There are a lot of resort spas on South Beach, each claiming to be different from the rest. In reality, some different and some are not.
Put the exhale Spa at The Loews Miami Beach squarely in the “different’’ category. One of the more popular spa (and beach) destinations on South Beach, the exhale Spa in the 790-room hotel has brand equity in its name, Mindbody classes that are unique to the exhale Spa brand, and acupuncture therapy that is available at only one other Miami Beach hotel spa (https://www.loewshotels.com/miami-beach/).
Each is on display during Miami Spa month, which runs through Aug. 31. Each of the treatments – $99 and $129 depending on the treatment – offer some sort of Mindbody class, including the Balancing Acupuncture Session ($129) that comes with one Mindbody class.
“No other (spa) has a fitness program as extensive as our,’’ said exhale Spa Director Caline Assilian. “We have extensive teaching and training for the classes. Nothing compares to that in terms of having it all in one place.’’
Exhale Spa’s suite of Core Fusion classes includes Barre, Cardio, Boot Camp, Yoga and HIIT workouts, as well as restorative Zen-inducing Chill Yoga class. It’s all under one roof. Actually, some of the classes are ON the Zen roof, another great selling point for Miami Spa Month or any other time of year.
Exhale Spa has a total of 16 therapy rooms along with steam rooms, hot tubs and fitness center.
“Miami Spa Month does a pretty good job of bringing in new and repeat business,’’ Assilian said. “We have people who come only during Miami Spa Month and we also get a lot of new people because of all the classes we offer.
“It’s a great deal to try out the classes. A lot of people then continue to get a membership (for locals only) after Miami Spa Month is over.’’
Here’s a look at the Miami Spa Month menu at exhale Spa at The Loews Miami Beach.
• Pure Manicure And Pedicure Plus One Month Mindbody Membership (75 minutes)
Pure manicure: Cuticles are soaked and softened, then gently buffed. Hands are massaged with ginger-infused lotion, and “once dry” treated to an application of the perfect shade of polish. Select from your choice of organic or traditional polish. Pure Pedicure: An organic lavender scrub exfoliation is followed by a moisturizing ginger mask and hot towel wrap. All natural callus remover and organic heel balm gently smooth and seal skin, and toes are topped off with your choice of organic or traditional polish. A one-month MindBody that includes unlimited classes, access to all of amenities, fitness center, Jacuzzi, steam room, 10% off dining at Lure, 20% off dining at Preston’s, 10% off boutique purchases. $99.00
• True Facial And Two Mindbody Classes (60 minutes)
A thorough cleansing and application of a custom enzyme exfoliation perfectly preps the skin for complexion detox. Careful extractions follow made as painless as possible by estheticians and then a soothing mask, selected specifically for customer skin type. $99.00
• Fusion Massage And Two Mindbody Classes (60 minutes)
A Swedish-based therapy combining the best-known therapeutic massage practices to provide an unparalleled hour of relaxation. Rhythmic massage movements are coupled with the use of powerful aromatherapy oils. Customize massage with a choice of an uplifting, detoxifying, or relaxing herbal blend. Available as a couples massage in select locations. $99.00
• Balancing Acupuncture Session And One Mindbody Class (60 minutes)
This 5000-year-old curative practice calls for the painless insertion of tiny pins into distinct points on the body. It benefits all disease, as well as emotional and spiritual imbalances. While a single acupuncture session can provide relief, results are cumulative and multiple visits are therefore recommended. $129.00
• Fusion Massage Plus One Month Mind Body Membership (60 minutes)
A Swedish-based therapy combining the best-known therapeutic massage practices to provide an unparalleled hour of relaxation. Rhythmic massage movements are coupled with the use of powerful aromatherapy oils. Customize the massage with a choice of an uplifting, detoxifying, or relaxing herbal blend. Available as a couples massage in select locations. Enjoy a One Month MindBody membership that includes unlimited classes, access to all of our amenities, fitness center, Jacuzzi, steam room, 10% off dining at Lure, 20% off dining at Preston’s, 10% off boutique purchases. $129.00