Lapis, The Spa At Fontainebleau Unveils New Ayurvedic Inspired Menu
Lapis, The Spa At Fontainebleau Unveils New Ayurvedic Inspired Menu;
Spa at Iconic Miami Hotel Blends Age-Honored Eastern Tradition with Western Sophistication
Lapis, the luxurious retreat at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, enhances its spa menu with new, Ayurveda treatments, inspired by unique Indian traditions. These services enrich guests’ well-being and reduce physical discomfort as they help rid the body of toxins and transport the body back into balance.
Merging the comforts of western sophistication with the practice and ritual of eastern treatments, the Ayurvedic Rituals menu will feature four new treatments which all compliment one another. Ayurveda, meaning life and knowledge in Sanskrit, is one of the world’s oldest, natural sciences and whole body healing systems that is practiced by millions as a way of life in India. The new treatments, including the Abhyanga Massage, Arundhati Five Star Treatment, Shirodahra Zekhara Ritual, and Avar Na Body Wraps, follow these unique traditions that are based on a belief that wellness and health are a delicate balance between the mind, spirit and body.
The new treatments follow the body’s intuition, the oils used reflect different needs, and the scent guests’ bodies respond to is the oil used during the service. The three oils and herbs, which stimulate relaxation, rejuvenation and detoxification are made up of various mixtures of essential oils and extracts. The Relaxing oil, used for grounding and centering, contains a mixture of jasmine and vetiver, the Reviving oil, used for stimulating and energizing, contains a mixture of juniper berry and bitter orange, and the Destressing oil, used for soothing, calming and cooling, contains a mixture of sandalwood, lavender and geranium. All oils are pH balanced, PETA approved, antibacterial, antifungal and are free of parabens, alcohol and chemicals.
Each new treatment highlights the use of therapeutic oil and correlates with its Sanskrit word meaning, such as the Abhyanga Massage. Abhyanga meaning “natural flow,” is a massage with a continuous flow of warm herb-infused, medicated oils that subtly bring balance to seven layers of the body. This massage helps to stimulate circulation with long, dancelike strokes that ease discomfort and lessen fatigue. Abhyanga is known to calm the spirit, renew physical energy and benefit mental focus and clarity. The treatment includes a neck and shoulder massage and Tiscah balancing bowl treatment on the feet to detoxify the body. The Abhyanga Massage is available for a 50- or 80-minute treatment.
Additionally, the Arundhati Five Star Treatment, which is seen as the most unique of the new services,focuses wellness and healing to areas of the body with the most nerve endings including the scalp, hands and feet. These locations are the most overused areas of the body and benefit the most from treatment. These stressors are healed using salts, herb-infused medicated oils for exfoliation and massage. Arundhati Five Star Treatment is available for a 50-minute treatment.
Zekhara, the Sanskrit word for the “crown of the head” is thought to be the gateway to enlightenment and knowledge in Ayurvedic tradition. TheShirodahra Zekhara Ritual is a relaxing hair and scalp treatment using the same herb-infused, medicated oils applied in flowing rhythm to the forehead to increase blood circulation, reduce mental chatter and encourage sound sleep. The Shirodahra Zekhara Ritual is available as a 50-minute treatment.
In addition, the Ayurvedic Rituals menu features Avar Na Body Wraps in three different menu selections, a honey herbal moisture wrap, a seaweed herbal detox and a herbal rejuvenation. Avar Na, meaning envelopment, describes the cocooning effect of these body services that begin with moistening the body, exfoliating, wiping the body down, applying the oil, wrapping the body and then massaging. Wrap treatments stimulate exfoliation, effect benefits of detoxification and rehydrate the skin. Includes a body scrub and Tiscah balancing foot treatment to restore the mind. The Avar Na Body Wraps are available as 50-minute treatments.
“At Lapis Spa, we are dedicated to bringing guests thoughtfully innovative services that reflect the changing wellness industry, likewise, we seek opportunities to invigorate even the oldest traditions, like the Ayurvedic Rituals, so our guests are exposed to a selection of services appreciated around the world,” said Josie Feria, Director of Spa Operations. “Consumers are continuously in need of ways to unplug and these services offer a reduction of mental chatter to encourage the natural state of beauty and health as the outer reflection of the inner body.”
With each spa reservation, guests can enjoy Lapis Spa’s signature Water Journeys and the entire Fontainebleau poolscape, which turns a single tranquil treatment into a full day of reflection, rejuvenation, serenity and pampering.