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RELAX AND UNWIND

Spa services to treat yo-self

by Brianne Brown

While there’s no doubt that San Diegans take full advantage of the summer weather for which the area is so famed, all that sun and salt can take their toll on your body. Rejuvenate both body and spirit with a relaxing and well-deserved pampering treatment. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the city’s best spa services that will have you back to enjoying the season in no time!

The Spa at Torrey Pines
The Spa at Torrey Pines
The Spa at Torrey Pines
The Spa at Torrey Pines

The Spa At Torrey Pines
Enjoy breathtaking scenery at The Spa at Torrey Pines, where relaxation and revitalization happen in view of the coastal cliffs that tower above the Pacific Ocean. Here, treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual and include both the traditional—think massages and manicures—and the extraordinary. Don’t miss the Coastal Sage Scrub, a body exfoliating treatment that uses custom-blended lemongrass and sage for an unforgettable experience. These and other body exfoliating treatments are performed using a Vichy shower, in which warm water rains from five showerheads as your body is buffed and scrubbed. Following your treatment, head for the relaxation lounge or the herbal-infused steam room to cap off an incredible day of pampering. The Spa at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla 858.453.4420 lodgetorreypines.com/spa

The Catamaran Spa
The Catamaran Spa
The Catamaran Spa
The Catamaran Spa

The Catamaran Spa
The Catamaran Spa’s gorgeous waterfront location on Mission Bay offers a truly relaxing experience for spa patrons. Offering innovative treatments inspired by South Pacific and Asian healing traditions, The Catamaran Spa has a full lineup of massage, facial, body wrap and hydrotherapy services. One of the most popular treatments is the Lomi Lomi Massage, an 80-minute Hawaiian healing massage that uses a combination of long strokes and rhythmic massage movements for the ultimate in relaxation. The Spa also offers nail treatments, hair care and styling and makeup application. After your massage, don’t miss yoga on the lawn before a relaxing lounge on the bay or by the pool.The Catamaran Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego 858.488.1081 catamaranresort.com/san-diego-spa

Spa La V
Spa La V

Spa La V
With construction slated to be completed in August, La Jolla’s “Pink Lady,” La Valencia Hotel and Spa, is adding an incredible spa element to its offerings. Connected via footpath to the sea on the north side of the hotel, La Valencia’s new sensory sanctuary is a California bungalow style, indoor/outdoor oceanview spa that utilizes both its garden and balconies as treatment spaces. Additionally, guests can choose to have a private, bespoke spa experience with the in-room “Villa Voyages” spa menu—which can even include a Bath Butler—for guests staying in Villas or Classic room types.

Be among the first to experience Spa La V with their signature treatment, Alchemy, a unique and transformative experience that balances the emotional, mental and physical harmony of the body. Begin with guided light breathing exercises before indulging in a Neroli body scrub paired with Tibetan sound therapy. Your deep relaxation continues with either gentle bliss or a deep tissue massage. This two-and-a-half-hour treatment is a sensory Nirvana and is not to be missed! Spa La V, 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla 858.476.6870 lavalencia.com/spa

The Sanctuary Wellness Experience
The Sanctuary Wellness Experience

The Sanctuary Wellness Experience
The Sanctuary Wellness Experience in Ocean Beach is a truly unique experience for both mind and body. Owner Tracy Duhs offers a holistic approach to maintaining health, and with this in mind, she has designed a number of treatments to nurture—mentally, physically and emotionally—her patients. The Yamuna Body Rolling treatment is a workout in conjunction with a massage that encourages body elongation, toning and structural alignment. Similarly, the Yamuna Structural Integrative Massage uses body balls to realign tissue and fascia within the muscles of the body.

Of particular note, Duhs offers a number of three-day wellness retreats throughout the year (in 2018, the remaining dates are July 26–29, August 23–26, September 27–30, October 25–28 and November 15–18) in which mind, body and spirit are nourished. These retreats include education on nutrition and diet in addition to body treatments and quiet contemplation and meditation. The Sanctuary Wellness Experience, 1955 Cable Street, San Diego 619.861.8351 wellnessexperiencesd.com

Whether you prefer a traditional massage at an upscale hotel or a more intimate boutique experience, these spas have you covered. Relaxation and rejuvenation are within your reach.

Only want a facial? You won’t turn your cheek for these!

Details SalonSpa
The Dual Exfoliation Peel combines Aveda’s naturally derived mechanical and biochemical exfoliation methods into one powerful service that transforms and rejuvenates the skin through the process of dual exfoliation. It improves skin texture, smooths appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and refines pores.

Seamakers & Co.
The SEAMAKERS Signature Facial is completely customized to you and your needs alone and can restore your skin to its natural balance and beauty. Featuring a specialized acupressure facial massage, luxury organic products and crystals chosen for the individual, this facial is all about you.

The Sanctuary Wellness Experience
The Secret Celebrity Facial begins with a gemstone aromatherapy facial massage followed by Myopulse therapy. Following this, a protein lifting and tissue rebuilding mask is applied. The treatment concludes with an O2 infusion of Cryostem cells to help with the appearance of wrinkles, shrink pores and hydrate your skin at the cellular level.

KOI Wellbeing
KOI Wellbeing offers PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Facial Treatments to rejuvenate the skin and reverse the signs of aging. PRP is concentrated from your own blood, infusing your skin with plasma that is rich in platelets and growth factors that stimulate a stem cell response. This response improves the skin’s integrity with the growth of new collagen and blood vessels to repair and revitalize damaged skin.