5 Mind-Blowing Massages You Need To Book Now

Valentine’s Day is about spoiling the ones we love, right? And you should definitely include yourself on that list. You love you, and since we love you, too, we decided to round up the best freakin’ massages in town—because you deserve it. With all the spa options around (so many with crazy-expensive price tags!), it’s hard to separate the “meh” from the "ohmygod-I-die." Well, these five treatments are most certainly of the latter variety. Get your phone ready, because once you're done reading, you're not going to be able to resist booking one of these mind-blowing deep-tissue sessions.

Massage Under The Stars at The Betsy Wellness Garden

Champagne oils, music, candlelight, and rose petals complete this couple’s massage, which takes place on The Betsy's oh-so relaxing rooftop underneath the moonlight. If you’re an early bird, beware: this treatment only happens at 11 p.m. ending at midnight with a new day.

Massage Under The Stars, $325, available at The Betsy Wellness Garden, 1440 Ocean Drive; 305-531-6100.


Detox Cleanse at The Standard Spa

For a detox program that’s way more enjoyable than juicing, there’s this toxin releasing treatment. Pick the essential oils that work for you and the therapist will go to work by rubbing out pains and stretching your muscles to make sure you release all of your tension. Plus, it includes body brushing and a belly massage.

Detox Cleanse, $185 (75 minutes), available at The Standard Spa, 40 Island Avenue; 305-673-1717.

Hot Stone Envy at Massage Envy

While this giant chain might sound a little like an assembly line, the South Miami location has a secret weapon — and her name is Aimee Gonzalez. If you’re of the school of thought that a massage can never be too deep, Gonzalez’s seemingly endless power might prove you wrong. As a former athlete and with a background in physical therapy, her approach is both therapeutic and results-driven. This Miami native walks the entire table as she throws her athletic body into every stroke, leaving you with entirely fulfilled expectations.

Hot Stone Envy, $49 (intro price), available at Massage Envy, 6927 Red Road; 305-662-2622.

Deep Tissue Massage at Setai

One step into the Setai and you’re already relaxed. But if you need some extra attention go for the Deep Tissue Massage with Rebecca Sylvestro. Her small frame might be misleading, but rest assured that Sylvestro will get straight to your problem areas with enough pressure to leave you completely regenerated.

Deep Tissue Massage, $210 (60 minutes), available at Setai, 2001 Collins Avenue; 305-520-6000.

Shin Massage at Shin Wellness We love this wellness center simply for being removed from the craziness. And then there’s Valentina Hoyos, whose magical hands have healed many happy clients. Just check out her reviews on Yelp! The experience truly encompasses the mind and body, meaning you’ll leave without that shoulder pain and tension headache.
Shin Massage, $95 (60 minutes), available at Shin Wellness, 4500 Biscayne Boulevard; 305-571-9090.
De-Stress Massage at Uhma Spa This South Beach spa that’s so-not-South Beach is best known for is eco-friendly philosophies. But, really, it’s the personal attention and the intimate space that make this sanctuary stand out from the rest. The de-stress massage is our go-to treatment for, um, de-stressing. This 50-minute session has all the perks of a Swedish massage coupled with relaxing aromatherapy. And yes, the therapist starts with your scalp and moves all the way down to your toes. Doesn’t that just sound ahh-mazing? De-Stress Massage, $95 (50 minutes), available at Uhma Spa, 726 6th Street; 305-695-0996.

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