Health & Wellness

Santa Monica Wellness

Health-conscious living

In a rapidly changing, fast-paced world, Santa Monica’s continued emphasis on wellness and health, both physical and mental, is more relevant now than ever. With dozens of green spaces, fitness classes and spas for self-care, the city enables locals and visitors to prioritize wellness unlike any other place. Find your fit in the birthplace of beach volleyball with toes-in-the-sand fitness classes, unwind with organic treatments at nationally recognized spas and recharge with a variety of fresh, locally sourced fare. Discover how you can refresh body, mind and soul on your next visit to Santa Monica.


Attracting visitors from across the country and around the world, Santa Monica spas are some of the best in the Los Angeles area. A longtime fixture at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, the Exhale Mind Body Spa offers an extensive selection of fitness classes and spa therapies, including massages, facials and even acu-healing such as reiki and cupping. A few blocks east, the Santa Monica Proper Hotel is home to the 30,000-square-foot Surya Spa, which is dedicated to Ayurvedic therapies. Book the Abhyanga + Shirodara, which combines a four-handed, full-body massage with an oil infusion streamed over the forehead to relax the nervous system and melt away stress.

Additionally, IntoMeSea offers relaxation in quartz crystal tubs, float tanks and infrared saunas, and for a more adventurous wellness package book halotherapy sessions, contrast therapies and crystal wave healing therapy.

Other day spas include Alchemie Organic Spa Retreat Apothecary, offering several superfood, oxygen-infused and resurfacing facials and Organic to Green Beauty Spa & Infrared Sauna Bungalow, known for its infrared sauna, steam room, LED chromotherapy and salt walls, not to mention its best-selling line of coconut oils.

By The Waves

From traditional massages to unique experiences, there’s a spa experience for everyone. Rest and unwind, knowing relaxation is never far away with wellness experiences in Santa Monica.

Unique Experiences

Receive a Mango Body Polish from Willow Spa or get a good stretch with a reflexology experience from Cha Spa. There’s always something unique and exciting around the corner!

Hotel Spas

Relieve stress and tension during a signature treatment at ONE Spa located in the luxurious Shutters on the Beach or hop next door to experience Sea Wellness Spa at Hotel Casa del Mar.

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Wellness Experiences & Workout Classes in Santa Monica

With numerous green spaces and wide sandy stretches, it’s no surprise many of Santa Monica’s fitness classes and wellness experiences are held outdoors. There’s nothing quite like listening to crashing waves, spotting dolphins in the distance and watching the sunset as you flow through yoga positions during one of Beach Yoga SoCal’s classes. You can even spin on the sand, thanks to The Sun Cycle, or even opt in to renting bikes from Unlimited Biking and explore the beautiful 22-mile Marvin Braude bike path with amazing views along the Pacific Ocean. Alternatively, the Calming Spot hosts evening meditation sound bath sessions right on Santa Monica Beach. Or simply get in the water with a wetsuit and learn to ride with the waves with a variety of water activities.

For group fitness classes like yoga, pilates reformer classes, spinning, boxing and barre, Santa Monica has 30-plus fitness studios and exercise gyms, including True Pilates Santa Monica, Churchill Boxing Club, Good Body Pilates and female-owned Burn Fitness. And as our frenetic daily lives leave our minds racing and our bodies depleted, guided meditation and sound bath (often done using metal bowls, chimes or gongs) therapies are proving incredibly restorative.

Enjoy the famous Santa Monica Beach while working up a sweat or breathing out the negative energy. Sign up for one of many beachy classes—they fill up fast!

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On The Beach

Find your fit along Santa Monica Beach with a variety of classes and experiences to get the blood flowing. Test your fitness levels in the ocean with surf lessons from Aqua Surf School or paddle boarding with Poseidon Paddle & Surf, or stay on land and take a cycling or beach volleyball class in the birthplace of the two sports. If you’re feeling bold or need inspiration, head to the Original Muscle Beach where ropes, parallel bars and more entertain visitors and locals daily.

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Health-Conscious Treatments


CryoZone Santa Monica is a cryotherapy studio that reshapes perceptions and encounters with whole-body cryotherapy. After a full day of shopping, sunbathing and more in Santa Monica, get a little chilly with this wellness experience that will decrease muscle soreness and boost energy. 

Infrared and Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy has both a rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. You can find infrared and red light therapy at Perspire Sauna Studio. Perspire Sauna Studio merges the therapeutic tradition of conventional saunas with the scientifically supported advancements of infrared and red light therapy, enhancing your health and well-being to its fullest potential.

Drip Therapy

Originating as a mobile medical service in 2019 across Los Angeles and New York City, Dripology expanded to its primary site in Santa Monica. Dripology provides professional, convenient IV treatments and advanced aesthetic services administered by caring, experienced Registered Nurses, which will leave you feeling your best. 

Injection Therapy

Infuse Wellness offers a range of healing modalities, including injection and vitamin therapy, massage, chiropractic and acupuncture. Their team of experts provides an expansive selection of therapies, from IV infusions to NAD+ treatments, customized to your unique needs, all aimed at fostering optimal well-being.

Santa Monica Gyms

Visitors looking to escape the sun’s rays and get a full body workout can find many fitness facilities and classes offered throughout the city. Lifting weights, finding your favorite treadmill and joining a fun class are all easy when staying in Santa Monica.

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Healthy Dining

After a workout, it’s time to nourish the body. Dogtown Coffee is a Santa Monica original offering a variety of health conscious choices including vegan, organic and gluten free.   Grab a drink at female-owned Main Squeeze, which sources produce for its green and fruity smoothies from local farmers. Pressed Juicery, which began selling its cold-pressed juice combos in L.A. back in 2010 before expanding across the country, also has a location along Main Street Santa Monica. Home to one of the largest farmers markets in the nation, there’s no shortage of fresh dining.

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santa monica healthy food

For a healthy bite, stop into Kreation Kafe & Juicery, a longtime standby on Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue, that serves easy, clean fare such as omelets, wraps and salads, along with juices and coffee. Closer to downtown Santa Monica, try one of The Hive‘s healthy bowls, wraps, and smoothies or one of Backyard Bowls‘ açaí and porridge bowls.

Explore Santa Monica’s renowned dining scene and easily find health-conscious meals. From local dives to Michelin-star restaurants, savor mouth-watering dishes made with fresh seafood and organic, farm-to-table ingredients.

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