New-Year-New-You Season is here, and if you are looking for ways to refresh, renew, and practice quality self-care, a place you might want to consider is Massage Luxe. The Massage Luxe downtown Miami salon offers massages and facials on a one-time purchase or subscription basis. I gave them a try and was not disappointed.

I tried out the “Glow and Go” facial which is a 30-minute glycolic peel, that fit perfectly into my after-work schedule. My skin was softer for days, and some of my small breakouts essentially disappeared afterward. Even with great results, there was minimal redness and no downtime. The esthetician, Jennifer, also did an assessment of my skin and made personalized recommendations based on the issues she saw.

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Jennifer was knowledgeable about general skincare questions as well as the line the salon uses, Repechage. The name is a French word referring to the second chance competitors get in sporting events when they didn’t win their heat. So uplifting vibes are in the name, but more than that, the line uses natural and organic ingredients that are meant to be easier on the skin than synthetic options. Also, the products are at a range of prices that can fit into most budgets.

I also had reflexology, which is a special type of massage based on the energy meridians used in Eastern medicine practices like acupuncture. The therapist, Jesid, noted that he has clients with many different complaints ranging from migraines to back pain to digestive issues which can all be treated with reflexology. This is just one of many types of specialized massages like prenatal, trigger point, and hot stone that are offered at Massage Luxe.

After my treatment, I was able to use their Hydroluxe massage bed, which is included with the subscription package. It is a heated water massage for 15 minutes that members can use daily. It was a nice complement to the treatment.

Overall, the experience was everything you would want from an establishment with such a promising name; friendly front desk staff, a quiet lounge with water or tea to start, knowledgeable professionals working with you to treat your specific needs rather than cookie-cutter treatments. I was relaxed after and happy with my results.  The packages and membership options available make this an affordable way to commit to yourself in the upcoming year. This is definitely a place I will return to and recommend.