Between the perpetually great weather and the dedication to healthy living, Los Angeles locals just seem to have a certain California glow—and it’s not just from the cold-pressed green juice. Here are seven must-visit beauty and wellness destinations that are uniquely L.A.
This 20,000 square foot oasis inspired by 9th century Andalusia feels worlds away from the nearby hustle and bustle of Rodeo Drive. Between the “bath house”-style mineral pool (surrounded by stunning mosaic-tiled walls and large skylights), Swiss showers, herbal steam rooms and cozy relaxation nooks, you could easily find yourself having the most indulgent spa day here. Go for an L. Raphael facial (this is the only West Coast location that features the innovative Swiss line) or for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, schedule the Elements of Wellness Signature Therapy, which includes completely customized treatments that range from European hydrotherapy to intense salt exfoliations to reflexology and more—all based on a detailed pre-appointment questionnaire.
This literal hot spot is just as popular among celebrities as it is with Angelenos who believe in the detoxifying powers of a vigorous sweat session. The standard 55-minute appointment is pretty simple: You’re wrapped in an infrared blanket and left to relax in what feels like an intensely heated cocoon (cranked up to 158 degrees) while napping, listening to music, or Netflix-ing. Satisfied customers and devoted members credit monthly visits for giving them an easy way to burn calories, a daily energy boost, and much better sleep.