Thursday, May 12, 2005
Style File: Ashiatsu
When you think of someone swinging from bars you probably think of a circus act. But in tonight's Style File, one South Florida spa is delivering a treatment so unique; you'll never be satisfied with a typical massage again.
WSVN -- Everybody loves a day at the spa. But when it involves a one-of-kind treatment like this one, it's an out of body experience that's out of this world.... And thanks to the Ritz Carlton on South Beach, you can have it too.
Ryan Crabb/Spa Director, Ritz South Beach: "Ashiatsu is a cutting edge treatment that's offered at very few spas throughout the states. We are the only spa in the Miami area to have ashiatsu."
Maybe that's because this treatment takes a little more than just your average masseuse and massage oils...Think of the ashiatsu as a massage gone wild...
Ryan:"The therapist holds onto the bars and uses his or her body weight to deliver a really nice deep tissue massage."
And when you've got someone using their entire body weight they'll work out kinks and knots you never even knew you had.
Lisa Hill just experienced her first ashiatsu. For her, it was nothing short of perfection.Lisa Hill:"That was incredible, it was incredibly relaxing, the pressure was perfect, it was awesome."
The downsides...Just don't plan on doing much afterwards....
Lisa Hill:"A nap would be good, I'm totally relaxed."
With it's 16,000 sq. Feet of space and 14 treatment rooms the spa here at the Ritz on South beach, is the largest one on Miami Beach.
Some of the products here you can only buy in Europe...And some of the treatments...One of a kind
Ryan Crabb: "Oxygen therapy is just another one of our cleansing therapies we offer."
Bet you've never seen this at a spa before...
Ryan Crabb: "Oxygen can be very rejuvenating. It really flushes out the system after a hard night out."
And when you're on South Beach, partying is what it's all about, and of course so is lookin your best...Ryan Crabb: "Our spa is very unique in that we do not shy away from the superficial approach to beauty and glamour that a lot of spas do."
So after your massage and facial, head on over to the salon to get all dolled up. Nails, hair, makeup...The works! When you're at the Ritz, there's nothing you can't get...
Ryan Crabb: "We deliver something that is very unique."
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach was awarded four stars by Mobil travel guide - the only spa on South Beach to have that rating.
The spa is among 47 U.S. Spas to receive the prestigious four-star rating.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL
Hours of Operation:
Spa Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fitness Center Open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Salon By appointment only
For reservations, please call 786-276-4090