Beverly Hills, CA – The moment guests step inside TOMOKO Spa, they are transported off the streets of its Beverly Hills location to a tranquil Japanese healing hideaway. Located on Beverly Drive in the center of Los Angeles’s esteemed Beverly Hills district, TOMOKO Spa is just shy of its two-month LA residency, while its counterpart in Israel opened nine years ago.
TOMOKO Spa is more of an experience than a spa – it’s a two (or three!) hour sanctuary that begins with light bites and tea, followed by a hot foot soak (Ashiyu) infused with cedar essential oils. Following the massage, guests are welcome to take their time enjoying the spa’s private amenities. Each room is equipped with a relaxing waterfall shower and heated towel, plus added perks like post-massage mochi, dessert and tea lend to an entire sensory indulgence. Rest assured that the price tag is well worth the experience and amenities of your visit.
For owner Tomoko Kurono, massage is much more than a physical practice – it’s an art of healing and restoration, physically, emotionally and mentally. For Kurono, a good masseuse possesses not only expert knowledge of the physical techniques behind massage therapy, but also a true desire to heal. It’s this innate passion that sets TOMOKO apart from its chic and overpriced Beverly Hills counterparts. Here, you’ll find an experience catered very intentionally and individually – a one-on-one healing session that aims to not only nourish physical ailments, but restore energy flow and emotional wellbeing.
It’s no surprise that Kurono’s focus on her business extends beyond technique – her mother was a village healer in her hometown of Osaka, Japan. Kurono recounts that her mother would calm her down with massages to get her to sleep at night, bearing the ability to heal various ailments through her technique, dedication and passion. These same ingredients from her mother’s drive are the recipe for success at TOMOKO Spa – when Kurono witnesses the smile on her guests’ faces as they exit, she knows that her work is complete.
CULT Recommended: Tomoko Massage – A combination of Swedish and Japanese techniques, including a mid-massage hot stone treatment
TOMOKO Spa: 141 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90212