Ready to Bare It: The Haute 5 Summer Spa Treatments in Miami

Herbal Thai Ritual at the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental

The Five-star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a tri-level escape providing the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, with treatments inspired by ancient traditions of Chinese, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Thai cultures. The Herbal Thai Compress Ritual soothes muscles with compresses made of naturally therapeutic ingredients while relaxing the mind and body. This rewarding experience also helps to support Florida’s World Heritage site, as a live oak, bald cypress, slash pine or gumbo limbo tree will be planted at neighboring Everglades National Park in honor of each guest when they book the treatment.

The Herbal Thai compresses are made of restorative ingredients such as lemongrass, ginger and peppermint and are steamed to perfection before they are positioned on key muscles of the body. The Ritual is combined with a massage of the guest’s choice for the ultimate rejuvenating experience. At the end of the treatment, guests will be asked to select which type of tree they would like to be planted to help enrich Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States boasting rare and endangered species.

500 Brickell Key Drive; 305.913.8332;

The Tammy Fender Holistic Facial at the Breakers

Many discerning guests who travel to The Breakers Palm Beach crave the chance to disconnect from the demands of a stressful routine, and they count on The Spa at The Breakers as a destination for rejuvenation. The theme of ‘revitalization as necessity’ is not only present among the resort’s leisure travelers, who range from couples and friends on the getaway, to multigenerational families; but also evident among colleagues who escape from their offices to convene for organizational renewal. Through a new partnership with renowned aesthetician Tammy Fender, a pioneer in pure, organic, custom-blended skincare, The Spa at The Breakers offers its guests an all-natural skincare option with The Tammy Fender Holistic Facial. The Spa is the first full service resort in the world to offer this luxurious treatment, which incorporates the unique powers of holistic healing and 100 percent organic, custom-blended products developed by Tammy. The Tammy Fender Facial employs the unique health and healing powers of holistic care and the pure living energy of fresh, 100 percent organic, ingredients in custom-blended products developed by Tammy herself. The customized treatment is tailored to every client’s specific skincare needs and utilizes the philosophy of yin and yang, the replenishing, reparative foundation of traditional remedies.

1 South County Road, Palm Beach; 561.655.6611;

Midtown Reflexology and Waxing

In this traditional Asian practice, pressure is applied to acupressure points of the feet which correspond to the different regions of the body and the vital organs. This treatment promotes well-being and increases the flow along the body’s meridian lines of energy (Meridian lines are invisible lines that carry energy throughout the body), which is why it’s perfect after a necessary but luxurious waxing treatment all available at this exclusive club in in the luxe city of Weston.

2300 Royal Palm Blvd., Weston; 954.384.2582;

Viceroy Spa at Icon Brickell Miami’s Signature Metamorphosis Treatment

This treatment is the ultimate fusion of science and luxury. It begins with an ultrasonic exfoliation to soften and renew the skin. The non-surgical facelift is then expertly performed to restore a youthful appearance. Next, your esthetician will deeply infuse into your skin a specialty serum from Valmont using ultrasonic penetration. Finally, light therapy will be utilized to promote the healing response in the skin and stimulate acupressure points on the face and neck. You will leave this comprehensive treatment completely revitalized and looking luminous.

A wealth of elements has guided the spa’s selection of treatments and products, including the artistic strength of its design, the sea and tropical climate of Miami, the influences of Miami’s local cultures, and a mandated concern for sustainability. The unique, result-oriented treatment lines include Valmont (Swiss) and Arcona skin care products, and Ola (Hawaiian) treatment lines, and Spa Ritual nail care line.

485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305.503.4400;

Ritz-Carlton South Beach Divine Derriere

Exclusive to the Ritz Carlton, the beauty-obsessed in Miami can now indulge their beauty fetishes, no matter what part of the body needs work. One treatment stands out this summer at the Ritz Carlton Miami: the Divine Derriere. An often-neglected delicate area is treated first with an exfoliation and then an algae-based firming mask to address specific skin needs. This service will leave your derriere to be envied by all at the pool and beach.

The Spa also offers Le Renovateur Body Polish – developed at the Carita Maison De Beaute in Paris, Le Renovateur uses a blend of sunflower, clove, thyme and lemon to exfoliate, polish, life and refine the skin. The treatment corrects skin imperfections and hydrates the body to rejuvenate the epidermis and leaves your skin silky smooth.

One Lincoln Rd.; 786.276.4000;