Miami is a city known for its luxury — especially for luxuries that are usually accessible only to the one percent. So for locals on a budget, Miami Spa Month is one of the most exciting times of the year. The annual promotion offers discounts at many of the city's finest and most lavish spas.
The limited-time offer, which runs through the end of August, includes everything from poolside massages inside personal cabanas to facials, hot stones, tea-inspired aromatherapy, and boozy mashups. Expect hundreds of dollars' worth of savings on a smattering of R&R treatments — most cost $109 or $139 for anywhere from 30- to 90-minute sessions. But if you're looking for the biggest bang for your buck, read on to discover the treatments that offer the best discounts. We did the math; you just have to lie back and relax.
6. The Spa at Miami Beach Edition
At the spa inside the Edition hotel, find a three-in-one spa package for more than $130 off the original price. The package includes a signature manicure and pedicure, plus a 30-minute facial massage with organic fruit cleansers. Valued at $275, the bundle is now $139 per person. The spa's hot stone massage, which is regularly $160, is now $109. The 50-minute therapeutic treatment incorporates hot stones and includes a complimentary fragrance sampler kit by Le Labo. While you're there, take advantage of the spa's steam and detox room, which features a steam shower and an infrared sauna. To make a reservation, call 786-257-4539.
5. Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau
Head to the Fontainebleau for more than $80 off a hot stone treatment. The 80-minute session combines warm basalt lava stones and aromatic oils with a traditional massage. It's meant to induce a deep feeling of relaxation and alleviate stressed muscles. The session also includes an aromatic foot and scalp massage. In addition to enjoying hot stones, guests can take advantage of the spa's steam room, rain room, mineral jet bath, and other amenities. Spa guests also have access to the Fontainebleau’s pool, beach, and gym. Valet is discounted to $15, valid for up to five hours of parking. Snag an additional 20 percent savings on any nail, styling, cut, or color service, and guests paying with a Citi card will receive 10 percent savings on Lapis retail too. To make a reservation, call 305-674-4772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Hotel
Visit the Faena's spa, known as the Tierra Santa Healing House, for its signature massage — the Tierra Santa experience. Guests begin with a DIY ritual that includes lathering up with a choice of muds, scrubs, butters, and oils available at spa reception. Then enjoy full access to the wet spa area and wet scrub rooms with showers. Next is an 80-minute deep-tissue massage, which uses warm babassu butter from a native Brazilian palm tree. The fragrant butter, known for its ability to alleviate aches and pains, is applied by therapists with deep pressure to various trigger points. Originally priced at $300, the massage is now $199. To make a reservation, call 786-655-5570.
3. The Spa at Nautilus
Take your massage outside at the Nautilus; all of the spa's treatments are also available poolside and in private cabanas by the pool. Its signature treatment, the Nautilus, features jojoba oil enriched with sea algae and green tea trickled onto the skin from a natural shell vessel. The massage, which lasts 50 minutes and is discounted to $109, also features naturally heated lava shells, delivering warmth and soothing the skin. Upgrade to 75 minutes with the refresher treatment, which exfoliates skin with raw sugar blended with coconut oils. Then enjoy a cucumber face mask with a personalized chocolate massage using cocoa oils. For reservations, visit sixtyhotels.com.
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2. The Spa at the Setai by Themae
At the Setai, find a Paris-based cosmetics and spa experience by Themae. Inspired by the art of tea and named for a Japanese tea preparation ceremony, the spa rituals and skincare products are created with extracts from four kinds of teas: red, white, green, and black. Try a signature massage ($139), which concentrates of parallel movements to calm the body, or consider the fresh skin ritual ($109), which blends an aromatic paste of apricot oil, shea butter, bamboo powder, and a mixture of Themae's four teas to eliminate toxins and impurities in the skin. On average, most treatments at the Setai range from $180 to upward of $300. Couples massages are priced between $520 and $680, but during Spa Month, the Setai offers an Asian-fusion massage for two for $109 per person and adds a complimentary shimmering dry oil. Along with enjoying treatments, guests can take advantage of the pool and steam room. For reservations, call 855 923 7908 or e-mail email@example.com.
1. Agua Spa at the Delano
In true Miami fashion, Agua Spa will feature treatments paired with complimentary bubbly. Choose from a mimosa facial and citrus scalp massage for 60 minutes ($109); a 60-minute pre-party eyes and skin package including cleansing, toning, mini-massage, and masque ($139); or a citrus scrub followed by a Swedish massage for 90 minutes of spa bliss ($199). On average, treatments cost $150 to $300, making spa month at the Delano one of the best deals in town. For reservations, call 305-674-6100.