Spa Treatments

To make the most out of your week at Rancho La Puerta, we encourage you to start by programming cleansing treatments at the beginning of the week, continue mid-week with treatments that relax and restore, and opt for ones that energize during the last day or two before leaving the Ranch.

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Take a look a the various treatments we offer and when ready, click on the Book Treatment button to get scheduled.

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Regular massage increases circulation, eases tension, tones muscles, and contributes to total well being. Recommended by Hippocrates as early as 400 bc, massage has long been recognized as an important adjunct to healing.

Ranch Classic Massage

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Our signature Classic Massage provides the many substantiated health benefits of massage, and it especially aims at releasing stress and tension in the body and mind. Depending on your preference, the rhythm of your massage can be slow and gentle, vigorous and firm, or deep pressure. Select from our aromatic wellness oils to enhance your treatment experience.


50 minutes – $90
90 minutes – $ 150

Mountain Sage Hot Stone Massage

Our therapist’s nurturing touch combined with warmed, smooth river stones renowned for their healing capabilities, effectively release tense muscles, stressed e

motions and helps to calm an active mind. Our mountain sage oil is formulated to gently detoxify, calm and ground your energy.


50 minutes – $90
90 minutes – $155

Heat from the stones may cause skin redness lasting up to 24 hours.
Not recommended if you are pregnant.

Head-to-Toe Relaxation Massage

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A scented massage oil warmed from its candle, is used to gently massage your body with long nourishing strokes from scalp to toes. Unwind, de-stress, and feel warm and revitalized by improved blood circulation.


90 min – $160

Please arrive with clean and dry hair.
Not recommended if you are pregnant.

Sports Recovery Massage

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The perfect treatment after a day of activities! This deep massage incorporates a variety of massage techniques with some assisted stretching to release muscle tension, improve flexibility, and range of motion. It also aids in the prevention of injuries.

Restoring & Energizing

50 minutes – $90

Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

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This focused massage session targets accumulated stress and tension in the back, neck and shoulders; those places where we tend to hold it most. You will feel that weight lifted off your shoulders and relief in the back and neck, resulting in more ease in aligning your posture.

Relaxing & Restoring

50 minutes – $90

Detox Massage

Invigorating Detox Massage using special beauty massage cups in combination with 100% natural active ingredients from Mother of Pearl extracts bring out the individual’s beauty to its best. Gentle breathing and profound detoxifying massage techniques revitalize the body and prepare it for the subsequent intense circulation-stimulating massage with the silicone cups. This balanced treatment of a slimming massage and the skin-protecting active ingredients promotes the revitalization and elasticity of the skin.

Cleansing & Restoring

90 minutes – $155

Not recommended if you are pregnant.

Wellness Journey Massage

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A holistic experience to support your wellness journey, soothe the soul and allow the body to heal physically and emotionally. The power of each wellness focused aromatherapy blend is based on the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Our unique massage technique supports the immune system and promotes balance. Hot compresses applied along the spine help essential oils penetrate into the nervous system.

Relaxing, Restoring & Energizing

50 minutes – $100
90 minutes – $160

Not recommended if you are pregnant.

Sacred Moments Massage (couples)

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Share this moment in time with a loved one. Side-by-side massages in our couple’s retreat are a perfect bonding time for partners or best friends. Your special connection is nurtured while sharing these sacred healing moments together

Relaxing, Restoring & Energizing

50 minutes – $180
90 minutes – $310

Four-Hand Massage

Choreographed heaven! Two experienced therapists work simultaneously on matching muscle groups on opposite sides of the body, creating a feeling of great balance, symmetry, energy, and release. We offer the most classic form of a four-hand massage, during which therapists mirror each other’s Swedish style massage techniques using a combination of slow and long strokes.


50 minutes – $155

Personal Retreat Massage (in guest room)

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Your casita will transform into your own private spa sanctuary. Our time-honored Ranch Classic Massage is enhanced with your choice of aromatic wellness oils and massage techniques to help relax muscles, calm nerves, and restore balance. Enjoy tranquility and deep rest in the privacy of your own space

Relaxing, Restoring & Energizing

90 minutes – $160

Maternity Massage

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For new or expecting mothers, this massage can include anything from a full body Swedish massage to other light massage modalities. Aimed at alleviating pre or post-natal discomfort, this nurturing massage is comforting and restorative.

Relaxing & Restoring 

50 minutes – $95

Note: As with any therapeutic approach to pregnancy wellness, women should discuss massage with their prenatal care provider.


Body treatments, now popular at spas worldwide, have been a fixture at Rancho La Puerta since 1940. Ranch co-founder Professor Edmond Szekely sought a balm for the aches and other muscle discomforts that afflicted some guests who were unaccustomed to dawn-to-dusk exercise. He adapted and modified the 19th-century naturopathic techniques of Father Sebastian Kniepp (1821-1897). Today our treatments are as effective and soothing as ever, promoting circulation and relaxing tense and sore muscles.

Healing Therapy (trigger-point technique)

Using techniques such as trigger-point, myofascial and neuromuscular release, your therapist will customize a session that helps address chronic pain and restricted movement. Some temporary discomfort triggered by working on long-locked-up tissues will release into unprecedented new freedom.

Restoring & Energizing

90 minutes – $ 150

Note: This treatment is not necessarily a full body massage. 

Xocolatl Skin Replenishment

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In ancient Mexico, chocolate (xocolatl) was considered to be food for the Gods. This native-inspired ritual feeds the skin with anti-oxidants from cacao. Nourishing cacao butter and sugar make a delicious body butter scrub that conditions and softens the skin. Exfoliation  is followed by a yoghurt and honey mask that renews texture of skin. Massage infused with cacao is the ultimate body nourishment.

Cleansing, Restoring & Energizing

90 minutes – $ 160

Energy Balance

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Energy healing is a profound and fundamental part of holistic therapy. Your therapist balances chakras (centers of vital energy) and returns them to their natural state of vibration and frequency using color, light, sound, aroma, energy work, and sacred geometry.

Restoring & Energizing

90 minutes – $ 150

Rosemary Loofah Salt Glow

Crushed rosemary from our garden is blended with organic oil, salt, honey, and oatmeal, for an invigorating massage over the body with a natural loofah to thoroughly cleanse the pores. Dead layers of skin cells disappear and circulation is stimulated leaving the skin renewed, soft and radiant.

Cleansing, Restoring & Energizing

50 minutes – $ 90

Avoid sun exposure before and after treatment

Birchwood Treatment

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Birchwood massage tools are handcrafted and carefully shaped to provide an extraordinary anti-aging, skin-toning treatment. Flowing massage movements help purify tissues, relieve tension, and stimulate the metabolism. Your skin will feel firm and supple.

Relaxing, Restoring & Energizing

50 minutes – $ 95

5 Elements

elementsBased on ancient healing practices, balancing the five elements balance and restore the Qi (pronounced “chi”), the vital energy of body and mind in areas that have become unbalanced by mental, emotional and physical disturbances.

Each one of the five elements has a specific purpose, protocol and massage oil blend. All treatments start with a dry brushing to prepare skin for the aromatherapy blends that help connect and balance the body and mind.

Benefits: Each one of the oil blends used in the five elements are designed to balance the emotional and mental disorder of the element; the treatment or body work is intended to restore the physical disturbance.

To determine the treatment that best meets your needs, ask yourself, “How do I feel?”

For more information download our 5 Elements brochure.

Avoid sun exposure after treatment any Five Element treatment.


When the wood element is out of balance it causes an obstruction of energy leading to feelings of frustration, anger, depression, lack of peaceful sleep and irritability.

A healthier Wood element gives us the ability to make decisions and plan, and promotes flexibility.

What to expect from the treatment: Light or firm strokes stimulate the skin to breathe, expand and repair itself.

Relaxing & Restoring

50 minutes – $100
90 minutes – $160


When the water element is out of balance, it can result in anxiety, insecurity and lack of confidence. In the physical body this imbalance can result in lethargy, lower back ache and poor concentration.

A healthier Water element can give you more focused determination and better knowledge of how to work, rest, and play.

What to expect from the treatment: Undulating body movements to create an energetic wave effect throughout the body which facilitates the drainage of toxins.

Relaxing & Cleansing

50 minutes – $100
90 minutes – $160

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When the metal element is out of balance it impairs the intake and outflow of the most powerful life force, which is air, creating blockages, grief and sadness. In balance, this element generates optimism and orderliness.

A healthier Metal element results in a greater sense of self-awareness and life’s meaning.

What to expect from the treatment: Firm pressure with pulling and twisting maneuvers restores harmony in the mind and body.

Relaxing & Energizing

50 minutes – $100
90 minutes – $160


When the fire element is out of order one will experience confusion, lack of imagination, brain fog and faulty memory. When in balance life is joyful, peaceful and contented. The heart is the nest of all the emotions; therefore it is responsible for a balanced emotional life.

A balanced Fire fuels the passion, desire, and enthusiasm that transforms and drives you in the physical world.

What to expect from the treatment: Bodywork on the nerves and muscles along the spinal column to balance emotions.

Relaxing & Energizing

50 minutes – $100
90 minutes – $160


When this element is out of balance one will experience lack of concentration, confusion and excessive mental activity.

A more balanced Earth element makes you will feel more grounded, able to eat well (but in moderation), and facilitates a relaxed and calm mind.

What to expect from the treatment: Cross-body movements and Shiatsu that stimulate the communication between the two cerebral hemispheres.

Relaxing & Energizing

50 minutes – $100
90 minutes – $160


Facials prepare the skin to absorb beneficial therapies such as anti-aging serums, and protect the skin against infection via improved cell health. Fine lines diminish as the skin’s outer layers exfoliate, revealing smoother skin underneath. Our Amala facials are the perfect introduction to what we hope will become a life-long practice!

Custom Facial

Our personalized facial begins with a cleansing and analysis of your skin, followed by an exfoliation, toning, mask, and moisturizing from our high performance organic skincare line. Antioxidants help repair your skin’s natural moisture barrier. To complete the magic, we include a neck and shoulder massage.


50 minutes – $95
80 minutes – $150

Recommended for: All skin types (extractions if needed).
80-minute session adds a special eye area treatment as well as extractions.

Harmonizing Firming Facial

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Restores youthful elasticity and leaves your skin feeling hydrated, fresh and radiant. This facial starts with a deep cleansing and purification of the skin, followed by polishing and a mask that smooth fine lines, rejuvenates, and rehydrates—a “harmony” of results!

Cleansing & Restoring

80 minutes – $150

Recommended for: Mature skin (extractions if needed).
80-minute session includes eye-area treatment experience and extractions (if needed).

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Dramatically restores skin tone, smoothness, and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. We begin with a thorough cleansing, and then imbue your skin with a renewed look achieved via lifting and stimulating the underlying facial tissue using massage techniques. Other benefits include increased circulation, improved neuromuscular response and tissue vitality. This results-oriented treatment is performed with our exclusive organic skincare products.

Cleansing & Restoring

50 minutes – $105
80 minutes – $160

Recommended for: Mature Skin. 80 min. session includes extended facial massage, eye area treatment experience and extractions.

Hydrating Warm Stone Deep-Moister Facial

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Enjoy a superb well-being experience that leaves your skin shimmering with luminosity and suppleness. Smoothing, anti-aging and long-lasting moisturizing effects result from a warm stone facial massage featuring organics that literally makes wrinkles and expression lines fade away…along with all your cares and stress.


50 minutes – $120

Recommended for: Mature / dry / sensitive / dehydrated skin (no extractions).

Back Facial

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Often overlooked, the back deserves better! Our back “facial” begins with a deep steaming designed to open the pores and soften the skin, followed by an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and extractions on clogged pores if needed. Then your back is covered in a rich organic moisturizing mask to restore balance, clarity and radiance of the skin.


50 minutes – $95

Recommended for: Problem skin (extractions if needed).

Men's Refresher Facial

Perfect for a man’s skin, this facial provides the full spectrum of skin benefits using our organic skincare line to refresh and revitalize. Depending on your needs, your aesthetician will determine the appropriate combination of treatments for your skin: cleansing, double hydrating, mask, and some extraction may be included. The facial concludes with a relaxing scalp and neck massage.

Cleansing & Restoring

50 minutes – $95

Recommended for: All skin types (extractions if needed).
Please shave at least 3 hrs before facial.



About our herbal wraps

Our herbal wraps are inspired by Father Sebastian Kneipp’s water bath. Father Kneipp was a Bavarian priest and one of the founders of the naturopathic medicine movement in the 1800’s. The Ranch uses aromatic herbs from the gardens of Rancho La Puerta to help deeply relax the muscles.

Herbal wraps are wonderful for arthritis, bursitis, pulled muscles, rotator cuff issues, and other physical ailments. It decreases inflammation and helps purify skin It’s hard to stay awake during this very relaxing wrap! To ensure your maximum comfort, we always ask if you want your arms wrapped in or out.

RLP Herbal Wrap

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The RLP Herbal Wrap has been a long standing tradition in the Ranch Healing Process.  Steaming hot linens steeped in local Native American herbs wrap the body to warm, cleanse and detoxify. This famous wrap is recommended prior to any massage to prepare the body for deep relaxation and to release muscle tension.

Cleansing & Relaxing

30 minutes – $50

Not recommended if you are pregnant.

Ranch Remedy Wrap with Massage

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This longtime favorite combines the RLP Herbal Wrap with a massage. The hot, steamy linens stimulate detoxification and then relax and soften muscle tension, making the massage techniques more effective and therapeutically beneficial. Choose from our range of aromatic wellness blends to enhance the experience.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

50 minutes – $90
90 minutes – $145

Seaweed Wrap

Similar to our renowned RLP Herbal Wrap, this purifying, cleansing treatment uses seaweed as the principal element. It improves circulation, detoxifies, and helps remineralize the skin cells, improving tone and cellular metabolism.

Cleansing, Restoring & Relaxing

30 minutes – $55

Not recommended if you are pregnant.

Heads, Hands & Feet

Happy Hands & Feet

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You’ll derive total relaxation from our combination of foot reflexology and hand massage. Communication with the whole body through the hands and feet releases energy blockages in the meridians and trigger points. A warm finishing dip of essential oils leaves your hands and feet satiny smooth and soft.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

50 minutes – $90

Not recommended if you are pregnant.

Scalp Treatment

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This nourishing treatment relieves dry scalp and helps damaged hair recover its suppleness. Vigorous brushing supplies oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. A neck and shoulder massage follows to relax tense muscles.


50 minutes-$90

Please arrive with clean and dry hair. Leave oils in your hair for at least two hours after the treatment and avoid sun exposure while the oils are in your hair. 

Gemstone Reflexology

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Our therapist applies targeted pressure to points on the feet with the help of energy balancing gem stones. This treatment releases energy blockages and stimulates circulation, which relieves stress and increases well-being in the entire body.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

50 minutes-$90

Not recommended if you are pregnant. 

Salon Services

The salon, a bright and airy space enlivened with folk art, is a great place to relax, alone or with friends.

Manicures and Pedicures

Blissful Journey Pedicure

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This is a dream come true for your feet. Our pedicure includes a spiritual walk on our outdoor reflexology path, followed by a foot wash ritual, a complete pedicure, relaxation reflexology, and a foot massage that slips you into a blissful state.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

90 minutes – $95

Ranch Custom Manicure

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This customized manicure beautifies your hands while fragrant essential oils indulge your senses. Nails are trimmed and shaped. Cuticles are pushed back and oiled. A wonderfully gentle exfoliation scrub prepares your hands to be massaged and moisturized with warm oils. Your treatment is completed with a soothing hand and arm massage, and buffing—the final touch to beautiful hands.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

50 minutes –$35

Ranch Custom Pedicure

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This simply wonderful customized pedicure begins with a relaxing soak in scented water followed by cuticle nail work and callous reduction. Next, a gentle exfoliation scrub prepares your feet to be massaged and moisturized with warm oils. This indulgence concludes with a treat—a massage to legs and feet. Polish is professionally applied in the color of your choice.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

50 minutes –$45

Spa Ritual Manicure

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Our Ranch Custom Manicure featuring the SPA Ritual nail care line.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

50 minutes –$45

Spa Ritual Pedicure

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Our Ranch Custom Manicure featuring the SPA Ritual nail care line.

Cleansing, Restoring, Energizing & Relaxing

50 minutes –$55

Additional Nail Services

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French Nail Polish  (add to nail service) –$10

Nail Polish Change – $16

Hair Salon Services

Shampoo & Set     $75
Shampoo & Blow dry     $40
Shampoo & Artistic Braiding     $40
Haircut Women     $55
Haircut Men     $30

Customized Argan Oil Treatment – $20
(Add to any hair treatment)
The Argan Oil Hair Treatment moisturizes hair, reduces frizz and increases shine. This antioxidant-infused, nutrient-, and vitamin-rich oil also protects hair from UV Rays. The treatment begins with shampooing followed by the application of an Argan oil hydrating hair mask. After a refreshing, cleansing rinse, the treatment concludes with a deep conditioning.



Lip+Eyebrow Design – $30
Chin – $28
Cheeks – $20
Sideburns – $15
Underarms – $25
Half Arms – $28 (upper or lower arms)
Full Arms – $45
Half Legs – $38 (upper or lower legs)
Full Legs – $70
Full Legs and Bikini – $95
Bikini – $40
Full Face – $40 (without eyebrow design)
Full Face – $58 (including eyebrow design)
Neck – $18
Abdomen – $18
Back – $48
Back+Shoulders – $58
Chest – $58
Chest+Back+Shoulders – $108




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