The next time you’re in Miami and in need of a spa escape, look to The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach. From thermal experiences to acoustic sound massages and floating spa beds, the integration of wellness and luxury is the ultimate goal at this sanctuary within the upscale Carillon Miami Beach hotel.
Set in a multi-story, 70,000-square-foot, indoor and outdoor space with surreal water views and bathed in natural light, The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach stands apart from the rest of its spa contemporaries with a newly revamped menu that’s filled with innovative spa treatments, personalized touches and much more.
The Thermal Experience
At the heart of The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach is the Thermal Experience. The European-inspired circuit features nine different hot and cold suites that are designed to cleanse (Crystal Steam Room) and warm (Finnish spa) the body before and after spa treatments. A dip in the open-air, rooftop HydroSpa can’t be missed considering its panoramic ocean views. Afterwards, step inside Miami’s only Igloo (think blasts of aromatic-infused misty air that cool the whole body). And before you leave, repose on the radiant-heated loungers to fully unwind.
The Wellness Packages
If you’re seeking an immersive mind and body escape, ask about the wellness packages. Choose from a variety of one- to four-day retreats, all incorporating both traditional Western medicine and holistic healing Eastern practices. Book an appointment with one of the spa’s medical physicians, and he’ll help you create a personalized plan whether you want to boost your metabolism, try alternative approaches or unlearn stress. The new Carillon Cleanse detox program is getting rave reviews from spa-goers (three days for $995; six days for $1,300). Other favorites worth considering are Your Ideal Weight ($3,000) and A Better You ($1,800).
If you’re one of the many sleep-deprived among us, this service is for you. Designed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, this treatment begins with a rhythmic dry brushing performed in wave-like motions, followed by an application of seawater and essential oils that help your mind fully disengage. Once you’re ready, drift into a dream-like reverie via a warm, weightless float in a dry-float cocoon. A full-body massage completes the truly euphoric experience.
Sound Massage Therapy
Using a three-part approach (acoustics, aromatherapy and gentle touch), the Sound Massage is profoundly relaxing. During the session, receive a soothing massage while lying on the spa’s unique vibroacoustic sound table, developed by the founder of Center for Neuroacoustic Research, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson. While all of that is going on, listen to engineered music that stimulates brain waves to sweep you into a deeper state of relaxation and focus. The sound vibrations trigger your body’s relaxation response, which is believed to help reduce stress, improve sleep and relieve pain.
The Rock Climbing Wall
As you walk into the spa, you can’t help but notice the two-story indoor rock-climbing wall overlooking the expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows. While this feature doesn’t technically qualify as a spa service, the adrenaline rush you get from scaling it is just as invigorating as one. Make an attempt to climb the wall and, as your reward, you’ll have the best perch for taking in the breathtaking ocean views.