1828 1/2 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040434.026258 -118.479609
Daily by appointment only
Neighborhoods: Pico, West LA
Exceptional, Amazing, Relaxing Leaving You begging for more – I was given a name and number from a friend in the "Business" who informed me of this hidden jewel named Sher. So I called her and set an appointment.
I found the Institute easy enough, parked right in front and filled the meter. You have to press the buzzer to be allowed into the building, it has a false facade in entry I would guess to ignore the paparazzi. I was greeted and ushered to the receptionist.
Sher introduced herself to me, we discussed a massage that was needed but I did not wish to feel as if I had been beaten with a stick or poked with the fingers of death. I wanted something that would relax me, my muscles and completely remove the month of April from my body and memory. We also discussed a facial to get my face ready for the upcoming sun season.
She discussed with me, what exactly she was going to do to me so I would not be left wondering what was next, do I remove my clothes now, do I leave on under garments or not, such as that. It was good to hear it, not that I am ignorant on the ways of a massage but it was nice to hear someone concerned about my own modesty.
The massage was completely amazing. I was drooling within15 minutes, within 20 min I could care less. She was gentle with me but firm and consistent. I have traveled throughout the world and visited and reviewed many spas. I was very pleased with the massage, impressed honestly. She had no idea I was reviewing much less who I knew in the industry. On a scale of 1-5 A hardcore 5, she listened to me, did exactly what I wanted and did not hesitate. She gave customer service, imagine that.
The facial: On a scale of 1-5, I would rate it a 10.
The products used I am very familiar with, impressed that it was used for a facial that wasn't truly the highest on the services list. One would assume it would be, considering the name of the product line.
My skin was thoroughly cleansed, and the extractions did not even phase my relaxed state of mind and body. I was lost in the relaxing music and quiet atmosphere.
I had done a review on a spa 3 weeks prior getting a pumpkin peel, and did not feel as clean as I did after her facial, I was so relaxed, I actually snorted and startled myself, Sher, did not even hesitate to continue forward without even acknowledging my own embarrassment.
She continued with the facial and I have no idea when she finished, I was completely in a state of bliss and sleep. She allowed me to nap but watched for my safety on the massage table. She gently touched my shoulder and softly said my name so I could wake without being scared out of my whit.
I must say, I wanted another service, I did not care what it was but I wanted to stay in that environment because I was in another world away from it all.
Would I whisper Sher' name and number to someone I adored, YES. On the way home I called two of my best friends and gave them name and number and said CALL immediately and book an appointment.
Will I make another appointment: Yes
Was it worth every Dime Spent: Yes
Was the price worth the service: Yes and they are more than reasonable for the massage, actually under priced to some of the "Other" spas around in the city.
Facial Products of good or decent quality: High Quality Products. Amazingly used not only in sales but used in the facials. Not like other spas which sell one product and use another during the facials or a lesser of the line.
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They Helped Clear My Acne Skin! – I love getting my facials at the Finer Skin. I have received the best skin care for my acne-pron skin. They truely know skin care and has helped my oily skin get under control. My skin is clear and flawless. The products that have been used has helped my skin to be clear of blemishes and acne. I now longer have to worry about going out in public and being embarassed.
Thanks for helping me.
An Amazing Facial – Not only was the facial exceptional, but the staff was freindly and they made me feel comfortable and welcomed. I have told all my friends about this wonderous place. You have got to experinece it. More men should know the benifits of skin care and the Finer Skin Institute. My skin looks great!
fantastic facial – i recently had a facial with linda wright and have to say it was one of if not the best facial i've ever had. before she began my treatment she spent time learning about my skin by talking to me and developed a treatment around my specific needs and skin type. the facial itself was not only relaxing but very thourough. extractions were performed and weren't excruciating as they have been in past facials. all in all my skin felt and looked radient when i left and i could see the results for a good while after. i returned in four week as she advised and i am so happy that i i reccommend anyone to try her and see for yourself!
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