After a long grueling day or week, the muscles that suffer the most are on our back. No wonder we get expressions like “that lifted a weight off my shoulders” or “back breaking labor.” And when laboring truly gets back breaking, it may be time to consider a long, therapeutic massage and South Florida offers numerous spas willing to take on the challenge, at a price, of course. Here’s a handful of spas offering professionals ready to knead away the tension.

(Source: Uhma Spa)

Uhma Spa Shop

726 6th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-0996

Using only organic and natural oils, Uhma offers a staff of licensed massage therapists to soothe away the stress by kneading through the tough spots. By using a variety of pressure – from light to deep – the therapists also use aromatherapy to relieve tension, discomfort and pain on your back. The menu of options ranges from $65 back and shoulders to a 90-minute deep touch massage for $165.

(Source: Myra & Company)

Myra & Company

7313 S.W. 59th Court
South Miami, FL 33143

This family-owned spa has been in business for more than 20 years. That’s thanks to the spa treatments that include Ayurvedic therapies that are based on centuries old treatments aimed at restoring your body’s natural balance by treating the hair and scalp to gentle drippings of warm oil. Massage therapists often use oils, herbs and aromas to help reduce tension. Therapists also offer a 50-minute face massage using oatmeal.

(Source: Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale)

Ritz Carlton Spa In Fort Lauderdale

(multiple locations)
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 465-2300

A visit at this upscale spa will set you back a couple of hundred dollars, but spa managers promise to help you fully detoxify the body with one of the many treatments they offer. The popular “Ocean Sea Salt Glow” offers clients a light aromatherapy massage reducing tension in the back, arm and leg muscles. The treatment includes the use of seaweed as a body scrub to help exfoliate the dead skin cells.

(Source: Russian & Turkish Baths)

Russian and Turkish Baths At The Castle

5445 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 867-8313

Massages have long been known for their drug-free healing benefits by increasing circulation throughout the body. The Russian and Turkish baths offer treatments that have been around for centuries including the use of saunas, steam rooms and, of course, massages. Other services include dead sea mud exfoliation and a restorative soap scrub.

(Source: 918 Day Spa)

918 Day Spa

918 E. Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 767.0918

If seclusion is what you crave, then head to 918 Day Spa where the secluded courtyard along Fort Lauderdale’s busy Las Olas Boulevard helps to transport you to a more stress-free world. The spa packages offer a variety of services including Swedish massages, manicures and pedicures. They range in price from $140 to $250.