Greater Pasadena News
New and improved Huntington Spa offers top-of-the-line treatment24 Apr 2013 12:52 PM
The renowned Huntington Spa at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena underwent a large-scale renovation in 2010 and has reemerged as an even more popular and fully resourced venue. Although it was known as one of the region's most elegant and opulent spas before the overhaul, a bevy of new offerings, treatment centers and fitness facilities combine to make the new and improved Huntington a true gem in the area.
One of the most heralded additions to the new Huntington is Chuan Body and Soul, which combines traditional Chinese medicine practices with modern healing and relaxation techniques. In the short time since it has been available, Chuan Body and Soul has become one of the spa's most popular services, attracting owners of Pasadena real estate and other farther-flung treatment-seekers alike.
Another key component of the renovation was the construction of a spacious and extensively outfitted fitness center. In addition to top-of-the-line exercise equipment, the center features a long list of classes taught by experienced personal trainers. Zumba, yoga, tai chi, Pilates, kickboxing: whatever your exercise preference, Huntington's new fitness center has something for everyone.
People looking for a slightly more relaxing experience will also have a full list of options at their disposal. The spa is especially known for its wide range of massage choices, which are provided by certified massage therapists trained in classic Swedish techniques. In addition to traditional varieties, the Huntington offers deep tissue massages, hot stone therapy and maternity massages.
Like any worthwhile spa, the Huntington doesn't stop at fitness and treatment. The venue also offers a full line of beauty and health products from some of the world's leading companies, including Chuan, BABOR, Skinceuticals, Clarisonic, Jane Iredale and OPI.
With a venue as full-featured and carefully run as the Huntington, it's easy to feel like a single massage or facial isn't enough. That's why many guests opt for one of the spa's retreats, which are designed to provide a more full-fledged experience. For the cream of the crop, guests choose the Ultimate Luxury Retreat, which includes a signature massage and facial, a special manicure and pedicure, a warm paraffin for the hands and feet and a luxury hair styling. As if that wasn't enough, the package includes full access to the fitness center, workout studio, relaxation lounge, dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room. whirlpool and - to top it off - a glass of chilled champagne.