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Celebrate the season with these festive treatments at these Los Angeles spas.

The holiday season inspires festive treatments from peppermint body scrubs to hot chocolate stone massages at Los Angeles spas. Find out where you can take a break from the holiday bustle.

By Christina Xenos

Peninsula Spa
Escape the bustling streets of Beverly Hills and head to the tranquil oasis of the Peninsula Spa at the Peninsula Beverly Hills for their new Milk and Cookies Body Scrub (30 min/$95). The seasonally inspired scrub uses Epicuren’s cinnamon vanilla honey brown sugar body scrub to smooth and hydrate your skin, creating an improved state of healing (cinnamon is known to stimulate and improve circulation). Once you’re all scrubbed down and rinsed off, you will get slathered with Epicuren’s silky Tahitian vanilla after bath moisturizer. Your experience ends sweetly in the spa lounge with snickerdoodles and milk. If you want to pamper yourself a little more, go for the Wrapped in Warmth package (120 min/$395) that begins with an aromatic Cinnamon Vanilla Honey Brown Sugar Body Scrub to smooth and hydrate the skin; followed by a mineral mud mask, which not only detoxifies, but also reduces inflammation, nourishing the skin; and ends a warming full-body massage using cinnamon vanilla lotion to lift your holiday spirits. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.975.2854. beverlyhills.peninsula.com

Spa Montage
Pair world-class shopping with a day at the spa in the heart of Beverly Hills. The luxury spa inside the Montage Beverly Hills offers a variety of treatments that channel the spirit of the season. For full pampering, book their Holiday Seasonal Renewal (90 min/$275). Your experience begins with a hand-blended sugar and spice body scrub followed by an organic chocolate and vanilla French clay wrap that gently purifies and detoxifies the body. You’ll then let it all melt away under a warm Vichy rain shower, before you conclude with a full body massage and a nourishing juniper oil hydrating lotion application to moisturize the skin. Try pairing that with their Peppermint Patti Pedicure (75 min/$150), or opt for a Hot Buttered Rum Body Scrub (60 min/$325), Scents of the Season Massage (60 min/$220) or Facial (60 min/$235). montagehotels.com

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
The luxurious spa right in the middle of all the holiday happenings at LA Live downtown is the perfect place to take refuge from the stresses of the season. Give yourself a break with their Hot Chocolate Stone Massage (50 min/$170). The treatment puts the spa’s signature twist on a traditional hot stone massage with soothing chocolate oils and heated basalt stones. Not only will you relax and rejuvenate, you can quench your chocolate cravings as well. If chocolate doesn’t tickle your fancy try their Cinnamon Cider Facial (50 min/$160), Vanilla Chai Spice Scrub (50/80min, $155/$205) or Warm Vanilla Chai Manicure & Pedicure ($50/$70). Each experience includes a complimentary glass of sparkling apple cider and house-baked ginger spice cookies. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.763.4400. ritzcarlton.com

The Spa at Beverly Wilshire
Treat yourself to top spa treatments just steps from Rodeo Drive. Especially for the holiday, The Spa at Beverly Wilshire wants to scrub you from head to toe with peppermint. Peppermint is known to quell inflammation, and help with muscle and nerve pain. Their Peppermint Body Scrub (60 min/$200) offers a total body exfoliation followed by a peppermint DoTerra oil application. You’re leave completely buffed, rejuvenated and ready to hit your next holiday party. 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.385.7023. fourseasons.com

Sea Wellness Spa
The eco-friendly spa inside luxe Hotel Casa del Mar wants to spread the season’s sentiments with their Holiday Cheer Package (120 min/$360), available the entire month of December. During the treatment, you will enjoy an hour-long Comfort and Joy Massage followed by another hour of their Holiday Bliss Body Scrub, featuring LALICIOUS products with special holiday scents of Creamy Eggnog, Hot Buttered Rum and Peppermint Patti. If you’re pressed for time, you can also book each treatment separately. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica,310.581.7767. hotelcasadelmar.com

Mr. C Spa & Beauty
Head to Italian-inspired hotel Mr. C Beverly Hills to immerse yourself in the only spa to feature the ESPA body care line. Glam up for the season with their special package where you can choose two of the following treatments for $300: Luxury Gel Manicure and Pedicure (complete with sparkly polishes) a Skin Radiance Facial, and a Slimming Body Wrap. Enjoy complimentary valet, a Holiday Thyme Martini and an ESPA gift set, Little Box of Joy (Restorative Bath Oil and Optimal Body TriSerum). 1224 Beverwil Dr., L.A., 310.226.6290. mrchotels.com

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