Press Room

November 3rd, 2011

The Betsy South Beach Debuts New Spa Treatments and Wellness Therapies
Miami Hotel Takes Inspiration from Cultural Traditions With Global Menu Of Wellness Rituals

Miami Beach, FL - One does not need to journey to faraway lands to experience a realm of the exotic. At The Betsy South Beach, you can dig your toes in warm sand, swim in cerulean-hued waters, and unwind to wellness rituals which have drawn upon ancient methods and pure ingredients from cultures around the world. Making use of such ingredients indigenous to their regions such as mineral rich sea salts from the Middle East and all natural botanical oils from Peru, The Betsy's Wellness Garden carries on the tradition of massage techniques and therapies which have been practiced for thousands of years. You can experience not only the sun and sand, but immerse yourself in a number of new rituals designed to remedy stress while rebalancing the body, mind, and spirit in a serene scene.

The Inca Treatment ($225) sources Omega 3 from Peruvian Inchi for a facial where the essential oil works to awaken your pysche, renew cells and quench dehydrated skin. Peruvian coco scrub exfoliates away dead skin and draws out impurities. The Dead Sea has been an acclaimed wellness destination for thousands of years, and The Dead Sea Salts, Body Treatment ($200) revitalizes, as salts and a fusion of seven oils stimulate circulation, exfoliate and restore the skin to its natural pH balance. This treatment contributes to the FoEME's (Friends of Earth Middle East) Dead Sea preservation efforts, which promotes drinking water accessibility in the region.

From the Far East, Wei's Facial (China) $160 Chinese Traditional Medicine has a 5,000-year history, and Gingko Leaf has long been used for its age-repairing ability. As the core ingredient in this reparative facial, the Gingko's amino acids will brighten your skin, provide an instant tightening effect, bringing back moisture and improving elasticity. A Pradabhyanga foot massage from Sweet Dreams (India) $120 is the ultimate in "soul" therapy. Performed in the comfort of your room you can be drawn into a deep sleep, and be invigorated with a feeling of overall wellness as you awake the next day.

For more information about The Betsy's wellness garden and for a full list of treatments please visit
To book a wellness ritual, or inquire on rooms and rates, please call 1.305.531. 6100.

About The Betsy
Dramatically poised alongside its Art Deco neighbors, The Betsy is a distinguished landmark hotel on Ocean Drive. Believing that public spaces can be more than waiting areas, the recently transformed hotel has been uniquely recognized by global patrons and media for programs that champion the power of community by cultivating the sights and sounds of art, music and literature. The Betsy's 61 rooms and suites are private, beachside havens where sensory details, imaginative amenities, and inspirational design coalesce to produce an unparalleled experience in South Beach. Relaxed, tropical interiors are elegant yet maintain an aura that is passionately low-key. A courtyard pool sits off of the airy lobby, and provides a more intimate retreat from the coastline. The Deck at The Betsy, an expansive rooftop with sweeping views of the Atlantic offers a Wellness Garden with a range of treatments and massage therapies. Specialty cocktails and light fare are offered at the exquisite lobby bar, or one may prefer fine dining at Laurent Tourondel's new take on the modern American steakhouse, BLT Steak. The Betsy is a member of Small Luxury Hotels.

The Betsy · 1440 Ocean Drive · Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Miami City Massage & Z Ocean Hotel South Beach Launch the Z Spa Experience
Signature Treatment Menu Harnesses the Serenity and Healing Powers of the Sea

Miami Beach, FL - Miami City Massage and Z Ocean Hotel South Beach announced the launch of the Z Spa Experience, available to guests of the hotel. Inspired by the property's sultry location just steps from the sand, the spa menu incorporates oceanic elements and tropical touches to deliver wellness and relaxation. The partnership is part of Miami City Massage's core K"'alma service, which provides custom consultation, development, implementation and ongoing management of spa spaces.

For centuries, the ocean has been a key source in restoring the body and maintaining beauty," says Marizza Contreras, founder and president of Miami City Massage. "Fronting one of the world's most famed beaches, it was only natural to create this spa menu in a way that enhances the hotel's special ambience in a serene way."

Treatments are offered in the privacy of the generously-sized guest rooms and suites or al fresco on the respective private balconies, patios or penthouse rooftop terrace. Additional escape can be found at the poolside spa enclave featuring an outdoor manicure and pedicure lounge and private, billowy cabana set amongst plunge pools and trickling waterfalls. Signature treatments on the Z Ocean Spa menu include:

Ocean Bliss - A full body massage blending traditional Swedish massage strokes with healing algae oil rich in minerals and body-regulating oligoelements. The infusion works to rid the body of toxins, improve circulation, and tone and moisturize the skin while facilitating a deep sense of relaxation. 60min/$150, 90min/$210

Mud and Sea Salt Body Wrap - A full-body indulgence. Exfoliation with high-grade sea salt crystals awakens the pores and softens skin. Following, the body is cocooned in a mud mask of pure sea extracts, herbs and rich hydrating oils, while the mind enjoys a heavenly scalp massage. In-room treatment only. 60min/$140

Champagne of the Sea - Combines South Beach relaxation with nightlife inspiration. This lavish organic treatment begins with an exceptional champagne-scented scrub, followed by a moisturizer rich in champagne and grape seed oils for an intoxicating hand and leg massage that deeply hydrates and tones skin, while improving cellular renewal. 60min/$100

Z Spa services are available 10:00am - 6:00pm daily.
Reservations can be made by dialing the hotel concierge or emailing

About Miami City Massage
As South Florida's first mobile spa provider, Miami City Massage continues to transform the spa experience by bringing therapeutic relaxation directly to the client, wherever they may be. Headquartered in South Beach, an international beauty hotspot, Miami City Massage caters to an loyal individual clientele, providing a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the privacy of home. The company recently expanded to introduce K'alma, a spa concept and management service for upscale hotels and condominium communities in creating signature spa spaces and in-room/residence experiences. Miami City Massage also works with corporations and local businesses to reward and refresh hardworking employees with customized group relaxation events and team-building activities.