best, best part about it is that it's open late for appointments only, which is great for me because I work late...and could always use a dip in the jacuzzi and a massage afterhours on weekdays.

Book your appointment today and try it out!

Aroma Spa
@ the Aroma Wilshire Center
3680 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

what exactly is a facial massage?

6:56 AM  
Blogger styleminded said...

Up until last weekend, I had never experienced a facial massage. It's a constant rubbing, molding, and light slapping of the face with aloe to get your muscles moving. The best way to describe is like kneading dough. Doesn't hurt at all but it's supposed to be a great preventative measure for wrinkles!

3:18 PM  

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