In a beautiful apartment on Boulevard Haussman, Elizabeth Nado – a massage therapist with magical fingers – has established this one-of-a-kind beauty salon. The concept: bring the crème de la crème of health and well-being experts (massage therapists, trainers, dieticians…) straight to you, with special offers developed exclusively for young and expectant mothers. An intimate and tailor-made service to help you care for your body.
In the heart of Paris’s very chic 13th arrondissement – just steps from Parc Monceau – L’Essentiel Paris has opened its doors. The setting? A typical Parisian apartment, with crown moldings, fireplaces and herringbone wood floors – its décor is warm and refined; the ambiance immediately soothing. The lights are dimmed and every detail is carefully selected to be as soothing to the senses as possible, made with only the finest materials (wood, shearling, linens). Three massage rooms and a gym have all been designed to accommodate [the needs of] guests looking for truly personalized care.
Behind L’Essentiel Paris is Elizabeth Nado, a massage therapist who has long been entrusted to care for celebrities in Parisian palaces with her luxurious concierge beauty service. A daughter and granddaughter of masseurs, it is in Elizabeth’s blood to care for others, to relieve their pain and listen to their bodies. After her son was born nearly three years ago, Elizabeth began to imagine a space that could be a true cocoon of well-being and care-taking for the body, a truly comprehensive package, including expert services (relaxation and massage therapists, dietician, rheumatologist), trainers and coaches to help (Pilates, yoga, boxing, cardio) and individual attention to help create a tailor-made, customized experience. The idea was centered on three, main themes: stress management, weight loss and pregnancy.
As a mum herself, Elizabeth is well aware of the immense changes one’s body undergoes during pregnancy, which is why she developed a selection of treatments and services specifically designed for pregnant women, with massages (in a lying or sitting position; there are also massages to aid heavy legs) and the complete support of a relaxation therapist, nutritionist and coaches to help you stay as comfortable and healthy as possible during this nine-month period.
For new mums, L’Essentiel Paris offers baby massage workshops for the entire family. After an hour dedicated to the baby, Dad is invited to care for him or her while Mum enjoys a special, one-hour massage designed for new mothers; she can also choose to spend this time in a nutritional cooking course or athletic class.
… the philosophy here, led by Elizabeth. You’ll be personally pampered the moment you walk through the door, whether you choose a treatment package customized entirely to your needs or just go in for a massage, every little detail will be catered to your liking– from music to essential oils to preferred pressure.
Prices & Reservations
Massages from 130€ (one hour with Elizabeth) and 160€ (one hour and a half with Elizabeth)
Baby massage workshop: 130€, 1 hour
“Bébé Amour” for two: 190€, 2 hours
Baby massage workshop package: 290€, 3 hours
Translated by G. W.