Located along the soft sands of Santa Monica, Casa del Mar reigns as the classiest lodging on the beach. Now this iconic hotel offers another reason to check out the breathtaking shoreline views with the recent opening of Sea Wellness Spa. This intimate new spa continues the sophisticated design of the hotel while incorporating eco-friendly elements like bamboo-lined walls and sea tiles made from natural shells in muted ocean and sky hues. The tranquil space seduces the senses with four soothing treatment rooms, a couples room, a yoga studio, and designer fitness room decked out with the state-of-the-art Kinesis system. Although at first glance this luxurious spa may look traditional, the focus here is to incorporate a variety of mind and body options that won’t be found on other spa menus. In a quiet private room that extends off the lobby, modern treatments like a “Neuro-linguistic Programming” or a “Hypnotherapy Session” with a specialist from the nearby Moonview Sanctuary are offered. Guests may also learn how to “Harmonize Your Heart” with a device developed by Moonview Sanctuary that encourages optimal breathing techniques.
Keeping up a fitness program while traveling is rarely an easy task, but the owners of Casa del Mar are serious about encouraging wellness through innovative options. Choose from the “Wellness Your Way” program and receive a custom-designed personal training program with a Kailo Fitness trainer that can range from a guided run along Santa Monica Beach to a cross training session. Other options take advantage of the exclusive beachfront local─book a private volleyball session with a pro AVP competitor, an outdoor private yoga session, or the “Travel Unravel Restoration Class” that offers a surefire way to work out the kinks of a long flight.
Spa traditionalists can enjoy a rejuvenating treatment like the “Fountain of Youth,” a soothing facial that utilizes Voya Organic Seaweed products─a line of natural skincare products made from seaweed harvested by hand from the North Atlantic waters off the coast of Ireland. Massage services include “Feel The Ocean Breeze,” which is doled out above the ocean in one of the hotel’s poolside cabanas. Or try the “Sea Days Seaweed Wrap” to revitalize tired muscles and relieve stress with Voya’s 100%-certified organic Seaweed wrap.