New You Magazine

Posted On January 22nd, 2018

You name it, I’ve done it. I’m that kind of woman. I’m not afraid to experiment. I’m game for anything even if it seems too crazy. And if I’m not satisfied, I just move on to the next “big thing”. Meditation, hypnosis, emotional freedom technique, shamanic healing, pranic healing, qigong healing, ionic foot baths, infrared […]

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In Style got their “Gwyneth Panchakarma Moment”

Posted On January 19th, 2018

“If you’re anything like me, and you have a baby at home and are working full-time, you leap—and maybe even weep a bit—when offered the chance to be doused with warm oils. Soffer was coming to New York, and I scored an appointment to sample her ancient Indian healing treatments. Perhaps, it was a bit […]

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MBG on Surya Spa: I Spent 5.5 Hours In An Ayurvedic Spa. Here’s What Happened

Posted On January 19th, 2018

About a month ago, I had my very first Ayurvedic experience in Jaipur at Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic while I was visiting partly for pleasure and partly to shoot a campaign I was working on (I’m a stylist and content creator). Two weeks later when I was working in Los Angeles, I found myself curious for […]

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Treatment That Gwyneth Paltrow Swears By

Posted On January 19th, 2018

Actually, the treatment at Surya Spa is more like $570, and just about every A-lister (think Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amber Valletta, and Kourtney Kardashian) is a fan. Does it cost more than any Ayurvedic massage should, ever? Yes. But was it also the singularly most euphoric spa experience I’ve ever had in my life? […]

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Featured in Goop!

Posted On January 19th, 2018

Infrared Saunas, Detox Spas, and the Best Spots for Colonics Surya Spa is no joke—in fact, it’s one of only a handful of Panchakarma spots in the states. That said, it takes a pretty intense level of commitment that’s a bit out of reach unless you have the vacation time and budget: It requires three […]

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Surya Spa

Posted On March 17th, 2014

Tucked away in the Pacific Palisades you’ll find Martha Soffer’s majestic Surya Spa, offering transformative Ayurvedic treatments that will give you balance, clarity, and the ultimate glow. Nourishing. Detoxifying. Balancing. Healing. Restorative.         Martha hand-makes every individual herb blend, which she cooks overnight with healing oils for the next day’s treatments. Each […]

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Panchakarma with Martha Soffer
Part 2

Posted On February 26th, 2014

1) What are the benefits of panchakarma? Panchakarma is an ancient, nourishing, profoundly healing series of treatments that rejuvenates your body, detoxifying all the tissues, and restoring balance. In Ayurveda, our imbalances are the root of all disease… from serious conditions to minor concerns like lack energy, or restlessness, or any discomfort. We all know […]

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Surya Love Bread

Posted On February 23rd, 2014

Let’s face it people, life is better with bread. And Surya Love Bread is the solution to all of your gluten-free problems.   Purchase your wholesome loaf of Surya Love Bread here Photography by: Chris Soffer You may read the full article at How You Glow

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Panchakarma with Martha Soffer
Part 1

Posted On April 13th, 2013

Martha Soffer is a wise, compassionate healer in the Ayurvedic tradition. Surya Spa is her clinic in a house in the Pacific Palisades, where after a session she will feed you a nourishing delicious meal of organic daal and vegetables cooked in coconut oil. I went to her to experience the benefits of the ancient […]

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Amber Valetta’s skin routine
New York Magazine

Posted On June 18th, 2012

As a beauty editor, the one question I get asked the most is “What skin-care products should I be using?” Well, starting now, I’m going to let a whole bunch of different women answer that question for you in this here new column, where I call up people whose skin-care regimens I want to know about, […]

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Pressed Juicery’s L.A. Dream Day

Posted On February 21st, 2012

For childhood friends Carly Brien, Hayden Slater and Hedi Gores, healthy living isn’t just a hobby — it’s their livelihood. In 2010, the trio opened Pressed Juicery, an organic juice bar and cleanse program that quickly became L.A.’s detox drinking establishment du jour. With the recent launch of lifestyle site The Chalkboard, the entrepreneurs (all […]

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Guru Guide:
7 Ways To Get Your Spirituality On

Posted On January 4th, 2012

“Lala” land was dubbed as such for a reason—both literally and figuratively, it’s easy to get lost in this town of dream-seekers. With temptation abounding, and a predominant “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” industry mantra, it’s easy to feel like this city is zapping your zen. While we firmly believe in frequent […]

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A lovely note from
Kourtney Kardashian

Posted On November 4th, 2011

Kourtney, one of our lovely clients, posted a lovely comment on her blog, called: “Beauty Comes From Within.“ While we’d love to take credit for her beauty, of course, we can’t! I am happy that we’ve helped – that Ayurveda has helped, and in more ways than just beautiful skin… though we love that, too. […]

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The nurturing Ayurvedic practice of baby massage

Posted On July 18th, 2009

Touch provides calm to mother and baby Modern obstetrical care emphasizes pregnancy, labor and delivery, but gives less attention to the mother and baby after birth. Ayurveda, on the other hand, considers the six weeks after birth to be a precious opportunity. New mothers need time, attention and rest. After the strain of birth, the […]

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Yogi Times

Posted On June 24th, 2004

For authentic Ayurveda, Surya Spa is highly recommended All of the treatments available at Surya Spa are based on the Ayurvedic tradition. Here, Martha Soffer, Ayurvedic Therapist, Chef and Panchakarma Specialist, brings her knowledge of Ayurveda to a western audience. My experience was educational and relaxing. If you would like to be treated with traditional […]

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Spa Magazine

Posted On April 18th, 2004

Post-pregnancy rebalancing act: The Healing Arts step in to rejuvenate new mothers with specialized treatments Ayurvedic prescriptions for post-postpartum care turn to the combined healing elements of vigorous massage, nourishing oils, and aromatic herbs. According to this Indian holistic healing system, the application of these therapies (chosen according to a woman’s dosha-dosha-pitta, vata, or kapha) […]

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Les Nouvelles Esthetiques
American Edition

Posted On April 14th, 2004

Pancha Karma – A first hand look at Surya Spa Like many of you in this industry, we often put off our own care and neglect our own best advice. But for us, we were presented with a window of opportunity. We were going to receive two days of pancha karma, the Ayurvedic process of […]

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Balm from the East
LA Times

Posted On January 26th, 2004

The effectiveness of the ancient Indian healing art of Ayurveda is getting a closer look in the U.S. Jon Mejia experienced heart palpitations after a particularly stressful period running his Santa Monica consulting firm. His doctor diagnosed an abnormal heart rhythm and sent him to a specialist at a prestigious Los Angeles medical center. An […]

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