As a go-to beauty destination for Hollywood’s elite, the Peninsula Spa, just a stone’s throw from Rodeo Drive, is a luxurious retreat for those seeking tranquility and wellness.
One may either enjoy a bespoke facial or massage using the spa’s thoughtful array of treatments and products, or luxuriate in the 60-foot outdoor pool, one-on-one yoga and Pilates classes, or indulge in the heavenly Eucalyptus steam room.
I experienced the Precious Ruby Massage, which promises to bring happiness and vitality. The two-hour treatment starts with a body scrub using the organic, award-winning Shiffa beauty line that is developed in Dubai. After the clay mask is added, a 15-minute reflexology foot massage is administered while you’re wrapped in foil.
After a quick shower, the latter half of the treatment is a body-tingling hour massage where the oil used actually contains precious red ruby gemstones as well as rare flower and herb essences. Rubies represent the heart, passion and energy of love, and will leave you with balanced energy and new-found vitality.
As you float out of your treatment, be prepared to be greeted with a cup of delicious ginger tea, which is the perfect refresher while you slowly come back to Earth.
Call it coincidence, but I also had the best night’s sleep after receiving the amazing treatment at the hands of Lead Massage Therapist, Mary, who herself is a total gem. Peninsula.com