Sit back and relax with these spas that offer outdoor services, plus products you can use to create your own spa at home

What we all need right about now is a little pampering. Ok, a lot of pampering. While having a full spa experience is not possible, you can still get a massage or a man-pedi thanks to spas that have created outdoor escapes where the ocean breezes and California sun add to the experience. There are also local shops and businesses that make it easy to create that feeling of calm and rejuvenation at home or in your hotel room. Here are some of the best ways to relax in Santa Monica. Ommmm.

If you want to be pampered…

Relax in a cabana at the Raven Spa

Minutes from the pier, Raven Spa has outdoor cabanas that make the best use of the fresh seaside breeze. Whether you are feeling stressed, tired, or simply looking to focus on your health and wellness, the therapists here will work with you to feel relaxed and re-centered. Book a Swedish or deep tissue massage or discuss a custom massage that really targets your problem areas.

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Get an outdoor man-pedi at Tracy’s Nails

You can now perk up your fingers and toes out on the patio at Tracy’s Nails. Book a manicure or pedicure (or both!) at this Montana Avenue spot where you can relax outside while indulging in some self-care. Rigorous health and safety measures are in place at the salon, from staff wearing masks and gloves to social distancing and temperature checks before entering.

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Have a massage al fresco at Cha Spa

If you need to work out some of those tense neck muscles, massages at Cha Spa‘s locations on both Main Street and Montana Avenue are now given outside in an airy gazebo. Licensed massage therapists provide reflexology, full body, and combination sessions accompanied by relaxing music to help you melt away the tension of the week and deal with body aches. They also offer Chinese massage, based on traditional Chinese medicine, to apply pressure to any areas that need extra attention. The Montana Avenue location has a space outside for nail services as well.

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If you want to create your own spa experience…

Recharge with The Now

Stock up on products from The Now to create a serene oasis. There are lots of classic body products to choose from from lotions to lip salves, plus eye masks to hydrate and brighten. Add a sense of calm with the herbal silk pillow that can be heated or cooled, perfect for headaches (or hangovers). Top off your order with scented candles or incense sticks and you are ready for a well-deserved spa retreat without leaving the house.

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Focus on your skin with Radiance Wellness Spa

This wellness center in downtown Santa Monica offers vegan, cruelty-free, organic and handmade products designed by a skin therapist. At Radiance Wellness Spa you can pick a hydra firming or volcanic lava clay mask for starters, invest in a variety of treatment oils to bring on the glow (don’t forget the rose quartz crystal massage tool), and include some detox salt soak.

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Escape with Larissa Love

Santa Monica-based boutique beauty brand Larissa Love uses organic ingredients to formulate lotions, cleansers and more for both men and women. There are lots of products to choose from, including hydrating creations incorporating shea butter and oatmeal with grapefruit, fig and orange blossom to soothe tired skin. But to really create a stress escape, pick up the home fragrances inspired by destinations in Greece and Italy like Rhodos and Capri and fill your house with scents like sea water, jasmine and lavender.

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Face Masks from Willow Spa

This day spa on Santa Monica Boulevard carries a wide variety of indulgent products, but we say splurge on the skin-rejuvenating masks to find some Zen with very little effort. The soothing options from Willow Spa blend in sweet natural ingredients such as cranberry pomegranate, strawberry rhubarb and coconut cream. For a particularly indulgent self-care spa day go for the chocolate mousse and pumpkin latte hydration mask. All you have to do is mix up a cocktail, sit back and let the mask do all the work.

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