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the healing power of earth and sea

Big Sur has long been known as a sacred, curative site, and the Spa Alila sensory experience is designed around encouraging inner peace and connection.
Our skilled bodyworkers will guide you through a powerful and energizing process, with treatments rooted in both traditional and modern methods from around the world and products that meld the healing properties of earth and sea.

For an especially memorable couples experience, our new outdoor cabanas provide a uniquely private spot for pampering. Engage all of your senses as you look out over the forest, with the ocean breezes washing over you and the scent of redwoods filling the air.

Whether you choose a traditional massage, reflexology treatment or one of our many other unique offerings, a visit to Spa Alila will leave you with a profound sense of well-being—one that takes hold deep in your soul.


MASSAGE AND ENERGY WORK

ALILA MASSAGE

This traditional Balinese healing therapy combines stretching and long therapeutic strokes in a flowing sequence—relieving muscle pain, unraveling stress, and improving blood flow.  

60 minutes

VENTANA THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

This deep-tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle, using slower, intent strokes, direct-pressure-point, range-of-motion, and friction techniques to energize and release tension.  

60 minutes

VENTANA FUSION MASSAGE

A traditional Swedish treatment with medium to deeper pressure, offering a blend of synergized massage modalities for your individual needs. Combined with stretches, this allows for a relaxing experience with deeper release where needed. 

60 minutes 

VENTANA RESTORATIVE MASSAGE

A soft, healing touch with medium pressure, combined with energy work that include Reiki, Chakra Balancing or other energy modalities, allows for a relaxing massage that re-energizes your flow. 

60 minutes

TABLE THAI MASSAGE

Gentle, rhythmic rocking, pressure, and stretching balances the flow of energy throughout the body, improving flexibility and relieving muscle tension. This therapy uses no oil and is performed fully clothed on a spa table.

60 minutes

MATERNAL BALANCING MASSAGE

Designed for moms-to-be and also for post-natal care, our body-support pillows will ensure comfort as our blended oil of jojoba, kukui nut, frankincense, evening primrose, and lavender oil provide a nurturing experience. Our highly trained staff utilizes specialized massage techniques to relieve all the aches that surface during this special time. Our policy is to provide a side-lying massage experience for expecting mothers past their first trimester.  

60 minutes

 

REFLEXOLOGY

Big Sur is a place of healing energy, and reflexology is based on the principle that this energy flows freely around the body when we are in good health — and that reflex areas on the feet correspond to every
part of the body. Your therapist will apply pressure to specific points to unblock energy flow and promote the body’s natural healing from within. 

60 minutes 

CRANIAL-SACRAL THERAPY

A light-touch manual therapy that uses no more than 5 grams of pressure to seek restrictions within the tissue of the body—and release those restrictions,
from the skin to the spinal cord. Loose, comfortable clothing is required.

60 minutes 





PRIVATE ACTIVITIES

Please note: A reservation 3-5 days in advance typically is required for all private sessions.

 

MOVEMENT

Create a new beginning, or enhance your current body program, with a private yoga, tai chi, qi gong or meditation class. Available in a group or an individual format. 
60 minutes | 90 minutes 

ESSENCE PORTRAITS

Watch your inner landscape unfold in brilliant colors while discovering your spirit guides, animal spirits, and soul mates as Sofanya paints your essence through your unique color patterns. View a portfolio of previous work in the spa relaxation area. 
90 minutes 

ASTROLOGY READINGS

Since ancient times, astrology readings have explored one’s birth chart to define the essential stages of life’s journey. Readings bring clarity to areas of conflict, emphasizing one’s strengths, and providing tools for managing life in new and creative ways.
90 minutes

*Please provide your birth information (date, time and place of birth) to the spa at time of booking before the appointed session.


SPA ALILA CONSIDERATIONS

Spa Alila is proud to provide you with eco-lux products crafted by passionate local artisans. We are committed to the holistic and organic approach for treatments and products alike, and are supported by organic skin and body care from ARCONA Los Angeles, Laurel Whole Plant Organics, and Java Coffee-Infused Skin Care.

Arrival: We invite all spa guests to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their treatment to allow time for the arrival experience. We kindly request spa guests to shower and wear the robe from your Ventana Big Sur guestroom prior to your service as shower facilities will not be available at Spa Alila. Consider leaving any valuables or personal items in your room – lockers will not be available for use. For the safety of our staff and guests we do require masks to be worn during all treatments. Please note that late arrivals may result in shortened treatments, out of respect for other guests’ time.

Cancellation or appointment changes: A credit card is required to reserve all spa appointments. A 24-hour notice prior to cancellation or change is required to avoid a 50% fee. If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms on the day and time of your treatment, you will need to reschedule your appointment and your cancellation fee will be waived.

Gratuities: For your convenience, gratuities are provided to spa staff through a 20% service charge added to your treatment total.

Spa Alila and Ventana Big Sur mail orders: All Spa Alila boutique items are available for U.S. and international shipping.

Groups and events: For groups, parties or corporate events, please contact the spa manager directly to craft your unique experience.

Menu prices are subject to change without notice. Spa hours change seasonally. Spa Alila exclusively serves guests 18 years of age or older.

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