Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach is more than luxurious: it’s a transformation, just 30 minutes from Miami International Airport.

People gravitate from all over the world to this dazzling 5-star oasis which offers state-of-the art wellness, relaxation, spa and beauty in a pristine beach hotel setting. The healing power of water is a recurrent motif in this immersive experience : sparkling surf views against the immaculate natural white sand beach, four dazzling pools, and the complimentary use of the Aquavana® thermal suite, the most luxurious collection of European-style healing thermal environments in North America.

Feeling hedonistic? Simply surrender to the seduction of the spa. Many treatments offered at Canyon Ranch draw from the rich legacy of Asia’s wellness practices which balance and release body, mind and spirit in a subtle, holistic way, and many integrate essential oils and aromatherapy.

Allow stress to melt away during an array of rejuvenating services including Turkish Hammam Bath Ritual, De-Stress Chakra Ritual, Thai Massage and Ashiatsu, deep barefoot massage. To continue the melting-down process, Canyon Ranch offers ESSIO aromatherapy products for the shower in the deluxe gift boutique — so it’s possible to extend the blissful effects even when you’re back home in Pittsburgh.

Or, if you’re up for something more rigorous, climb a challenging rock-wall, tone every inch of your beach-body with Buff Ballet Booty, or blast your cardio and hammer your muscle-definition into true fighting form with the Boxer’s Workout! Canyon Ranch offers fitness activities for athletes of all levels, including outdoor activities: golf on a world-class course, tennis, kayaking and surfing.

When you’ve worked up a healthy appetite, Canyon Ranch satisfies with vibrant, fresh fare that won’t undo your workout. Dining at Canyon Ranch is elegantly mindful, highlighting healthy local favorites and seasonal specialties like refreshing Coconut Lime Shrimp Ceviche, Florida Grouper and Poached Eggs Benedict with Creole Sauce. Indoor and outdoor dining options are featured at the Canyon Ranch Grill, winner of a Santé magazine Hospitality Award. What’s on the menu: dining that’s delicious as well as guilt-free, and an experience to be treasured forever.