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The luxurious Four Seasons Costa Rica property sits at the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula in the North Western region of Guanacaste. Beaches adorn either side of the property, which is accessed via winding roads and steep hills. This hidden gem, currently the only Forbes 5-star rated property in Central America, sets the standard for luxury, quality of guest experience and eco adventure. This family resort offers 181 well-appointed guest rooms, including 24 suites, 34 villas and 3 estate homes. Guest accommodations at Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo are currently undergoing renovation and redesign and will be introduced to guests along with a resort-wide transformation in December 2017.

 

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, located on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico, spans 70 acres of lush grounds and picturesque waters. Historically, these legendary waters provided a welcome respite for weary travelers looking for rest and rejuvenation on the historic trade route ‘El Camino Real’. Due to the natural springs, the resort has a lush vibrant feel with tall trees, spacious lawns and lush foliage in every shade of green imaginable. Emphasizing harmony rather than balance, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in nature and benefit from the phytoncides, a substance emitted by trees and plants which can help to calm the nervous system.

 

Xandari Resort & Spa is set in Tacacorí de Alajuela on a ridge overlooking Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose, nestled below in the Central Valley. The grounds are a lush, tropical paradise with extensive hiking trails through steep hills and winding paths. With five spectacular waterfalls, the hikes provide the ideal wellness activity for those looking for an active vacation in Costa Rica.


The most noticeable feature on arrival at Xandari is the abundance of tropical color - partnered with contemporary design, innovative architecture and artistic accents. Xandari Resort boasts 24 spacious and uniquely designed individual villas, each offering guests private terraces and stunning views of the jungle foliage and cityscape across the majestic Central Valley.

 

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is situated near the base of the Arenal volcano just outside the town of La Fortuna in the northern region of Costa Rica. It sits amidst 364 hectares of rainforest and hot springs within Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal. On the journey to Tabacón, enjoy spectacular scenic views of Lake Arenal and lush, tropical rainforest foliage along the climbing, winding roads that lead to this natural wonder.


In 1991, Costa Rican architect Jaime Mikowski came across the Tabacón River and its thermal springs. Mikowski purchased, renovated and reopened the property with the fresh vision of a natural and sustainable spa and wellness escape. Tabacón is now Costa Rica’s leading thermal springs experience, ideal for wellness and adventure travelers who want to authentically experience this spectacular destination.

 

Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe awards the Best Spas of the region including Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. Revealing the results of the best spas in the region, Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe increases knowledge and awareness of the thriving wellness industry among tourism, health and wellness experts, in addition to informing the general population of the wonderful the benefits of our region's spectacular spas.

 

Sponsored by Aeromexico

        

Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe premia a los mejores spas en México, El Caribe y América Latina. Con la develación de los mejores spa en esta región Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe fomenta el conocimiento y la difusión de la floreciente industria del bienestar entre los expertos en turismo, salud y bienestar, además de informar a la población general de los grandes beneficios de los espectaculares spas en nuestra región.    

 

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Meditation is an excellent way of creating a sense of calm, clarity and wellbeing. In spas, we try to provide the same thing to our guests. Why not incorporate elements of mediation to increase the benefits of your spa experience for your guests.

 

1. Create a meditation space or ‘zen room’
More than a relaxation room, a meditation space should provide guests with a place to sit and meditate in a quiet environment. Lighting should be low and seating options like meditation cushions and chairs for those not accustomed to sitting cross-legged should be available.

 

2. Provide guided meditation options
A menu of guided meditations of various length and intention allows the guest to choose their experience. This can be done with an iPad and headphones or via an on-demand system built into your relaxation area, meditation room or even played within the treatment room during your guest’s spa experience.

Daniel Mtz

Daniel Martinez, Spa Manager, Casa Del Mar Golf Resort & Spa, Los Cabos

 

DANIEL: What would be the key points to develop a solid treatment that makes a reference to Mexican roots and culture.

Massiel

Masiel Sabala, Spa Manager, Casa De Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic

 

Masiel: What kind of events help to make the spa more popular?

The health and wellness industry is always changing. One area that is constantly developing is the technology available to the public. In this article we examine how technology has changed consumer's health and wellness habits.

 

Every year a new development is created that changes how the public monitors their health and wellness. Where once technology would only give information on how to lead a healthier lifestyle, now it is actively aiding customers in pursuing their goals.

 

Innovations such as the SmartMat for yoga are taking the information once confined to the gym and putting it into people’s homes. Tech Crunch reported that the SmartMat recognizes when a yoga pose is wrong and can automatically provide the right information to correct it. The advantage of this is that people who are uncomfortable with visiting a gym now have the means to try yoga without paying for a session with an instructor.

 

 

Hydromassage 

Windsor Fitness is excited to announce the new representation of Hydromassage, which specializes in the manufacture and innovation of products that bring comfort, relief and relaxation to people around the world.

Hydromassage is an open massage system, in two formats: bed and lounge, which provides guests with 10-15 minutes of relaxation. It has the most powerful hydromassage units on the market with a touch screen for massage adjustments and multimedia entertainment options in addition to temperature control.

With the demands of work and the increase of the exercise routines, it is very important to take time to rest and to recharge. The benefits of massage are plentiful, but having the Hydromassage equipment in your facility could also provide a quick return on the investment. In addition, your partners and guests will love your facility.

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The Mahekal Beach Resort is located in the town of Playa del Carmen, just steps from the north end of its famous 5th avenue. With 800 feet of beachfront and 196 guest rooms, including individual Palapa style bungalows and premium suites just steps from the water’s edge, the Mayan inspired, Revive Spa at Mahekal Beach Resort is set among lush tropical gardens of the resort. The spa offers a variety of experiences such as body wraps, exfoliations, facials, massages, couples journeys and signature treatments in addition to beauty services and yoga classes. Treatments at Revive Spa incorporate native Mayan culture and indigenous homegrown ingredients like medicinal herbs, aloe and copal incense. Revive Spa is laid out in a round configuration imitating the philosophy of the Mayans.

 

Encompassing 2,500 square feet, guests are soothed with the sounds of water and wind chimes. Bohemian gypsy designs create a welcoming ambience infused with colorful Mexican accents, antique wood furniture, subtle lighting, louvered windows and a palapa style roof. Above the central elevated platform is a fiber optic lit ceiling, reminiscent of glowing stars, that guests can enjoy as they relax, pre or post treatment in the warm Jacuzzi.

 

As you arrive at the renowned Jamaica Inn, you are immediately welcomed ‘home’. Whether you are a returning guest or a first time visitor, the staff invite you to feel comfortable in your surroundings, and go out of their way to ensure you do just that during your stay.

 

The timelessly elegant Jamaica Inn has been in operation since 1950 and has welcomed royalty, politicians and celebrities alike, who enjoy the intimacy and privacy the resort provides. The 48 suites and cottages, decorated and painted in crisp white and Wedgewood blue encircle a small, secluded bay on the outskirts of Ocho Rios (‘Ochy’ to the locals). Each suite is afforded spectacular views of the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea.

 

The Carillon Miami Wellness Resort sits a on a 750 meter stretch of private beach overlooking the ocean and boasts a multitude of wellness facilities and offerings to suit all activity levels. On arrival at the resort, guests are provided with a activity schedule packed full of wellness related endeavors such as yoga, Pilates, meditation, cycling, zumba, ballet, strength training, kettlebells, TRX, barre, aerobics, rock climbing and pool based fitness classes. I chose to try a rock climbing class in the afternoon and sunrise meditation followed by yoga the next morning. With expert instructors always on hand to provide guidance and ensure safety, guests at the Carillon are always in good hands.

 

In addition to the impressive list of 40+ activities per day, the Carillon boasts an expansive fitness area with ocean view and state of the art equipment including Technogym ARTIS cardio machines and Technogym Kinesis functional training equipment. There are several pools to choose from at The Carillon. Family pools are at ground level while the adults only Atlantic Rooftop Pool provides the perfect setting for a morning aqua fitness class or a relaxing quiet place to spend the day.

With the rising trend in spa treatment customization, an apothecary style scrub selection is an excellent way to make bespoke spa services for your guests, and get them involved in the fun!

 

Styles of scrubs
Ideally your scrub bar should provide a range of textures and granularities for guests.

• Sugar scrub: choose from course or fine, brown, white or demerara
• Salt: sea salt, or Himalayan, course or fine, there’s a salt for everyone
• Rice: once ground, this fine powder scrub is an excellent exfoliator with anti-inflammatory and absorbent properties
• Coffee grounds: they have a great aroma and are ideal for slimming and invigorating anti-cellulite treatments, mix with sugar for added texture
• Ground Cacao nibs: an excellent choice for spas in Mexico, adding an indigenous ingredient.
• Beans (or corn): Any ground, dry bean can be used as an exfoliator and is a great way to incorporate a sense of place by choosing one local to the area. Perfect for Central and South America
• Oatmeal: perfect for sensitive skin, ground oatmeal is a gentle scrub with anti-inflammatory benefits.
• Beach sand: If you have an abundant source of sand, why not use it?

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