One of the best perks of my job as a Beauty Blogger is that I am invited to try out a myriad of services and treatments around LA, however imagine my surprise when the Larchmont Sanctuary Day Spa sought me out to invite me into their cozy location to experience one of there signature treatments with my hubby!! This is a rare treat, so I eagerly jumped at the chance, booked a sitter and told my hubby that I had a special romatic evening planned for us to enjoy, and of course he was game.
The Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is located in the historic and hip Larchmont Village area of Los Angeles. This lovely little sanctuary is nestled among the shops and restaurants in the Larchmont district, and unless you were looking for it, you might even miss it
This Cal-Asian bungalow style indoor-outdoor boutique spa was constructed from a 100-year old home and blessed by nine Tibetan monks from the Garden Shartse Monastery to create an intimate, nurturing, and spiritual environment. Recently under the new ownership of tech branding expert Tina Figueroa, the space has been transformed into more of a “relationship spa” designed to attract couples, besties and mothers and daughters.
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is a cozy, inviting, relaxing space that instantly transforms your energy right when you walk through the door. After we were given a tour of the intimate and well appointed indoor outdoor Cal-Asian space, the hubbs and I got comfy cozy in our robes, sat by the fire and caught up on our day while sipping a lovely glass of bubbly. Honestly, the space is so calming and serene, I started to feel relaxed even before our treatments began.
After the perfect amount of time to unwind, my hubby and I were invited by our masseuses to enter the lovely, private heated outdoor bungalow tent for our Couples Jade Stone Massage Therapy. I had a male masseuse and the hubbs had a female, and for a blissful heavenly hour, they skillfully massaged us with hot and cold jade stones to both relax and detox our bodies at the same time. The hot stones/heat increases circulation and relaxes your muscle tissue while the cold stones/coolness reduces inflammation and flushes out toxins through your lymphatic system.
I’ve had hot stone massages before but the combo of both hot and cold stones was truly amazing and super relaxing! They also incorporated Shiatsu and Thai massage strokes along with Acupressure and Reflexology to give our bodies release, stretching and deep relaxation and it didn’t hurt that both masseuses were very skilled and top notch.
We both seemed to drift off into LaLa-Land during our massages and when we finished, the hubbs and I felt like we had escaped to somewhere far removed from our stressful, busy LA lives. We even walked to one of the myriad of local restaurants that are within stumbling distance of the spa for a quaint and yummy dinner afterwards. Such a fabulous date night!
What a delightful, unexpected slice of nirvana Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is! The space is lovely, quiet and totally conducive to escaping with your friends or loved ones for the day or a night. It’s a hidden gem right in our own backyards, and not only would I highly recommend checking it the next time you are in need of some local R&R – I can’t wait to go back for another escape myself!
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is located at 331 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 323.466.1028
Disclosure: Larchmont Sanctuary Spa invited me in for a couples massage for editorial consideration, but all opinions and recommendations are my own.