By: Shayne Benowitz
Relax, unwind and make it a spa day in Aventura.
The name Aventura comes from the Spanish word for adventure. If your idea of the perfect adventure isn’t zip lining, but does include manicures and pedicures, scrubs and seaweed wraps--then read on. There are a few superb spas in Aventura that have your ideal adventure just waiting to be had.
A long day of shopping at Aventura Mall, the fifth biggest mall in the United States, can leave your feet yearning for some TLC. Ah, vacation problems. Indulge in a day at the spa after hitting Aventura’s main attraction and head back home looking and feeling your very best.
The Turnberry Isle Miami’s Spa at Turnberry
When Aventura was first developed it was all called Turnberry. Today, the Turnberry Isle Miami keeps the name and the tradition of excellent, luxury service alive. This hotel underwent a $100 million transformation. Now an Autograph Collection hotel, it is one of the Marriott’s top of the line, experience-based destinations.
The 25,000 square foot Mobil Four-Star Spa is “a lavish spa experience like no other in Miami” and has been ranked a top spa in the country by Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s Best Spas” list. This tri-level state-of-the-art facility has just about every kind of treatment that even the veteran spa-goer can ask for. Massage? Try the Full Body Swedish Massage designed to increase circulation and enhance lymphatic draining. Maybe the Breathe Easy Massage, a 60 minute treatment of Eucalyptus, Tea-Tree and Pine’s natural anti-bacterial properties, sound more up your alley. Want the whole body experience? Try the Intense Nourishment treatment for dry, devitalized skin and have your full body scrubbed before it’s hydrated with algae and body butter. Holding onto stress in your face? Relax into the Rose Renew Facial where the regenerative properties of rose are used to nourish, soften and hydrate.
Gentlemen, think spas aren’t for you? The Spa at Turnberry has just the thing to change your mind. The Customized Gentlemen’s Barber Facial is specifically crafted for the special needs of men’s skin. Go ahead and add on 30-minutes of Extra Bliss, a 15-minute Scalp Treatment and Massage or a Hydrating Hand Treatment when you make your appointment. You’ll be glad you did.
Be sure to arrive early to enjoy the steam room and other amenities that you’ll have access to with any of the spa’s services.
Equinox Fitness Club
The nationally renown Equinox Fitness Club has locations in Coral Gables, conveniently inside The Village of Merrick Park, on South Beach, the model capital of the country, and in Aventura, across from a huge mall with anything your closet could possibly need just waiting to be discovered – get the hint? Equinox’s philosophy is a full mind and body healthful lifestyle. So not only do you fit into all the tempting offers at the mall, but you also feel great in them.
Equinox is more than a gym. Its stellar amenities like a Kid’s Club, juice bar and high end décor inspired by the Oceanside surroundings earned Equinox its sparking reputation. If you’re not really in the mood for getting sweaty on your vacation, sign up for a treatment for whatever your needs may be. Reduce the signs of aging, purify and cleanse or relax with one of the items on the spa menu. Some popular treatments include the Cellulite Fighter Wrap, Nourishing Seaweed Wrap, Yogiscrub, Body Bronzer with Exfoliation, their signature Equissage, 24 Carat Gold Facial and massages of all kinds. Don’t forget to check their healing services, which include Reiki, Thai Massage, Polarity and more.
More than 12 types of yoga are offered at this location alone; all are lead by exceptional instructors with master training and plenty of experience. Test your core with a Pilates class, an invigorating work-out on a special machine that puts no weight on the joints and works out the whole body.
After your workout or treatment, enjoy the eco-friendly cotton towels, the eucalyptus steam rooms and Kiehl’s Since 1851 amenities.
Miami Spa Month
Are you going to be in town during the July and August? Spend some time indoors at the best spas in the country at a discounted price with Miami Spa Month. From July 1 to August 31 you can snag special treatments at a wide variety of top-of-the-line spas for only $99.
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