5 essential Santa Monica experiences

Explore an eco-chic corner of the beachside enclave

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Santa Monica Tao Healing Arts Center
Andrea Gomez

Asian-inspired wellness

Tao Healing Arts Center feels more like a neighborhood hangout than a spa. This old-school stop for traditional Chinese medicine and shiatsu massage is decorated with water features, Chinese kanji characters, and lanterns.

Try acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, nutritional counseling, sauna treatments, or classes in qigong and yoga.

For really deep relaxation, book a session with therapist Charoen Lintong, who combines shiatsu, Thai, deep-tissue, and lymphatic-drainage massage techniques.

From $35; 2309 Main St.

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