Spa Montage Beverly Hills
Friday July 13, 2012see more by jen
There are spas, there are spppaahhhhhhhs, and then there are spas that have so many “ahhhhs” that it catapults them into a category all their own and so is the case with Spa Montage Beverly Hills.
I had the opportunity to visit this divine oasis last month when my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the property for a one night getaway. A 2pm massage was booked for me and excited wasn’t even the word to describe how much I was looking forward to it. After a month of June that was so busy it didn’t seem like I stopped to breathe, when I walked into the spa, I exhaled for the first time in weeks.
An opulent two-story Spanish inspired facility, Spa Montage is a place where you can relax and surrender to an otherworldly place of serenity.
With 20,000 square feet of space to spread out, I loved the fact that even though it was a summer Saturday, there were times I felt like I almost had the place to myself.
Upon arrival, I decided to put on my swim suit and check out the heart of the spa, a gorgeous co-ed mineral pool. Settling in with no one else in sight, I closed my eyes and basked in the natural sunlight pouring in from the sky lights above and once again, exhaled.
The mineral pool is surrounded by beautiful mosaic tiles and multiple chaises and areas for relaxation. The perfect spa to convene with girlfriends for a spa day (note to self.) What a fun birthday celebration spot it would be. Hubby, you reading this?
After my dip I headed back to the Women’s Lounge to do some time in the steam and sauna. To my delight, there was another private woman’s jacquzzi as well as two chaises in this area with reclined positions where you can lounge with cool cucumbers on your eyes after the heat.
Then it was almost time for my massage so I went to the cozy waiting room and curled up with a plush blanket and magazine to wait for my therapist while snacking on a selection of organic raw almonds and dried fruit. And then I met her, my relaxation angel, massage therapist extraordinaire – Victoria.
When we got to the treatment room, the first thing she asked me was, “what is going on with your body today?” She told me her goal was to make the day’s treatment personalized and specific to what was going on with me at the present time.
She also shared that anything in the room or with the treatment could be adjusted for my comfort…the heated table, air, pressure, you name it. At the heart of Spa Montage’s personalized approach to wellness, these consultations help create a balanced state of wellbeing for each individual.
Then she asked if I would like aromatherapy massage oil. One whiff of the apricot pomegranate variety, and I was singing, “yes, please!”
And then it began, the most deliriously relaxing massage I have had in years. So relaxing I kept drifting in and out of consciousness. She used many Swedish massage techniques, and I remember thinking, this is how Swedish massage is supposed to be done.
Her massage reminded me of ballet as her hands were dancing over each and every tired muscle in a blissful routine. Heavenly.
Oh, I didn’t want it to end. Ever.
I will be back to see my massage angel. And if you are in the Beverly Hills area, make a special trip and treat yourself.
Every Spa Montage therapist and esthetician have to participate in a year-long training program that includes extensive hours and continued education so that you are getting only the best of the best in every service they offer.
[Disclosure: I received my treatment complimentary to facilitate this review. Such a dreamy job. Photos provided by Montage.]