Summer is a time we tend to associate with relaxation. Between beach vacations, outdoor dining and “summer Fridays,” there are plenty of reasons to feel easy-breezy between May and August. But if you’re looking to melt away any residual stresses that may not have been washed away by sea waters, or you just need to cool-down in between sweaty summer activities, there are some seasonal spa options you’ll want to know about.
Spa enthusiasts and fashion fiends rejoice: Miami Beach’s Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel has partnered with ELLE Magazine for the first-ever ELLE Spa! The super lux 22,000-square-foot, facility, which opened just this month, combines high fashion with ultimate pampering and relaxation by offering guests the latest in salon and spa services, and I was lucky enough to pay a visit.
The Turks, Russians, Finns, Romans and Chinese have all used the idea of contrast therapy, transferring the body from very warm temperatures to very cold temperatures, as part of a regular health and wellness routine.