Spa Experience: U-Spa, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Dominican Republic

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is situated on an acclaimed stretch of beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. A highlight of the large resort, which caters to families in addition to offering a separate adult-only resort area is U-Spa. Upon entering, guests are greeted and guided to separate changing areas which include the thermal facilities of […]

Selecting Massage Beds for your Spa

The massage bed is a wellness icon; the fundamental tool for therapists. For this reason, before purchasing, it is important to consider all aspects of the environment in which it will be used and the space that the therapist will need to move around during treatments. In general, length ranges from 180-195cm, while the width […]

A Wellness Experience: Paradisus Playa del Carmen

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Paradisus by Meliá, has recently partnered with SUDA®, headquartered in Ibiza, Spain, to deliver innovative and exclusive wellness experiences to its guests. Together, they created the mind and body immersive boot camp, designed by dancers and artists. The holistic sessions integrate immersive yoga, active meditation, breathwork, martial arts, and dance techniques creating holistic mindful transformation […]

A Wellness Retreat: Origins Luxury Lodge

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In the northern jungle reserves of Costa Rica, overlooking an expansive valley, distant volcanoes, and Nicaragua Lake, Origins Lodge sits on a mountainside surrounded by lush green rainforest. The grounds contain over 45 hectares, 70% of which is a combination of primary rainforest, the most biologically diverse, and secondary rainforest. The central pool, restaurant, and […]

Global Massage Makes Me Happy & Healthy Day

Global Massage Makes Me Happy Day

If being happy seems like an elusive goal after in the COVID era, mark your calendar for March 20. Not only is it the United Nations’ “International Day of Happiness,” but the Global Wellness Institute’s special massage initiative has named the same Sunday in March, “Global Massage Makes Me Happy & Healthy Day.” The public […]

Infrared and PEMF: How to incorporate Infrared and PEMF Therapies into Spa Treatments

Infrared and PEMF infrarrojo y pemf

Spa enthusiasts around the world are increasingly interested in the power of nature and its effects on our health and wellness. With such interest, many have turned to infrared and PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) to relax muscle tension, ease stress, and improve mental wellbeing from the inside out. Infrared heat therapy travels deep into the […]

A Spa Experience: Awe Spa, Moon Palace The Grand, Riviera Maya, Mexico

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One of the largest and most prestigious resorts on the Riviera Maya, Moon Palace luxury all-inclusive resort offers guests an extensive range of experiences at the Awe Spa. The Water Journey Ritual allows guests to enjoy a range of hydrotherapy facilities before starting their treatment in one of the 64 spa suites. Separated for males […]

A Wellness Retreat: Miraval Berkshires, Massachusetts, US

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Miraval has been offering transformational wellness journeys since 1995 when the iconic Miraval Arizona opened its doors. After opening Miraval Austin in 2019, Miraval Berkshires was the newest addition to the group opening in 2020. Offering daily wellness programming, exquisite spa experiences, excellent cuisine, and a host of in-house and visiting wellness specialists, Miraval invites […]

A Spa Experience: Las Hadas by Brisas, México

Las Hadas by Brisas

Nestled in Santiago’s Bay in the port city of Manzanillo, the Arabian architecture and marble floors at Las Hadas by Brisas invoke a sense of being in a quaint town with upscale boutiques, plazas and picturesque alleyways, all part of the hotel grounds. With indoor hydrotherapy facilities that include a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, […]

Thermal Bathing

Guests today are increasingly interested in the healing power of nature and its influence on our wellbeing. Across Europe, thermal mineral spas have, for decades, combined the natural therapeutic benefits of hot springs with modern medical knowledge to treat numerous health conditions – particularly those focused on increasing mobility and relieving physical pain and tension. The effects of mineral-rich thermal waters can reduce muscle tension and inflammation, help regenerate cartilage, and support the production of collagen and elastin in sinews and connective tissue.

A Wellness Experience: Careyes

Careyes, symbolized by the question mark that sits above the name, is an enigma to those who have yet to discover the 5000 acres of jungle, mangroves, beaches and cliffs spanning a 12 km stretch of Pacific coastline in the state of Jalisco. Alongside the question mark, an exclamation point symbolizes the wow factor guests and residents feel once they discover the essence of this eco-resort that pledges to limit development at 4% of the land, ensuring the preservation of this captivating environment and landscape.

A Spa Experience: Tranquility Spa, Hammock Cove Antigua

Hammock Cove Antigua is a couples-only retreat nestled on the eastern coast of the island, a stone’s throw from the beautiful and historic Devils Bridge landmark offering majestic views of the coastline. The property can be described as small, cozy, and picturesque; it includes 41 rooms, all with either a waterfront or ocean view.