Ritz Offers Lunar Phase Inspired Spa Treatments

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne has announced that it will pay homage to the history of Miami’s island oasis with the launch of the Lunar Spa Treatment and Full Moon Spin Series. The spa series coincides with the four phases of the moon: Waning, New, Waxing and Full Moon, featuring Eminence’s new Biodynamic line. Products from the Biodynamic line are harvested during the correlating phases.

Each week, guests can experience a featured treatment based on the 28-day lunar calendar.

Waning Moon is when the moon begins to decrease the size of visibility. This phase is said to correlate to those wanting to cleanse themselves of things in their lives and make things and/or people go away. On offer for Waning Moon is the “Lunar Spa Series Treatment: Ocean Indulgence”, which harnesses minerals contained in sea water, with this treatment focusing on detoxifying, firming and moisturizing skin. A sea salt body buff exfoliates and revitalizes the skin’s nutrients, while a mineral rich algae is combined with a cream to create a moisturizing wrap treatment. The journey is completed with a full body massage.

There are typically two days of the New Moon and occurs when it is positioned between the earth and sun. It is said to be similar to the Waning Moon, and is the time to rid oneself of things. On offer is the “Lunar Spa Series Treatment: Biodynamic Facial”, featuring the toning and hydrating effects of calendula and eucalyptus oils to leave the skin feeling soft and silky.

The Waxing Moon is when the moon begins to increase in the size of visibility and is said to be the most auspicious to concentrate on increasing personal gain, such as love, money, power or other material things, new beginnings and rejuvenation. Available is the “Lunar Spa Series Treatment: Aroma Indulgence”, boasting a body polish, followed by envelopment by a body pack containing the moisturizing qualities and healing scents of aromatherapy oils. Upon completion of the body wrap, a warm bath awaits to cleanse and decompress. The treatment concludes with a full body massage.

The Full Moon is said to cause hormonal reactions to increased positive ions in the air (Full Moon Effect). On offer is “Lunar Spa Series Treatment: Tidal Hydrotherapy Bath:, a therapy for restoring devitalized and dehydrated skin.

For one evening, on the night of the Full Moon, also to be offered is a cardio workout on the resort’s Grand Lawn with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. Classes begin as the sun sets and the moon rises over the Atlantic Ocean, as the evening’s “Spin Stars” provide ice cold towels, refresh water and cool down spinners with spritzes of water.