More and more Los Angeles spas are adding couples treatment rooms, but the clinical feel that many of these rooms have ruins the ambiance. After all, a good couples massage requires more than a couple of tables. Fear not, there are still a collection of boutique day spas and hotel spas offering super romantic spa treatments for couples. You may not find a lot of steam rooms and generic hot tubs in the day spas, but you will find a lot of unique ways to be pampered with your significant other.
Tikkun's Tantra Journey
Tikkun in Santa Monica has a wide variety of treatments from medical massages to Korean salt scrubs. There is also a selection of therapeutic rooms for detoxing including a salt room, Korean clay room, traditional sauna, and a room that uses far-infrared light. Most of these services can be enjoyed together by a couple, but if you're looking for an intimate experience with your significant other, the 2.5-hour Tikkun Couples Tantra Journey will teach you the art of massaging and reconnecting to each other to "ignite the sacred fire of intimacy," ending with a Tantric bathing ritual for two. You can choose one of seven sessions or, if you and your partner are feeling extra-indulgent, you can try all seven sessions in order. If the tantra journey sounds too intense, there are also standard couples massages available.
The Peninsula Spa, Beverly Hills
The Harmony Suite at the Peninsula Spa at the Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills is a beautiful space to share a tandem massage. Even better, the spa was renovated in 2019 with seven treatment rooms, a blow out bar, nail salon, and dry sauna with a Himalayan salt wall. The couples retreat service is a 60- or 90-minute tandem massage that begins with a Champagne toast. The suite is decorated with rose petals to up the romance and the spa will reserve a table for two at one of the Peninsula's restaurants and give you a $100 food and beverage credit.
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa in Larchmont Village, south of Hollywood, is consistently voted one of the top spas for couples treatments. It has indoor and outdoor spaces for two-person therapies available in a cottage or garden cabana setting. There are five different couples packages to choose from ranging from an hour-long massage of your choice followed by a 20-minute soak, to a four-hour indulgent marathon of massages, body scrubs, facials, and Champagne baths. If you choose to book the latter, you'll also walk away with plush robes and treats from John Kelly Chocolates.
The Spa at Terranea
Fancy a couple's massage with an ocean view? Then a drive down to the Spa at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verde may be in order. Several of their treatment options can be adapted for couples including aromatherapy treatments, CBD and hot stone massages, reflexology, and more. Other spa amenities include lounges, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, cold plunges, and fire pits that you can cuddle near. Add the romantic cliff-top restaurants and bars and you won't be able to resist spending the night.
Blossom Spa Hollywood
Blossom Spa Hollywood is a day spa in a house right on Highland Avenue in the heart of Hollywood. The treatment rooms are homey and colorful with lots of natural light. Their Couples Retreat includes a 90- or 120-minute tandem massage, time in a private relaxation room, cheese, fruit, and your choice of tea, fruit, or sparkling water. Starting at around $200, it is one of the best bargains in town, especially during special promotions.
Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
The 8,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton spa starts the pampering as soon as you enter, with a glass of Veuve Clicquot given to each guest. The Romance of Hollywood Experience includes a synchronized massage, performed side-by-side in a spacious and peaceful couple's suite, followed by a fragrant bubbling spa bath for two with accompanying Champagne. There's also a shorter couples massage that skips the bath and additional Champagne but is still incredibly indulgent.