Luxurious Spa Treatments to Enhance Your California Vacation (Slideshow)

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit at one of four world class Destination Hotel & Resorts' spas in Southern California

Hot Pool at Miramonte Spa

Inland, in the desert near Palm Springs, you can escape the stress of every day life, by taking a dip in a warm Watsu pool before enjoying one of Miramonte Resort & Spa's signature treatments. Start with a salt scrub exfoliation then enjoy time in a hydrotherapy tub filled with a combination of wine and rosemary oil. Not only can you soak in it, but you can also enjoy a glass of wine while you relax. This is just one of the many unique treatment options at The Well Spa, one of the countries top resort spas. They offer specials throughout the year featuring innovative treatments like a pedicure that begins with a buttered rum sugar scrub or a body scrub using a rich bourbon and brown sugar exfoliating blend. After each treatment you can unwind in the quite meditation room or pamper yourself further in a Vichy shower or the steam room.

Massage Room at L'Auberge Del Mar

The Spa L'Auberge in the seaside town of Del Mar, takes inspiration from the coastal region and offers massages, facials, and body wraps that are designed with the healing powers of the ocean. The quaint and charming water themed therapy rooms are so inviting that it's impossible not to lose yourself in your surroundings. Drool worthy traditional Swedish or Therapeutic massage treatments can be customized to your liking from light to firm pressure depending on your area of need. Signature treatments will help relax your mind and engage your spirit, like the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage which features rhythmic, flowing strokes to help release muscle tension. So that your body is beach ready, you can stop by the salon for a bikini wax, manicure, and pedicure before heading down the resort's private path to the ocean.

Plush Tropical Landscape of Paradise Island

For a unique spa experience, be sure to head down south to Paradise Point, a 44-acre island on the gentle Mission Bay near San Diego. The island's plush tropical gardens are home to rare botanical specimens, many of which are used to make lotions, oils, and exfoliants for one of a kind spa treatments. You can even enjoy a two-hour tour of the island where you will collect your own plants and learn how they are used for your hair and body services. Each treatment employs herbal healing methods such as eucalyptus aromatherapy and tea tree scalp massage. After a day frolicking barefoot on the beach you can soften your rough feet with a hibiscus foot scrub then have a pedicure so that your feet are ready for night of fun.

Massage at Terranea

The beauty of the landscape at Terranea, on the coast of the Pacific in Palos Verdes, is one of the magical features of The Spa. The 50,000 square foot Spa, Fitness & Wellness Center sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean and your time spent there is meant to help you embrace the energy of nature. Whether you are doing yoga on the patio of the fitness center, pampering yourself in one of the many open air rooms, or just having lunch poolside at the Spa Cafe, you'll have magnificent views of the ocean. If you are lucky, you might even spot whales swimming by.

Terranea Resort Copper Tub

Imagine enjoying a massage in an oceanfront room, doors open, waves crashing, and a gentle breeze wafting the scent of salty air around your body. Afterwards you spend time soaking in a warm, sea mineral enhanced, hydrotherapy bath. Sounds relaxing and altogether amazing, doesn't it? This is just one of the many wonderful spa treatments available at The Spa at Terranea in Palos Verdes, California.