A Zen Retreat In The Heart Of 90210
“Treat your body and face, all in one place,” is the motto spoken around Allure Pilates Spa virtually around the clock. It adorns the door, is chimed in on phone calls – it’s the heart of what Allure does, you can say.
Allure Pilates Spa is a state-of-the-art wellness center that caters to the body, face and now the spirit, all housed in one zen-like retreat at the corners of S. Santa Monica Blvd. and Roxbury Drive.
Inside the bamboo adorned space you will find cutting edge services such as massage therapy, physical therapy and facials, coupled with Pilates and yoga.
Allure provides clients with a “one-stop-shop” where you can get fit and get gorgeous in a healthful way.
“Many of our clients go straight from Pilates to massage,” said Tikoa Millan, general manager and Pilates instructor.
Clients can take advantage of one of the daily group Pilates classes offered or book a private session with any of the certificated instructors. Pilates promotes long, lean muscle development while increasing flexibility and agility.
Allure houses two classrooms, fully equipped with Pilates reformer machines, and a private lesson space. Millan recommends three sessions per week to achieve optimal results. Although no prenatal classes are offered at this time, the staff is fully trained on the needs and abilities of expecting women.
Pilates practice is also used at Allure as part of physical therapy and they will happily accept insurance.
At Allure’s medical spa, you can receive Botox, Restalyn and laser treatments all by licensed staff. Also available are facials treatments which include a personal concentration, aromatherapy, deep cleansing with steam, skin analysis, exfoliation, extractions, customized masques, massage focusing on lymph drainage and pressure point release, healing serums, moisturizer and SPF. Allure does have more traditional spa-like amenities as well such as waxing, peels and their highly lauded oxygen facial, which promotes skin elasticity and replenishment.
The movement inside Allure Pilates Spa is toward more mental wellness, as touted by owner and CEO Jennifer Gross. “My goal is to make Allure less physical and more spiritual,” said Gross, who took over the space in 2007.
Her latest addition to Allure is the welcoming of a Rolfing expert. Rolfing is a form of deep tissue massage that connects the body to mind and aids in the release of stress.
“It hurts so badly but I felt so good after,” Gross laughed. “Rolfing hits the emotional body as well. It’s a form of therapy.”
Allure Pilates Spa is located at 9701 S. Santa Monica Blvd. For more information on services, price lists and schedules for classes, visit www.allurepilatesspa.com or call 310-777-0201.