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Spa Sophia & The Harlot Salon Team Up For Holiday Special!

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Whether you're running from party to party this holiday season or just want to give yourself some extra TLC, Spa Sophia and the Harlot Salon have the solution for you! Especially for the holidays Spa Sophia is teaming up with Abbot Kinney's upscale Harlot Salon to take care of you from hair to toe! From December 20th to Jan 1st, a special Spa Sophia & The Harlot Holiday package will be available. Want 30 minutes of free massaging? You can! Spa Sophia is offering a 90 minute massage for the price of a 60 minute massage, for any massage of your choice! The Harlot in turn is offering a free deep conditioning treatment (value: $35) and head message with any haircut! 

About The Harlot

The Harlot is a full service salon on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice and is home to some of best hair stylists in the business. It was founded by hairstylist extraordinaire and Sebastian International Artistic Team member Marylle Koken. The Harlot is more than just a hair salon though, it's an experience. From champagne and cupcakes to the laid-back atmosphere, you'll feel like you just got from a slumber party, somehow with super sexy hair. The Harlot welcome everyone with open arms, and perhaps a pinch in the butt... Find out more about The Harlot at www.harlotsalon.com

Want to enjoy this unique holiday promo? Call us at (310) 564 6676 to set an appointment, or email us

Spa Sophia Holiday Specials 2014

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Christmas carols, christmas trees, pretty lights...December is upon us. Of course Spa Sophia is totally joining in the holiday spirits. From special gift sets to discounts to stuffed stockings, we're celebrating the Yuletide with multiple specials. And - as icing on the cake - holiday drinks!

Holiday Gift Sets

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Look no further! Spa Sophia now has beautiful and specially discounted Jurlique and Zents gift sets available for under the tree. Or you can just treat yourself, of course! See all our special holiday gift sets here.

Stuffed Stockings With Massage Gift Cards

Want to gift your loved ones a memory rather than something material? How about a moment of pure relaxation, or a clear, completely renewed skin? From Spa Sophia credit to specific treatments, Spa Sophia has many gift card options. And if you buy a massage gift card at the spa, you'll receive a stocking filled with goodies along with it!

Zents Holiday Special

Our Zents Holiday Special is also still valid, and will be throughout all of December. With the Zents special you get 20% off all Zents products when you purchase a Zents Journey Aromatherapeutic massage. Find out more about this special here, and book the Zents massage online, through email or by calling us at (310) 564 6676.

Spa Sophia at Abbot Kinney's First Friday Holiday Edition

To celebrate the holidays with you in a more personal way, we're hosting a little holiday get together! This Friday 5 December during Abbot Kinney's monthly first friday festivities in Venice, Spa Sophia will start celebrating at 6PM. Drop by and enjoy some champagne and small treats while receiving treatment demos, and checking out out holiday gift sets!

Jurlique & Zents Holiday Gift Sets

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Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Look no further! Spa Sophia now has beautiful and specially discounted Jurlique and Zents gift sets available both online and at the spa. Give these luxurious sets to a loved one, or just treat yourself!

Jurlique Holiday Gift Sets at Spa Sophia

Precious Rose Duo

Share the precious gift of rose this holiday season. This gift set rebalances skin and spirit. Includes Rose Hand Cream and Rosewater Balancing Mist.

$30 | BUY NOW

Indulgent Oil Trio

Gift a collection of luxurious, nourishing body oils this festive season. Crafted with rich jojoba and macadamia oils for deep hydration, and delicately scented with essential oils. Included Rose, Lemon, and Lavender oils.

$95 | BUY NOW

Limited Edition Rose Body Oil

This deluxe edition Rose Body Oil will help you glow this festive season. Lightweight, balancing body oil that deeply nourishes and softens skin and the senses. Can be used as a massage oil for all skin types. Provides hydration and antioxidant protection.

$68 | BUY NOW

Petite Hand Creams

Collection of our favorite hand cream miniatures that deeply hydrate with rich formulas and powerful essential oils. Four gorgeous scents will invigorate your senses. Included Rose, Citrus, Lavender, and Jasmine 0.5oz hand cream tubes.

$32 | BUY NOW

Hydrating Favorites

Our best selling Jurlique products in one set! This gift set brings potent plant oils and antioxidants together to hydrate, restore and protect skin, and improve dryness and dullness.

$98 | BUY NOW

Zents Holiday Gift Sets at Spa Sophia

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Bath Truffles

Lusciously relaxing, sumptuously softening bath truffles are the perfect holiday treat. Age-defying passionflower and ginkgo help to restore supple, smooth skin. Soothing Arnica combined with detoxifying Epsom salt and pink Himalayan salt melts sore muscles. Available in Mandarin, Ore, Earth and Sun scent.

$6 | BUY NOW: MANDARIN | EARTH | ORE | SUN

Bath Truffle 4 Packs

Lusciously relaxing, sumptuously softening bath truffles are the perfect holiday treat. Age-defying passionflower and ginkgo help to restore supple, smooth skin. Soothing Arnica combined with detoxifying Epsom salt and pink Himalayan salt melts sore muscles. Each box contains 4 truffles. Available in Mandarin, Ore and Earth scent.

$28 | BUY NOW: MANDARIN | EARTH | ORE

Body Care Gift Sets

A rich botanical Lotion with a luxe Shower & Hand Wash creates this elegant duo. Superior hydrating formulas, packed with 100% organic shea butter, replenish skin’s natural glow. Available in Mandarin, Ore, Earth and Sun scent.

$49| BUY NOW: MANDARIN | EARTH | ORE | SUN

How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

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Oh, the holidays. We look forward to them all year, but they can also stress us out. And we're not just talking about the stress of organizing. The abundance of unhealthy food and overeating can be a source of anxiety. Most people gain 1 to 3 pounds over the holidays. Not a big drama on its own, except that many people never lose those extra pounds. How do we make the holidays a little healthier, so we can enjoy it guilt-free. Here are 7 tips...

1. Exercise More the Weeks Before

How not to worry about the small weight gain during Thanksgiving and Christmas? By shedding some extra weight beforehand! Start doing adding some cardio exercises the weeks before, lengthen your existing workouts, and/or eat smaller portions than usual. Possibly the simplest and most reliable way to stay healthy on track during the holidays, and diminish guilt.

2. Throw in Walks

You may not have time or motivation to go do full workouts, but a nice stroll can be very fitting holiday activity! Take the family for a walk in nearby nature and burn calories while enjoying the fall and winter weather. The cosier it is inside afterwards! If you are at a big party, there are always some people who are down for a little after-dinner walk.

how to stay healthy and guilt free during holidays los angeles spa sophia3. Eat Beforehand

While you might be tempted to skip eating all day on Thanksgiving and Christmas to "save" some calories that way, it is actually wiser to eat something small before. Research has found this prevents people from binging on food. So don't let yourself go hungry, eat a fulfilling breakfast with a small portion of protein.

4. Choose Calmly

When you see all that food everywhere it's tempting to load up your plate with everything, but try to take a moment before. What dishes are there? What are your favorites? Which dishes are special? Go for only the things you really like and that you don't already have weekly. There is no need to try everything. And know that plain turkey, pumpkin pie and roasted veggies are healthier than gravy loaded red meat, chocolate cake and bean casseroles.

5. Be Mindful

When you do eat, savor! Put your fork down after every bite and eat consciously. Perhaps have a sip of water every few bites. Be present in the moment and really enjoy your food. It takes your mind about 20 minutes to realize you're full, so don't rush. Talking to people is also great to take your mind off the food. Traverse the room, speak to all those you haven't seen for a while. Enjoy!

6. Drink Water

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. It detoxes, helps move your food down to digestive tract, and also makes you feel satiated more quickly. If you can, try to drink water instead of soda, sugary juices, and alcoholic beverages. Drinking water on top of those is still a great idea, though. Add a little lemon or lime juice for an extra kick.

7. Use Healthy Holiday Recipes

You may not be able to control what others bring to the table, but you can control what you bring, so make it worth your while. There are many healthy holiday recipes around, but here are some quick tips:

  • Grill, roast, broil, stir-fry, poach and steam food instead of frying or deep frying.
  • Season turkey and other meat overnight with spices, rather than using creamy, heavy sauces
  • Use fat-free chicken broth for gravy.
  • Use fruit purees instead of butter and oil for baked goods.
  • Use plain yogurt or fat-free sour cream for creamy dips, mashed potatoes, and casseroles.

Need a little relief from all the holiday craziness? Spa Sophia is offering 20% off all Zents products with the purchase of a Zents massage! Find out more here.