The hubster and I were in Santa Monica last month (first time) for a little much-needed R&R — what a fun place! Of course, one of my vacay priorities was to visit a spa — I do love being pampered.
Favourably mentioned by many top magazines, I knew that visiting the top-notch boutique spa, Larchmont Sanctuary Spa (previously known as Le Petite Retreat Day Spa), was a must when in Los Angeles. (And I wanted to snoop around the popular Larchmont Village area, one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in L.A., and boasts of a shopping boulevard chock-o-block of cute little independent stores, cafes and restaurants.)
Leave the craziness of L.A. behind when you walk through the doors of this pretty bungalow; it’s truly an urban oasis of pampering pleasure.
After sipping on a warm cup of Yogi tea and unwinding in the spa’s serene lounge, we experienced the heavenly Couples Jade Stone Massage Therapy in the garden cabana, followed by a sassy soak in their soothing copper hydrotherapy tub, drinking chilled bubbly, and chatting about our hopes, dreams, and future goals, with the help of a set of Love Map question cards, provided by the spa.
We had the best couple of hours together at this zen haven, and it would totally be the perfect spot to take your mother for a bit of mother-daughter bonding.
Mother’s Day Spa Treatment Packages
The Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is offering special Mother’s Day spa treatment packages that include a unique set of questions built to spark a special conversation you won’t forget — like what accomplishment are you most proud of in your life? or what trait did I have as a toddler that you still see today? Such a great idea!
Moms and daughters (or moms and sons) can choose from these combo treatments designed for renewing and revitalizing during the May holiday weekend:
Illuminating Body Detox Treatment (90 min) + Himalayan Scrub (60 min)
This experience — including a full body massage — will restore the natural flow of energy and balance in the body’s natural biorhythms. With the detoxification of rosemary jojoba oil, ginger essential oil and our ionizing Himalayan Salt scrub, you and your Mom will leave feeling a renewed energy and strength. $265 per person Scrub Wrap & Massage
Superfruit Vitamin C Facial (75 min) + Himalayan Scrub (60 min)
This invigorating anti-oxidant facial combines state-of-the-art technology with natural and organic skin care to plump the skin, stimulate collagen synthesis and repair damage from UV exposure. Coupled with the ionizing properties of Himalayan Salt Crystals, the body scrub will leave tired, stressed, dehydrated skin feeling like new again. $243 per person
Stress Away Warm Stone Massage (60 min) + Superfruit Vitamin C Facial (75 min)
Enjoy the healing energy of a warming massage and the healing powers of Aromatherapy to sooth away stress. The invigorating, natural and organic facial will plump the skin, stimulate collagen synthesis and reduce the lines and wrinkles caused by UV exposure. $252 per person
I highly recommend you visit this L.A. gem. And take mom!
For more information on the Larchmont Sanctuary Spa and their treatments, visit larchmontsanctuary.com.