Welcome to Cote d'Azur!
Tribal-Fusion Massage - Natural Skincare - Holistic Wellness
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A hidden holistic hideaway nestled in the heart of Pasadena, Cote d’Azur has been a secret garden of natural health and restorative bodywork for over 10 years. Voted “Best of LA” and “Best of Pasadena” by critics, clients have found a local favorite featuring the highest-quality massage unlike anything they’ve experienced before. We are the opposite of a traditional 'spa' environment. If you would like water facilities, marble floors, champagne and botox, we are not the space for you. Our location is deliciously minimal and our focus is on being ecologically, socially and energetically responsible.
When we first opened in Old Pasadena, the only massage establishments were either shadowy strip-mall places of questionable reputation or high-end beauty spas that seemed to focus more on pampering than actual effective bodywork. In the years since, we have yet to find another place like us. We don’t understand. This seems the common sense approach: strong, focused massage blended with natural elements and subtle-energy therapy to treat the whole body.
All of our people are strong; we don’t do mamby-pamby massage that feels like a rabbit licking your skin. Massage work that doesn’t focus on the physical working and needs of clearing cellular and metabolic waste from over-stressed tissue is ineffective, and nothing is more annoying than having a therapist continually "massage" over a stiff and sore muscle without actually working it correctly. But that doesn’t mean hurting you; massage should be firm and effective without being painful. Pain makes the body tense and causes us to hold our breath, two things that work expressly against the point of bodywork. We adjust our pressure and strength to your comfort. If you need a lighter touch, that’s how we’ll work. If you prefer a more crushing massage, well, we can do that too. Please be sure to let us know if you need any pressure changed, lighting or temperature adjusted or the music changed. Effective communication with your massage therapist is the key. Bodywork is like a dance, the therapist and the client are in it together to achieve the best outcome.
We’re here for you. Without you, our clients, our work is only an idea and philosophy. You allow us to work with you, and our goal is the most effective treatment possible in the time you are with us. We want you comfortable; the more relaxed and at-ease, the more open your body is to the work performed. That’s why our location is more like a garden home than the antiseptic-white medical suite look of many foofy spas. (Seriously, who can relax in something that looks like a doctor’s office?) From the tall, green bamboo hedge surrounding the property, the fresh herbs growing in the garden along the walkway, the wide wrap-around porch just made for sittin’… you are somewhere else now, someplace unique, someplace magical…
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