The Best Post-Desert Recovery Sanctuaries in L.A., From Four Seasons’ Massage Menu to Drip’s On-the-Go IV Hydration

Coachella and Stagecoach may be in the rearview mirror, but preparation for next year’s spring festival circuit is already underway. Tickets for Coachella 2025 are now on sale, lineup sight unseen — and one thing that L.A. concertgoers are adding to their schedule? Post-festival recovery.

Goldenvoice’s massive three-day music fest drew about 200,000 people across two weekends this April to the city of Indio, home to the 100-acre Empire Polo Club which Coachella calls home, according to Billboard. And a good chunk of those attendees undoubtedly hail from the City of Angeles: In 2019, more than 21 percent of concertgoers came from California and nearly 23 percent of attendees were international festgoers, according to market data site Gitnux.

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In addition to the Airbnb, campsite, parking, transportation or even private chefs, Angelenos are booking post-desert detoxing and wellness treatments well before their return from the desert. Mobile intravenous therapy service Drip IV Therapy — which offers treatments for hydration, immunity, stress relief and energy across California — says there’s an uptick in post-festival requests.

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“We saw a sharp increase in requests for the Hydration Drip as opposed to last year, and this year, we saw an interesting change in requests for post-festival infusions,” Drip CEO and co-founder Kwesi Dei tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We saw festivalgoers pre-booking their post-festival IVs prior to arriving in the desert. We also noticed that some requested an infusion upon arrival (pre-festival), then another post-festival. This correlates to the current trend that we’ve been seeing over the last few years of people being hyper-aware of their health and self-care. As usual, we did receive a good amount of requests for our Hangover Drip and the all-inclusive Super Drip.”

After two sweltering weekends, nine tents’ worth of packed performances and 600 acres of festival, parking and campground space to traverse, it’s no wonder that wellness-minded Coachella (and Stagecoach) fans are penciling in post-fest R&R.

Whether you’re detoxing after a summer music festival or a desert getaway, we’ve rounded up some of the best spots in L.A. to rehydrate, relax, replenish and rejuvenate. From IV hydration to head-to-toe massages at five-star resorts, to quickie facials and float therapy, see our top picks frequented by stars.

Best Beauty & Wellness in Los Angeles for Post-Festival Recovery
Best Beauty & Wellness in Los Angeles for Post-Festival Recovery

Pause Studio

Book Pause Studio Treatments

If being surrounded by thousands of fellow music lovers left you feeling drained, consider floating your way to relaxation in a sensory deprivation tank. We’re fans of Pause’s float therapy, which involves more than 1,200 pounds of epsom salts and a shallow tank of body-temperature water. (True story: It’s the first time we’ve fallen asleep in water.) We experienced a feeling of weightlessness and found that the stress-reducing treatment helped us get to a deep meditative state.

Pause’s four LA studios (plus a forthcoming Newport Beach outpost) offer a range of regenerative wellness services, including IV therapy, LED light therapy, cryotherapy, cold plunge, infrared sauna and more. (Stars including Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba, Usher and Kate Beckinsale have visited Pause’s studios.)
Pause Studio, 937 N Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, 90038; (310) 565-9381; see other locations

Heyday Beverly Blvd
Heyday Beverly Blvd


Book a Heyday facial

Dealing with dry skin, courtesy of the desert air? Head to Heyday’s L.A. outposts (including Silver Lake and Beverly Boulevard) for a nourishing 50-minute facial tailored to your visage’s needs. The skin-care studio’s licensed estheticians use clean beauty products (they don’t use anything with phthalates, artificial colors, mineral oil and other potentially irritating ingredients) and you can add on gua sha, microcurrent, diamond tip dermabrasion, red light therapy and more.
Heyday, 7228 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9036; (310) 733-3935

Hyperbaric Chamber
Hyperbaric Chamber

Remedy Place

Get Remedy Place Membership

Touted as the world’s first-ever “social wellness club,” Remedy Place houses a private IV lounge, tech-powered treatments such as an infrared sauna and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, holistic services like acupuncture and vitamin drips and injections, group classes focused on mobility and breathwork, soundbath meditations and more. Founded by celebrity wellness expert Dr. Jonathan Leary, Remedy Place’s starry clientele includes Julianne Hough, Lana Condor, Nin Dobrev, Freida Pinto and no shortage of pro athletes.

Memberships start at $300 per month to the all-access Resident tier at $2,000 monthly, and include social lounge access, unlimited cryotherapy, a minimum of two tech remedies and ice baths, group classes and more.
Remedy Place, 8305 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; (323) 645-7444

Dripology treatment
Dripology treatment


Visit Dripology

Katy Perry, Paris Hilton and Camila Cabello are just a few stars who’ve tapped Dripology for hydrating and rejuvenating IV drips. Co-founded by celebrity makeup artist Ash K Holm and partner, Hamed Afshari, the med spa offers everything from IV drips and injectable vitamins and minerals, to laser hair removal (if you’re hoping to get smooth before your getaway), Skinvive treatments (to prep your skin for all of those vacation selfies) and semaglutide weight management shots.
Dripology, 1411 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; (424 255-4144; mobile services also available

Myodetox Studio City
Myodetox Studio City


Book treatment at Myodetox

If post-festival physical therapy is what your body’s begging for, Myodetox can help with that tune-up. The Canadian chain of therapy clinics has three outposts in LA specializing in myofascial release therapy to help improve alignment and circulation, decrease tension and alleviate sore muscles. An initial assessment ($215) by a licensed physical therapist or chiropractor will narrow down the root causes of your discomfort, and you’ll get a personalized treatment to address posture, mobility and movement.
Myodetox at the Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; (323) 826-5277; see more locations

Dr. Barbara Sturm LA Spa and Boutique
Dr. Barbara Sturm LA Spa and Boutique

Dr. Barbara Sturm

Book Treatments at Dr. Barbara STurm

Stars including investor Oprah Winfrey, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian and Cher swear by German orthopedic surgeon-turned-celebrity beauty expert Dr. Barbara Sturm’s facials and skin care. At her West Hollywood spa and boutique, indulge in clarifying and brightening facials for all skin tones and types ($255 and up for one hour), 30-minute lifts and tension release treatments ($150), a two-hour Restore & Refresh spa experience ($585), IV hydration, red light therapy, a molecular herbal infusion bar and other express and advanced services that follow Sturm’s signature anti-inflammatory approach.

While you’re there, pick up her new Glow Cream moisturizer alongside bestsellers like the Glow Drops, Super Anti-Aging Serum, Face Cream, Hyaluronic Serum and more.
Dr. Barbara Sturm LA Spa, 515 N Almont Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; (310) 734-4080

Drip IV Therapy mobile IV services in Los Angeles
Drip IV Therapy mobile IV services in Los Angeles

Drip IV Therapy

Book Drip IV therapy Treatments

Rebalance and regenerate at your home or office with Drip IV Therapy’s mobile IV treatments. Prices range from $205 for the Hydration Drip and $375 for the Myers Cocktail (“to help with balance, well-being, focus and clarity”) to $1,200 for the Super NAD+ Drip geared towards “optimal cell restoration” and improving mental clarity and athletic performance.

Drip IV Therapy serves L.A., Riverside, Orange, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties in Southern California and Alameda and San Mateo counties in the Bay Area.
Drip IV Therapy mobile treatments, book by calling or texting (213) 262-9665

Four Seasons Westlake Village
Four Seasons Westlake Village

Four Seasons Westlake Village and Starr MedSpa at Westlake Village Inn

Book Treatments at Four Seasons Westlake Village

Book treatments at Starr MEdspa

Decamp from the desert and head straight to the coast to the Four Seasons Westlake Village’s Center for Health & Wellbeing. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains and a stone’s throw from Malibu beach, spa offers day passes ($350) that include one well-being service (such as a guided meditation, a sound bath or acupuncture, to name a few) and poolside lunch, plus access to the five-star resort’s fitness classes and workshops, spa facilities, fitness center and pool. Selena Gomez, Pamela Anderson and Giuliana Rancic are among those who have been spotted at the Four Seasons Westlake Village.
Four Seasons Westlake Village, 2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village, CA 91362; (818) 575-3000

For a little aesthetic boost not far from the Four Seasons, book an appointment at Starr MedSpa. Helmed by expert injector and nurse practitioner Tenley Starr Fabian, the Mediterranean villa-inspired oasis at Westlake Village Inn & Spa offers IV hydration, injectables, skin treatments (including chemical peels and hydrating facials) and more.
Starr MedSpa at Westlake Village Inn, 4700 Lakeview Canyon Rd., Westlake Village CA 91361; (805) 244-6909

Hotel Bel-Air
Hotel Bel-Air

Hotel Bel-Air

Book Hotel Bel-air Treatments

Pamper parched skin or weary bodies at the Hotel Bel-Air spa, where the luxe wellness menu includes the head-to-toe Ultimate Escape treatment ($885 for 3.5 hours with a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure), the “intensely nourishing” Hydration of Bisses facial ($395 for 60 minutes) or the Detox and Revive body ritual ($485 for 90 minutes), to name just a few five-star restorative options.
Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077; (310) 909-1681

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