After so many of our friends were buzzing about the new CURE Spa in Malibu, we decided to go check out the joint for ourselves. So, last Friday we played hooky for the afternoon to experience Cure Spa’s delightful pamperings! We love the word CURE! Just about everything can be cured, (though you’ll never hear this from the medical establishment) and this spa celebrates that fact.
These days have been so magical in Los Angeles. ‘60’s, sunny, blue skies and sweater weather. Not many cares, not even about the so called apocalypse scheduled for December 21st. The Pacific glistened to the West, as we snaked our way up Pacific Coast Highway. Boom, there it was! Cure Spa is perched up the cliff, and once we made it up there, the sweeping views of the ocean and PCH merchants below did not disappoint!
We were greeted by Stephanie, the friendly receptionist, who gave us our tour. The ambiance is crisp, fresh, white, elegant and clinical but not sterile. The interiors were created by local designer and photographer Lisa Powers, and feature some very interesting black and white photos of Malibu Colony in the ‘30’s. White orchids, chandeliers and mirrors add to the evocative allure of this oasis of healing in the hills.
CURE Spa is a combination of a day spa and a med spa, created by popular local physician Dr. Lisa Benya. They offer standard cosmetic services such as facials, Botox, fillers, laser hair removal, mesotherapy, sclerotherapy, etc. Also, deep tissue massages, hot stone therapy, body wraps, scrubs, etc. Further complimenting the holistic approach are chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. And after treatments, you can kick back in the steam room or sauna. Dr. Benya comments: “I’m a physician and my training has been to care for people on the inside. I opened CURE Spa to care for people on the outside, and the combination of the two is really the most complete care that you can get.”
After soaking it all in for a while, I was escorted into my treatment room by lead aesthetician Jaclyn Welcher. My treatment was called “Hydra Facial.” Jaclyn did a great job of explaining everything to me as it was happening. This deluxe facial is an anti-aging procedure that hydrates and infuses vitamins, anti-oxidants, and hyaluronic acid, sometimes knows as the “fountain of youth” into my skin. Jaclyn cleansed my pores, extracted black heads, white heads and other impurities to freshen up my skin. The process was made even more blissful by using the Osea skincare line, another Malibu company, which smells divine! I have to admit, I really looked amazing when this was all finished!
CURE Spa Malibu also recently announced a Medical Concierge service, for those discriminating clients who wish medical or SPA services discreetly administered, in the privacy of their home or office.
If you get hungry after your spa treatments, you may want to check out the nearby and fabulous Nobu Malibu. We enjoyed our experience at CURE Spa thoroughly, and plan to return lickety-split for more aesthetic indulgences!
CURE SPA MALIBU. 22741 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA. 90265 (310) 456-1458 Monday – Saturday 9AM – 7PM. Sundays 9AM – 5PM. www.CureMedSpa.com
- John Forrester