Aug06

Check Out Miami Spa Month While You Still Can

Attention, Miami. It’s still Spa Month—thank God. That means you can revel in $99 treatments from posh spas all over Miami through the end of August. But tick-tock, the end of the month will be here before you know it. And at $99, it’s a total steal. Thus far I’ve given the Delano’s Agua spa and Lapis at Fontainebleau a go. And they were awesome. My latest adventure, however, may be the prettiest of them all. Welcome to Elle Spa at the Eden Roc.

{Ahhhhh, the spa.}

{Digs by the editors at Elle.}

Each piece in the Mediterranean-meets-modern-style spa is curated by the editors at Elle. And it shows. From the picture-esque lounge, to the Old World-style scrub bar to the blooming art from Plant the Future, it all shows. This place, which recently celebrated its first year anniversary, is gorg.

{The scrub bar.}

{What’s your flavor?}

Before starting my treatment, I encountered the scrub bar, a make-your-own-body-buffin’ endeavor. I opted for a lavender blend for my post-massage shower. And then it was off to the treatment room for my Total Relaxation massage. The 60-minute treatment, performed by Dee, a massage goddess—seriously she has magic hands—kicks off with Red Flower lemon and bergamot oil. Dee was particularly concerned about the oodles of stress I keep stored between my neck and shoulders, so she spent a good deal of time trying to banish those knots. She even threw some hot stones in the mix and applied Bio Oil, which heats up to keep the massage going even after the treatment ends, which, by the way happened too soon. It was such a great massage, I could have stayed there all day. Or at least taken one of the Plant the Future unicorns home as a parting gift. Hey, me, keep dreamin’. At least I got to take a stress-free neck and shoulders home with me.

{The gift shop is also editor-approved, with all items falling into the organic or natural category and  hand-selected by the staff at Elle. Hi, I want that job.}

{Plant the future awesome-ness.}

{My little pony.}