By Anna Gossett Johnson
Candy and flowers are nice, but nothing says, “I love you, Mom!” like special pampering and nothing can beat a little bit of paradise available now exclusively at Burbank Spa & Garden. A welcoming and enchanting oasis echoing an Italian Villa, this Spa resides in a restored Burbank landmark where flowers bloom, fountains flow, and massage rejuvenates. This Spa is the vision of the manager and hands-on owner, Jouni Passi. A descendent of Finland and third-generation Finnish massage therapist, one could say massage is in Passi’s DNA which makes him a world-class masseur.
Passi has created an authentic Finnish Spa full service facility that is lush, calming, and vitalizing. The sauna temperature is kept at 180 degrees and eucalyptus steam is used for therapeutic effect. Passi explains, “Eucalyptus steam heals, cleanses, and opens the lung passages.” Justifiably proud, Passi admits it has been his “labor of love,” adding, “I was only 26 when I started and now this year, I’ll be in business 26 years.” While other spas may come and go, it is no mistake why Burbank Spa & Garden has been so successful.
A superbly designed Gift Certificate will be sent to your Mother with your order:
The Pampered Mom: 55-Minute Swedish massage and Sauna plus a European Spa Facial with a Chocolate or Citrus Salt Glow Manicure and Pedicure.
Mother’s Garden: 55-Minute Deep Tissue Massage and Sauna plus an Aromatique Facial with a Hawaiian Sugar Manicure and Pedicure.
Queen for the Day: 55-Minute Hot Stone Massage and Sauna plus a Rejuva Spa Facial with the Royal Spa Manicure and Pedicure.
Passi also offers a Massage Series Special: When you purchase five 55-Minute massages you will receive a 10% discount, and, of course, a Sauna is included with each Massage.
Since Mother’s Day is around the corner, make a reservation as soon as possible. Also, if possible, share the day with her. Passi has made it possible for mothers, daughters, and sons to share this special gift. Understanding that men need massage as well, he is proud of the fact that his Spa is used 50% by women and 50% by men. The Spa packages for men are exceptional. Separate facilities for men and women are equipped with robes and slippers. Delicious lemon water and fruit are always on hand as refreshment in between sessions. While clients have been known to travel from all over the world just to visit this superb Spa with its traditional Finnish sauna, specialized massage techniques, and other exclusive Spa services, as well as an elite Epicuren product line, isn’t it wonderful that it is right here in our own neighborhood?
Your Mom will be forever grateful as she gasps, “Finally, a gift I have always wanted: a gift certificate for Burbank Spa & Garden!”
Purchase in Person, Online, or Phone at (818) 845-1251.
Burbank Spa & Garden is located at 2115 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.
They are open seven days a week (9a—9p Monday thru Saturday and 10a—9p Sundays). For more information, visit burbankspa.com.