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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grande Lakes caters to men & women

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This past week, while visiting the Orlando area, I had the opportunity to visit the Ritz-Carlton Spa. What was very special about the experience was having the chance to bring somebody with me, my husband, David. What I found is men enjoy  the experience of a spa just as much, if not more than woman do.

The Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grande Lakes is a tri-level haven, located on the expansive acreage of the Grande Lakes property in Orlando, Florida.  The perfect retreat for both men and women alike, the property houses both the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott. It was clear to me that the Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando Grande Lakes is everything you could ask for in a spa.

The first floor of the stand alone spa campus houses a fitness room, with a thorough selection of nautilus and cardiovascular equipment, in addition to weights, to keep your body in tip-top shape. Spa guests will also find the Spa Vitale Café, offering up a menu of everything from smoothies, fresh fruit juices, salads, wraps, and even a sirloin burger to choose from.

On the second floor, there are separate facilities that cater to men and women, privately and exclusively. Men can enjoy a big screen TV while they wait for their service. Women get ready in their own secluded area as well. Then on the third floor, there are treatment rooms and a scrub bar where spa guests can customize their own personalized exfoliating process. Plus there is a large co-ed lounge where men and women can join together to relax before or after their treatment.

Treatment: We both experienced the East Indian Lime Scalp and Body Treatment. It’s a signature treatment for the spa, where you get an exotic, full body massage that uses a unique blend of avocado, macadamia, and hazelnut oils blended with wild lime blossom, ginger, and sandalwood. The oil is warmed, and for around 20 minutes, it’s applied to the scalp and hairline. Moving down to the neck, shoulders, arms and legs, the same oil is thoroughly massaged into the body. Hot packs and use of warmed towels enhance the blissful experience.

His Experience: David said “Cindy, the Massage Therapist was unbelievably informative and helpful.” He had expressed to the therapist his lower back issues and appreciated her insight and wealth of knowledge. The scalp massage focused on every part of
the scalp and according to him, “no part of his scalp was left untouched, even down to specific pressure points down the neck located by the ears.” He said “the oils she used for the scalp treatment and massage was relaxing and featured the enjoyable scents of ginger and lime.” In conclusion, he states “This massage was very precise. Cindy took a lot of time in certain areas that needed more attention. Not only was this one of the most relaxing massages but she absolutely used the perfect amount of pressure to heal my areas of pain.”

Her Experience: I especially enjoyed the warm oil being poured along my hairline and being worked into my long hair and scalp. The treatment at 80 minutes really allowed me to thoroughly relax and recharge my tired, achy muscles during the body massage. Massage Therapist Michelle, took her time to work on all my body parts, including the backs of my arms. She varied pressures throughout the massage based on the body parts and my concern areas. She paid special consideration to my feet and neck area based upon my initial consultation at the beginning of the session, which was appreciated.  The finale of the treatment was a hot towel to the back and feet along with an application of yoga balm to release muscle tension. This spa visit was completely therapeutic for me. My body was full of aches and pains from walking miles the day before and after the massage I felt like that tension has gently been released from my muscles. And as an added bonus, the oil left my hair looking glossy and rich as it acted as a deep conditioning treatment.

Our Experience:
A visit to the co-ed lounge’s cozy sofa after the treatment for a cuddle was delightful after our 80 minutes of bliss. It was great to meet up to discuss how much we enjoyed our separate experiences. Our massages had worked up our appetites so we met in the café for a healthy bite to eat. David enjoyed a roasted eggplant and Portobello mushroom sandwich while I had the Grilled Chicken
Salad wrap. As usual the service was impeccable. Then off for a dip in the infinity edge pool, which was a serene escape from the craziness of the theme parks visited earlier in the week.

The spa pool,  made for a heavenly place to enjoy the sun and has a stunning view of vast green vistas and lakes in the distance. Sun drenched and thirsty, we sipped fresh smoothies and were ready for even more recharge. We decided to spend some down time in the sauna and steam room of our respective private locker rooms next, before rinsing off, getting dressed, and heading out.

We wished our spa day did not have to come to an end and look forward to future visits to the irresistible Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando. The view, the service, and the décor, was nothing less than heavenly from both a man and a woman’s point of view. Visit their website to learn more.

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Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne offers $10 spa treatments to celebrate ten year anniversary

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami’s only luxury Five Diamond resort celebrates their ten year anniversary this year with a generous offer of $10 Spa treatments every Wednesday this July. Other exciting offerings included in this multi-day celebration include $10 champagne, rums,  luxurious guestrooms and more throughout the month of July, in addition to unveiling a special double-barreled tequila made especially for Cantina Beach.

In tribute to the original spa menu from 2001, guests can book the spa’s two signature treatments: the Key Lime Body Treatment (50 minutes) or the Deluxe Sundae Pedicure (45 minutes) for just $10 each!

Key Lime Body Treatment:

This spa delight is like the pie but without packing on the calories.  The exclusive two-step treatment uses a combination of exotic natural ingredients like coconut, coconut milk, oil, and mineral rich salt. Key lime essential oil tones the skin while a key lime coconut cream massage leaves the skin nourished and luxuriously soft. 50 min./$10 plus gratuity and tax based on original price of $130.00

Deliciously Sweet Pedicure Sundae:

During this delicious treat-ment your feet are soaked in a choice of flavors from the scented “Me! Bath Ice Cream Ball’’. Next is a sherbet exfoliation, a buffing with an ice cream sandwich pumice stone and a rich chocolate- hazelnut mask.  The topping on this sundae is a refreshingly cool peppermint whipped cream lotion and “Cherry” red nail polish is recommended as the final touch. 45 minutes/$10 plus gratuity and tax based on original price of $95.00

Call 305.365.4286 and make your reservations now. Only ten of these $10 spa treatments are available every Wednesday in July from 9 am to 1 pm and are based on availability.

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Heaven in a Hammock at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island

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Nothing says relaxation more than a hammock or a massage and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island have brought both experiences together to create the ultimate spa experience. Imagine the benefits of zero-gravity and massage with Heaven in a Hammock. During this exclusive treatment, created by The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, the hammock elongates the spine giving the spa goer a sense of weightlessness, while giving the body greater flexibility and range of motion. The hammock moves at a rhythmic, rocking tempo that ranges from comforting to energizing. And your heavenly experience does not have to end with your massage. Head to the private adult spa pool or other luxurious resort amenities and spend the day. 60 minutes/$180

About The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island:

At the luxurious Amelia Island spa located in the Ritz-Carlton guests enjoy floating in hammocks or chilling out on relaxation lounges before or after treatments. The ocean breeze will blow your cares away at this seaside resort spa. Spa guests enjoy access to the adult private spa pool, saunas, and steam rooms with their spa treatment.

Amelia Island is located near Jacksonville, Florida and is a popular vacation destination within driving distance to South Floridians.

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Enjoy Spa Treatments and Support the Fight Against Cancer

courtesy of Eau Spa by Cornelia

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach is excited to enjoy a 20th anniversary celebration with the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October! Eau Spa by Cornelia located in the spectacular Ritz- Carlton, Palm Beach is offering a special spa package to help the fight against Cancer and you can too just by booking the Eau So Beautiful for the Cure Package! Not only will you get to enjoy three spa treatments but you will also know that you are joining the fight against Cancer.

The Eau So Beautiful for the Cure package ($225) is 2 hours and ten minutes of luxurious indulgence and includes the following:

1) A Ruby Facial (60-min) utilizes sensuous precious stones, such as corrective Emerald, warm Ruby, and hydrating Gold, along with high performance technology to transform skin and help visibly reduce the signs of aging.

2) A Sensory Float Massage (10 min.) is truly the epitome of relaxation, allowing guests to feel the effect of floating on water, without getting wet. Ten minutes of sleep in the dry-float bed is the equivalent of a ten-hour night sleep!

Get a Pink Pedicure at Eau Spa 3) A Pink Pedicure (60 min) is the Eau Spa by Cornelia classic pedicure where a wide range of pink colors are available for choosing, in support of breast cancer awareness. A gift of a pink polish will also be given to every gal who schedules the service.

To book your Eau So Beautiful for the Cure Package contact the Eau Spa by Cornelia by calling 561.540.4960 or visit their website. Feel good about you and feel good about helping contribute to finding a cure during breast cancer awareness month.

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