Miami spa bliss: Three top spas for indulgent pampering

The Wellness Spa at Canyon Ranch
The Wellness Spa at Canyon Ranch

Florida's spa industry is over-saturated with its fill of cheese and low quality fillers. However, a handful of notable hotel spas provide consistent excellence and the full experience of desired bliss. Below are some of Miami's most memorable spas.

1. Canyon Ranch 6801 Collins Avenue- It’s only natural that an entire enclave dedicated to mental and physical wellness would offer some of the best in spa services. The spa menu is the most comprehensive in the state. The Muscle Melt for “Road Warriors” is the ultimate in pleasurable pain, with 80 minutes of deep tissue exploration through powerful hands and warm compresses. Free use of the massive Aquavana thermal suite exposes your body to a contrast of hot and cold temperatures, from relaxation in the freezing “igloo” to rain massages in the corridor of “experiential rains.” This is more than a spa treatment; it’s an entire day of personal indulgence.

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne - One of south Florida's most exclusive addresses and revered spas has recently re-launched its spa menu to feature 11 new tantalizing Babor body and face treatments. The Anti-aging Oxygen Facial is arguably the best natural substitute for botox, rejuvenating skin for a more youthful look through the application of encapsulated oxygen and a toxin-releasing facial massage. The Baborganic Body Treatment is a structured process of stimulating the body's senses in tandem with the release of stress - first cleansing and exfoliating the body with soft, white powder crystals, then stimulating pressure points with crystals from the Swiss Alps, and working through body tensions with a classic massage.

3. The Standard 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach- The Standard Spa recognizes that your body is a shrine and should be treated accordingly. In a hyper-modern setting of body, soul, and Miami Beach, the Standard promotes holistic indulgence and encourages communal, shared rituals of traditional bathhouses with an outdoor hydrotherapy playground. The creative spa menu focuses on interdisciplinary treatments that customize traditional and innovative techniques to your body’s needs.

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