The luxe life can be difficult to navigate in these parts; there are virtually no limits to the levels of unadulterated indulgence you can experience. This list will help you navigate the city’s ever-evolving spa culture, whether it’s sinking your body into a bed of frothy bubbles, having yourself mummified in aromatherapy oils, or basking in an opulent marble chamber filled with thick steam. Here are all the absolute best spas Los Angeles has to offer.
1. Den Mother
Courtesy of Den Mother, Venice BeachVenice Beach isn’t the first place that conjures up tranquility in L.A. but Den Mother has carved out a little sanctuary with enough greenery to shield you from the rush of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. You’ll have a range of treatments to choose from like full-body massages or a neck rub. Guests even have the option of basking in the peace a little longer by sipping on a brew in the tea room, picking a few plates from the plant-based California Izakaya (a Japanese bar), or investigating the menu of sakes, natural wines and whiskeys.
Location: 1209 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice
2. Conrad Spa
Courtesy of Conrad Los AngelesThis elegant haven in the heart of DTLA is a testament to the vision of legendary architect Frank Gehry. The Conrad Los Angeles mirrors the striking exterior of his architectural gem, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, on the outside and exudes luxury through every detail on the interior. Just stepping through the doors is an experience. Coupled with that are the treatments that incorporate both cutting-edge technology and traditional, more holistic approaches. This is where you’ll come to get your fix of Quantum harmonic therapy, Normatec compression therapy or a relaxing session on an infrared recovery mat. There’s also a range of exclusive skin therapies that might pique your interest.
Location: 100 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles
As the name implies, IntoMeSea will immerse you in a neon-blue wonderland of treatments centered around the sea. You’ll be plunged into the deep L.A. spa scene through floatation chamber sessions, chakra alignment or soaking in a giant quartz crystal tub.
Location: 1812 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica
While the grand, magnesium-infused mineral pool is enough to lure you in, you’ll find it nearly impossible to leave the serene surroundings of the Maybourne spa. There’s everything you could ask for at this day spa, from holistic treatments and nerve point therapy to facials and lymphatic drainage.
5. Tomoko Spa
Soki, sushi, sake, and spa your way to wellness at this divine Japanese-style spa on South Beverly Drive. You’ll have your own private suite where you can enjoy a range of traditional techniques centered around the healing powers of Chi (blood) and Qi (energy). It’s easily one of the best spas in Los Angeles for a mini couple’s retreat.
Location: 141 S Beverly Drive, Los Angeles