She Gave You Life, Now Give Mom a Mani/Pedi

Mother's Day Spa and Beauty Guide

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Nothing says “I appreciate the hours of excruciating labor that you endured to bring me into this world” like a detoxifying mud wrap. This year, treat Mom (and yourself) to a well-deserved day of pampering.

For You: The lymphatic drainage facial at the Culver City wellness center hits a high node, unclogging congestion, toxins, and impurities.
For Her: The ayurvedic healing body treatment enhances mind/spirit/body vitality with a blend of massage and reflexology. Also enhanced? Mom’s hippie nostalgia.
10846 Washington Boulevard, between Midway Avenue and Elenda Street, Culver City (310-559-7200).

Natura Spa
For You: A Korean body scrub will exfoliate you within an inch of your life, sloughing off sheets (we kid you not) of dead skin until your epidermis is toddler soft.
For Her: Make amends for those times you’ve been a real pain in the neck with an acupressure massage that targets deep-seated tension that’s hung around for decades (i.e., since you learned to sass).
3240 Wilshire Boulevard, between South Vermont and South New Hampshire Avenues, suite b, Koreatown (213-281-2288).

willow spa los angeles!Willow Spa
For You: Splurge on the Complete Renewal Package (a mango body polish and massage, facial, and intensive treatment for puffy, dehydrated eyes).
For Her: The dry Japanese willow enzyme bath (wood chips, rice bran, fruit and veggie enzymes) is like Mom’s swear-by Epsom salt soak on steroids, boosting circulation and relieving achy joints.
3127 Santa Monica Boulevard, at Franklin Street, Santa Monica (310-453-9004).

For You: The salon’s new blow-dry bar will tease that mane into beachy waves, a flawless updo, or a sleek blowout.
For Her: An antioxidant-rich chocolate soak and scrub revitalizes tired hands and feet. For polish, Neihulé has an in-house line (we’re partial to Naked and Unashamed nude).
512 West Seventh Street, between South Grand Avenue and South Olive Street, Downtown (213-627-5300).

Dtox Day Spa
For You: The detoxifying, full-body organic moor mud wrap relieves joint pain and water retention while soothing problematic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
For Her: The Micr02 treatment combines microdermabrasion with a Dtoxygen facial for a major collagen boost. Warning: Treatment may result in a flurry of “Are you two sisters?” remarks.
3206 Los Feliz Boulevard, at Glen Feliz Boulevard, Los Feliz (323-665-3869).

Photos: Courtesy of Raksa; Courtesy of Willow Spa

spa at home!Want to DIY Mother’s Day? We’ve found 21 ways to spa at home.
512 W 7th St
bt S Grand Ave & S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Natura Spa
3240 Wilshire Blvd
bt S Vermont & S New Hampshire Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Willow Spa
3127 Santa Monica Blvd
@ Franklin St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
10846 Washington Blvd
bt Midway Ave & Elenda St
Culver City, CA 90232
Dtox Day Spa
3206 Los Feliz Blvd
@ Glen Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039