Miami Sizzles With Hot Spots – Spa Retreats and Services
If you’re an avid reader of journeyPod and have taken advice from the experts on how to really party it up in Miami – then we’re sure you could probably use a little R&R right about now!
As we’re sure most of you already know – Miami is all about living the elite and pampered lifestyle. With an oasis of spa choices, the spots here go above and beyond regular treatments to make their guests feel rejuvenated and revitalized. Whether its a full body detox, seaweed scrub or ayurvedic body treatment you’ve been yearning for – go ahead, get on with it, and treat yourself to an amazing experience.
journeyPod has indulged in one holistic treatment and scalp massage at-a-time to round up a list of Miami’s most sizzling spots:
Uhma Spa & Shop – Miami’s newest urban and eco-friendly sanctuary, Uhma Spa & Shop is a relaxing spot (at 726 6th St.) that brings together people and nature. As its name implies (“uhma” comes from the Portuguese word “uma” – meaning “one), it boasts 100% natural and organic products from Australia, India, Africa and the Amazon, along with services you won’t find anywhere else! All this, within a space that was built under eco-responsible guidelines and Biophilic principles (fusing elements from nature with the indoors). From the floors to the walls, from the products to the treatments – every single thing at Uhma takes our “Mother Earth” into consideration. For those of you who can’t decide on what to choose off their extensive menu, go for Uhma’s signature “Tian Di Bamboo” treatment – a message that incorporates Chinese principles based on the 5 elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), along with the use of warm bamboo sticks which apply deep pressure and heat. Trust us: this is the most interesting massage technique you’ll ever experience!
SNIP Salon – If you looking to take some time out from your hectic schedule to pamper yourself, SNIP Salon has just the thing for you! Husband and wife team, Riley and Dona McLachlan – known for their stylish and innovative cuts – have recently relocated to their new premises at 456 41st Street. Not only have they taken SNIP to the next level with their new sleek digs, they’ve also created a tranquil, serene space where anyone can relax and take time out from the world. SNIP’s extended services now include mini day-spa treatments like… facials, skin & body treatments, and manicures & pedicures. Even if you’ve only got an hour to spare, slip away and treat yourself to a relaxing pedicure as you sit back and enjoy the soothing effects of the massage chair. Believe us, you’ll feel like a new person! Oh, and here’s a secret: SNIP offers gratis student cuts twice a week, so call ahead to make an appointment!
The Ritz Carlton Beach Spa – An award-winning spa destination (also named Miami’s “Best Day Spa” by Allure magazine), The Ritz Carlton Beach Spa features 14-treatment rooms, a “Power Shower” with 23 body sprays (yes, that’s 23 of them!), ultra-luxurious relaxation lounges and a full-service salon. For those who are heading to South Beach to bask in the sun and bare what we’ve been hiding all winter, check out the Spa’s “Divine Derriere” treatment – a 30-minute service that delicately exfoliates the rump, combined with a mask treatment to pamper this often-neglected part of our body! For those interested in treating more than just the tail end – go for the “Dead Sea Mineral Cocoon”, a 60-minute session that uses sea salt and warm sea mud to detoxify, enhance and regenerate. The Ritz Carlton Beach Spa is located at One Lincoln Road.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental – Let’s face it (no pun intended) – all of us want the best skin possible. This is the spot to make that happen! Housed inside one of the finest hotels in Miami and recognized as one of the best resort spas in the states, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is a 15,000 square foot oasis decorated with bamboo floors and grand floor-to-ceiling windows that boast panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. Offering innovative treatments inspired by Chinese, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Thai traditions, our favorites included the “Luxury Facial” – an 80-minute combo of massage and aromatherapy, and the “Ayurvedic Holistic Body Treatment” – a 110-minutes (of heaven) that includes a ceremonial foot cleansing ritual, body exfoliation, a facial cleansing, warm shower, Ayurvedic Marma point massage and an Oriental Head message to finish it all off. The Spa is located at 500 Brickell Key Drive. Run! Don’t walk!
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