by By Jonathan Vatner | August 14, 2009

Chair massageA chair massage might be just the thing to counteract a day of conference-induced stress, but it it loses some appeal when colleagues are watching. Ocean Spa and Fitness, the new spa at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (310-458-6700;, offers massage stations behind a shoji screen during breaks. Two massage recipients at a time enter a calmer area of the ballroom dimly lit by aromatherapy candles and enhanced with soft music.