The 3,000-square-foot Proper x Surya Spa is a flagship collaboration with Martha Soffer, an internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic doctor, chef and herbalist. Guests and locals can explore age-old Indian wellness principles from the leaders of modern Ayurveda, including therapeutic massage, steam and oil treatments, cooking, yoga, meditation, and 3-28 day Panchakarma programs designed to cleanse and restore balance to the body, mind and emotions. Be nurtured, healed, and supported in a serene California setting, with six treatment rooms, patios and lounges. Surya’s customized culinary offerings are available both in on-site restaurants and in-room dining. Though Surya opens at SM Proper this November, Surya’s wellness services are available now, located only minutes away at Surya Spa Brentwood, with guests staying at Proper and enjoying either single services or 3-28 day transformative Wellness Packages.
To learn more about Surya Spa or to schedule an appointment or purchase their hand-made Ayurvedic skin care products, please contact Surya Spa Brentwood directly:
Surya Spa Brentwood
Brentwood, CA 90049
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
700 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
An Ayurvedic deep tissue massage where two therapists work deep into sore muscles using customized, warm and herbalized oil. Vishesh therapy will free up tension, resolve blockages and melt away the physical and emotional stress your muscles were holding onto. (50 minutes, $185)
During this one-on-one consultation with Ayurvedic Master Martha Soffer, your health is evaluated using traditional Ayurvedic pulse and tongue diagnosis. After your dosha constitution and temporary imbalances are determined, you and Martha will have a conversation about lifestyle, herbal, dietary and therapy recommendations to bring you into perfect health and balance. (1 hour, $285)
Panchakarma is a nourishing, detoxifying and restorative series of therapies that last four hours a day, for 3-28 consecutive days. Two therapists work in synchrony on each guest, with each treatment, along with each guest’s oils, custom-designed to rejuvenate and address specific healing needs. The transformative therapies of Panchakamra leave each guest in a enhanced state of health and well-being that carries on for and weeks and months. Ayurvedic lunch and dinner are also provided. (4 hours/day, $655/day)
Abhyanga is a rejuvenating four-handed warm herbal oil massage designed to nourish your body, open natural energy channels, and restore a lasting and youthful glow to your skin. This truly luxurious full-body therapy is followed by a Shirodara, a treatment in which herbalized oil infusions are poured in a gentle, flowing stream over your forehead. Deeply relaxing and restorative, this healing treatment dissolves stress, calms the nervous system, and brings warm peace and contentment. (90 min, $375)
This four-handed, ancient Ayurvedic version of an energizing and deep tissue Swedish Massage uses customized, warm and herbalized oil, followed by an invigorating full-body Ayurvedic scrub made of nourishing herbs, green coffee and sesame oil. An Udvartana promotes weight loss, increases circulation and charges your system with natural energy. (1.5 hours, $375)
Nasya is an invigorating and clearing therapy that focuses on face, neck and shoulders. Your session will begin with an abhyanga, our four-handed warm herbal oil massage designed to nourish your body and open your natural energy channels to prepare for the Nasya. Purifying and heavenly, your Nasya will stimulate the upper body with ancient massage using ayurvedic wood and bone tools as well as herbalized oils. A cleansing aromatic steam helps to open the sinuses, clear the mind, and leave your physiology in a state of enhanced visibility. (90 min, $375)
The rejuvenating and nourishing four-handed herbal oil massage of the Abhyanaga is here followed by traditional Ayurvedic Color Therapy, using the famous light tables of João de Deus from Brazil. Combined with a soothing guided meditation focused on, according to your preference, issues such as your health, karmic situation, relationships, or even your spirituality. A profound and transforming experience. (90 min, $375)
Geared for brides and grooms, and everyone at Awards Season, the “glow” is the real deal, and from the inside out. Some of the biggest celebrities in the world come regularly for this. (1-3 Days, 2-3 hours per day, $500/Day)
Staring with the 3-28 Day Panchakarma Series, and in addition to the 4 hours of therapies, Surya curates each full day of wellness with personalized Surya Dosha Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork, Soundbaths, and extended check-ins with Martha and other renowned healers. (3-21 Full Days, price on request)
In partnership with the David Lynch Foundation, you can now learn Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the comfort of your own hotel room, or at Surya, if you wish. This 3 or 4 day experience takes only one hour a day, and has immediate, positive effects. TM training is a simple and natural mental technique that gives proven benefits for your mind, body and emotions, and the process is carefully personalized for you by a certified TM teacher, and taught one-on-one. The TM technique is an effortless and evidence-based meditation technique that you can do anywhere, and receive benefits from as soon as you begin. After the initial classes, couples or families can participate together and share experiences. ($960)
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Proper began as a feeling, not as an idea. The feeling was something akin to empathy; an acute awareness that despite the current proliferation of “boutique” and “lifestyle” hotels and residences, there were precious few properties designed for and around today’s global creative nomad. Many in our milieu share the same daunting challenge: staying fresh and focused, energized and inspired—all whilst bouncing between London and Hollywood and Austin and San Francisco and Portland and back again. For them, intuitive service is a given. Mere table stakes. What they need and seek beyond accommodation, even at its most luxurious, is an inspiration. From the elevated and often surprising interiors imagined by Kelly Wearstler. From the sense of immersion in, and connection to, the vibrancy of the local culture. From the highly curated amenities. From the inspired collaborations with the city’s best and most innovative chefs and mixologists. From music and art. From every detail, every interaction, every moment. This is only Proper. And no one else.