Surya Spa, Santa Monica Proper Hotel
The recently opened Santa Monica outpost of ayurvedic guru to the stars Martha Soffer’s Surya Spa brings together ancient wellness principles and beauty treatments, cleanses, culinary classes, yoga and meditation.
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What to expect: The Kelly Wearstler-designed 3,000-square-foot flagship consists of six treatment rooms, a meditation space, patios and lounges.
Post-pandemic pick-me-up: The Abhyanga massage and Chakra Light Balancing with Shirodara ($375), featuring a four-handed massage with herbal oils, followed by a color therapy session with illuminated crystals that match the vibrational frequencies of your chakras, balancing your body’s energy points.
The finishing touch: Shirodara, a calming stream of warm oils poured over the forehead.
Over-the-top: The One-Year Total Transformation private program ($150,000), a holistic and restorative experience with four 10-day stays at the Proper, a retreat in Hawaii, and more. 700 Wilshire Blvd., suryaspa.com
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What to expect: The location — imagined by Studio Life/Style — boasts four sleek treatment rooms, two aesthetician rooms and a retail space packed with a curation of products from brands including Biologique Recherche and Augustinus Bader.
Post-pandemic pick-me-up: A laser treatment such as CoolPeel (starting at $750), a results-oriented CO2 laser which, unlike its predecessors, requires little to no recovery time, paired with a custom facial (starting at $175) 10 days later — a potent combination ideal for reducing sun spots and fine lines while clearing up mask acne.
Over-the-top: The skin-tightening microneedle and PRP treatment ($4,800 for four sessions), designed to inject healing plasma from your own blood back into your skin. 8457 Melrose Pl., facileskin.com
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