When you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami in Key Biscayne, you'll be on the beach and close to Crandon Park and Miami Seaquarium. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Cape Florida Lighthouse and Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne.
Make yourself at home in one of the 402 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a computer station. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities.
Signature Service: Deep-tissue [massage] or neuromuscular realignment
Brands Used: Éminence Organic Skin Care
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: There is no extra charge for us to come to your home, as long as you are within a 30-minute drive.
Q&A with Michael Raphael, Therapist and Business Manager
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Clients love our deep-tissue massage because we go deeper than most therapists, we include stretching, and we guide you, in a tranquil voice, to take long deep breaths and use the incredible power of your mind to relax your body. In this way, the session is like a guided-meditation [session] in which you become a more active participant in your own therapy. Some clients who have suffered for years with chronic pain are amazed by the relief they get from neuromuscular realignment, which analyzes your musculoskeletal imbalances and stretches the core muscles that are pulling your body out of alignment.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We are literally a mom-and-pop operation. [Roxanne and I have been] married for 17 years and are both licensed massage therapists. Roxanne is also a licensed skincare specialist, and [I am] also a chi gong instructor.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
It started back in 2006, when [I] got laid off from [my] cubicle job and decided to get into a manual-labor career. Having always had a natural talent for massage, [I] returned to school and became licensed, initially in Dallas, Texas. Roxanne, after years of lessons from [me], also went to massage school and became licensed in 2008. [We] moved to Miami and got Florida licenses in 2011.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Step of your busy and hectic Miami life , into your very own sanctuary of peace. Our goal is to provide our clients with upmost relaxation and wellbeing. Our intimate Esthetic Center is designed to inspire and soothe, offering a variety of body care , therapeutic and facial treatments.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The passion for helping other reach their ultimate wellness goals.
What do you love most about your job?
Providing clients the opportunity to bond and feel loved after they suprise that special someone with a Romantic Couples Massage. Providing only the best body wellness treatments to our clients. What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? Thank you for making our anniversary special! Thank you for this treatment I leave this place a totally different and renewed person.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
This is the best treatment I have ever received.