More and more spas are adding couples treatment rooms, but many of these still have a somewhat clinical feel. Here are a few boutique day spas and hotel spas with the best options and environments for couples to share a romantic spa treatment. You may not find a lot of steam rooms and generic hot tubs in the day spas, but a lot of unique ways to be pampered together.
Tikkun in Santa Monica has a wide variety of treatments from medical massage to Korean salt scrubs, and a selection of mineral rooms for detoxing, most of which can be enjoyed together by a couple, but if you're looking for an intimate experience with your significant other, the 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. The Journey can be booked as a single experience or a series of seven sessions. You can also choose a more standard couples massage.
The Harmony Suite at the Peninsula Spa at the Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills is a beautiful space to share a tandem massage. The spa itself is pretty intimate, and you wouldn't want to share the steam room with someone you weren't close to, but they offer a variety of other services in tandem.
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. In addition to an array of massages, options for two include a couples champagne bath, detoxifying foot bath and more. Spa amenities include a relaxation room and a sauna.
Fancy a couple's massage with an ocean view? A drive down to the Spa at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verde may be in order. 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 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, which includes tandem massages, time in a private relaxation room, cheese, fruit and teas or juices, is one of the best bargains in town, especially during special promotions.
The Romance of Hollywood Experience at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles at the Ritz-Carlton at L.A. Live in Downtown LA includes a synchronized massage experience for two, performed side-by-side in a spacious and peaceful couple's room, followed by a fragrant bubbling spa bath for two with accompanying champagne.