By Tracy Block
It’s easy to find a luxurious spa in Miami that offers your basic massage and facial, complete with lounging area and refreshments, but one South Beach retreat has integrated a more progressive menu of treatments for a wider range of clientele. Meet Club Essentia, chic boutique Delano Hotel’s penthouse spa getaway, with a pure, crisp white ambiance and an intimate vibe overlooking both South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
The wellness hideaway introduced itself earlier in 2013, and has since been abuzz and on the radar of Miami’s elite spa-goers. Thanks to Dr. Ivan Rusilko, Club Essentia is able to offer med spa services in an upscale environment. Rusilko was at the helm when developing the SoBe spa’s unique menu of preventative age procedures and features, which includes everything from Botox injections to a trip inside a hyperbaric chamber.
Members of Club Essentia can opt for out-of-the-box services, like Advanced Resurfacing Stem Cell Facials and Stem Cell Body Wraps, which are meant to smooth and rejuvenate the skin. Still, there’s a roster of injections for patients striving to remain forever young, from Dermal Fillers (Restylane) to Mesotherapy (a form of liposuction to correct cellulite), and even PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, utilizing the patient’s own platelets to stimulate individual healing).
But, for those who are just in need of some good old rest and relaxation, Club Essentia is an ideal spot for an extended, 90-minute hot stone massage, in a private suite elevated above the city. As smooth, heated rocks slide across your skin, they’ll knead the troubles of the outside world away. Ambient New Age tunes will transport you to your serene, happy place, where all is well in the universe, where time stands still, and the warm bed beneath you is the only object tying you to reality.