Miami Spa Month: The Ten Best Deals on Rubdowns
|Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, gmcvb.com|
Like most people on this hustle and bustle rock, you and your body need some TLC, or you might just snap (hopefully not in a naked bath salts kind of way).
Luckily, the fifth annual Miami Spa Month is here to prevent such stress-induced situations, just in time for Independence Day. The event, organized by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, recognizes that most of us hard-working folks want to celebrate, but are high on irritability and low on cash. So they're offering top-notch spa treatments and services starting at $99. And after some extended research -- it's a hard job, but somebody's gotta do it -- we've determined the best ways to get the most bang for your 99 bucks.
So whip out the cucumber slices and the bathrobes, and get ready to indulge. Here are the 10 best services to take advantage of during Miami Spa Month's incredibly relaxing run.
|Lapis Spa-Essence Mineral Co-Ed Pool|
You're going to feel like you stepped into water world. The Hot Stone Massage (55 min) is like being caressed by gentle waves of heat (no, really, like butterfly kisses from Apollo himself). Best part is, Lapis is offering a Mid-Week Bonus. From Tuesday to Thursday, book your treatment and you'll receive a complimentary Lapis Soak (nourishing bath for relaxation and detoxification) or a Lapis Manicure, as well as Water Journeys, which offers numerous spa amenities for a whole day including complimentary refreshments, mineral water jet baths, a rain tunnel, eucalyptus infusion steam room, the Fontainebleau's gym and outdoor poolscape and discounted valet parking.
4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach; (305) 674-4772
This is the first eco-luxury spa in the Design District where the treatments and services offered are carefully developed to revitalize both the spa-goer and the environment. Hippie-dippies of Miami rejoice!
You get to pick two treatments; top picks include a Custom Organic Facial (55 min) designed to treat your skin the way it deserves to be treated with the spa's organic line Eminence. Get an Essential Mani/Pedi Combo (90 min) or go straight for the Foot Master Reflexology Pedicure (90 min), which incorporates loads of deep muscle foot and leg massage with the "Foot Master of Miami" so you can barefoot boogie in comfort on Mother Nature's turf.
180 NE 39th St., Suite 223, Miami. (305) 438-3777
Elemis Spa, Village of Merrick Park
The British spa therapy brand is serving up some deliciousness to complement the city of sun. Cool off with an invigorating Orange Creamsicle (75 min) treatment, which includes an energizing orange sugar scrub for the body using the citrus scent of blood orange and white pepper, and a richly hydrating marshmallow foot mask (yes, marshmallow) followed by a Swedish massage. Try not to lick yourself when it's over.
Spa Month guests also receive a complimentary glass of wine and validated parking. Plus, they've added a Spa Splurge: guests will receive a complimentary Phyto Hair Conditioning Cocktail and an additional $25 off a regularly priced spa treatment of $100 or more through December 31, 2012.
330 San Lorenzo Ave. Coral Gables; (305) 774-7171
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL