Rejuvenating the California Spa Experience

Detoxify and de-stress with these stellar spa treatments
Written by
Lara Burnap


California Wedding Day Fall/Winter 2022

Stepping into the Fairmont Spa Century Plaza in Century City brings guests an immediate sense of zen, induced by the serene setting created by soothing lighting, cool gray tiles, warm woods and airy high ceilings. The 14,000-square-foot space is the epitome of relaxation, with an emphasis on mind-body harmony. The extensive list of treatments and amenities provides a complete approach to wellness with attention focused on the individual’s emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. The spa’s general manager, Magdaleena Nikolov, has passionately curated every detail, with a spa menu that incorporates modern versions of “ancient modalities” and traditional treatments. Case in point is the rejuvenating Chill Revival facial, which uses a combination of warm and cool cryo tools to rejuvenate and plump the skin. Need to untangle some knots? Opt for the signature Sunset body treatment, designed to create a shift in energy through deep pressure massage, stretching, aromatic oils, and a combination of sound and color therapy inspired by California’s sunsets. The most transformative technology is the spa’s unique biohacking treatment, which was created in collaboration with expert Oz Garcia, Ph.D. Developed to improve sleep, reduce stress and increase mindfulness, this transformative experience works at a cellular level using infrared technology, neuroscience, meditation and compression therapy. Sessions include the jet-lag-relieving “Power Nap” and the “Sleep, Mindfulness and De-stress” treatment. For both options, you slip on a pair of compression boots and seat yourself in an antigravity lounger lined with an infrared PEMF map. Then you gently drift into a restful and therapeutic state while the magic happens. You’ll wake with a renewed sense of clarity, ready to skip down the aisle. 

Detox at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles Spa with its amazing wellness treatments, which are packed with unique healing ingredients, such as turmeric, lemongrass and fine lava crystals. Tired and stressed muscles will appreciate the 100-minute detoxifying wellness poultice treatment, which offers pure relaxation through the use of warm herbal poultices to stimulate circulation and loosen muscles and joints. For a balancing experience, choose the marula ritual body treatment. Infused with South Africa’s marula fruit, which is packed with vitamin C and lava crystals, this treatment boosts collagen and works to restore youthful skin.