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Holiday treat: Spa treatments that won't break the bank

Special deals on massages and spa treatments.

November 25, 2010|By Sari Heifetz, Special to the Los Angeles Times

Every year, you say to yourself that you're going to do the holidays differently and make them stress-free. That you'll enjoy your friends and family more, and sweat the details a little less. Well, maybe the best way to make that happen is to start at the spa.

No need to spend top dollar, either. We've pulled together a list of area spas that are offering special deals for the holidays. You'll find everything you need, and find it cheaper, to get a great start on the season of giving.

Trilogy Day Spa — Manhattan Beach

Experience a day in paradise at this Hawaiian-themed spa offering signature treatments such as the Lehua Honey Drench Escape, the Lomi Pohaku Hawaiian Stone Massage and many more. Relax after your treatment on an outdoor canopy bed on the spa's rooftop deck with views of the Pacific. Trilogy's holiday specials include a Stress-Busting Weightless Float Session plus Sugar Scrub Souffle ($65); a Float Session, a 25-minute massage and the Sugar Scrub Souffle ($110); or the Trilogy Massage or Spa Facial plus a 25-minute Float Session and Sugar Scrub Souffle ($140). 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. (310) 760-0044,

Murad Inclusive Health Spa — El Segundo

This state-of-the-art medical spa by celebrity dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad specializes in anti-aging skin technologies. It's offering 20% off two 50-minute services, 30% off three services, 50% off consultations and a variety of discounted gift cards. Choose from services including acne facials, deep tissue massages, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and 10-week inclusive health programs. 2141 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo. (310) 726-0470,

Raksa — Culver City

This new Culver City oasis featuring yoga, spiritual counseling, bodywork and much more is offering the New Year, New You package that includes a unique tarot card reading and therapeutic massage or facial (60 minutes, $100) and three months of unlimited movement services including yoga, qi gong, tai chi, breath work, Feldenkrais method and more ($150). 10846 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 559-7200,

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa — Corona

Native Americans first used these healing mineral waters, which have been a spa destination for 150 years. Bathers enjoy mineral hot springs, red clay mud baths, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms, with massages starting at $89. This season's Weekday Getaway includes all-day admission, a Swedish massage or Glen Ivy facial (50 minutes), the Grotto Body Moisturizing treatment and lunch at Café Solé. Available Monday to Thursday ($150). Also offering the Winterberry Facial (50 minutes, $99), a $200 "Relax Package," and $100 gift cards on sale for $75 (through Dec. 20). 25000 Glen Ivy Road, Corona. (888) GLENIVY,

Tikkun Holistic Spa — Santa Monica

The high-end Korean-inspired spa and holistic medical center features a detoxifying Korean Hwangto Clay Room, a Himalayan salt room (mined from ancient sea bed caves and containing around 72 beneficial minerals), a hot jade room, a cooling ice room, a sauna, soaking room and Balinese reflexology footpath. For the month of December, experience the Green Tea Soak and Traditional Korean Body Scrub ($50), a Swedish Massage or Detox Facial (60 minutes, $75), the body scrub, massage and facial package ($195) or the Tikkun Signature Head-to-Toe treatment featuring a body scrub, hot-oil massage, cucumber facial, hair shampoo and conditioning treatment and a warm milk rinse ($145). Ask about Tikkun's "V-Steamer" experience. 1460 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 319-1111,

Nite Spa — Venice

The lighthearted, great-for-groups Venice spa offers the Spa-cation, a de-stressing massage, facial or holiday polish manicure/pedicure combo (45 minutes, $50), and the BFF offering you and a friend a 25% discount on treatments. Or buy a gift certificate of $100 or more and receive a $25 gift certificate, or two Nite Spa Organics products and get a third one free. 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 396-5122,

The Spa at the Beverly Wilshire — Beverly Hills

The dimly lighted haven inside the classic 1928 hotel presents the Holiday Timesaver Special, allowing you to book any spa facial and receive 50% off a manicure. The luxurious spa also offers the Holiday Glow Package, which includes a full-body scrub plus a classic manicure and pedicure (90 minutes, $230). 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 385-7023,

Zen Spa — Calabasas

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