What are the best spas in Los Angeles?

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There's definitely no shortage of places to be pampered in Los Angeles. It's the home of Hollywood, afterall, so you can be sure there are spas that are catering to the see-and-be-seen crowd that lives here. Many A-listers flock to Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie to indulge in spa services by Swiss skincare brand La Prairie, including anti-aging treatments and full on therapeutic massages performed on heated tables. Facials are the specialty here — try the platinum rare facial that includes simultaneous treatments given by two expert La Prairie estheticians. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie focuses on anti-aging treatments and facials like the caviar intensive eye lift, which uses roe to help reduce fine lines and dark circles. We also love Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Peninsula Spa at the Five-Star Peninsula Beverly Hills. It's small and serene, and was the first in North America to offer the Shiffa precious gem oils, which contain micro-fine fragments of the aforementioned sparklers. The Shiffa services menu — massages and body scrubs — can be customized with your gem of choice, each of which is said to have healing powers. Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa Montage, on the other hand, is huge, and features 17 treatment rooms decorated like lavish suites in a private home. Massages and facials here can be tailored to your needs, and the water therapies can be tacked on to any treatment. Four-Star The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Bevery Hills offers a number of specialty massages that we love — try the Ku Nye, a massage that combines Tibetan techniques of acupressure, cupping and kneading; or the yoga-like Swe-Thai massage. Finally, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Spa at Beverly Wilshire specializes in treatments designed to relieve stress. Try the Techie Neck, a stretching massage that works out the kinks we all hold in our neck and shoulders. Or indulge in the Mind Unwind, a pressure-points-targeted scalp massage and neck and shoulder rub that relieves sinus pressure and tension.

Christina Xenos

The bustle getting to and from world-class attractions and activities in Los Angeles can certainly take its toll. That's why it's important to build in some time to relax and unwind. Booking a spa appointment at one of these luxurious oases is just what you need.

The Forbes Star-Rated spas at Hotel Bel-Air and spa at the Beverly Hills Hotel both feature treatments by luxury Swiss skincare brand La Prairie. New on the menu in both spas is the Skin Caviar Lifting Facial with NuFace Technology, marking the first time that the NuFace microcurrent tool has been used in the spas. The facial blends the technology with La Prairie's Skin Caviar Liquid Lift serum that will leave your face feeling firm and radiant. Also on the menu in both locations in the Diamond Perfection treatment that polishes your skin to perfection from head to toe using La Prairie's Cellular Mineral Body Exfoliator, which incorporates mineral-rich diamond powder, amethyst powder and meteorite dust to enhance exfoliation, revealing silkier, smoother skin. After you're scrubbed, you'll be slathered with Skin Caviar Luxe Body Souffle for a smooth finish.

You can also find decadent offerings at the Star-Rated spas at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Bevery Hills and Spa Montage at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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