Fantastic service! Kitty gave an amazing massage and the person at the front desk was super friendly. Quiet, clean, would highly recommend this spa for your services!
Extremely helpful and friendly staff while shopping for products.
Fantastic service! Kitty gave an amazing massage and the person at the front desk was super friendly. Quiet, clean, would highly recommend this spa for your services!
Extremely helpful and friendly staff while shopping for products.
My wife loved her massage
Heaven on earth. They need to open a branch in Seattle. I will make Alchemie my first stop in LA the next time I'm back and give it a full day. Great shiatsu massage, tranquil atmosphere in the bathhouse. There is something timeless and ancient about sitting naked on a stool and pouring water over one's body in the presence of other women. I felt totally at ease the entire time.
I truly enjoyed the Thai style massage at this very charming relaxing place.From the receptionist to the Masseuse, every one was warm and very welcoming. This place is very clean as well.
The place has a very relaxing atmosphere. The massage and facial were great. Thank you Thiprat. However, the lady at the register was not so friendly. She reminded the group to tip, but in an aggressive way rather than ask if the service was good or not.
Julieta Li C.
Well since the minute I arrived I was greeted!!The spa itself it's just breathtaking spectacular!! I was impressed with everything in it but most importantly the staff and service superb! I did the infrared sauna and I honestly had the most amazing experience. And the fact that you have your own private room with a shower, complimentary towels, softest rope and refreshing alkaline water! I think 5 stars ? it's nothing compare to this place deserve! I'll give them lots of stars! Definitely will comeback and it's highly recommended by me! #juliadareviewer #foodreviewersla
Okay this place is chill AF. I'll be back for sure. Clothing optional on one side and the other one u wear clothes. All the saunas get really hot. No messing around. Seemed pretty clean to me. The building is old and the locker room was pretty small but whatever. I'm not there for the locker room.
Love this place Jamie is my favorite I always request her on Thursdays ???????? best massage I’ve ever had.
Had a facial and it was wonderful!!! My skin feels the best it has in a long long time!
Excellent massage! This little boutique spot provides a pleasant surprise in atmosphere and service.
Amanda gave me a fabulous luxe pedicure. Very nice spa. Very calming ambiance. I was in town for work and needed a pedicure desperately. She was running a bit behind but apologized and did a great job to make up for it
My boyfriend and I had a couples massage with Susan and Lynn (he said she gave him the best massage he's ever had). It really nicely decorated, fantastic value for money and I can't wait to come back again for a couples massages - I've been telling all my girlfriends how romantic an experience we had together!!
one of my all time favorite spas!!
It's been a while since I've had a massage of this quality. It's got quite a few thoughtful touches that made the experience very relaxing and zen. Definitely quality for the money. Andrew was my massage therapist and he was great. If I'm ever in Santa Monica again, I'd definitely like to revisit.
The facial was okay, nothing special. I made an appointment but I needed to reschedule but their black receptionist was extremely rude. A friend of mine gave this to me as a gift and she said I would lose the money if I didn't come in. They already had my friends money so I had no choice but to go. I can guarantee you I won't go back. I could not enjoy my facial because I was force to go or lose my friends money. I do NOT recommend.
Wow...never thought I would say this but this was unexpectedly the best facial of my life. All the products felt so good and my skin looks amazing. Please open in New York!!!
Great causal vibe, awesome products. I’ve tried the infrared sauna, mani, facials and massages. They were all fantastic. Highly recommend.
Dr. Jamie Marie D.
Great place nice atmosphere not too much different than any day spa that I've been to but very nice
I had an awesome facial here. The esthetician took a lot of time explaining things and tailored the treatment to what my skin needed most (ie, left some things off but added in others) and spent a lot of time getting all the grossness of my travel weary skin out. She made good product recommendations without being pushy (which is an art, in my opinion). The tea they serve in the lobby is so yummy. I have not tried any of their other services yet, but I will definitely be back!
This place has the best massueses anywhere I have been too.
I was looking for a spa. I choose the Alchemie because they have the highest good reviews... +100 Wifh is very impressive!! They are definitely deserved It!! Susan did my massage! She was AMAZING! It was one of the best massage I ever had!! You can tell that Susan love her work and her clients! I can’t wait to to go to CA to have my massage there!! I highly recommending Alchemie for the best spa ???????????. Thank you Dusan ??. Addi O’liel
Fantastic services and people
I always look forward to my facials at Alchemie when I am in town! Their friendly and knowledgable team really try to respect my requests for appointments within a specific time frame, and I always feel confident with Linsi's expert treatments which are a fabulous experience and personalised to my skin type and any special concerns of the moment. A must try! Silke
Alchemie is the perfect day spa. The scene is warm, inviting, relaxing and upscale. The services I’ve had have all been great, and the prices are reasonable. I get a spa feel that I can go to on a semi-regular basis. Also I love that they are authentically ‘organic’ - the products they use and sell are really some of the best organic and natural brands I know of, which makes me love them more.
Lovely place and great massage. Booked last minute but impressed by the experience.
Excellent services. Very relaxing environment and it seems well trained therapists. Shannon was great.
Camy was great. This was my first facial and she made me so comfortable. The superfood facial left my face so hydrated and glowing. Worth the $$. Would recommend!
It was a great spa experience. I opted for the Better Together Retreat which consists of a 60min massage followed by a facial. It was all incredible. We got there late and they still accommodated us. I had Anna for my massage and Mickley for my facial. It was all luxurious. Vey clean, laid back/zen. Will be returning.
Very professional, excellent service. Clean and friendly. One of the best therapists I ever had. Neck and back massage. Will go again.
This place is just full of good energy! Fumiko is an amazing energy healer. Her sessions are so relaxing, she pulls me into a deep meditation state every single time. The staff is always sweet and courteous :) I feel welcomed, loved, and pampered to have this spa in my life ????????
"The best massage and facial I've had in my life. The softest sheets, the best smelling products, and the most well rounded therapists I've encountered. Im surly going again! LOVED EVERYTHING about this place."
My daughter had a great facial, and the sauna was just beautiful. Overall it is a beautiful space. Everyone was very helpful. We will be back!
"Once a month, Alchemie Spa completely revitalizes me. Their deep tissue massage is the best in the city."
I LOVE Alchemie! Jamie was one of the best massage therapists I've had! I give it a ten out of ten.
Lovely and relaxing sanctuary. Each staff member I interacted with was helpful and so kind. My massage therapist, Jamie, made me feel wonderfully taken care of and I could truly just relax. I left on cloud 9. Can't wait to come back.
I had a lovely facial with Orly last night and will definitely be back for more facials and other services. Loved the interior and friendly staff, and Orly was great at explaining benefits to certain add-on's and you can tell she's more concerned about the customer than the up-sell. My new Go-To spa for sure!
There are many things I love about Alchemie Spa. The second I walk through the door off of always-busy Main Street, I feel relaxed, but not isolated - lots of natural light pours through the large windows and glass door that line the front of the spa. I'm greeted by the staff and I feel welcome. I pour myself some cucumber water and sit in a plush chair and wait a minute or two for my mani/pedi to begin. While I wait, I become aware of the instrumental music filling the spa. The tempo is peaceful, the instruments acoustic and the harmonies are languid but not dull. Then my instructor greets me and settles me into a very comfy chair and prepares the foot bath used only for me. She does a superb job and is also friendly but not too talkative. The polish color choices are great and the price is reasonable given that the instructors are licensed and use sterilized instruments. And it’s super-easy to make appointments online. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!
The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. My biggest problem was I made reservations via telephone specifically requesting a deep tissue arnica massage (couple style). They only used coconut oil. After the massage I was told I needed to ask for arnica oil and there would be an extra charge. I have no problem paying extra but the option was not given to me even though I initially asked for that specific massage. The masseuses, Nicole and I forgot the other's name, were just ok. Verdict: mediocre massage and unmet expectations. I wouldn't go back.
Last minute booking that resulted in the perfect massage by Gustavo. Great deep tissue!
Amazing experience. I got the superfood facial and the products my esthetician were amazing. Everything smelled heavenly and my face was glowing as I walked out. Excellent service!
I love Alchemie! I go for mani/pedi's and massages. All the staff I have encountered have been wonderful. And the spa is beautiful, relaxing and super clean. I would definitely recommend it!
Very friendly staff! I would definitely come again!
Super cute aesthetic. They do awesome mani/pedis and their facials are really nice too! Professional and friendly staff, very clean, and generally relaxing. Plus there is usually parking right in front of the spa!
Alchemie is BY FAR my favorite place to get a massage in LA. My wife and I have been there 3 times over the last few months, and each time I walk out of there in a happy daze, with my aches a thing of the past, and my stress level at all-time lows. I would go there every day if I could.
I went to Alchemie 2 weeks ago for a facial and I am still loving how my skin looks. The products used really made a difference and smelled great as well. After the session, I didn't feel pressured to buy products which can happen at other spas. I loved my experience so much, I will be back soon!
One of the best massages I've gotten, and I get alot! My guy was...gosh I forgot his name...the only mexican guy there I think. Love the products being sold there as well. Small and intimate feel, great receptionists!
I say forget the big spa experiences and go to Alchemie for the treatments, the lovely, and no nonsense ambience, and the personal attention from each of the therapists.
I came here on my day off and got a great massage with Maricella and a beautiful gel manicure with Janin( i hope i spelled their name correctly) Maricella has magical hands. i booked for a custom massage and her magical touch took away all the stress and tension from my body. can't wait for my next spa date! I love the fact that they don't double book or make the place too busy, so you can relax and feel the entire spa is exclusively yours :D give it a shot, it's a good place to be at.
I had the hydrofacial. It was great! My skin was smooth and complexion even-toned.
Ucla Radio P.
I went to Alchemie Spa for a couples massage. I saw it was organic and was glad to know the products they use are not full of chemicals, but natural ingredients. The massage was great and they really paid attention to the areas we each wanted them to focus on. I would recommend Alchemie Spa to a friends and family for a lovely massage experience.
I love getting pedicures here. The massages are great too.
I was referred to Alchemie/Stephanie by a neighbor...so thankful!!! Such a great location and very calming, well decorated spa. Stephanie! Hands down the best massage I ever had. She is very strong and addresses all the spots that sometimes we don't want to face yet we know we have to...I wish I could go see her every week :). Everyone is super friendly...highly recommend and do so to all my friends looking for an convenient, lovely spot in Santa Monica
I came to Alchemie Spa for a Swedish Massage with Gena. Upon arriving, my first impression of the waiting area was simple and clean. Gena was super friendly and kind, and did a wonderful job of making sure she understood what I wanted before we started. By the end of the 60 minutes, I felt like butter. Great little business, and I'll come back the next time I'm in town.
The receptionist who helped me booked my facial started my experience off on the right foot! She was so pleasant, and made sure to let me know where the super convenient parking below the building was located! I received a wonderful facial from the most-adorable Lindsi, who spoke kind words about my skin and maintained friendly conversation. She was also able to accommodate my requests for a vegan and cruelty free product experience, something that means a lot to me. I will be returning for more help and advice with my skin, and will continue to promote the Alchemie spa once my face is healthy and vibrant!
I can not say enough nice things about this spa! The space is inviting, the staff kind and informative and the products are eco - excellent! There are few spots on the westside that offer hydrofacials, but Alchemie does, and with lots of great add on options! In the future, I hope they offer a monthly membership. I would love to go back more frequently!
Alchemie is a very wonderful place to go. They offer many services at a fantastic price, and have the added benefit of being organic and eco-friendly as well.
Friendly staff, great facial, I recommend
I was given a facial for Valentines, and the experience was awesome. Professional, friendly, and CLEAN environment. Plenty of free street parking on the surrounding streets. I got lots of compliments about my face after the treatment. I will definitely go back!
Lindya is a magician. If you need a massage, book it with her, she's the best! Really peaceful vibe here, very warm and welcoming.
Better than Botox! I had the deluxe facial and it was heavenly. My skin felt great! For 2 weeks following I was still feeling facial fresh. I will visit whenever I am in Santa Monica.
Paula Mae S.
Lovely, clean and friendly environment. I go for Mani/Pedi's on regular basis.
I find it most unfortunate that after loving Alchemie Spa with my Mom and girlfriends and promoting it as a great place to relax with friends that the spa seems now never to accommodate three guests. It was quickly becoming "our thing" and every time we call there aren't enough attendants. We're disappointed ~
Dr Elena P.
Best Spa I have ever found in the entire world!
I made an impromptu facial appointment and it was amazing. My skin looked incredibly and the suggested products were awesome. I will definitely be back :)
Loved this place! I took my mom here and we had facials massages, scrubs and pedi's. It is so well priced, I like this place better than some of the more expensive places like exhale and Spa del Rey. everyone was very nice and respectful and checked in to make sure we were ok without being overbearing. The only issue is parking, but M-street is accross the street so the duo makes a lovely Sunday!
I adore this place. Everyone is very friendly, the facilities are beautiful (you get unlimited chilled cucumber water or tea), and the services provided are fantastic. Although it is pricey, it's totally worth it. The hydra-facial is amazing. Everyone should go and treat themselves at Alchemie Spa.
They're always on time for appointments, have a great, relaxing atmosphere--with fantastic tea. I've never had a bad experience, and would highly recommend to anyone.
Great Spa for locals in the Santa Monica Main Street area! Very serene and peaceful environment and the staff is very helpful. I had purchased a Hydrafacial to try as I had heard a lot of good things about it. The esthetician was very informative about the process/treatment and I ended up purchasing the entire series to continue on. Can't wait to return for other treatments!
Beautiful atmosphere, very friendly staff, and an amazing hydrafacial. I wiill for sure visit again when I'm back in LA!!
I had an hour massage at Alchemie a few months ago and it was a pleasant experience. The spa has a very relaxing vibe and the facilities seem well maintained. I don't remember the name of my massage therapist but she did a great job...I definitely fell asleep during!
A beautiful space located in the heart of Santa Monica. An organic retreat that includes an extensive list of eco-friendly beauty and body services that can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Excellent business hours. Exceptional product line available, one of which is a California based company that prides itself on using ingredients that are both 'raw and organic! My services included one of their Signature Facials coupled with an added Enzyme Peel. I was pleased with the esthetician's use of non-latex gloves whilst administering the facial. As much as I like the feel of skin to skin during a facial treatment, I appreciated the suggested pro-hygienic practice of using gloves. The space was balanced in lighting and offered a therapeutic atmosphere of serenity. I was also delighted with the spa's offer of alkaline water in a glass, rather than the all-too-often accompaniment of bottled water. The waiting area offers a beautiful array of hot teas to choose from as well. One can enjoy these teas whilst before or after a treatment! The only fault I did find was the somewhat less than streamline front desk personal. I do think that it was timing. My appointment was one of the last in the day during a busy holiday weekend. Hopefully, next time there will be a smoother transaction of checking-in, checking-out, etc. Although, despite the one little hiccup, I would not hesitate to go back. Actually, I cannot for my next appointment! I am looking forward to enjoying the pristine beauty of the space and experiencing the professionalism and knowledge of the staff!
Excellent quaint spa in a perfect location! Easy to get to off Main St yet you feel tucked away in an organic sanctuary. The couples spa rooms are incredible and all staff are highly trained yet extremely friendly. Honest technicians who don't push products, and prices are extremely reasonable! Highly recommend!
Great experience. Friendly staff, great location, and great facilities. Massage - masseuse Ricco was extremely knowledgeable and amazing. I felt great after the massage. She was able to make recommendations so as to ensure that I continue to not feeling pain.
I've gotten my nails done here several times. It's expensive but it's a nice private environment, with great smelling products, long lasting polish, and great tea.
Allison Tanita H.
i've been here for both a massage and facial and really enjoyed both. great ambience, friendly staff, and the herbal tea they give you while you wait is great! cute little shop too so if you arrive early, you can poke around
Love this place! Very relaxing environment and the girls who give facials know their stuff, my fav is Lindsay.
Laurence Renaut R.
Very good services. Super professional and ALWAYS on time.
Great spot! I've come with friends for various treatment (mani/pedi, facial, massage) and always have a relaxing time.
Love this spa. Have only used it for manicures and pedicures. It is so relaxing and beautiful. Can't wait to try other services. If you really want to spoil yourself, come here!
I had the most amazing massage but the front desk receptionist, Mary, really rubbed me the wrong way. Made me feel uncomfortable and had terrible customer service skills.
I love Alchemie Spa. The minute I walk in my whole being relaxes. The best part is having a Shiatsu session with Fumiko. She is a powerful healer - and touches places that no one else has. I leave feeling not only more relaxed, but more connected to myself. Thank you Fumiko and thank you Alchemie Spa!
I brought my friend who was visiting here for a massage. The atmosphere is really nice and we both loved our massages. Very relaxing and the masseuse listened to everything I asked for.
In addition to its great SM location, the facilities are serene and well maintained and the staff is super friendly. The services are great too! I will definitely be back..
I came here with my bridesmaids during the bachelorette party. Everyone was so kind, and the atmosphere was incredibly relaxing. I had one of the best massages I've ever had, and the body scrub was wonderful!! I spent all day at the spa at a very reasonable price :) Loved it!
Great ambiance and great service. I would definitely reccomend this spa for a facial or massage!
I've been going to Alchemie for over a year for facials. One of the few places on the westside that do really great organic ones. My skin is extremely sensitive and I have never had any issues with their products. Their staff are professional and gentle. I also highly recommend their lux mani/pedis, particularly with the hot stones. Very relaxing and a wonderful treat.
I like supporting the local small businesses in my neighborhood and this is a good one. They are very professional and I like the attention to detail as well as how they make you feel comfortable with fresh fruit or tea. I've tried the massage and a pedicure and both experiences were great.
Great spa with a relaxing and cozy atmosphere. I enjoyed the attentiveness and customer service from the staff.
Alchemie is a great add to Main Street. I've been coming here for services - mani/pedis, waxing, facial - since they opened. Overall, the vibe is awesome are great. Mani/pedis happen in an armchair - it's comfy, but the set up can be a little clunky at times.... but that's the only minor change I would make. Otherwise, I love Achemie & I'm so glad they opened in this part of town.
Every time I've been here the staff has been wonderful. I've had a couple mani/pedis and a few massages. I highly recommend Gaspare - he's amazing!
First of all, the services at Alchemie are wonderful and the prices are great. With all of the spa choices in Santa Monica, you can't find a better value than with Alchemie. With the adorable, intimate, cozy, non-pretentious spa setting, they have me hooked forever. I really enjoyed all of the staff members and never feel like I'm entering a snobby LA establishment. I also appreciate their email confirmations and receipts…very handy.
Massage was amazing and received complementary champagne as a part of the package. They have happy hour specials, which you can find out about if you join their mailing list. Even better--they have free parking in a lot under the building, so you don't have to feel like you're rushing after you've taking time to relax.
Wow, what a nice spa! The treatments are fabulous, the atmosphere is terrific, and the staff is divine. I really enjoy this spa, and will return again and again.
Really nice, comfortable, organic atmosphere. Your neighborhood spa or "getaway". Friendly and caring staff. I received a mid-week massage and felt amazing afterwards! I love that I didn't feel rushed and that the staff was really attentive to my needs. I would definitely go there again for other services. They also have a really cute selection of products in the front store shop. A nice gem on Main St.
I visit Alchemie about twice a month (for over a year) and I'm always very pleased with the results. Very pleasant people at the front counter greet you prior to your appointment and the staff performing the services are easy to talk with, detail oriented and very competent. I would highly recommend Alchemie. One last bonus - they offer free parking one level below the spa that you enter off of Bicknell. That is a very important plus for a business on Main Street in Santa Monica.
I received a Swedish massage and hot stone mani-pedi. Starting with customer service, everyone was very nice. From the front desk to my massage therapist. The products they use are great and eco-friendly. However, the Swedish massage was just too much of a pampering experience. It wasn't effective in getting rid of tension in my body. The therapist was so gentle to the point of it just left me wanting more. I've had countless Swedish massages that are effective and deep enough. It just depends on the skill level of the therapist and if they know what kind of effect their massage has on people. In my opinion, a great massage therapist will be great by all opinions, because they are aware of how it feels for you. This wasn't terrible, but I have experienced better. And I would be reluctant to go back. The facility was really nice and the attitude was attentive and caring. But in the end, I'm going to have a great service, not talk to friendly sales people. I was underwhelmed at the $80 price-tag of their hot stone mani-pedi. For the price, the detail of service was the same or less than the dozens of mani-pedi places along Main Street and around Santa Monica. And there is no massage chair. For $20, I can get the same thing elsewhere, minus the hot stones, which were only about a minute or so on each hand and foot. The manicurist wasn't very engaging. I felt I was something for her to get done with rather than to be given an experience to. I just really want Alchemie Spa to be better. It's in a great location, has a cute vibe and look. Maybe a better screening process during hiring would help, since the main drawback, in both of my visits, was with the service itself. Hire better, more passionate, more talented people and that give amazing services.
I've been for several massages, so I can't speak for the nail or facial services. My level of satisfaction with the massage usually depends on the masseuse him/herself, but I've always left relaxed and wanting to come back for more. Service at the front desk is nice. I've had champagne or tea as I waited. I understand a previous reviewer's confusion with what to do after a massage; sometimes, I'll come out of the room with water waiting, and other times, I'm at the front desk paying when the masseuse comes out with the cup. That's not a big deal though. The stickler for me is the lack of good magazines or a comfortable waiting area. It's more like a bench and some knobbly shabby chic furniture. Parking can be difficult with a number of 40 minute only slots in the area. Since they are a part of Archstone/Avalon, I wonder if some additional underground spaces could be made available for clients.
This spa is conveniently located on Main Street. The staff are friendly and helpful. All of my treatments have been great. Very relaxing. I was happy when they offered a package special for five treatments which was quite affordable. If you have a treatment or a nail appointment in the front lobby area, it can be a little noisy (from the street) and distracting, not as relaxing as the massage rooms.
I treated my sister and I to a couples deep tissue massage and it was amazing. The massage therapists were so good, the ambiance was professional, welcoming and relaxing and our overall experience was perfect. Thank you so much!
Jacqui De B.
Zaida does the best facials! And Michael was very favorite masseuse, but I'm not sure if he is there anymore...
Beautiful Spa! Small and Cozy and very clean! Hot stone massage was just heavenly! I would definitely recommend this to anyone it is a little pricy but worth it for a fun experience with girlfriends!
I absolutely love this place. Reasonably priced, clean, excellent customer service and very capable manicurists and masseuses. I have gone there for Gelish manicures multiple times and for whatever reason they last longer than other ones I've had. The atmosphere is wonderful and parking is really easy. I highly recommend this place.
Alchemie Spa is warm and inviting and the staff are friendly and professional. I love the scented candles in the waiting area as it tantalizes the senses. I highly recommend the Esalen massage.
I came in for a Mother's Day treat and had a massage and a facial. Very cute, stylish, clean and easy-going feel of the spa when you first walk in. My facial was amazing - soothing, relaxing and I left looking fresh and younger than I had in years! Would recommend that facial over and over again and I'll probably go in for another one soon. The reason I'm giving 3 stars is twofold. One, the massage left something to be desired. Granted, I'm a working professional with a small child at home and a hectic travel schedule so I can get quite tense and need regular massages. But still, after the massage was over, I felt like I hadn't really been touched. It felt more like a gentle pat rather than someone working to get the kinks out. Also, I didn't really know what to do when my whole session at the spa was finished. I'm used to having an attendant that leads you to water or to the front desk after you've changed back into your clothes or asks you if you need anything else. After I dressed, I just made my own way to pay up. But that's a small issue and the facial made up for it five times over.
I went to Alchemie with a groupon-type deal for a gel manicure. The place is a gem - a short walking distance to M Street Kitchen and Urth Caffe with a friendly, helpful, and efficient staff. My manicure was perfect, and the setting was clean, bright, and relaxing. Thanks, Alchemie!
I loved my facial at Alchemie Spa. I truly appreciate when spa's are running on time and you are seen at your appointment time. Alchemie was top notch at customer service. My provider was very knowledgeable and friendly. I appreciated her tips and welcomed her suggestions for my skincare. I didn't feel like the products were being pushed on me which was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend this spa and I can't wait to go back and try out their massages!
My first time at Alchemie was for a gel manicure, it turned out fabulous! The spa is so cute w/ super comfy chairs and a relaxing atmosphere, I'll definitely be back!
I bought a groupon last year and booked an appointment with Amy Pham for a pedicure on January 20th. Amy was very pleasant to work with and even though the lady from the front desk kept reminding her that she was due for her next appointment in 15 minutes, she did not rush and made sure my pedicure was properly done. Since I was pregnant at the time, she made sure I was comfortable and made pleasant conversation during the duration of the pedicure. After she was done, I left her a tip of 12$ and told her that it was on the little side table. I would've loved to go back for a pedicure with her again but the ladies at the front desk made sure that wouldn't happen. After I completed my payment, one of them gave me a nasty look and told me that I had to leave a tip. She was completely judgmental and made an assumption that I only used the groupon and did not leave at tip. Her attitude appalled me and my husband and held myself long enough to tell her I did and left that place. No one should be made to feel the way she made us feel. It was supposed to be a relaxing experience for me during a stressful pregnancy, instead I left the place feeling like crap. Am glad I got an email from Alchemie spa reminding me to leave a review, I would love get a pedicure from Amy Pham again, but not if I have to deal with the attitude of the people in the front.
Nice spa in my neighborhood - very cute, easy parking, great spot. Facial was great as was the glass of champagne!
Love this spa! I get massages here and everyone does an amazing job! Amy is also stellar for nails. Love that they use organic, all natural products- and the ladies working at the front desk are always friendly and make it easy to book services. Very clean, relaxing environment, yet easy to get in and out of. Plus they have free parking below the spa- major plus considering most spa's in LA don't provide free parking for patrons.
Have been here a few times and always love the experience. The atmosphere is great, bright, clean, comfortable. Their mani/pedis are the best, and the one massage I had here was fantastic as well. The location is great as well--stop by Dogtown coffee before or M street kitchen afterwards.
I purchased a massage for my girlfriend and she loved it! As a guy this is an easy gift for a girlfriend, friend or well deserved parent. I have only heard good things about Alchemie!
I really liked the ambience and energy of this spa. The lounge area is beautiful and it smells nice. They offered me a glass of mint/pineapple water while I waited for my massage therapist. My massage therapist was Michael. That was probably the BEST massage I've ever had in my life. He worked it!!! If you are into getting massages, you know when the therapists really love what they do. I think Michael was born to be a massage therapist! He is very gifted. Also, the treatment rooms are very spacious and you do not feel cramped. I really enjoyed the comfortable, relaxing, quiet space. Highly recommend!
I first came across Alchemie Spa through a deal site, I went there for a couple's massage. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. It provides for a wonderfully romantic environment and their extended hours make it a terrific after work treat. The second time I went to Alchemie Spa was for a mani-ped, the staff is hospitable and attentive. The service was enjoyable and the environment, lovely for a summer afternoon. Of course, the mani-pedi came out great!
I came to Alchemie earlier this year. The business is more spacious than it seems, and the massage room was perfectly quiet with a subtle but pleasantly peaceful odor (no nail polish fumes!) My masseuse was great, and I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. If I'm ever back in Santa Monica, I will definitely visit.
Great place to get your nails done if you actually want to RELAX!! It's a little bit more than you're average nail shop, but because it's so relaxing it's 100% worth it to me!! I' ve also had waxing and a massage done here and both were great.
Loved the large rooms, great vibe and super convenient!