Get the Celebrity Treatment with These Massages in West Hollywood
Though West Hollywood is often associated with rock ’n’ roll, dance clubs and late nights, it’s also one of the best places in the country to get a massage.
Stars flock to this part of Los Angeles before big events to look and feel their best, or after long days spent on set or in the studio. Here, we’ve curated a list of next-level massages from some of West Hollywood’s celebrity-favorite spas.
Bamford Wellness Spa
One of the newest additions to WeHo’s wellness scene is the Bamford Wellness Spa at 1 Hotel West Hollywood. Created by Carole Bamford, one of the industry’s leading trendsetters, the spa utilizes only natural and sustainable ingredients for all of its products, from the oils used for massages to the moisturizers and serums used for facials. They’ll ensure you’re red-carpet ready from the inside out with their robust menu of massages and other spa treatments.
Recommended Massage: B Silent Ritual. This four-part experience aims to prepare you for a deep, peaceful sleep with a foot-bathing ritual followed by a Japanese Shiatsu rocking technique, therapeutic back massage and a temple balm and Indian head massage to further encourage relaxation.
The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION
Awarded a Five Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide, The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION features a mix of cutting-edge technologies and treatments grounded in ancient rituals to help you achieve relaxation and rejuvenation. Their spa menu includes an array of customizable massages, from a deep-tissue massage to light-pressure massages for moms-to-be. Guests can also book sound and light treatments as well as self-guided meditations.
Recommended Massage: EDITION Signature Massage. This 50- or 80-minute treatment includes a personalized Swedish massage featuring a nourishing blend of oils and ending with a CBD foot scrub.
Ole Henriksen Spa
If you consider yourself a self-care aficionado, you’ve likely heard of Ole Henriksen. While Henriksen is best known for his popular line of skincare products, the brand’s West Hollywood spa is also a top choice for high-quality massages. Many of Ole Henriksen’s treatments are designed for couples, making this spa a must for a romantic getaway. Every session begins with a private consultation, where you can discuss your wants, needs and pain points with your massage therapist, creating a space for true healing and therapeutic bodywork.
Recommended Massage: Herbal Heat. If you’re experiencing stiffness or sore muscles, this deep-tissue massage with heated pain-relief gel is just what the doctor ordered.
Spa at Sunset Marquis
Touted as a “respite for the creative mind,” the Sunset Marquis has been a haven for musicians, actors and artists of all kinds for more than 60 years. As every creative mind knows, we all need time to escape our thoughts and recharge our batteries every now and again. That’s why Sunset Marquis’ music-inspired spa offers a host of restorative treatments, including wellness rituals, facial enhancements and, of course, massages.
Recommended Massage: Rolling Stone Serenade. While the Spa at Sunset Marquis can’t take credit for Mick Jagger’s endless youth, this 80-minute massage, which utilizes hand-carved basalt stones, was inspired by the songs the band wrote at the hotel.
A holistic amalgamation of Chinese and Eastern medicine with the finest contemporary techniques and products, Vie Healing offers an intentional approach to wellness created by Mona Dan. Dan is most well-known for her creation of 24K Gold Ear Seeds, which have been lauded by Vogue, Forbes and Goop. While Vie’s foundation is in acupuncture, the spa’s menu also includes facial rejuvenation, body treatments and energy work. For massages, Vie offers 50- and 80-minute sessions with their highly skilled practitioners, plus options like hot stones, CBD, and abdominal and scalp add-ons.
Recommended Massage: Tui Na + Cupping. This hyper-targeted form of Chinese massage involves kneading, pressing, rolling and shaking to manipulate the muscles, tendons and pressure points throughout the body.
Located on the Sunset Strip, the Pendry West Hollywood is one of LA’s trendiest hotels, and its on-site spa is no different. A world-class beauty and wellness haven, Spa Pendry’s greenery-laden, calming environment evokes an ambiance of healing and nurturing. The spa offers highly customized experiences to promote rest, comfort and overall health and well-being, including a myriad of massages, facials and body treatments.
Recommended Massage: Muscle Relief + Vibration Therapy. Relieve your aches and pains with this three-pronged approach, including therapeutic CBD, a deep-tissue massage and vibration therapy. Insider tip: Enhance your treatment with hot stones for just $30.
Inventor of the trendy Blood Facial, Dr. Barbara Sturm is an orthopedics specialist and aesthetics expert whose anti-inflammatory treatments are celebrated by fellow scientists and celebrities alike. “LA is the most advanced beauty and wellness city in the world,” says Sturm, which led her to open a spa and boutique in West Hollywood in 2022. At Barbara Sturm, they offer a variety of facials, many of which use lymphatic drainage techniques — aka a massage for your face! Other offerings include traditional massages and IV therapy sessions.
Recommended Massage: Sturmglow Facial. Give your face some love with this 60-minute treatment that utilizes Sturm’s high-quality products and lymphatic massage methods, leaving your skin feeling radiant and refreshed. And, for an elevated experience, add on the Personalized Scalp Treatment for $45. Short on time? Book the 30-minute Tension Release Facial.
Aesthetician Joanna Vargas is a celebrity secret weapon. She opened her original West Coast outpost at the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, and has since moved to her new location on Kings Road. Vargas has brought treatments and modalities from all over the world to West Hollywood, including her signature facial — a hit during awards season — as well as luxurious massages and remedial body treatments. While at the spa, be sure to check out her collection of science-based skincare products that will leave you glowing.
Recommended Massage: The Jet-Setter Massage. If you, like many celebrities, find that you spend more time in a plane than at home, then this tension-relieving neck and shoulder massage is a fantastic way to get your body feeling right post-travel.