In honor of National Relaxation Day today, we’ve cherry-picked five massages at L.A.-area hotels that are totally going to make you bliss out.
1 Marula Ritual at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
This 80-minute treatment at the luxe downtown Ritz-Carlton balances and detoxes your body using unique and (of course) high-end products from South Africa. This treatment is the whole shebang: after a full body exfoliation with mineral rich mud and detoxifying wrap, your aesthetician will give you a scalp and facial as well as a full body hydrating massage. Did we mention that you'll also receive a facial with fine lava crystals and a warming wrap? Yep. Nothing says 'relaxation' like having every single relaxation treatment under the sun in one place.
900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles (213) 743-8800
2 The Synchronized Massage at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Why have ONE massage therapist when you can have two? The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills spa understands that sometimes you need to go the extra mile, which is why this haute hotel offers a synchronized massage that's performed rhythmically and in harmony by TWO therapists. It is the ultimate in indulgence—the perfect unwinding experience for the spa connoisseur.
300 S Doheny Dr., Los Angeles (310) 273-2222
3 Elements of Wellness at Spa Montage
The Elements of Wellness treatment at Spa Montage is awesome for relaxing, and individualized: your therapists will cater specifically to what YOU want and need. A variety of therapies are offered, including elements of traditional massages, aromatherapy, gentle connective tissue massages or balancing reflexology. This holistic therapy includes a customized blend of aromatic oils that are guaranteed to reduce stress, remedy aches and pains, strengthen your immune system and will definitely induce optimal relaxation, as well as a renewed sense of vitality. How can you not love a relaxing treatment that is completely, uniquely catered to you?
225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills (310) 860-7800
4 Amber & Orchids at the Spa at Beverly Wilshire
Not only will you smell great after the sultry and sweet Amber & Orchids treatment at the Spa at Beverly Wilshire, but you're going to be totally, completely blissed out. You'll start with a Sweet Orchid Body Wrap infused with vanilla and the velvety Monoi Oil, which intensely moisturizes dry skin. Sweet Orchid Oil is applied all over your body while focusing on excessively dry areas. The mood-balancing aromatics are then infused into your skin while you're cocooned in a warm, uber-relaxing wrap. You'll bliss out even more while your therapist performs a stress-relieving scalp massage as well as a unique face and eye massage using BIOTEC products, which, in L.A., are completely unique to the Beverly Wilshire; the line is rich in amber, which increases cell energy for optimum skin repair and protection.
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills (310) 275-5200
5 Ananda Ayurvedic at Burke Williams
Burke Williams is offering a new menu of Ayurvedic massages, which are as relaxing as they are spiritual. For those unfamiliar, Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. The Ananda is a traditional Ayurvedic practice which focuses on the five energy channels of the head, feet, and hands. Ayurvedic herbs are applied to the five points, followed by a nourishing, rhythmic, flowing massage with heated therapeutic oils. Special emphasis is placed on the Marma points, the vital energy points that move electromagnetic energy through the body. Finally, a traditional Ayurvedic Balancing Bowl is used on the feet to balance the doshas and remove excess heat and energy from the body.
1358 4th St., Santa Monica (310) 587-3366