Magic City Wellness

Party town Miami is also home to world-class relaxation escapes. We checked in on the latest innovations.
Relaxation lounge at Acqualina Resort and Spa. Photo courtesy of Acqualina Resort & Residences

By Beth Landman

Acqualina Resort and Spa 

The luxe oceanfront property—with four stellar swimming pools and suites more expansive than most New York apartments—has decided not to waste any opportunity to ease your stress. Mindfulness amenities have been introduced into the men’s and women’s spa relaxation lounges, so you can begin to unwind even before your sessions. Among the offerings: guided meditations by Sarah Vie (Sony noise-canceling headsets are provided), affirmation cards and coloring mandalas, to relieve stress and increase focus. Among the new services is a Sound Care ritual, which weaves music therapy into a massage. 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach;

Relaxing at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. Photo courtesy of Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort 

The largest spa and wellness center on the Eastern seaboard has launched a new Restorative Sleep Experience, featuring the AI-powered Bryte Balance Smart Bed that adjusts its firmness to eliminate imbalances while you are at rest, and delivers a sleep report in the morning. For those serious about improving restorative shut-eye, there is also the Sleep Well Retreat—five days and four nights dedicated to elevating your REM sleep cycles. Included in the offerings are a massage designed to encourage relaxation with essential oils; sound, Ayurvedic and Indonesian massage therapies; and four touchless treatments with meditative benefits. If you don’t have five days, the Sleep Well Circuit includes five touchless sessions, such as the BioCharger NG, which uses light, natural frequencies and pulsed electromagnetic field energy to replenish the body; and the VEMI, a restorative meditation bed that combines vibroacoustic and electromagnetic energy with infrared heat for ultimate relaxation. Salt float therapy is also a restorative option. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

The Salt Room at Âme Spa and Wellness Collective. Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Turnberry

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Âme Spa & Wellness

This sprawling destination, in close proximity to an impressive yacht-filled marina, has long had a focus on health and fitness. This season, a full functional fitness course opened on the Palm Court Lawn, with about 30 stations designed to improve balance, agility, endurance, cardio and core strength. New to the hotel’s Âme Spa & Wellness Collective Holistic Rejuvenation Center this year is an electro-sound lymphatic drainage facial with infrared detox, gemstones and red lights to detox, as well as reduce puffiness and inflammation. 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura;;

The ​​Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Stress relief begins poolside at this tony resort where eye masks and facial masks are offered, chilled from a cart. When you do make it to the spa, meditation sound therapy has been introduced, as well as the Spa-Ce Sensory Experience, which includes jet boot compressions, zero gravity vibroacoustic therapy, percussion massage, an LED skin care mask, and an eye- and headache-soothing mask. 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne;