Top Body-Beautiful Spa Treatments
The Spa at Beverly Wilshire boasts an Aromatherapy Crystal Steam Room.
The Arcona Studio
While some organic spots churn out sweet-smelling but useless treatments, the serene spa by the LA-based Arcona label uses powerful natural ingredients to bestow clients with visibly smoother lines and toned skin that glows from the inside. With the help of key actives such as green tea, witch hazel, resveratrol (an antioxidant from fruit skins), arnica, and marine peptides, the Arcona Cellulite Body Treatment’s firming body wrap, drybrushing, and special detoxifying massage diminishes the appearance of those unsightly lumps in no time. 425 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310-458-3800
Carasoin Day Spa & Skin Clinic
Tucked away on Robertson, Carasoin (the name is borrowed from the French word soigner, which means “to take care of”) offers wide-ranging results-focused treatments. The just-launched Skin Brightening Body Polish is the spa’s ultimate full-body treat and includes a mini-facial, kefir scrub, and peel using lactic acid to polish, balance pigmentation, and stimulate the lymphatic system for glowing, tight skin. 120 N. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310-855-0105
Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie
Whatever the skin ailment, there’s a decadent cure at this pristine five-month-old spa that carries the Swiss brand’s luscious products. The Energy Enhancer body treatment—new this year—is the perfect pick-me-up after a long, hard week. First, enjoy exfoliation via a mélange of La Prairie potions, followed by a Cellular Energizing Mask wrap and deeply hydrating massage with antioxidant-enriched lotion. 701 Stone Canyon Road, LA, 310-909-1681
Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts
The months-old Vaser Shape was the most-booked treatment over the holidays at this esthetician-tothe- stars’ gorgeous Melrose Place spa. Performed by an on-staff nurse practitioner, the ultrasound therapy feels like a hot-stone massage and kills adipose fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite, increase lymphatic drainage, and firm skin after several sessions. 8428 Melrose Pl., Ste. C, LA, 323-655-7546
You may feel like you’ve been transported to Bali at this full-service wellness haven—named for the French Basque word for “all things good”—when you experience the stress-melting Ona Rainforest Massage. First, lie under a seven-head Vichy shower aimed at meridian points on the body to relax the nervous system, then you’ll experience organic oil- and hot-stone massages before an Ayurvedic shirodhara treatment to eradicate cranial tension. 7373 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323- 931-4442
Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic
Celebrity skin guru Sonya Dakar’s clinic is a mecca for out-of-this- world facials, but this spring she tackles a new body part: the scalp. With a potion of sea salt, organic omega oil, lavender, and eucalyptus, the Clarifying Scalp Facial stimulates hair follicles and eliminates dead cells and product buildup, while an infrared light helps hydration penetrate the skin. 9975 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-553-7344
The Spa at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Notoriously luxurious, this iconic hotel’s spa features products by Natura Bissé in its decadent treatments, such as the Dead Sea Wrap, which will have you cocooned in a mineral- and salt-infused “miracle mud” wrap before a micro-bamboo scrub and the application of ultrahydrating lotion. The formulas eradicate aches, stress, and toxins deep under the skin’s surface. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-385-7023
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.