Are your muscles tight? Breaking out? Feeling tight? There’s a spa treatment on this list for you! You don’t have to be an olympic athlete to have sore muscles or require a deep tissue massage. As a frequent spa-goer myself, I knew I had to get picky about which treatments to include on this list. The spas are organized by what they’re known best for, but the truth is they’re all amazing for reducing stress and sending you to a space of total relaxation. Xx
Sore All Over? During a Fitness Massage at Acqualina Spa by ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa, ESPA therapists penetrate deep into athlete’s tightest areas, while assisted stretching and compressions aid in muscle relief. I did the Ama Releasing Abyhanga treatment for my birthday last week. The holistic treatment naturally releases congestion and restricts toxins to free the flow of natural energy through the body and mind. It starts with a welcoming foot ritual, and then the body is exfoliated with a salt and oil scrub. Next is a gentle facial cleanse followed by the Ayurvedic Marma point massage where a warm infusion of oils and herbs are applied to the vital energy centers of the face and body to gently release tensions and restore vitality. This ritual concludes with a deeply relaxing Shirobhyanga scalp massage or Shirodhara – oil pouring to the third eye through the scalp.
Fatigued Muscles? Extreme Sports Massage at Bliss Spa at W South Beach pinpoints overworked muscles with a parafango pack, deep tissue work with spasm-soothing oil, and an application of instant refreshing gel.
Windburn & Sunburn? Men’s Fitness Facial at Well & Being at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas removes impurities and neutralizes free radicals from the playing field, using soothing aloe to combat sunburn and environmental exposure, so skin is re-nourished.
Muscle Tightness? Thai Qi Fusion at Zemi Beach House involves stretches, acupressure and vigorous massage to warm and invigorate the muscles. Thai herbal compresses help energize the body’s flow of Qi, release tight muscles and promote a feeling of optimum well-being.
Breakouts? The three-enzyme Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial at The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa’s Mandara Spa is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of sweat-induced acne, superficial facial scarring and uneven skin pigmentation.
Chronic Tension? At Naturopathica Chelsea, Healing Arts Center & Spa, the Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage uses myofascial release, trigger point therapy and Russian massage techniques with natural arnica, sweet birch and magnesium to relax sore muscles, tendons and stiff joints.
Poor Circulation? Reflexology at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa uses specialized pressure techniques applied to wellness-related reflex points on the feet to release blocked energy, relieve stress and boost circulation.
Calluses? For athletes suffering from calluses and sun damage, the Double Happiness Manicure and Pedicure at The Spa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach features a lactic acid peel and gentle skin resurfacing procedure that leaves rough skin silky and renewed.
What’s your favorite spa treatment?