After four days of nonstop art fairs, parties, and cocktail-heavy outings, chances are you'll experience your annual post-Basel crash. From your scalp to your toes, these five Miami spa treatments will reenergize your body and mind and get you ready for the holidays.
If you've never tried acupuncture before or haven't been in for a session in months, now's the time to book a post-Basel appointment with one of exhale's Master Acupuncturists, who carefully place up to 50 thin needles throughout your body’s pressure points. After an hour-long acupuncture and massage session, you'll no longer feel the physical and mental exhaustion brought on by barely sleeping for four days. Loews Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-200-1301
All those celebratory cocktails can take a toll on your skin's hydration, but you can get your glow back with McAllister Spa's 75-minute Moroccan oil treatment. After a preparatory dry-brush exfoliation comes a light, neck-to-toe massage with hydrating argon oil infused with organic chamomile water and organic sunflower seed oil. Next up: an orange-peel buff to eliminate dead skin on your hands and feet. Cap it off with an optional Moroccan oil scalp treatment and your hangover will feel like it never even happened. 1301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-604-0550
Weekend warriors are going to need a lot more than a vitamin C supplement to recover from Basel. Extreme partiers, let us introduce you to a relaxation method used on Thai warriors returning from battle. Spend 80 or 110 minutes undergoing the Muscle Melt, which begins by relaxing your muscles with warm herbal pouches; then a Thai massage with lemongrass oil and fresh herbs vanishes all remaining post-partying agony. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-7000
Once Basel is over, it'll be hard to get all of the beautiful exhibits (and the fact that you bumped shoulders with a few celebs) out of your head. Reset your mind with Mandarin Oriental’s 120-minute Kundalini Journey, a combination of massage techniques—from stretching and rotating movements to sound, color, and gemstone therapy—that guide you to the highest possible point of relaxation. You’ll receive a gift to help you maintain your relaxed state—at least until next year's Art Basel. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8332
Basel shenanigans will inevitably thrown off your chakras; to realign them, book the signature Lapissage massage. Light pressure movements, warm candle oil, and crystals strategically placed on the body’s energy spots will get you right back on spiritual track—or at the very least, feeling ready to tackle the world. Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4772