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Grand Velas Riviera Maya


Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62,
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

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The Spa at Grand Velas | Winner of the Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe 2018 Spa Awards

Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe

The Spa at Grand Velas covers an impressive 76,640 square feet and contains 40 treatment suites featuring native art work. Named a ‘Leading Spa of the world’ in 2005 and again in 2009 Grand Velas prides itself on the attention to detail provided to every service.

The expansive hydrotherapy facilities create the perfect start to your treatment with the Riviera Maya Water Journey, based on the rituals of the ancient Romans and Greeks. While guided through the different experiences by a spa attendant you can relax in the Herbal Steam Room with Chromotherapy, indulge in a hair and body mask in the Clay Room, refresh in the Cold Plunge Lagoon and stimulate reflexology points with the Pebble Foot Water Pathway.

To commence each spa service the therapist performs a traditional Mayan ritual encompassing the elements of earth, wind, fire and water. Recommended treatments include the Sacred Obsidian Stone Massage. Obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, was used as an offering to the gods as well as being considered an element of protection for the noblemen and soldiers of ancient Mexico. In this mystic massage, the stones maintain an internal heat that is absorbed directly by the muscular system, activating the circulation, eliminating toxins and relaxing the nervous system.

The Spa at Grand Velas offers a wide array of spa journeys, body treatments and facials available for men, women and couples in addition to a beauty salon, fitness studio and bridal room.

Sara Jones


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