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Unusual Spa Treatments That Are Worth Trying

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These days, anything goes when it comes to pampering. From unlikely ingredients such as caviar and blue clay, to new uses of technology to promote a healthier well being, there is a wide range of unusual, yet beneficial, spa treatments available near you!

What are your favorite places for spa treatments? Share in the comments below!
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The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 887-2006

When you think of Beverly Hills, you think of luxury. The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa is no exception. Teamed with one of the world's leading skincare and anti-aging brands, La Prairie, treatments here will leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. One of the spa's most unusual, yet popular ingredients used in treatments is caviar. Not just a culinary delicacy anymore, caviar contains powerful proteins, firming and lifting skin, improving overall appearance. Try the spa's Caviar Luxury treatment, 60 minutes of indulgent caviar massage followed by a 90-minute caviar firming facial. If you're really feeling decadent, try their White Caviar Facial Illuminating Facial, costing $1,000.00!

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Tikkun Holistic Spa
1460 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-1111

Tikkun Holistic Spa has a variety of treatments to restore and rejuvenate your body and your senses, including several different massages, body wraps, and facials. However, a particular specialty treatment currently making headlines is the V Steam. This most talked about treatment has been tried by lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow, among others. Using the ancient remedy of mugwort, women (and even men) can absorb the benefits of steaming their "intimate areas." If you're gonna pamper the rest of your body, why not pamper down there as well? The treatment promotes detoxification, as well as a long list of uterine health benefits.

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Le Jolie Medi Spa
13041 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 501-1114

Le Jolie Medi Spa is already making a name for itself as a one-stop shop for a large range of treatments and services, ranging from facials, injectables, laser hair removal, massage, hair and makeup, oxygen bar, and oh so much more! One of their most extravagant treatments involves one of the world's greatest luxuries – gold. The 24k Gold & Caviar Facial Treatment promises to leave your skin feeling replenished and looking radiant. This treatment was recently seen on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster got pampered. Even an ancient celebrity, Cleopatra, was believed to sleep in a gold mask to maintain her youthful looks!

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The Spa at Terranea
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2740

If you're looking for peaceful, oceanfront views combined with luxurious pampering, look no further that The Spa at Terranea. At this beautiful beachside hotel and resort, treatments at the spa include balancing both body and mind, along with relaxing massages, rejuvenating facials, and even specialized treatments to relax mommies-to-be. One of their most unique treatments will leave you feeling blue – literally. Their El Segundo Blue treatment involves a calming massage using aromatic oils, followed by being wrapped up in a cocoon of revitalizing sea blue mineral clay. Don't worry, the color isn't permanent, and after washing, your skin will feel renewed.

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Pink Cheeks Skin Salon
14562 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 783-9380

Well-known for many years, this Sherman Oaks salon is the place to go for all things waxing. Owner Cindy and her team offer a variety of waxing services for women and men, for any needed-area. From facial, body, and anywhere else you'd like to be groomed, their saying is "Where there's hair, we're there!." Pink Cheeks also is one of the few salons that specialize in the unusual, yet surprisingly common treatments of anal bleaching and pubic hair tinting. From head to toe, Pink Cheeks has got you covered.

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The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu
12220 Cotharin Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-8700

It's not just about how you look on the outside, it's also about how you feel on the inside. At The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, their goal is to help you achieve a better you. In just one week, their luxury bootcamp will boost your physical endurance and detoxify your body. From intensive hiking and fitness, to feeding your body and soul with all-organic meals and spiritual yoga and massage. Using state-of-the-art technologies, The Ranch can find the best way to make you feel you best. Step inside the Bod Pod, an egg-like shaped machine that can determine your body's composition. So if you're looking to jumpstart your metabolism and work towards a healthier you, then check-in to The Ranch. Also available in a four-day program at The Four Seasons Westlake!


Chuan Spa
The Langham Huntington
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 568-3900

Featured at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena is Chuan Spa's "Chuan Balancing Massage", which makes this spa stand apart. The massage technique incorporates acupressure which is well known for releasing any tension you might have in your muscles and does a terrific job at increasing circulation in your body to aid healing. The principles of TCM include the five life elements: fire, earth, water, metal and wood. Guests are given a questionnaire to assess which element is out of balance. A private label, custom blended oil is used for that particular element to help restore balance and harmony. Therapists here are all highly skilled and are well trained in finding the exact points to press on the body to get to knots of tension to dissolve. Afterwards, you'll feel calm and rejuvenated – a perfect balance of body, mind and soul.

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Craniosacral Therapy
Exhale Spa
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-3193

Featured at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow's "Exhale Spa," the Craniosacral Therapy treatment works to relieve headaches, release a stiff neck and heal any back pain you might have. The unique healing body therapy treatment works to clear blockages around the spine, skull and surrounding tissues through gentle pressure and small rhythmic pulses. You will leave the treatment feeling relaxed, and tension free. The treatment has become more and more popular throughout spas in Los Angeles, and this gentle modality has a profound effect and works at the deepest levels of the central nervous system to effectively remove accumulated blockages within the brain that restrict the flow of cerebral spinal fluids. The cradling of the head is subtle, but facilitates deep meditative states, which depend upon how much the recipient is willing to let go and relax. Therapists here incorporate some wonderful massage work into guests' neck and shoulders as well, which will further enhanced your experience and help you slip into a deep meditative state. Therapists here are very in-tune and highly skilled – most have been practicing at Exhale for over a decade. The prime location is also a big plus – a peaceful walk along the Santa Monica cliffs is a perfect way to re-enter the real world and let the effects of the spa treatments really soak in.

What are your favorite places for spa treatments? Share in the comments below!
Article by Caitlyn Trudnich.
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