10 Day Spas in LA for Rejuvenating Escapes
Isn’t it about time you pampered yourself with a spa treatment? Let’s check out the best spas in Los Angeles for delighting in a spa day.
As you might have guessed by the name, Tomoko (a female Japanese name meaning "wise child") offers a Japanese-style spa experience. Celebs including Jessica Alba, Sharon Stone, Bella Thorne, and Mindy Kaling rave about the Beverly Hills oasis. A favorite treatment at Tomoko is the couples Japanese Experience that begins with a foot soak, followed by an ofuro bath, massage, and finishes with fresh sushi, organic green tea, and a selection of bite-sized Japanese desserts.
The Raven Spa
Both of The Raven Spa's locations, in Santa Monica and Silver Lake, offer similar experiences: total escape into a traditional Thai world, filled with furnishings, wall hangings, and heavy hand-carved wooden beams that remind of an upscale Bangkok market. Relax with a facial and then rejuvenate with a sauna, a steam shower, and a rainfall shower with the aroma of eucalyptus. And, of course, traditional Thai massages are what most folks visit The Raven for.
Century Day and Night Spa
For an authentic Korean spa experience head over to Century Day and Night Spa on the western outskirts of Koreatown. As this is something of a social spa experience, there are separate saunas and amenities for men and women. As well as coed jimjilbang rooms: traditional Korean bathhouse-style facilities. Beyond an extensive menu of body treatments, from massages to facials, entrance to this spa also gives you access to a swimming pool, fitness center, and a driving range.
Another great Korean-style day spa, Wi Spa isn't merely a place for facials and massages; it's got hot and cold pools, a fitness center, specialty saunas (clay, salt, ice, and more), ondol-style rooms with heated stone floors, plus a restaurant and a play zone for kids. All across a sprawling 48,000 square foot space that's open 24 hours a day. Wi Spa is particularly well known for its body scrubs, as well as acupressure massages.
Located in Los Feliz, Cinema Wellness is one of LA's more affordable day spa options. With a massive menu of treatments. Some of the body treatments include cupping massage therapy, hot stone massages, acupressure therapeutic massages, infrared therapy, and myofascial release. Among the beauty treatments are sugar facials, face contour and face-lift massages, microdermabrasion, micro-needling pen treatments, and hair removal. All in a boutique setting that's sure to induce tranquility.
Another great option for a straightforward massage for a reasonable price, The Now has five LA-area locations: Santa Monica, West Hollywood, South Bay, Studio City, and Silver Lake. All with minimalist interiors that are inspired by nature with natural woods, exposed beams, and cactus galleries that create a desert-swank ambiance. Plus, some unconventional treatments such as crystal healing along with the more traditional massages and beauty treatments.
One might be tempted to dismiss Burke Williams for their desire to bring massages to the masses; there are 11 locations in California. Those spots include day spas in Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Woodland Hills, and Marina del Rey. But Burke Williams is successful for some good reasons, such as the Custom Blend Alchemy Bar that allows guests to mix their own scrubs and lotions. And Ayurvedic treatments and an ample menu of massages.
For an international experience check out Voda Spa in West Hollywood. The sanctuary has a variety of Asian and European-style saunas. But perhaps the most exotic, and most popular, Voda treatments honor Russian heritage: banya dry saunas and plazta, in which you're lightly whacked with bundles of wet birch and oak branches. But Voda also offers more traditional massages, as well as a cold plunge, steam saunas, and a large swimming pool.
DTox Day Spa
A serene sanctuary in Atwater Village, DTox Day Spa puts extra emphasis on tranquility with unwind sessions, candlelit treatment rooms, and relaxation rooms, set to the soothing sounds of a twin waterfall. And they take the "detox" part seriously with natural paraben-free products used in treatments, such as a CBD Body Wrap with organic hemp oil, and their Teatox Mud Body Treatment with zeolite mud.
If how much money you spend on a massage is no object, you can't splurge any better than at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Tucked into a spot by the five-star hotel's rooftop garden, the Peninsula Spa is where the Hollywood elite gets pampered. Start with some relaxation in the Serenity Lounge, then perhaps decompress in a eucalyptus steam room. After a massage and one of their signature “liquid surgery” facials, finish with a complimentary flute of champagne.
With so many wonderful spas in Los Angeles, it’s simple to treat yourself to a massage in LA. So, isn’t it about time for a sumptuous spa treatment?Written by William McCleary for Knockaround.