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Sustainable Serenity at Loews Santa Monica

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April 22, 2009 at 3:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

Everywhere you look these days, the environment is taking center stage…that is, when the economy isn’t distracting everyone. Spas might just be the perfect nexus for the two topics of debate as more and more of these havens of luxury pampering are becoming increasingly conscious of their environmental impact.

Representing a sign of the times, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is re-opening its 7,000-square-foot Ocean Spa & Fitness center with a renewed dedication to using environmentally friendly architecture, products and treatments.

How exactly does a spa go “eco”? Plus One Health Management’s building design uses recycled materials like reclaimed-wood furniture and recycled rubber floors, while the spa treatments incorporate organic and biodegradable products by companies like Red Flower and Pevonia Botanical. That way, you can feel good about getting a “Beachcomber” massage with heated tiger clam shells infused with mineral-rich kep and sea water…because it uses chemical-free products and recycled packaging.

Just be sure to dodge the chaos of the $7-million renovation of the main hotel when you duck into the spa. After all, you wouldn’t want a jackhammer or any falling plaster to disrupt your environmentally enlightened sense of well-being.

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