Holiday Gift Idea: Local Spa Treatments

After all the cooking, traveling and shopping, who wouldn't love a spa break?

Whoever said that the holidays have to be stressful didn't have this list. Lucky for you, we've looked far and wide for some of the best spas and spa treatments in Los Angeles, to make it easier for you to relax, unwind and detox.

Really, we're just nice that way.

Some lucky person in your life might this you're nice, too, if you gifted them one of these treatments.

CASA DEL MAR: Shimmer and Shine Facial

This holiday season make sure you’re looking and feeling bright with Casa Del Mar’s shimmer and shine facial. An AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) exfoliator helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles without irritating your complexion. Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica, $150.

LE PETITE RETREAT: Hydrotherapy Baths

This individually customized renewing aromatherapy bath is in a copper tub that is the only one of its kind in Los Angeles. Copper has been known to have properties that help relieve arthritis and headaches. Le Petite Retreat, Larchmont, $50.

SHUTTERS: Chocolate Sun Tan

Even though it’s getting chilly out, LA girls are constantly looking to get that perfect, natural glow. The ONE tan may be your answer. The "Chocolate Sun" treatment is a hydrating organic sunless tanner that nourishes skin and provides a weeklong sun-kissed glow. Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, $90.

TERRANEA: Power of Stone Massage

Whatever is on your holiday agenda, you’ll feel rejuvenated and revitalized after the Power of Stone Massage. Warm basalt stones melt away muscle aches and crystal quartz polishes and exfoliates skin. Terranea, Palos Verdes, $325.

SPA 415: Chocolate Souffle Body Wrap

Craving chocolate this holiday season, but don’t want to pack on the extra pounds? The Chocolate Souffle Body Wrap could be a good compromise. A chocolate and mint body polish hydrates your skin followed by a chocolate enzyme mask for toning. Top it off with a luxurious chocolate oil massage. Heaven. Spa 415, Beverly Hills, $140.

RA ORGANIC SPA: Accupuncture Facial

Put your game face on with an acupuncture facial. Considered an alternative to a face lift, this combination of massage and acupuncture needles reduces wrinkles, tones skin, boosts circulation and increases collagen production. rA Organic Spa, Burbank, $145. 

TRILOGY SPA: Lehua Honey Drench Escape

The Lehua Honey Drench Escape starts off with an invigorating sea salt exfoliation, then rejuvenates with moisture rich coconut oil and Lehua Honey. Finish with a steamy shower and mind blowing scalp treatment. Trilogy Spa, Manhattan Beach, $125.


The appropriately named Pure Bliss aromatherapy massage and body scrub starts with Akasuri body scrub to polish and revitalize skin and then relaxes body and mind with a Korean deep tissue aromatherapy massage. Finish with a botanical scalp and facial massage and a chamomile mask. Olympic Spa, Koreatown, $100.

RESORT AT PELICAN HILL: Smoothing Thyme Body Buff

For the gal on the go, relax, invigorate and replenish all with one treatment. The Smoothing Thyme Body Buff uses Pacific sea salts and herbal extracts to smooth and treat skin through deep conditioning, helping to eliminate free radicals. Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, $150.

FACE TO FACE: Infusion Polish

Using the most natural exfoliation process, the Infusion Polish speeds up cell renewal and yields plumper and tighter skin. This treatment will leave your skin looking younger and healthier, just in time for your big holiday party. Face to Face, Studio City, $100.


Relax and recover mind and body with the R&R body treatment. This massage focuses on specific pressure points to relieve tension and release toxins, relaxing sore muscles and rejuvenating you inside and out. Body Bar Urban Spa, Silverlake, $80.

NEIHULE: Anti-Fatigue Leg Treatment

If your legs are a little tired from all that running around the mall, give yourself some much needed relief with Neihule’s Anti-Fatigue Leg Treatment. This massage uses botanicals to eliminate toxins and relieve pain and swelling, leaving you feeling light on your feet. Neihule, Pershing Square, $30.

VERONICA SKIN AND BODY CARE: 24 Karat Gold Facial [Photo at top]

This luxurious Japanese facial is fit for a queen! The UMO 24 Karat Gold Facial uses nano-mist technology as well as powerful botanicals to revitalize your complexion. Oh and did we mention, your face will be coated in gold? It’s really the ultimate Christmas splurge. Veronica Skin and Body Care, Malibu, $300.

EXHALE SPA: Hangover Helper

This might be the perfect post-holiday treatment. The Hangover Helper is a fifteen minute miracle treatment; wood tea helps liver function, oil on the temples helps your headache, and avocado and cucumber mask and massage reduced puffy eyes and ANSR laser therapy combats the aging effects of too much eggnog. Exhale Spa at Fairmont Miramar, Santa Monica, $20.

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