A Day at The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

That's me, relaxing by the jacuzzi.
That’s me, relaxing by the jacuzzi.

Last month, I rung in my birthday the best way this writer knows how—away from work, at the spa, by the beach, and poolside [Thank you, boss lady! It was a Tuesday after all]. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to tear myself away from the chaos of daily life, deadlines, and in complete relaxation mode.

For this little celebration, I headed over to The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, where its spa oasis was my own retreat. The massage itself (a 50-minute Aromatherapy treatment), and my therapist, were magical as every knot was worked and reworked until my shoulders and back felt new again. Next, I headed to the sauna where the heated jacuzzi (with small warm waterfalls that massaged my back), sauna, and steam rooms became my drill as I switched from one to the other, with naps on the lounge chairs in-between. After a few hours of this heaven, I headed to the serene adults-only pool, where I feasted on delicious quesadillas.

For those clients who are looking for a getaway escape, this beachside retreat will sure return them home in a state of utter bliss. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne features a 20,000-sq.-ft. spa; beach and poolside cabanas; an oceanfront, zero-entry family pool; three restaurants; and a tennis center.

However, if you have clients heading a little more north, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has expanded and updated its spa. A new menu of custom treatments, ESPA products, and a redesigned look, and  a new steam room are among the renovations and additions made at the 8,500-sq.-ft. spa. The Spa at Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale features 11 treatment rooms including a private couple’s treatment suite and private massage areas, a sauna, and a full-service salonas well as jacuzzis on the seventh floor pool deck. New treatments include the Cleansing Ceremony, which offers the same benefits as a 3-day juice cleanse; and the Rebalancing Citrus Spring, which offers a local citrus scrub and calming stone massage.

If your clients are heading to Florida over Thanksgiving weekend, suggest they take advantage of the Spa White Friday offer on Black Friday at the Fort Lauderdale property, where guests receive up to 75 percent off retail for the day. During the holiday season, the spa will also offer Spalidays, with monthly themed holiday specials; plus from Dec. 1, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016, guests can Deck the Halls with Spa and Mani’s featuring a Champagne body treatment, Vino antioxidant facial, or a peppermint stick manicure and pedicure.

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For more information and rates, visit ritzcarlton.com.