Right in Los Angeles' trendy Larchmont Village neighborhood, The Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is one of those “hidden gems” you always hear about and wish to experience. It’s not particularly well hidden, given that the award-winning spa has a bright, cheery orange exterior that’s difficult to miss. But the strategic location and beautiful exterior are just the beginning of a wonderful spa experience.
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa
The aptly named destination has a modern, zen aesthetic you can’t help but notice as soon as you walk in. Greeted with trendy sitting areas, Himalayan salt lamps and cozy fireplaces, Larchmont Sanctuary Spa definitely gives off that cozy, intimate vibe which really helps with leaving your cares at the door. That’s the entire point, right?
And it’s not just a feeling. The facilities have actually been blessed by nine Tibetan monks from the Garden Shartse Monastery which might (definitely!) have something to do with the relaxing and spiritual nature of the spa.
Separate locker rooms are available for men and women, with the ladies area being completely stocked with all kinds of spa essentials and more from body butters and blow dryers to really soft robes and sandals.
Modern Treatments at The Larchmont Sanctuary Spa
The spa has a long list of modern treatments to offer. Choose to experience a treatment inside or outside in the cabana — three signature treatments are the Ultimate Vitamin Therapy Facial, Jade Stone Massage Therapy and Illuminating Body Detox Treatment.
The first treatment features stem cells, peptides and vitamins A and C in a facial that feels as soothing as it is nourishing for the skin. This treatment in particular uses age-reversing ingredients to combat those pesky signs of stress and aging.
Love massage? Jade Stone Massage is a relaxing and unique treatment for which it uses hot and cold gemstones and acupressure + reflexology to balance out energies. This is the spa’s most popular treatment and it’s not hard to see why!
Finally, Illuminating Body Detox Treatment is an actual journey. It comes as a three-step treatment, beginning with some much needed detoxing — first you’ll enjoy a rosemary jojoba oil scalp and foot massage, then you’re wrapped in their signature Hungarian Moor Mud to absorb impurities. Finally, Shea and algae butter is massaged into the whole body, leaving skin feeling radiant and youthful.
Given that Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is a smaller operation, there’s definitely a sense of intimacy and personalized treatment combined with high-end care makes this spa experience super special and highly sought after from residents and visitors.