In the immortal words of “Parks & Recreation’s” Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, sometimes you need to “treat yo self.” And on those occasions, this list of Los Angeles’ preeminent palaces of pampering will be your best friend. Whether you seek a revitalizing rubdown, a simple soak in a hot bath filled with herbs, or an anti-aging miracle, these day spas can cater to your every self-care need.
The Spa at the Beverly Wilshire
The Forbes five-star spa, complete with nail bar and salon, is located within a Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, where the clientele is particularly demanding about anti-wrinkle regimes. Those credentials alone should make anyone go see this care crew with confidence. Everything in the spa is luxurious from the white quartz crystal steam room’s heated benches and silky sheets to the dark chocolate snacks. Signature treatments including Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Face Lifts and Cryotherapy Sports Massages utilize results-driven products and cutting edge tech including LED therapy, HydraFacial, and 111SKIN — a skincare system developed by a renowned cosmetic surgeon.
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Delivering pampering without pretense for a decade, this Atwater Village mainstay is a reliable and rejuvenating refuge. Throw on the provided robe and slippers and nibble on nuts, fresh or dried fruit, and brownies while waiting for a therapist to escort you to one of the 12 clean, comfortable rooms for to-die-for massages, mud masques, and oxygen-filled facials. Great care is taken with little details like making micro pressure adjustments and making sure you’re completely comfortable. Feel free to use the complimentary toiletries after your treatments to continue the pampering for a bit longer. They offer monthly and holiday themed specials regularly.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
Gather a gaggle of girlfriends or your significant other to while away the whole day at this posh 8,000 square-foot downtown haven. It’s decorated with metallic accents, starburst lights, crystal baubles, and pops of pink to evoke old Hollywood glamour and you’ll be greeted with champagne. Slip into something more comfortable like a cozy robe and rest in a contoured chaise lounge before enjoying a eucalyptus-infused steam, or a cold-plunge shower. Delight your digits in the nail bar where copper basins and pulsating chairs elevate the experience. Hair and makeup can be done in the salon. Order a meal in the co-ed Sanctuary while you wait for your turn on the table for on-trend treatments like CBD facials, scrubs using ingredients from the rooftop garden, and Zodiac-inspired charcoal hot stone massages. They have one of the best-outfitted couple’s rooms in town. Finish the day with a browse in the well-curated boutique carrying sunglasses, swimsuits, beauty products, and jewelry.
Positioning it as a spa and social club, this 15,000-square-foot facility in West Hollywood’s Russian pocket neighborhood wears its “Eastern Promises”vibe with pride. You can detox with their signature four-handed massage for ultimate relaxation or go for the intense upper body-focused Russian Bear rubdown and then re-tox without ever ditching the robe thanks to an on-premises martini lounge and restaurant serving borscht, beef stroganoff, and sour cherry vareniki.
The Raven Spa
Wellness-craving birds of a feather flock to this indie spa’s dual locations. Each chapter has a tinge of hippie as they are a mish mash of Moroccan lanterns, low rattan stools, live plants, and spiritual tchotchkes. Both offer the same general menu of massages (Thai, lomi-lomi, deep tissue, and pregnancy), facials, reiki, waxing, acupuncture, and infrared Himalayan salt saunas. The Santa Monica arm is kitted out with a hammam so you can add extras like Turkish soaks in a claw-foot tubs. Silver Lake houses a boutique yoga studio and offers classes in breathing, alignment and biomechanics.
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