Miami Spa Month 2014


Now in its sixth season, Miami Spa Month allows locals and visitors alike to enjoy special treatments for $99.


Maria Tettamanti

Feeling knotty, Miami?

Fret not, Miami Spa Month 2014 starts July 1 and runs through August 31. Now in its sixth season, Miami Spa Month allows locals and visitors alike to enjoy special treatments for $99 (yes, you read that right) at Miami's top spas for two entire months. Decompress for less compliments of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau — the organization responsible for year-round money-saving monthly promotions such as Miami Film Month, Miami Museum Month, Shop Miami Month and Miami Spice. We give you some hedonistic highlights here:

THE BILTMORE: Relish the Aroma Swedish Massage (70 minutes for $99) and thank us later. Guests can customize this restoring and soothing massage with a choice of aromatherapy blends for optimum rest and relaxation. Consider this light-to-medium-pressure massage your one-way ticket to Zen. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables; (855) 311-6903.

VICEROY MIAMI: Book the Tropical Organic facial with an Opal eye treatment (50 minutes for $99). Treat the skin to a vitamin-rich burst of citrus to cleanse, tone, promote collagen stimulation and penetrate the skin with rich antioxidants. Using organic products, a deep cleansing session is then combined with a relaxing facial massage for further revitalization, followed by the spa’s Opal eye treatment where guests will experience an immediate reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Resulting J. Glo aside, the Philippe Starck designed interiors here are a treat for the senses. Viceroy Miami, 485 Brickell Ave., Dowtown; (305) 503-0369.

LAPIS, THE SPA AT FONTAINEBLEAU: Try the Aroma Stone Therapy (50 minutes for $99). After decompressing is the hydrotherapy haven’s numerous pools and showers, this rubdown uses warm Basalt lava stones and aromatic oils to increase circulation in stressed muscles and offer deep relaxation. Afterward, kick back in the all-white relaxation lounge for added bliss. The bonus here? Unlike any other Miami Spa Month destination, guests can enjoy access to the expansive Fontainebleau poolscape, featuring 8 pools surrounded by cabanas and sun loungers. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; (305) 674-4772.

ACQUALINA Spa by ESPA: Indulge in the Swedish Massage (50 minutes for $99). Guests can expect a traditional full-body massage using firm pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. Insider tip? Dip into the facility’s crystal steam rooms, refreshing ice fountains and experience showers featuring cool arctic or warm Caribbean mists. Acqualina Resort & Spa, 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; (844) 602-4941.

For a complete list of participating spas, visit here.

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