Mind, Body & Soul in Southern California

Our favorite spa treatments for getting prepped from head to toe.
Written by
Catherine Cortes


California Wedding Day Fall/Winter 2023

Self-care is an essential consideration during the planning process and leading up to your big day. Whether it's early on as a way to de-stress or right before your event as a pre-wedding treat, the spa truly is the best place to unwind and find your own oasis. Across Southern California, there are countless tranquil and unique options for treatment that can suit nearly any nearlywed. Some couples opt for trips to the spa together, the perfect escape to be with your forever partner pre or post nuptials. These five spas around SoCal utilize cutting-edge technologies, rejuvenating views and healing treatments to cater to your individual needs. If you're looking for a sign to get to the spa - this is it! 

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles | Beverly Hills 

Balance your heart chakra with the Rose Quartz Antioxidant Facial at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. This deluxe treatment is designed to reverse the damaging effects of pollutants and stress as well as rejuvenate your skin and mind. Formulated with powerful ingredients such as vitamins C and E, grape-seed and white-tea extracts, this facial delivers a surge of antioxidants to your skin, calming it both inside and out. Using Gem Clinical technology, it also strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, resulting in a fresh, youthful appearance. The experience is further advanced with Reiki-charged rose quartz rollers that refresh and restore energy, leaving you ready to tackle the day. And to continue your self-care journey at home, Four Seasons provides a complimentary bottle of Knesko’s Rose Quartz Antioxidant serum.


Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles. 

Alila at Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas

Enter the serene oasis of Spa Alila, a haven dedicated to relaxing the mind. The spa merges science with the healing properties of energy therapy, creating an ideal retreat to ease pre-wedding stress. Experience the transformative effects of the Paradigm craniosacral therapy, which gently shifts the mind and body to a relaxed state, enabling couples to fully embrace their special day. With gentle physical touch, the central nervous system is rebalanced, promoting a total body reset and supporting your overall energy and wellness. 

Spa L'Auberge at L'Auberge Del Mar Del Mar 

Treat yourself to a luxurious experience at Spa L’Auberge, a premium spa that harnesses the rejuvenating properties of the Pacific Ocean. With its prime location in the quaint coastal village of Del Mar, the hotel overlooks breaking waves and is filled with fresh sea air. Adopting a holistic approach to self-care, the spa offers an array of therapeutic treatments, developed to soothe and invigorate your mind, body and soul. For couples seeking a romantic evening, the Del Mar Duet massage is a perfect choice, or indulge in the Seaside Shimmer, a natural exfoliating and replenishing treatment that uses marine salt crystals and red algae.


Photo courtesy of L'Auberge 

The Spa at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | San Diego

Experience a moisturizing mineral scrub of purifying lavender, rosemary and peppermint essential oils. While immersed in a hydrating wrap, crystal wands are used to deliver a subtle, energetic and deeply relaxing Marma energy point facial and scalp massage. Rinse off in your treatment room’s private patio with a rain shower. Conclude with a lapis crystal-infused oil to restore mental clarity and nourish your skin.

Boost Spa at Lido House | Newport Beach

Embark on Rituals of the Sea at Boost Spa to ease tension of the body and stress of the mind. Located at the gorgeous Lido House in Newport Beach, the spa offers an array of therapies to uplift and relax. The spa targets harmony of both body and spirit with an innovative approach to boost physical and emotional energy levels. Through gentle stretching and movement, guests can bring attention to their bodies, calming the mind and internalizing the soothing flow of the sea.


Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles.