The Trilogy Spa sits snuggled quietly among boutiques and restaurants in the picturesque Metlox Plaza–an upscale courtyard complex in Manhattan Beach. From the outside it appears fairly ordinary, but once inside, the mood–which is highly scented with glorious floral aromas– turns to tranquility, peace, serenity, self indulgence.
A sweet oasis, powered by heady Polynesian ingredients and therapies, Trilogy caters mostly to a local clientele who go there to zone out, relax and succumb to amazing head to toe treatments by exceptional therapists. It also boasts one of the nicest spa staff that truly goes out of their way to please.
I happened on the spa one day while spending a couple of days doing research on the area. We were staying at the Shade Hotel, located steps away in the same courtyard. The minute I walked in I knew I had to book a treatment–which wound up to be a few for me and my husband, Richard. All were top notch including an outstanding men’s facial, which actually made he looked younger.
The facility is flush with amenities and treatments provided by able bodied technicians.There are too many therapies to list here, but any facial or massage is recommended, especially the 50 or 80-minute lomi pohaku–a hot stone rub with syncronized strokes applied by a skillful therapist made us swoon $125; $170.
There are two peaceful relaxation areas: one indoor the other on a rooftop deck where couples can snuggle in over-size lounges. Even the locker room reaches outside the bar with complimentary offerings like body scrubs du jour to use freely, soaking tubs, gads of toiletries, a steam for men and sauna for women.
Products are naturally scented with ingredients like plummaria, and effective.
Trilogy Spa, at the Metlox Plaza, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310-760-0044.
Another location is at 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach,310/318.351l Check out the full spa menu at: .www.triologyspa.com