The newly opened K'Alma Spa at the art deco Hotel Victor on Miami Beach is now offering Peruvian crystal color therapy, which the hotel says makes it the only spa in the U.S. to offer this treatment.
Peruvian shamans believe that the placing of crystals on one's body can absorb negative energy, direct positive energy, detoxify, focus, and shift our energy. The treatments are based on the idea that crystal healing restores equilibrium to the body and mind. During the treatment, the therapist will place different crystals, which all have different "powers," on particular areas of the body so that the body can absorb the crystals' energy.
K'Alma also offers a variety of other Peruvian-themed treatments. The spa has two shamans on staff, and all massage therapists and wellness staff have been trained in traditional Peruvian healing practices from the Incan spiritual healers and their modern-day relatives.
Treatments include aromatherapy, sound bowl healing, sound bath therapy, energy clearing, drum journeys, meditation and chakra healing. The spa features three signature treatments, including the Maras Salt Healer ($145 for 45 minutes), which includes a polishing scrub with natural pink salt harvested from the ancient pools of Maras, located in Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Oro 24K Facial ($199 for 70 minutes) includes a 24-karat gold collagen mask for deep cellular rejuvenation, and the Quinoa Power Facial ($175 for 50 minutes) employs quinoa to treat the exterior signs of aging.
Room rates at the Hotel Victor start at $300 per night.